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BELOVED RUG INDUSTRY ICON LISSA WYMAN DIES

NEW YORK, NY - Lissa Wyman, founder of Rugnews.com and rug industry icon died on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at her home in Manhattan. At her side was her beloved husband and business partner Bud Wyman, who is planning a memorial service to be announced at a later date.

Wyman would have celebrated her 71st birthday on December 16. A 44-year veteran of the floor covering news business, Wyman began her career in New York covering the carpet beat for Home Furnishings Daily, which later became HFN. She was rug editor for several other publications over the years, including Floor Covering Weekly and Furniture Today. Wyman founded RugNews.com in 2000, and pioneered web-based news coverage of the rug industry.


 

COURISTAN ROLLS OUT NEW DISPLAY UNIT FOR ITS PURITY BRAND OF RESIDENTIAL BROADLOOM

FORT LEE, NJ - Couristan has introduced its newest display in merchandising, the Purity Display Unit.  The Purity brand is Couristan’s residential broadloom line consisting of an assortment of 34 eco-friendly carpeting styles.
 

 
 AMERICASMART ACCEPTING ENTRIES FOR
AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPETS AWARDS


ATLANTA, GA -  AmericasMart is now accepting entries for the 2015 America's Magnificent Carpets Awards to be held during the Atlanta International Area Rug Market Friday, January 9 at 6 p.m. at the Westin Peachtree Plaza.  Entries will be accepted until December 25, 2014.
 

 
 CAPEL RUGS MOVES TO NEW
SHOWROOM AT AMERICASMART


TROY, NC - Capel Rugs will relocate its AmericasMart showroom to 3-C-15 for the January 6 to 13 Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market to increase its display footprint and visibility, according to Allen Robertson, vice president of sales for Capel Rugs.  The company was previously located at 6-F-2.
 

 
 

KALEEN RELEASES ITS
2014 VOLUME 2 CATALOG 

DALTON, GA - Kaleen has released its 2014 Volume 2 Catalog. The, second full catalog issued in 2014, volume 2 features over 650-plus pages of runners, round, and square rugs. 
 

 
 

SURYA'S MILES FOR MEALS CAMPAIGN
RAISES OVER $69K

CALHOUN, GA - Surya's third annual 'Miles for Meals' campaign exceeded expectations, raising $69,603 for Akshaya Patra, an NGO-run meal program that provides daily hot lunches to thousands of school children in villages in Northern India where Surya's artisan community resides, according to Satya Tiwari, president, Surya.
 

 
 
MACY'S REPORTS A 30% INCREASE
DURING THIRD QUARTER EARNINGS 

CINCINNATI - Macy's, Inc. reported that its third quarter earnings per diluted share rose by 30% to 61 cents in the third quarter of 2014, ended Nov. 1, 2014. This compares with 47 cents per share in last year's third quarter.
 

 
 LAS VEGAS MARKET TO OFFER MORE
RESOURCES FOR WINTER 2015


LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas Market will consist of more furniture, gift and home resources with both new and expanded showrooms, a record-breaking number of temporary exhibitors, the 3rd annual Las Vegas Market CEO Summit and a full slate of educational programs, January 18 to 22, 2015.
 

 
 CAPEL, JAIPUR AND NEMAN INTERNATIONAL EXPAND AND RELOCATE SHOWROOMS AT AMERICASMART

ATLANTA - Capel Rugs has relocated and expanded its area rug collection to building 1, floor 3; Jaipur Rugs has relocated its area rugs, home accessories and furniture to building 1, floor 12; and Neman International Inc., a family-owned manufacturer of oriental carpets and rugs, will open a new showroom in building 1, floor 3.
 

 
 CAPEL ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF ITS
HIGH POINT MARKET CONTESTS


TROY, NC - Capel Rugs awarded prizes to three lucky customers participating in its Williamsburg getaway, Biltmore and Selfie contests during the October High Point Market.
 

 
 SURYA TO LAUNCH LIGHTING AND RUG COLLECTIONS
AT BOUTIQUE DESIGN NEW YORK


CALHOUN, GA - Surya will introduce a new line of hospitality lighting along with a collection of eco-friendly rugs at Boutique Design New York (BDNY), set to take place November 9 and 10, 2014.
 

 
 HIGH POINT MARKET AUTHORITY
NAMES NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS


HIGH POINT, NC - The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) approved a new slate of Board members, effective November 1, 2014, for a two-year term during its annual board meeting October 22.
 

 
 EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
FOR ANNUAL CEO SUMMIT IN LAS VEGAS


LAS VEGAS - International Market Centers (IMC) has announced that registration is now open for the third annual CEO Summit at Las Vegas Market, January 20 to 21, 2015. Early bird registration rates will be available through November 28, 2014.
 

 
 

DOMOTEX HANNOVER 2015 
SET FOR JANUARY 17 TO 20

HANNOVER, GERMANY - Domotex Hannover 2015 is set to take place January 17 to 20 at the Hannover Exhibition Center.
 

 
 AMERICASMART PREPARES FOR JANUARY MARKET
WITH CAMPUS ENHANCEMENTS


ATLANTA - Together with strategic expansions in key product categories, AmericasMart will launch a series of enhancements across its 7.1 million sq. ft. campus in preparation for the 2015 Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market, January 6 to 13 and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show sponsored by The Oriental Rug Importers Association (ORIA), January 7 to 10.
 

 
 DOVER RUG AND HOME
WINS FBA AWARD


NATICK, MA - Dover Rug and Home were the recipients of the 2014 Community Excellence Award, given by the Family Business Association (FBA) of Massachusetts, according to Mahmud Jafri, chief executive officer of Dover Rug and Home.  The ceremony honoring the winners took place at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge on October 23.
 

 
 AMERICASMART CALLS FOR 
ICON HONORS 2015 ENTRIES


ATLANTA - AmericasMart is calling for entries for its Icon Honors event which will be held Thursday, July 9 during the Summer Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings and Area Rug markets. The 2015 call for submissions and nominations continues through March 16, 2015.
 

 
 

MACY'S AND BLOOMINDALE'S TO 
OPEN IN ABU DHABI IN 2018

CINCINNATI - Macy's, Inc. announced that Macy's and Bloomingdale's stores plan to open in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2018 as part of a strategic partnership with Al Tayer Group LLC, an UAE-based company with diversified businesses. This will be Macy's first international store location and the second for Bloomingdale's.
 

 
 LAS VEGAS MARKET TO DEBUT NEW 
C5 SHOWROOM FLOOR IN JANUARY


LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas Market will debut its C5 showroom, a new floor for high-end home décor, home textiles, and accessories, during the Winter 2015 market, January 18 to 22.  Originally planned for Summer 2015 as part of the third, and final, phase of Las Vegas Market's three-year strategic growth plan, C5 will premiere in January 2015 as a hybrid of permanent showrooms and temporary exhibits.
 

 
 

NAZMIYAL AUCTIONS TO OFFER ANTIQUE
AND VINTAGE RUGS DURING NOVEMBER AUCTION


Nazmiyal Auction's Antique Turkish Oushak carpet located at Lot 27, measures 11'10"x15'4" and will have a starting bid of $16,000.



NEW YORK - Nazmiyal Auctions will kick off its autumn schedule with an auction featuring an extensive selection of over 120 antique rugs from their collection as well as from estates across the country, and from European collectors. The live, online auction, will take place Thursday, November 6 at 7 p.m. EST.
 

 
















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