AMERICASMART TO LAUNCH HIGH DESIGN HOME COLLECTIONS
ATLANTA – AmericasMart will launch High Design Home at the January Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. HD Home will feature a juried lifestyles collection of home furnishings and home décor manufacturers.
WORLD MARKET CENTER IN NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH GIFT & HOME TRADE ASSOC.
LAS VEGAS – World Market Center Las Vegas has entered into a strategic partnership with the Gift & Home Trade Association (GHTA) for 2011. The goal is to bring new buyers to Las Vegas markets, while also increasing membership numbers for the national association, according to the World Market Center.
LR Resources expandS to 9,000 sq. ft in AMERICASMART; moves to former trade am space
DALTON, GA – LR Resources has expanded its AmericasMart space from 1,700 sq. ft. to 9,000 sq. ft. in order to accommodate the recent acquisition of Trade Am Designs, according to the company. The new showroom is the former Trade Am space and runs from 4-F-3 to 4-F-11.
RUG INDUSTRY CONSULTANT TO HOST INTERIOR DESIGN SEMINAR DURING JANUARY ATLANTA MARKET
ATLANTA – Alix Perrachon, decorative rug consultant and rug industry author, will host a seminar Jan. 14, 2011on the Decorative Carpet in Interior Design. The event will take place in seminar room 4-G-7 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
SPRING AIR MATTRESS COMPANY TO OPEN ON AMERICASMART RUG FLOOR
ATLANTA -- The Spring Air Mattress Co and sister company Nature's Rest will open a 3,000 sq. ft. showroom at AmericasMart in space 5-F-1 of Building One. According to AmericasMart management, the move represents an evolution and expansion of the Mart's Home product division.
MACY’S TO BUILD NEW FULFILLMENT CENTER NEAR MARTINSBURG, WV
CINCINNATI, OH – Macy's, Inc. will build a new 1.3 million sq. ft. fulfillment center near Martinsburg in Berkeley County, WV, to support the continued growth of its online business, according to the company.
Artist's rendering of new Gabbert store located adjacent to the newly-expanded Hom store in Sioux Falls, SD.
EDINA, MN –Gabberts Design Studio & Fine Furnishings, the regional high-end independent furniture retailer, will expand into Sioux City, IA and Sioux Falls, SD, according to HOM Furniture, the parent company. Construction is underway at both locations and Grand Openings are planned for early Spring 2011.
CLASSIC RUG PRESIDENT WINS BRITISH AIRWAYS FACE OF OPPORTUNITY CONTEST
NEW YORK – Barbara Barran, president of Classic Rug Collection, Inc. was selected by British Airways as a 2010 Face-of-Opportunity winner. She has been awarded travel to London, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi to conduct business meetings as well as attend the British Airways Face-of-Opportunity business conference.
WOOLS OF NEW ZEALAND LAUNCHES CLEAN AIR LABELING PROGRAM
MARIETTA, GA – Wools of New Zealand has launched a new clean air certification program. The new labeling program is called Wool: Clean Air Certified. Karastan is the first company to carry the Clean Air label.
NEW YORK– Karastan carpet and rugs were a featured component of Hearst Magazines' fourth annual Designer Visions program. Following the theme of "Cinema Style," interior designers created homes inspired by classic films set in New York City.
G.Fried of Westbury, NY won the Sphinx Rug Gallery Contest for most creative display of the new Sphinx Options Reversible rug collection.
WESTBURY, NY – Top executives from Oriental Weavers Sphinx recently visited G. Fried Carpet & Design Center here to congratulate owner Wendy Fried for the store's outstanding display of the Sphinx Options reversible rug collection. Fried was presented with an iPad , the top prize in the Sphinx Options Rug Gallery Contest.
SURYA DONATES TO SMILE TRAIN PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN'S OPERATIONS
CALHOUN, GA – Surya has partnered with Smile Train to donate 300 operations for children in need with unrepaired clefts. Smile Train is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing cleft lip and palate surgeries to children in developing countries.