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2010 DECEMBER

Markets
  • 12022010 Wools of New Zealand at Surfaces 2011

    WOOLS OF NEW ZEALAND TO SHOW
    NEW PROGRAMS AT SURFACES 2011

    MARIETTA, GA – Wools of New Zealand will offer several targeted programs  at Surfaces 2011 under the umbrella of its newly designed exhibit (#2320).


  • 12062010 Americasmart to Launch High Design Home at January Markets

    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.


  • 12102010 World Market Center Enters Partnership with Gift and Home Trade Assoc.

    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.


  • 12202010 LR Resources Expands in AmericasMart, Takes Over FormerTrade Am Space

    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.


  • 12262010 Perrachon to Host Interior Design Seminar during Jan Atlanta Markets

    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.


  • 12282010 Spring Air Mattress to Open Showroom on AmericasMart Rug Floor

    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.


People
Retailers
  • 12142010 Macy's to Build Fulfillment Center in Martinsburg WV

    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.


  • 12242010 New Gabberts Stores Planned for Sioux City, IA and Sioux Falls, SD
    GABBERTS TO EXPAND INTO
    SIOUX FALLS AND SIOUX CITY MARKETS

     
    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.


  • 12292010 Classic Rug Selected as 2010 British Airways Face of Opportunity Winner

    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.


Vendors
  • 12032010 Karastan Featured in Hearst Magazines Designer Visions Program

    KARASTAN  FEATURED IN
    ‘DESIGNER VISIONS' PROGRAM

    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. 


  • 12082010 Rizzy Sponsors Health Care Programs

    RIZZY CELEBRATES SEASON OF GIVING
    WITH FREE HEALTH CARE  IN INDIA

    Rizwan Ansari, left, ceo of Rizzy Home, assisting at the
    recent Rizzy-sponsored free mobility clinic in India.

     


    GOPIGANJ, INDIA -- Rizzy Home is celebrating the season of giving with  free health care programs  in  Gopiganj, the village where Rizzy makes it corporate headquarters.


  • 12162010 G. Fried Wins Oriental Weavers Sphinx Display Contest for Options Reversible Rugs

    G. FRIED WINS SPHINX
    DISPLAY CONTEST


    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.


  • 12212010 Shaw Living Consolidates Rug Division

    SHAW LIVING CONSOLIDATES
    RUG DIVISION AT RINGGOLD FACILITY

    DALTON, GA – Shaw Living, the rug division of Shaw Industries, has begun the second phase of its rug consolidation plans, according to Herb Upton, director of operations.


  • 12222010 Surya Donates to Smile Train Program

    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.


















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