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NRF WEIGHS IN ON SUPREME COURT SALES TAX RULING IN WAYFAIR CASE

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Retail Federation issued a statement in response to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair allowing states to require online sellers to collect sales tax.


 
ORRA ANNOUNCES JULY 2018 MARKET PROGRAM AT AMERICASMART

ATLANTA -- The Oriental Rug Retailers Association has announced its program schedule for the summer edition of the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, running Wednesday, July 11 - Sunday, July 15 2018 at AmericasMart.
 

 
 
CHRISTOPHER FARR LAUNCHES RUGS DESIGNED BY EMERGING TEXTILE ARTIST IRENE INFANTES
 
 
Hand knotted in India of Persian wool, the design of the Gravitation rug by Irene Infantes for Christopher Farr is based on a collage of colorful abstract shapes.

LONDON -- Spotlighting its commitment to creating new and exciting designs, supporting emerging creative talent and producing the finest quality handcrafted rugs, Christopher Farr will launch a collection of four designs by emerging textile artist Irene Infantes in July.
 

 
 
KALATY ENTERS MACHINE-MADE AND OUTDOOR RUG CATEGORIES WITH SUMMER 2018 MARKET INTRODUCTIONS
 
 
Kalaty will introduce five abstract modern designs in the machine-made Theory collection, one of three power loomed collections debuting at July 2018 markets.

HICKSVILLE, N.Y. -- For the first time in company history, Kalaty Rug Corporation will introduce three machine-made/power-loom rug collections at the 2018 summer markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas.


 
 NEOCON ROUNDUP:
RUGS EXHIBITORS SCORE WITH CONTRACT PRODUCTS & PROGRAMS


CHICAGO -- Enthusiasm and economic optimism marked the mood among rug exhibitors at NeoCon 2018, the 50th anniversary of the nation's major contract market, held June 11-13 at the Chicago Merchandise Mart.



 
JAIPUR LIVING ANNOUNCES ANNIVERSARY SALE WITH DEEP DISCOUNTS ON IN-STOCK INVENTORY


Celebrating one year at its new Acworth, Georgia headquarters, Jaipur Living offers an anniversary sale with rugs like Ashwood (Qm-959, shown) at deep discounts.

ACWORTH, GA -- Jaipur Living is holding an Anniversary Sale to mark its first year in its beautiful new headquarters and distribution center, and to express a genuine appreciation for its customers.


 
KALATY RUGS HIT TOP STYLE NOTES AT SUMMER MARKETS

Kalaty's Artful Modern Living trend includes summer market introductions and best sellers such as the abstract modern designs of the Juno collection.

HICKSVILLE, N.Y. -- Kalaty's latest introductions and best-sellers will hit all the top style trends on the shopping lists of interior designers and fine retailers heading to the upcoming summer markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas.


 
LAS VEGAS MARKET CONTINUES HOME DÉCOR SURGE: ADDS STARK, EXPANDS COURISTAN

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas Market announced today another wave of home décor resource expansion, with an additional 10 new, expanding and relocating vendors for the summer 2018 Las Vegas Market.


 
RUGS 2018: FIRST HALF REVIEW
DEALERS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT AREA RUGS DESPITE UNEVEN SALES IN Q1 AND Q2


SPECIAL REPORT -- Flooring retailers turned in a mixed report card for area rug sales in the first five months of 2018; however, May activity has brought optimism.


 
NFR: MAY RETAIL SALES INCREASED 5.6 PERCENT OVER LAST YEAR AS ECONOMY CONTINUES TO GROW 

WASHINGTON -- May retail sales increased 0.7 percent seasonally adjusted over April and 5.6 percent unadjusted year-over-year as a growing economy prompted consumers to continue to spend, the National Retail Federation said today. 


 
SURYA'S INAUGURAL DESIGNER SHOWROOM OPENS AT THE MERCHANDISE MART IN CHICAGO


During this week's NeoCon 50, Surya president Satya Tiwari cuts the ribbon for the company's year-round to-the-trade showroom for designers and their clients at the Merchandise Mart, Chicago. 

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Surya announces the opening of its new 5,000-square-foot, to-the-trade Chicago showroom, located in Suite 619 at the Design Center at The Merchandise Mart. 


 
LIORA MANNE FOR TRANS-OCEAN BRINGS FRESH LOOKS TO SUMMER 2018 MARKETS 


Stripe is one of the new indoor-outdoor pieces featured in the debuting Wilton woven Havana collection by Liora Manne for Trans-Ocean.

NEW YORK  -- Liora Manne continues to expand her product assortment for Trans-Ocean adding three new collections in six trendy styles for summer market shoppers. 


 
OBEETEE LAUNCHES ABRAHAM & THAKORE COLLECTION EXCLUSIVELY AT ABC CARPET & HOME

Designer David Abraham addresses guests at ABC's Abraham & Thakore U.S. debut, praising Obeetee's carpet weavers for their ability to interpret  design concepts like rugs woven to simulate handwritten notes (shown).

NEW YORK -- Obeetee proves the synergy between area rugs and fashion once again with the launch of its Abraham & Thakore collection at ABC Carpet & Home (ABC), exclusive retailer of the 18 rug designs in the U.S.


 
 
AMER RELOCATES TO LARGER ATLANTA SHOWROOM, ANNOUNCES AMBITIOUS PRODUCT LAUNCH FOR SUMMER MARKETS


Amer introduces a new style to its hand-knotted Serena collection, crafted of premium hand-spun virgin New Zealand wool and viscose. Shown, SER-9 fiery orange. 

ATLANTA -- Amer Rugs is moving to a new 6,500 square foot AmericasMart Atlanta showroom and plans one of the company's most ambitious product launches to date. 


 

COMPANY C NAMES ACKELBEIN VP OF GLOBAL SALES 

CONCORD, NH -- Company C, the award winning New Hampshire-based design and manufacturing company, announced the appointment of Michael Ackelbein as the company's vice president of global sales and distribution. 


 

NEW YORK -- The seventh annual Rug Show New York, running from August 25-28, is on track to be the top domestic area rug event of 2018, here is the list of area rug exhibitors signed up so far.


 
JAIPUR INTRODUCES 7 NEW AREA RUG COLLECTIONS, PLUS 44 NEW DESIGNS FOR UPCOMING SUMMER EVENTS


Jaipur adds to its popular Polaris collection of indoor outdoor rugs featuring Turkish inspired motifs. Shown, POL06

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Jaipur Living continues to selectively grow its product assortment adding seven new area rug collections and 44 fresh designs to existing lines -- a strategy that has had positive results on the company's bottom line.


 
LAS VEGAS MARKET ANNOUNCES 60+ EXCLUSIVE EVENTS FOR SUMMER

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas Market has announced an expansive slate of programming for Summer Market that includes 60+ events and activities offering attendees opportunities for education, professional development and industry networking.


 
SURYA OPENS FIRST CHICAGO SHOWROOM IN TIME FOR NEOCON

"Design customers are expecting their resources to be more local, so we want to be close to them." --Satya Tiwari, president 


CHICAGO -- Surya unveils its newest showroom debuting at the Design Center in the Chicago Merchandise Mart in time for Neocon.



 
COURISTAN RELOCATES TO LARGER LAS VEGAS SHOWROOM, PRESENTS UNIFIED BRAND LOOK


Couristan is moving to a 4,530 square foot showroom in Building B in time for the upcoming July Las Vegas Market to accommodate its growing area rug and broadloom collections.


NEW YORK -- Broadloom and area rug manufacturer Couristan is moving to a new, larger showroom space, Building B (B360), at the Las Vegas World Market Center for the July market.
 





















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