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  • image of Loloi rug with good weave label

    GoodWeave Launches Public Service Advertising Campaign

    GoodWeave has announced a public service advertising campaign “Tell Them I Made It” o connect consumers to the people who make the goods they buy and under what conditions.

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    CITY Furniture Named Home Furnishings Association’s 2022 Retailer of the Year

    The Home Furnishings Association (HFA) has named Florida-based CITY Furniture as its 2022 Retailer of the Year in the category of retail stores with more than 50 employees.

  • VCNY Home Launches Rug Division Introducing Reversible, Washable Rugs

    The U.S.-based home textiles manufacturer has launched a dedicated rug division following a strong positive response to VCNY Home produced washable and reversible area rugs.

  • RH Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2021 Results

    RH reports record fourth quarter and fiscal year 2021 results, and company Chairman & CEO Gary Friedman outlines the historic results in a letter to shareholders.

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    Amer Hires Charles Carter as Sales Manager

    Amer Rugs has named flooring veteran Charles Carter as sales manager. He is tasked with helping grow Amer retail presence.

  • portrait of Allen Rolleri

    Allen Rolleri Joins Stacy Garcia as Director of Licensing and Business Development

    Designer Stacey Garcia, who has been growing her home fashions reach, has hired Allen Rolleri as director of licensing and business development.

  • Macy’s, Inc. Names Emily Erusha-Hilleque Senior VP, Private Brands at Macy’s

    Emily Erusha-Hilleque has joined the department store retailer as senior vice president for Macy’s private brands and will lead the nameplate’s private brands, including apparel, center core and home design.

  • Target Announces Target Zero: A New, Curated Collection of Products Aiming to Replace Single-Use Packaging

    Target's new Target Zero initiative will reduce waste by creating an assortment designed to be refillable, reusable, or compostable, made from recycled content, or made from materials that reduce the use of plastic across Target’s Beauty, Personal Care and Household Essentials.

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    Mastercard SpendingPulse: February U.S. Retail Sales Rise 8.7%

    U.S. consumer spending maintained positive momentum in February, with furniture and furnishings sales spiking around the traditional President’s Day weekend, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse.

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    LR Home's Laddha Family Funds New Surgery Center in India

    The Laddha family, owners of LR Home, are continuing their long-standing commitment to make a difference in the lives of the people of Mirzapur, India, with the financing of a new surgery center.

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    Loloi Rugs Makes $100,000 Donation to Support Humanitarian Aid Efforts in Ukraine

    Loloi Rugs has made a combined $100,000 donation to the International Rescue Committee and the International Committee of the Red Cross to support humanitarian aid efforts for the people of Ukraine

  • BJ’s Wholesale Club Records Historic Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2021, Announces Store Expansion Plans

    2021 proved the best year in BJ Wholesale Club's history with strong Q4 and full. year results, as a result the company announced it is continuing its expansion by opening four new clubs.

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    Overstock CEO: More Photos, Videos, Metaverse-Like AR Needed to Cut Furniture Returns

    Overstock CEO Jonathan Johnson reviews the online retailer's strategy, how it is working to reduce costly returns, and investing in next-level augmented reality tech.

  • Target Announces Investments to Drive Long-term Growth

    Retailer to expand capacity and capabilities in its stores, digital experience and supply chain.

  • Bassett Finalizes the Sale of Zenith Assets to J.B. Hunt Transport

    Bassett Furniture has completed the sale of its wholly-owned subsidiary Zenith Freight Lines to J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., a supply chain solutions providers in North America.

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    Target Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2021 Earnings

    Target Corp.'s fourth-quarter performance capped off a year of record growth in 2021, with all core categories, including home, experiencing double-digit growth.

  • Loloi Unveils 2022 Catalog

    Loloi has released its 2022 catalog, with over 500 pages of photographed images featuring Loloi’s extensive collection, showrooms and warehouse.

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    Ruggable Rolls Out Marvel Characters Washable Rug Collection

    Online washable rug retailer Ruggable continues to expand its licensing partnerships, introducing 28 chenille rugs featuring Marvel super heroes, including Spider-Man, Black Panther, Iron Man and Captain America.

  • Lowe's Reports Fourth Quarter 2021 Sales and Earnings Results, Ups 2022 Outlook

    The home improvement retailer delivered very strong financial results in 2021, with sales momentum continuing in February, raising its outlook for the operating results of Full Year 2022.

  • The TJX Companies Reports Strong Comp Store Sales Growth

    The TJX Companies, Inc. reports U.S. open-only comp store sales growth of 13 percent for Q4 FY22 vs. Q4 FY20, and FY22 U.S. open-only comp sales up 17 percent.

  • Macy’s Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2021 Results Exceed Expectations

    Macy's fourth quarter helped deliver a strong end to a solid year, and the company plans to bolster its omnichannel approach and expand its off-mall, small-format Market by Macy’s and Bloomie’s stores in 2022.

  • At Home Opens Six New Stores in February

    At Home, a home décor superstore, will open six new stores in February, bringing the retailer’s store count to 241.

  • Ethan Allen Expands Manufacturing in North Carolina

    The home furnishings manufacturer has purchased certain property, plant and equipment assets of Dimension Wood Products located in Claremont, North Carolina, and which manufactures wood frames and machined parts used in upholstery manufacturing.

  • Walmart Inc. Net Sales Exceed $150 Billion in Q4

    The retail behemoth reports  that total revenue was $152.9 billion for the fourth-quarter 2021, up 0.5 percent, and that total revenue was $572.8 billion for the year-ended.

  • Wayfair Names Ashwin Rao and Niraj Nagrani to Technology Leadership Team

    Rao Joins as Chief Science Officer; Nagrani to Lead Global Supplier Marketplace

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    Online Retailer Rugs Direct Releases Top Interior Design Styles Report

    Online retailer Rugs Direct reviewed 280 million user interactions over the course of 10+ years to analyze the decade's most popular interior design trends at the top five social media sites.

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    Havertys Reports Record Operating Results for Fourth Quarter and Year End 2021

    Home furnishings retailer Havertys Furniture reported record-breaking sales of $1 billion report, following another record-breaking quarter in sales.

  • January U.S. Retail Sales Up 7.2%, Marking Solid Start to 2022

    U.S. retail sales excluding auto increased 7.2 percent year-over-year, with online sales growing 10.4 percent and in-store spending up as well, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse's latest report.

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    Flooring Retailers Seize Opportunity to Grow Rug Presence

    Rugnews.com surveys flooring retailers across the nation on their 2022 area rug outlook -- which remains bullish -- and learns they have big plans for the category.

  • Ethan Allen team cut the ribbon at new store

    New Ethan Allen Design Center Debuts in Westport

    Ethan Allen opens its seventh location in Connecticut highlighting company commitment to personal design service combined with technology.

  • Kleen's retailer display system for custom area rugs

    Kaleen Launches Custom Rug Display for Retailers as Broadloom Sales Boom

    After two years in development, Kaleen has launched an easy-to-use custom broadloom sample display system geared toward furniture stores and rug retailers.

  • modern patio scene featuring Lowe's new Origin21 brand furniture and furnishings

    Lowe's Launches New Exclusive Home Décor Brand, Origin21, to Deliver Approachable, Modern Design

    The Origin21 brand is part of Lowe's new "House of Style" campaign and it joins and complements Lowe's popular home décor private brand, allen + roth, that delivers timeless and traditional looks.

  • Bassett Announces Fiscal Fourth Quarter Results and Discusses Sale of Zenith Assets

    Bassett Furniture reports operating profit of $7.1 million for Q4 was behind last year due to margin pressure in our wholesale and logistics operations and higher spending levels, however operating profit for the full year were $26 million, the highest level since 2017.

  • a black and white area rug featuring artist Keith Haring cartoon like design

    Ruggable Launches Keith Haring Rug Collection

    Online washable area rug e-tailer Ruggable has launched a new collection of rugs inspired by the work of Pop Artist Keith Haring.

  • portrait of executive in Home Depot apron

    The Home Depot Names Ted Decker CEO, Effective March 1, 2022

    Longtime Home Depot exec Ted Decker is promoted to CEO and president, and present chairman and CEO Craig Menear will continue as chair of the board.

  • Karol Sullins Joins Dallas Market Center as Executive Director, Leasing

    The  B2B trade show organizer has announced that Karol Sullins has joined as executive director of leasing for Total Home & Gift Temps, which plans to expand that marketplace for the June 2022 event.

  • Wayfair Names Fiona Tan Chief Technology Officer

  • Ethan Allen Expands its Board of Directors and Declares Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend

  • IMC Announces New Hire To Enhance Open Year Round Experience

    Caroline Russell joins International Market Centers as design services manager; IMC sets AmericasMart “Market Wednesday” dates set through 2022.

  • photo of rug buyer receiving the dealer of the year award from executives

    Nebraska Furniture Mart Named Karastan Dealer of the Year

    Karastan celebrates Dealer of the Year Nebraska Furniture Mart, the retailer’s successful Stacy Garcia Home program, and invites Vegas market attendees to the debut of a new Garcia program open to all retailers.

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    CB2 Releases 2022 Next In Design Report, Unveiling Design Forecast For The Year Ahead

    CB2 surveys designers for a look at their inspiration for 2022, and insights into 2021 challenges that in impacted home purchases, shaped interior design trends, and more.

  • LR Home Names Dana Stevens VP of E-Comm and Direct Sales

    Sales and e-commerce veteran Dana Stevens joins LR Home in newly created position.

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    Big Name Retailers Help Dallas Market Set Record-Breaking January Attendance

    Both new and existing Dallas Total Home & Gift buyers -- which included buyers from Tuesday Morning, Dillards, Michael’s Stores, The Container Store, At Home, JC Penney, HOM Furniture, Soft Surroundings, and Nebraska Furniture Market -- attended the January 2022 show in record numbers.

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    Stanton Beefs Up Sales Team with Several Hires

    Stanton expands its sales team with several additions including naming Brian Witkin, named NE regional Vice President.

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    Dean Howell Named Chairman of the Board World Floor Covering Association

    Dean Howell, president of Moda Floors & Interiors, was elected chairman of WFCA, which also announces the 2022-23 executive committee team.

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    Orian Rugs Announces Promotions, New Hires, and New Product

    The domestic area rug manufacturer promotes of four key employees to support anticipated growth and announces new introductions for Las Vegas Market.

  • JCPenney Taps New Executives to Lead Technology and Digital Organizations

    Industry veterans Sharmeelee Bala and Katie Mullen joined the company to accelerate innovation as JCPenney continues its transformation.

  • City Furniture Releases 2022 Corporate Social Responsibilities Goals and 2021 Report

    The family-owned furniture maker and retailer reports its 2021 corporate social responsibility and lays out its 2022 goals.

  • Photo of rugs direct and lightopia team in showroom

    Rugs Direct Acquires Lighting Retailer Lightopia

    Omnichannel retailer Lightopia and Rugs Direct, following the acquisition, will establish a portfolio of mid- to high-end e-commerce home furnishings brands.

  • Retail Import Growth Levels Out But Volume Remains High

     Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to return to normal growth rates in 2022 but volumes will remain high, reports the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

  • Mastercard SpendingPulse: U.S. Retail Sales Saw Strong Growth in December

    Retail sales in December closed out the year on a high note, following a robust holiday season, where retail sales grew 8.5 percent.

  • Tv host ty Pennington in room furnished with his designs

    At Home Launches Exclusive Ty Pennington Collection

    The home décor superstore has launched an exclusive collection with Emmy Award-winning TV Host, designer and author Ty Pennington that features hundreds of items from wall art, textiles, furniture and patio to kitchen and dining, rugs, lighting, and home accents.

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    Pottery Barn Kids Collaborates With The Lego Group On Exclusive Home Furnishings Collection

    Pottery Barn Kids, a portfolio brand of Williams-Sonoma, debuts the ‘LEGO x Pottery Barn Kids’ collaboration, designed in partnership with the LEGO Group, and which includes bedding, rugs and decorative accessories.

  • CCA Global Partners Cancels Winter Conventions Due to COVID Concerns

    CCA Global Partners announced that the Winter Convention for Carpet One Floor & Home, Flooring America/Flooring Canada, ProSource and the Floor Trader scheduled in Orlando is cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.

  • Collage of 2021’s best selling area rugs

    Retailers & Rug Vendors Reveal 2021’s Best-Selling Area Rugs

    RugNews.com surveys a cross-section of area rug manufacturers and retailers from HOM Furniture to Overstock to find out what rugs scored big in 2021.

  • Photo portrait of molly mays

    LR Home Hires Molly Mays as Director of Lead Accounts

    Molly Mays joins LR Home as director of key accounts and business development leader, tasked with heading and growing sales within national furniture accounts while assisting the creative process, design and color direction.

  • Mastercard SpendingPulse: US Retail Sales grew 8.5% This Holiday Season

    Holiday retail sales, excluding automotive, increased 8.5 percent year-over-year this holiday season, with online sales growing 11 percent compared to the same period last year.

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    Holiday Retail 2021 Data Shows Slowing Spend, Earlier Shopping So Far

    Consumer spending was up overall, it decelerated compared to last year, while store visits exceeded pre-pandemic levels so far this holiday retail season.

  • Mastercard Holiday Shopping Survey Shows Consumers Prefer Online Shopping and Gift Cards That Give Back This Season

    Forty-six plan to increase online shopping relative to last year and 69 percent of holiday shoppers believe it’s important to give gifts that support a good cause, according to the survey by Mastercard. 

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    Rugs Boost 2021 Revenues at Flooring Dealers

    Flooring retailers set records in 2021, and many credit soft surface sales for the strong results. RugNews.com surveys a cross-section to find out what's behind the increase and what these retailers predict for rug sales heading into 2022.

  • designer Liora Manne in her new New York Design Center showroom

    Behind the Scenes at Liora Manne's New Big Apple Showroom

    With 2021 sales surpassing pre-pandemic levels, the eponymous decorative wall textiles and area rug atelier unveils a new showroom at the New York Design Center at 200 Lexington Ave.

  • portrait photo of retailer Ethan Allen's ceo and president

    Ethan Allen Celebrates 90 Years of Innovation With an Eye Toward the Future

    The home furnishings retailer and manufacturer celebrated 90 years in business via an online convention, which featured Ned Lamont, Governor of Connecticut, and CEO Farooq Kathwari.

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    Feizy Donates $25,000 to Feed My Starving Children

    The family-run business has again pledged  $25,000 this holiday season to Feed My Starving Children, a nonprofit that delivers healthy meals to starving children in 70 countries around the world.  

  • image of simple white home furnishings with natural and textural styles

    Wayfair to Launch First Brick & Mortar Locations for AllModern and Joss & Main Brands

    The online retailer will open with three brick-and-mortar retail stores in Massachusetts, including its first for two specialty retail brands AllModern and Josh & Main.

  • image of Jaipur rugs Milan storefront

    Jaipur Rugs Opens Flagship Store in Milan

    The handmade rug producer's 1,722 sq. ft. store will showcase more than 10 different collections from leading designers from India and Europe, including its Wunderkammer line from Matteo Cibic.

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    Nearly 180 Million Shop Over Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

    Nearly 180 million Americans shopped during the five-day holiday shopping period from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, according to the National Retail Federation's annual survey.

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    Hospitality Market Makes Comeback, Slowly

    At the annual BDNY boutique hotel fair held in New York City, attendees swarmed the event and some vendors expect the category to return to pre-pandemic levels late next year, early 2023.

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    Mastercard SpendingPulse: Thanksgiving Weekend Retail Sales Up 14.1% YOY

    U.S. retail sales during Thanksgiving weekend rose 14.1 percent year-over-year and 5.8 percent compared to 2019, excluding automobile sales, with more shoppers heading to stores, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse.

  • Juniper Names New Country Manager for Canada

    Juniper has announced the hiring of Ray Shikatani, a 30-year veteran of Canada’s gift and home B2B industry, as its new country manager for Canada. 

  • The TJX Companies, Inc. Reports Very Strong Q3 FY22 Sales

    The discount retailer announced Q3 FY22 overall open-only comp store sales increased 14 percent over Q3 FY20, the third consecutive quarter that overall open-only comp store sales increased mid-teens or better, and that Q3 FY22 net sales increased of 20 percent compared to Q3 FY20.

  • The Home Depot Announces Third Quarter Results

    The home improvement retailer  reported sales of $36.8 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2021, an increase of $3.3 billion, or 9.8 percent from the third quarter of fiscal 2020, with comparable sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2021 increasing 6.1 percent.

  • Macy’s, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2021 Results; Narrows and Raises Full Year 2021 Guidance

    The department store's quarterly net sales and earnings exceeded expectations, with comparable sales up 37.2 percent on an owned basis and up 35.6 percent on an owned-plus-licensed basis.

  • Target Corp. Reports Strong Third Quarter Results

    The superstore released its third-quarter results and posted comparable sales growth of 12.7 percent, with double-digit growth in all five of its core merchandising categories.

  • Thanksgiving Weekend to See More Holiday Shoppers Than Last Year – And Consumers Already Have a Head Start

    Nearly 2 million more people than last year are expected to shop from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday even as consumers have continued the trend of starting their holiday shopping earlier, according to the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.

  • Home Depot Announces Third Quarter Results

    The home improvement retailer reported sales of $36.8 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2021, an increase of $3.3 billion, or 9.8 percent from the third quarter of fiscal 2020.

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    Alliance Flooring Buying Group Rug Vendors Present Innovations at Dealer Conference

    CarpetsPlus and Carpetland USA retailers were introduced to innovative area rugs and custom options from longtime rug suppliers and newcomers in materials from wool to woven vinyl.

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    Rug Execs Predict 2021 Results, Reflect on Top Issues Impacting Industry

    RugNews.com speaks with a dozen area rug industry leaders to assess category sales, year-end projections, and the highs and lows of 2021.

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    Walmart Deepens Gap Home Partnership

    The retail behemoth, after introducing the Gap Home program earlier this year, expands it with stronger online presence and in-store capsule collection launch.

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    BBB & Kroger to Collaborate on Home and Baby Offering

    Bed Bath & Beyond and buybuy Baby selection to be sold on Kroger.com and in select physical stores beginning in 2022.

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    New York City's ABC Carpet Under New Ownership

    The iconic NYC home furnishings retailer announced that it is under new ownership, and its two locations remain open for business.

  • JuniperMarket Preps for December Launch

    IMC's JuniperMarket, a B2B e-commerce marketplace, plans for a December launch of tens of thousands of SKUs per day from industry-leading gift, home and lifestyle sellers

  • Ethan Allen Reports Fiscal 2022 First Quarter Results

    Home furnishings retailer and manufacturer reports sales growth of 20.7 percent, gross margin increasing to 59.9 percent and operating margin of 15 percent.

  • Image of Jaipur Living's rug weavers

    Jaipur Living Earns the Nest Seal of Ethical Handcraft

    Jaipur Living earns the Nest Seal of Ethical Handcraft for its artisan area rug weavers.

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    Beaulieu International Group to Increase Prices Across Its Flooring Solutions Portfolio

    The floor covering manufacturer announces price increases, typically eight percent, to begin Q4 2021 and Q1 20222 due to cost inflation of raw materials, logistics and energy.

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    Surya Publishes Second Edition of Luxury Rugs Catalog

    Surya's new 2022 Luxury Rugs Catalog presents the best designs from its global portfolio to create a living archive of its area rugs that are sure to inspire 

  • Bassett Announces Fiscal Third Quarter Results

    Company Chairman and CEO Robert H. Spilman, Jr. stated that the disruptions that have permeated the furniture industry since the pandemic began fifteen months ago remain for calendar year 2021.

  • Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. Reports Second Quarter Results Delivering Positive Operating Cash Flow

    Lower than expected traffic in August and higher than expected freight costs impacted the retailers net sales, which were reported at $1,985 million.

  • image of Lenny cravats in his new bredroom design

    CB2 Reunites with Kravitz Design to Unveil a Globally Inspired Collection

    The home furnishings retailer and Lenny Kravitz introduce a new collection of 70 products, and includes a worldly assortment that takes more risks in pattern, materials and scale.

  • image of a shaped seating area with traditional styled area rug in neutral tones

    Area Rugs Q4 Outlook: Dealers Optimistic That Good Times Will Roll On

    RugNews.com surveys flooring retailers across the country who have had a banner year with area rugs, to find out what they expect for fourth quarter sales.

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    Ethan Allen Plans to Expand Manufacturing Production in Vermont, Announces New Job Openings and Increases Wages

    As the home furnishings retailer and manufacturer continues to see business grow, it is expanding its U.S. workshops and warns of rising manufacturing costs.

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    RH Announces the Opening of RH Oak Brook, The Gallery at Oakbrook Center

    The 60,000-square-foot, three-level experience features an immersive rooftop restaurant and park, wine bar, in-house interior design firm, and full floors of RH Interiors, Modern and Outdoor

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    CoreGiving Hosts First Annual CoreGiving Day to Fight Food Insecurity

    IMC employees in Atlanta, Las Vegas and High Point, North Caroline, participate in CoreGiving Day, a volunteer effort to fight food insecurity hosted by IMC parent company Blackstone on September 23. 

  • buyer's entering Las Vegas world market center

    Buyer Turnout at Las Vegas Market Tempers Fall Market Expectations

    Many area rug executives, who in the early summer anticipated Las Vegas attendance to be stronger than the April event, report the surging Delta variant is again making buyers hesitant to attend markets -- but expect rug orders to continue.

  • Havertys Updates Third Quarter Sales Performance

    Havertys reports sales for the third quarter to date of 2021 are up approximately 21.2 percent over the same period last year and comparable store sales are up 19.5 percent.

  • bedroom with bright contemporary textiles and area rug

    JCPenney Launches New Home Collection with The Novogratz

    The Back to Everything collection by The Novogratz for JCPenney features a curated selection of furniture, decor, and exclusive bedding and rugs with a contemporary twist.

  • montage celebrating 25th anniversary of rug maker

    Monty Rathi Unveils Kaleen’s U.S. Expansion Plans, Reports Banner 25th Year

    Celebrating 25 years in business in the U.S., COO Monty Rathi explains how Kaleen, which will show off an expanded High Point showroom in October, is evolving its product strategy, finding greater success in its approach to area rugs and broadloom.

  • August Retail Sales Rise Despite ‘Trifecta of Macroeconomic Headwinds’

    Furniture and home furnishings stores were up 16 percent year-over-year, in step with a rise in retail sales during August as consumer demand outweighed the pandemic, supply chain disruptions and other factors affecting spending

  • NRF Announces Target CEO Brian Cornell as The Visionary 2022

    National Retail Federation today announced that Target Board Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian Cornell will receive The Visionary award to be presented in January 2022.

  • Rugs USA Announces Growth Investment from Francisco Partners, Acquiring a Majority Stake from Comvest Partners

    Private investment firm Comvest Partners will sell its majority position to Francisco Partners and retain a minority stake in the business.

  • abc carpet and home Manhattan store exterior

    ABC Carpet & Home Prepares to File for Bankruptcy

    The iconic NYC luxury home furnishings retailer has been struggling to pay debt throughout the pandemic and is preparing to file for bankruptcy.

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    Gardner White Opens Store in Former Art Van Flagship Location

    The regional Michigan home furnishings retailer has taken over bankrupt Art Van’s former flagship Canton store and another in Rochester Hills.

  • NRF Encouraged by White House Appointment to Address Supply Chain Issues

    President Biden has appointed John D. Porcari as Port Envoy to address supply chain disruptions, a move that NRF says is encouraging heading into the holiday season.

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    Surya Named to Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies for 8th Time

    Surya has been named to the Inc. 5000 2021 fastest-growing private companies list for its 90 percent growth rate.

  • Target Corporation Reports Second Quarter Earnings

    The retailer’s second quarter 2021 financial results reflected increases in both sales and profitability on top of record growth a year ago. 

  • Image of pale blue and ivory abstract design in contemporary living room

    Robust Rug Sales to Continue into Second Half of 2021

    Area rug executives anticipate that healthy sales at the summer edition of Las Vegas Market will propel the industry to a successful finish to the year. However, the rise in the Delta variant is tempering what would otherwise be solid expectations.

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    Stay at Home, Remote Work Spurred Home Furnishing Spending, Is the Boom Over?

    Home furnishings retailers reaped massive rewards from COVID quarantines and remote work, and a new research report explores if that surge is slowing as more Americans are vaccinated and return to work.

  • Jaipur Living Launches New Program for their Interior Design Partners

    Jaipur launches Designer Edit, a curation of handmade products and the newest benefit offered exclusively to its interior design partners.

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    Ethan Allen Reports Fiscal 2021 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

    The interior design company, manufacturer and retailer’s Farooq Kathwari discusses Ethan Allen’s year-end results, and says demand was high in both its wholesale and retail business.

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    Child Tax Credit Helps Lift U.S. Retail Sales Growth to 10.9% in July

    Retail sales in the U.S. grew for the 11th consecutive month in July fueled in part by the Child Tax Credit and pent-up savings, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse.

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    Couristan Appoints Bob Tucci as Executive VP of Residential Broadloom Division

    The broadloom and industry veteran will oversee Couristan’s strategic development of new business opportunities in the residential broadloom segment.

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    IFDA's Educational Foundation Announces Design Student Scholarship Winners for 2021

    Nine students committed to enhancing the quality of life through interior design are awarded a total of $19,000 as part of the IFDA’s scholarship program.

  • Image of textile and rug samples display

    Liora Manne Opens New Flagship Showroom at 200 Lex

    Area rug and textile designer Liora Manne announced a new flagship location at the New York Design Center.

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    NRF Drills Down on Home in Top 100 Retailers Report

    The National Retail Federation digs deep into some of the trends behind its annual Top 100 Retailers List finding that home decor outpaced apparel for now, home improvement store reaped rewards during lockdowns, and that one-stop shopping drove sales at large national chains.

  • NRF Encouraged by Infrastructure Agreement, Urges Swift Final Passage

    The industry association announced its support of the bipartisan infrastructure bill which invests almost a trillion dollars in new spending to bolster the country's roads, bridges and other physical infrastructure.

  • Image of havertys store exterior

    Havertys Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results

    The home furnishing retailer reported total sales up 127.3 percent, comp-store sales up 46.9 percent for the quarter and plans to open three new stores in 2022.

  • Rug and carpet buyers review new product samples

    Residential Rugs & Carpets Continue to Surge at Annual CCA Convention

    At CCA Global’s annual convention, area rug sales and broadloom for the residential market continue to be in demand by the group’s retailers.

  • At Home to Open Three New Stores in July

    The home décor superstore will open three new stores in July in Princeton, New Jersey, Abingdon, Maryland, and Temecula, California.

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    Rug Vendors Adapt to Find Success at Atlanta Market

    Some area rug exhibitors are adapting to Atlanta Market’s changing attendee buying patterns and tweaking their approach to keep the show relevant — and those moves paid off at the July show.

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    Bed Bath & Beyond Redesigns NYC Flagship to Give Customers a Modernized Omni-Always Shopping Experience

    The home furnishings retailer revamps its 92,000 square foot flagship location to provide customers with interactive shopping experience and integrated digital shopping tools.

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    Rugs Continue to Gain Ground at Flooring Retailers

    Carpet and area rug sales at FCA Network stores account for a major portion of revenues with sales still going strong in 2021.

  • Qurate Retail Announces David Rawlinson II as Next President and CEO

    The seasoned tech and media executive will lead the group’s seven retail brands – QVC, HSN, Zulily, Ballard Designs, Frontgate, Garnet Hill, and Grandin Road.

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    Bloomingdale’s to Debut New “Bloomie’s” Store Concept in August

    The department store has announced a new small-store concept called “Bloomie’s” expected to open in late August and which will offer a curated selection of elevated brands, services and experiences.

  • Retail Cargo Continues to See Double-Digit Increases Over 2020 as Supply Chain Disruptions Continue

    Imports at the nation’s largest retail container ports are continuing to show double-digit growth and the challenge for retailers and supply chains is keeping shelves stocked as port congestion and other supply chain disruptions continue to impact the industry.

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    Mastercard SpendingPulse: U.S. Retail Sales Grew 11.0% Year-Over-Year in June

    Retail sales see double-digit growth above 10 percent compared to June 2019, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse.

  • Webinar with New Juniper CEO Addresses E-Commerce Trends

    IMC's new CEO of its Juniper B2B platform will explore  current – and coming – e-commerce trends and predict why omnichannel is the future of wholesale commerce in a special webinar.

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    Bassett Announces Fiscal Second Quarter Results

    The furniture retailer, with 100 locations, reports increases in both consolidated revenue and wholesale orders.

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    Ballard Designs' New President Eyes Next Big Interior Design Trends

    Karen Mooney, named new Ballard Designs president in 2021, talks about her vision for the company and its next big interior design trends.

  • More Than Half of Retail Professionals State Pandemic Accelerated Tech Product Launches

    The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically accelerated the implementation of new technology, from live-streaming to augmented reality, for many retailers.

  • portrait of fine rug retailer and store interior

    Texas Rug Expert Sam Abraham Continues to Adapt His Retail Strategy for Success

    Eponymous fine rug gallery owner Sam Abraham reflects on how his focus on designers and a hybrid upscale retail/trade-only format have been hallmarks of his long-running success, continuing even as he approaches retirement.

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    Jaipur Living's Asha Chaudhary Named Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 Southeast Award Finalist

    Ernst & Young announced that Asha Chaudhary of Jaipur Living was named an Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 Southeast Award finalist.

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    Rug Execs Report Many Pandemic Strategies Here to Stay

    From increased backup inventory to upgraded websites and flexible work scenarios, area rug industry players report many of the strategies used to survive the COVID pandemic will be here to stay.

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    RH Reports Record First Quarter Results, Raises Fiscal 2021 Outlook

    The luxury home decor retailer attributes the growth to its exclusive branded collection of luxury home furnishings and it also announces phase one of a new digital portal launching in fall.

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    Feizy Rugs Donates Over $150,000 to India’s Relief Efforts in Battle Against COVID-19

    Feizy Rugs, has partnered with NGO Akshaya Patra Foundation to donate more than $150,000 toward India’s COVID-19 relief effort including delivering more than 56,000 meals to the people of India and provide hospitals with medical equipment to battle COVID-19 surge.

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    Rug Executives Expect High Buyer Turnout, Strong Sales at High Point Market

    High Point area rug showrooms are reporting strong appointments and commitments, and foresee robust order writing -- the highest level since the pandemic began -- at the June event.

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    FLOR Marks 10 Year Anniversary of ECONYL Regenerated Nylon Area Rugs

    The high-end area rug brand for homes, offices, and more, commemorates 10 years of area rugs featuring Aquafil's ECONY regenerated nylon.

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    At Home Group Inc. Announces Q1 2022 Financial Results; Comparable Store Sales soar 187.3%

    The home decor superstore reports net sales of $537.1 million and a comparable store sales increase of 187.3 percent.

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    Loloi Ups Commitment to NY Market, Announces Full Floor Showroom at NY Market

    Loloi Rugs will present its latest area rugs and home decor in a new full-floor 6,000 square foot NYC showroom  located at 260 Fifth Ave., which will be open in time for the fall 2021 New York Home Fashions Market.

  • Portrait of Matt Key

    Nourison Hospitality Appoints New Director of Project & Design Services

    Nourison beefs up its hospitality team, hires Matt Key as director of project & design services for its Hospitality business segment.

  • image of hand-loom carpet samples

    Stanton Carpets Acquires Cavan Carpet

    Stanton Carpet has acquired substantially all the assets of Cavan Carpet, a maker of high-end residential decorative wool based hand-loomed carpets and rugs. 

  • Ross Stores Reports First Quarter Earnings Announces New $1.5 Billion Stock Repurchase Program

    The off-price retailer announced net income of $476 million for the period, with sales totaling $4.5 billion and comparable store sales up a robust 13 percent versus 2019.

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    IMC Recruits Digital Innovator Bill Furlong as CEO of Juniper

    As the new Juniper CEO, he is charged with growing IMC's omnichannel B2B platform.

  • The TJX Companies Reports Q1 FY22 Results Well Above Plan

    The off-price retailer announces overall open-only comp store sales up 16 percent versus Q1 FY20 with "phenomenal" sales in the home categories across divisions.

  • Target Corporation Reports First Quarter Earnings

    The nationwide retailer reports that sales growth led by apparel, home and hardlines, while food and beverage and essentials grew on top of last year’s historic stock-up sales.

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    Fiber-Shield Industries Marks 42nd Anniversary, Announces Corporate Rebranding

    The U.S. maker of popular fabric and carpet soil and stain repellents, rebrands the company and introduces an updated logo.

  • portrait of executive

    Howie Cooperstein Joins Kaleen Rugs as Vice President of Major Accounts

    The rug manufacturer has announced that Howie Cooperstein joins the company as vice president of national and specialty accounts and will focus on the development of Kaleen’s major retail business.  

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    April Retail Sales Hold Mostly Steady from March, Show ‘Off the Chart’ Gains Over 2020 Shutdowns

    Retail sales were virtually unchanged from their strong performance a month before and grew dramatically year-over-year in April as the rapidly recovering U.S. economy marked a full year since the COVID pandemic shut downs.

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    Bed Bath & Beyond Names Stacey Shively SVP, GMM

    BBB appoints Stacey Shively as SVP, general merchandise manager to enhance its position as home authority in the $180b market.

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    KCEC to Host New Jersey Trade Only Event at Zollanvari

    More than 900 Afghan handmade area rugs from the KCEC aid program will be on view to the trade at the New Jersey Showroom.

  • image of sand colored textural rug

    Armadillo Achieves B Corporation Certification

    Armadillo is the first Australian rug brand to obtain Certified B corporation status, a designation awarded to companies meeting the highest standard of measurement for social and environmental performance.

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    Kaleen Rugs Makes Substantial Donation to Help Combat COVID in India

    The manufacturer of rugs and carpet donates $11,000 to Sewa International to help combat India’s ravaging COVID outbreak. 

  • Pottery Barn Kids & PB Teen Roll Out Exclusive Collection with EttaVee

    The new program of nursery décor, bedding, rugs, and decorative accessories are designed by  Jessi Raulet, the creator behind EttaVee, and features hand-painted animal prints, bold patterns, and signature use of colors.

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    Wayfair Announces First Quarter 2021 Results

    The online home furnishings e-tailer reported Q1 net revenue growth of 49 percent and $3.5 billion year-over-year.

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    RH Opens New Dallas Gallery

    The sprawling 70,000-square-foot, three-level experience offers not only luxury home furnishings but also a dramatic rooftop restaurant & park, wine bar, in-house interior design firm.

  • portrait of executive

    Tuesday Morning Appoints Experienced Off-Price Retailer Fred Hand as CEO

    Hand, who has served as principal and CEO of Burlington, will join the off-price retailer as CEO on May 17.

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    April U.S. Retail Sales Grow 23.3% as Trends Point to a Recovering Economy

    Retail sales continue to benefit from stimulus payments, coupled with warmer weather and broader reopening across the country, According to Mastercard SpendingPulse.

  • image of retail store frontAt Home Group Inc. to Be Acquired by Hellman & Friedman for $2.8 Billion

    At Home Group Inc. to Be Acquired by Hellman & Friedman for $2.8 Billion

    The global private equity firm, in an all-cash transaction valued at $2.8 billion, will acquire the nationwide home decor superstore.

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    New Licensees Further Expand Global Reach of Goodweave Certified Rug and Home Textile Products

    GoodWeave International has officially licensed seven new companies from around the globe committed to child-labor-free supply chains for their rug or home textile products

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    Lowe's Launches Home Décor Curation Series that Uncovers Bold, Attainable Style

    "Lowe's House of Curators" kicks off by celebrating 100 years of color and design from Lowe's and fellow centenarian and fashion icon Iris Apfel.

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    Mastercard New Payments Index: Consumer Appetite for Digital Payments Takes Off

    Nearly 90 percent of in-person transactions globally take place at contactless-enabled merchants and 93 percent of consumers are considering emerging payments such as biometrics, digital currencies and QR code.

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    Surya Donates $100,000 Toward Covid-19 Relief Efforts in India

    The company joins forces with Sewa International to fund critical medical supplies, infrastructure and support as India deals with a devastating COVID-19 surge.

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    Ethan Allen Reports Fiscal 2021 Third Quarter Results

    The home furnishings retailer and manufacturer reported a retail segment written order growth of 51.8 percent and that its wholesale segment written orders increased 39 percent.

  • store exterior

    Havertys Reports First Quarter 2021 Results

    The home retailer reports consolidated sales increased 31.8 percent to $236.5 million and comparable store sales increased 11.5 percent.

  • portrait of Valerie Jarrett

    NRF Retail Converge to Feature Former Senior Advisor to President Obama Valerie Jarrett

    The NRF’s first virtual event features Valerie Jarrett, former senior advisor to President Barack Obama, who will headline the event’s opening keynote session.

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    Veteran Rug Industry Sales Exec Douglas Tashjian Joins Delos

    Douglas Tashjian joins Delos as an independent sales representative for the NY Metro area -- he will also take on a national sales and marketing role and manage the Delos trade and retail showroom.

  • Wayfair to Expand its World-Class Engineering Team Across North America

    The online home retailer will open new offices in San Francisco Bay Area, Austin, Texas and Toronto.

  • image of dog on carpet

    Lowe's Acquires STAINMASTER Carpet Brand, Advancing Total Home Strategy

    The purchase of the recognized and trusted carpet brand expands Lowe's portfolio of private brand offerings and is part of its Total Home strategy.

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    At Home Opens Two New Stores in April

    The home superstore opens the doors of its first New York City location bringing its store count to 226 stores in 40 states.

  • portraits of executives

    Stanton Stacks the Leadership Deck for Future Growth

    Company announces two new hires (Andrew Sanft as CFO; Christine Zampaglione as senior director of marketing) and two promotions (John Rocconi to senior director of hard surface; Adam Feldberg to senior director product and innovation).

  • portrait of graham head

    Industry Icon Graham Head Joins Turquoise Mountain Board

    The industry leader, a long-time executive at ABC Carpet & Home, has joined the carpet program's board.

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    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. Reports Fiscal 2020 Fourth Quarter & Full Year Results

    The home furnishings retailer delivers third consecutive quarter of comparable sales and profit growth and strengthens three-year plan.

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    Ethan Allen Provides Business Updates and Announces Earnings Release Date for Fiscal 2021 Q3 Results

    The retailer witnessed a record increase of 51.8 percent in written orders in its retail division, including ec-ommerce, compared to the prior year third quarter ending March 31, 2020.

  • Bed Bath & Beyond's fully integrated campaign will be anchored by this 30-second TV spot airing nationally beginning April 14. Watch on YouTube. [https://youtu.be/Cc16CwSxWJE]

    BBB Launches “Home, Happier” Brand Campaign to Solidify Authority in the $180B Home Market

    Celebrating 50 years of Home, Bed Bath & Beyond Introduces New Brand Positioning to Guide the Next 50 Years and Beyond.

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    Rug Execs Cautiously Optimistic Heading Into Vegas Market

    Rug players anticipate improved attendance with buyers hungry to see and buy the latest product in-person, but worries linger.

  • image of website homepage

    Momeni Revamps Website, Amps Up Online Experience

    Momeni Rugs upgrades its website to make it more customer-centric and easier to browse and find product as online and digital sourcing continues grows.

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    E-commerce a COVID Lifeline for Retailers with Additional $900 Billion Spent Online Globally

    Mastercard's new Recovery Insights report finds the COVID pandemic accelerated e-commerce sales with an additional $900 billion being spent in retail online around the world in 2020.

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    Kaleen Rugs Celebrates 25th Anniversary, Heads to Vegas with 15 New Collections

    Kaleen Rugs celebrates 25 years in the rug business, and heads to Las Vegas Winter Market, running from April 11-15, with 15 collections in a range of indoor and outdoor constructions.

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    Ethan Allen Opens New Design Centers and Strengthens North American Manufacturing

    The home furnishings retailer strengthened its retail position by relocating and redesigning multiple Design Centers during the past 12 months, and beefing up its North American manufacturing.

  • Andy Pacuk and Elise Gabrielson Join ITA Board of Directors

    Elise Gabrielson, marketing director of Crypton Home Fabric, and Andy Pacuk, sales executive with Ultrafabrics, have been elected to join the International Textile Alliance Board of Directors.

  • BBB Appoints Jill Pavlovich and Jake Griffith to Accelerate Growth of Its $3 Billion Digital Business

    Bed Bath & Beyond grows its digital leadership team as part of the company's efforts to re-invent the retailer and take advantage of growing online sales.

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    ​STARK Inks Deal to Acquire NJ Floor Covering Business J&S Designer Flooring

    The New York luxury rug showroom continues to grow its showroom presence with a deal to acquire the New Jersey carpet and rug showroom, rebranding it as J&S by STARK.

  • portrait of Gary friedman

    RH Reports Accelerated Growth, Plans Four Store Openings & Brand Extensions

    Gary Friedman, chairman and CEO of RH, formerly known as Restoration Hardware, shares insights on performance and prospects, says the company's strict focus as a luxury lifestyle brand has swelled margins and that it plans to open four design galleries in 2021 and roll out more RH Brands.

  • At Home Group Announces Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2021 Financial Results

    The home decor retailer delivers strong Q4 sales, capping the year with net sales increase of 27.3 percent to $1.737 billion and comparable store sales increase of 19.4 percent.

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    At Home Opens Three New Stores in March

    The home decor retailer announced that it has opened three new stores in March, bringing the retailer’s store count to 225.

  • February Retail Sales Show Strong Year-Over-Year Growth as Vaccine and Stimulus Provide a Boost

    Retail sales gained considerable year-over-year traction in February – despite a monthly slowdown from unusually high numbers in January as a result of increased COVID-19 vaccination, government stimulus and reduced restrictions.

  • portrait of Ashley Sheetz

    At Home’s Ashley Sheetz Receives Top Women in Retail Technology Award

    Sheetz led the successful acceleration of At Home's omnichannel strategy during the pandemic, quickly expanding its BOPIS capabilities and adding curbside and local delivery at $10.

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    Flooring Retailers Expect Industry Surge to Continue in 2021

    As retailers and manufacturers adjust to the COVID pandemic and changes in consumer buying, they anticipate sales of flooring products to continue to boom, following a year of surprises.

  • Levin Furniture Continues Reopening Shuttered Stores

    Levin Furniture's Robert Levin, after re-purchasing his eponymous furniture stores sold to Art Van, continues to reopens more properties.

  • Retail Imports Expected to Grow Dramatically During First Half of 2021

    Imports are expected to grow dramatically during the first half of 2021 as increased vaccination and continued in-store safety measures enable additional shopping options.

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    BBB Announces Plans for Biggest Change in Assortment in a Generation

     Bed Bath & Beyond reveals next step in three-year transformation with launch of at least eight inspired private label brands in 2021.

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    U.S. Retail Sales Grow in February Despite Winter Blast

    Despite difficult winter weather, retail sales rose in February, with home furnishings and furniture sales increasing as well. And, e-comm records a surge as well.

  • modern outdoor dining set

    2021 Trend Report: Outdoor Living Space is "More Valuable Than Ever Before"

    Ninety percent of Americans say their outdoor living space is more valuable than ever before, with 78 percent making outside upgrades during COVID-19 pandemic.

  • an assortment of denim inspired home furnishings and decor

    Target & Levi's Launch Limited-Edition Home Collection

    Target has rolled out a limited-edition collaboration alongside the iconic denim label that includes a range of denim-inspired home decor pieces rooted in sustainability.

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    Macy's Shakes Up Senior Management Team

    Macy's announces changes to its senior management as part of its three-year Polaris strategy to stabilize profitability and position the company for growth.

  • GoodWeave International CEO Nina Smith receives Tufts University Alumni Award for Active Citizenship and Public Service

    Nina Smith, the founding CEO of GoodWeave International, was recently named a recipient of the i2020 Tufts University Alumni Award for Active Citizenship and Public Service, which celebrates contributions to improving the lives of others

  • graphic of retail e-commerce sales

    E-Comm Sales Swell in 2020, Total Retail Sales Also Tick Up

    Total U.S. e-commerce sales in 2020 jumped by 32.4 percent, accounting for 14 percent of total retail sales, which also grew -- and both show few signs of slowing in 2021.

  • NRF Forecasts Retail Sales to Exceed $4.33T in 2021 as Vaccine Rollout Expands

    The National Retail Federation anticipates that retail sales will grow between 6.5 percent and 8.2 percent to more than $4.33 trillion in 2021 as more individuals get vaccinated and the economy reopens.

  • Thom Filicia in his to the trade showroom

    Thom Filicia Discusses Business & Top 2021 Trends

    Big name designers Thom Filicia and Alexa Hampton team up, taking their High Point Market debuts to NYC -- and Filicia sits down with RugNews.com to discuss the concept and his thoughts on top interior trends for the year.

  • image of assorted pillows and decor on blue floral design rug

    At Home Debuts Exclusive Tracey Boyd Collection

    The iconic London designer, who began designing home furnishings four years ago, launches a new home furnishings collaboration with the Texas retailer inspired by travel, art and adventure.

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    Couristan Celebrates 95 Years in Business

    The family-run business has grown from an importer of fine handmade area rugs to a go-to source for indoor and outdoor power-loomed rugs, as well as residential broadloom and custom contract carpeting.

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    Surya Records Banner E-Comm Year, Expects Big Box, Online Sales to Grow in 2021

    Despite not participating in the digital New York Home Fashions Market's spring 2021 event, Surya continues to beef up new product rollouts for the channel following strong 2020 results.

  • portrait of James Brunk

    Mohawk Industries Names James F. Brunk CFO

    James F. Brunk, who has been with Mohawk Industries since 2006, was named chief financial officer.

  • Retail Imports Expected to Hit Repeated Monthly Records After Record Year in 2020

    Following a record year during 2020, imports at the nation’s largest retail container ports are expected to set new monthly records from now into the summer, according to a new report by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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    Feizy Launches Enhanced New Website

    Feizy upgrades its website to improve navigability and shopability of its area rugs.

  • 2020 Holiday Season: One for the Record Books

    NRF reports 2020’s $789.4 billion in holiday spending during November and December was the highest on record despite the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Sustainable Furnishings Council Names New Board of Directors and Officers for 2021

    The new just-elected board of directors will continue to support the organization’s sustainability initiatives for industry.

  • image of new massive distribution center interior

    Home Depot Opens Massive Distribution Center in Dallas Area Creating 1,500 New Jobs

    The home improvement retailer opens a new 1.5 million square foot distribution center to fulfill online and in-store orders, creating 1,500 new jobs by end of 2021.

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    Nordstrom Canada Taps Alix Box as Senior Vice President, Regional Manager

    The fashion retailer tapped Alix Box to serve as SVP, regional manager of its six Canada region Nordstrom stores, seven Rack stores and the recently launched Canadian e-commerce site, Nordstrom.ca.

  • image of factory expansion construction underway

    Nourison Expanding Warehouse in Calhoun, Georgia

    One of three facilities operated by Nourison, the expanded Calhoun warehouse will grow to a total of 744,000 square feet once completed.

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    Rug Execs Weigh in on COVID-19: Revamped Strategies Proved Key to Success

    In this special report, RugNews.com surveys industry executives who quickly pivoted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and found prosperity in a year like no other.

  • Bed Bath & Beyond Completes Sale of Cost Plus World Market

    Bed Bath & Beyond has sold its Cost Plus World Market to Los Angeles private equity firm Kingswood Capital Management.

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    Ethan Allen Retail Orders Skyrocket by 45% for Quarter Ended Dec. 31

    Ethan Allen's has reported that retail segment written orders, including  e-commerce business, is up 44.9 percent, resulting in a record high order backlog at quarter-end.

  • BBB Transforms Marketing with Appointment of New Leaders and Award-Winning Agency Partners

    Bed Bath & Beyond bolsters team to elevate banners, inspire customers and launch new owned brands.

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    ABC Carpet Announces Partnership with Label STEP

    The new partnership with the NYC iconic retailer is the first major retail partnership with Label STEP, an organization committed to supporting carpet weavers and workers.

  • Portrait of Nata Dvir

    Macy's Names Nata Dvir Chief Merchandising Officer

    Nata Dvir succeeds Patti Ongman, who has previously announced plans to retire at the end of the company's 2020 fiscal year.

  • Home Carpet One showroom exterior

    2020 Year-End Report: Flooring Dealers Benefit by Home Renovation Lift

    Despite a rough start in the early part of 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis, flooring retailers saw a healthy rebound in sales this year.

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    Dynamic Rugs Reports Q3/Q4 Sales Up Over 2019 as Demand for New Products Surges

    Dynamic Rugs' anticipates Q3 and Q4 sales will be above 2019 levels and notes that inventory continues to move fast as clients stock up, and the company rolls out new area rugs.

  • image of colored beads of water on carpet

    Fiber-Shield's Carpet Stain and Repellent Treatments See Sales Surge

    The company's treatment products, both at retail and through professional services via its distributors, offer an increasing profit center for clients.

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    Feizy Donates $25,000 to Feed My Starving Children This Holiday Season

    Feizy has chosen Feed My Starving Children, a non-profit that provides nutritious meals to starving children around the world, as the recipient of its annual charitable holiday gift.

  • First Safavieh Express Concept Store Opens at Stamford Town Center Mall

    The new Safavieh Express soft-opened at the Stamford Town Center Mall yesterday featuring the company's Safavieh and Safavieh Couture brands of home furnishings.

  • Holiday Shoppers Take Advantage of Early, Thanksgiving Weekend Deals

    An estimated 186.4 million consumers took advantage of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and shopped in-store and online this year, according to an annual NRF survey.

  • Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. Hires Retail Veteran John Welling To Lead Merchandise Planning Team

    Welling will be responsible for helping lead the transformation of Bed Bath & Beyond's inventory planning and replenishment strategy, part of the retailer's growth strategy.

  • NRF Expects Holiday Sales Will Grow Between 3.6 Percent and 5.2 Percent

    With retail sales rebounding strongly, the National Retail Federation today forecast that holiday sales during November and December will increase to a total between $755.3 billion and $766.7 billion.

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    The Rug Company Opens Second NYC Showroom at 200 Lexington

    The Rug Company has opened its eighth U.S.showroom in the New York Design Center at 200 Lexington Ave.

  • The TJX Companies, Inc. Reports Q3 FY21 Results; Announces Plan to Launch HomeGoods Online Platform

    The parent company of TJ Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods reported overall decrease in store sales and announced the rollout of an e-commerce component for HomeGoods.com

  • U.S. E-commerce Sales Grow 40% in 2020

    Digital Commerce 360’s 2020 U.S. Ecommerce Market Report details the surge in e-commerce due to store closures, statewide lockdowns and consumers’ fear of contracting the virus in public. 

  • Target Reports Third Quarter Sales Increase with Major Jump in Online Shopping

    Third quarter comparable sales grew 20.7 percent at Target, with digital comparable sales jumping by 155 percent and accounting for 10.9 percentage points of Target’s comparable sales growth.

  • Home Depot Announces Third Quarter Results; Plans To Invest About $1B in Frontline, Hourly Associates

    Home improvement retailer Home Depot reported increased sales for Q3 2020, and announced it will invest $1 billion in permanent compensation enhancements for frontline, hourly associates.

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    Kabul Carpet Export Center Hosts Virtual Afghan Rug Trade Show

    The KCEC aid program, designed to create jobs in Afghanistan for carpet weavers, is showcasing its latest hand-made area rugs in a virtual event on Tuesday, Nov. 17.

  • ​BBB Completes Sale of Christmas Tree Shops, Linen Holdings & Distribution Center

    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. completed the sale of its Christmas Tree Shops retail banner, its institutional Linen Holdings business and a distribution center located in Florence, New Jersey.

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    BBB Teams Up with Decorist to Create Outdoor Holiday Retreats for Getting Together More Safely

    Bed Bath & Beyond unveils its new Cozy Backyard Holiday collection, designed by Decorist, which includes fire pits, rugs and more, to warm up outdoor spaces to encourage safer outdoor gatherings during pandemic.

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    Exquisite Rugs Opens First Permanent Showroom in LA

    LA-based hand-knot rug manufacturer Exquisite Rugs unveils its first permanent designer showroom, located in Commerce, California.

  • Wayfair Posts Q3 Net Revenue Growth of 67% to $3.8 billion

    Wayfair reports total net revenue increased $1.5 billion to $3.8 billion, up 66.5 percent year over year, with US net revenues growing to $1.3 billion, also a 66.5 jump.

  • picture of shopping mall exterior in evening

    Safavieh Acquires Stamford Shopping Center

    Home furnishings and rug maker Safavieh purchased the 760,000 square foot Connecticut mall with plans to revitalize the asset and open a showroom.

  • Headshot of Elizabeth Meltzer

    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. Names Elizabeth Meltzer As General Merchandising Manager

    BBB grows its merchandising team, naming Elizabeth Meltzer SVP, general merchandise manager.

  • Side by side headshots of Ann-Marie Clendenin and Mary-Farrell Tarbox

    Bed Bath & Beyond Rounds Out Store Leadership Team

    BBB Appointment Mary-Farrell Tarbox and Ann-Marie Clendenin as regional vice presidents, effective Oct. 26.

  • image of designers with new rugs and poofs

    ​Spanish Designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada Joins Forces with ​Lorena Canals for Breast Cancer Awareness

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Spanish designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada collaborates with Lorena Canals to create a special area rug that donates a portion of proceeds to that cause.

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    U.S. Distributors and Wholesalers Enjoyed Record Year for B2B in 2019, Digital Sales Growth Expected to Continue

    With digital sales rising 22 times faster than total sales, U.S. distributors and wholesalers focus on e-commerce during COVID-19 and beyond, finds a new report.

  • A brown toned medallion style rug in living room

    Rug Executives, Prepped for High Point, Are Bullish on Strong Q4, After Rug Sales Rebound

    Area rug players surveyed by RugNews.com expect 2020 rug sales to continue to climb and end on a high note as they head to High Point Market.

  • LSI Flooring Takes Over Tisca North America Sales Office

    The Swiss-based manufacturer of tufted and woven wool and nylon carpets announces LSI Flooring will take over North American sales and marketing.

  • image of catalog cover and contents

    Surya Releases First-Ever Luxury Catalog

    Surya’s 2021 Luxury Rugs catalog includes a mix of 145 new and top-selling collections, most of which are handmade by master artisans.

  • Image of package delivery during covid

    NRF Launches “New Holiday Traditions” Campaign

    Amid an unprecedented  situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Retail Federation launces a nationwide consumer education campaign called “New Holiday Traditions” to encourage consumers to shop safe and shop early.

  • Surya Announces Opening of New Designer Showroom In Denver

    The 3,300 square foot to-the-trade showroom offers local design community year-round access to high-end Surya rugs and accessories.

  • portrait of Robert Fritz and his store

    Robert Fritz to Sell His Area Rug Showroom & Rug Inventory

    After 45 years in the industry, Fritz is ready to retire and is selling his Raleigh, N.C., gallery and area rug business.

  • August Retail Sales Grow as Pandemic Recovery Continues

    Furniture and home furnishings stores were up 2.1 percent month-over-month seasonally adjusted, and up 0.4 percent unadjusted year-over-year. 

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    Walmart's New Membership Program Piques Online Shoppers Interest

    Walmart+, Walmart's new membership program launching Sept. 15., has online shoppers expressing interest in the new program, a new study finds.

  • image of tribal design featuring grays, pale greens and blues

    Tamarian Joins Label STEP as Licensed Partner

    The rug maker says it is committed to the non-profit’s mission to improve working and living conditions for weavers and workers to effect change.

  • image of website home page with company logo

    Nourison Relaunches Nourison Hospitality Website

    Nourison targets hospitality and commercial markets with extensive product offerings and capabilities showcased in new dedicated website.

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    Annual HOM Open Takes on a New Look for a Socially Safe Tournament

    Thanks to vendors' support the 2020 HOM Open Golf Tournament raises over $150,000 for Minnesota Adult Teen Challenge and other community causes.

  • Image of a bed and nightstand on a grey, taupe and blue rug

    Kaleen Expects Strong Q4, Scores Hit with Latest Machine-Mades & Outdoor Rugs

    Kaleen expects "very strong" fourth quarter, sees sales of outdoor and machine-made indoor area rugs doubling.

  • arial view of a Loves Furniture store

    Loves Furniture Announces Grand Opening of Seven Locations

    The new retailer opens its first stores -- seven southeastern Michigan locations -- housed in former Art Van stores.

  • Portrait of Seth King

    Seth King Promoted to VP of Sales at Moe's Home

    The home furnishings retailer also announces the launch of a new transactional website and the unveiling of its U.S. flagship store in Seattle.

  • Headshot of Carrie Dillon

    ITA Promotes Carrie Dillon to Managing Director

    Newly created position reflects downsizing with the resignation of executive director Brian Casey.

  • A sign showing showroom occupancy as well as safety protocols

    Atlanta Market, Despite Lower Attendance, Saw Retailers & Designers Placing Rug Orders

    “They’re buying!" Exhibiting rug companies were pleasantly surprised by retail and designer sales.

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    Feizy Expands Online Offering of One-of-a-Kind Rugs

    Company rolls out a new web portal that allows clients to search for more than 3,000 one-of-a-kind vintage area rugs.

  • A rug display featuring gray and beige transitional rugs

    Rug Vendors Gear Up for Atlanta & Vegas Markets with ‘Omni' Strategies

    Vendors weigh the risks and benefits of opening their showroom doors, with some electing to keep their showrooms dark, and others to open with caution.

  • A living room with a palm leave printed rug under a white speckled area rug

    Wayfair Professional Announces Winners of 2020 Tastemaker Awards

    Wayfair Professional, the business program of Wayfair Inc., spotlights 2020 winners of its annual Tastemakers Awards in five categories of residential and commercial design.

  • Stein Mart store front with a fountain in front of it

    Stein Mart, Inc. Voluntarily Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    The company expects to close a significant portion, if not all, of its brick and mortar stores.

  • A bedroom with pink velvet and gold accents

    BBB Launches College from Home Web Destination for At-Home Dorm Rooms

    The retailer's new College from Home in partnership with Decorist will help redesign childhood bedrooms to effective and inspiring remote learning spaces.

  • Retail Imports to See Lowest Annual Total in Four Years

    Imports at major U.S. retail container ports during 2020 are expected to see their lowest total in four years as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the U.S. economy continues

  • WFCA Asks for Support to Ensure New Legislation Addresses Industry Needs

    World Floor Covering Association is asking industry players to step up to to ensure Congress approves assistance programs that work for  industry.

  • A mosaic tile on top of a plank of blonde wood and a grey rug.

    Mohawk Industries Q2 Sets Net Loss Of $48 Million, Sales Down 21% But Improving

    Company’s rug sales were severely impacted due to store closures, but sales have rebounded as consumers turned to Mohawk to enhance their homes.

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    Loves Furniture Readies Store Debuts, Recruits Several Former Art Van Execs

    The new home furnishings retailer, which acquired several Art Van Furniture stores earlier this year, is getting ready to open its doors to its first 18 properties, and putting together its management team.

  • With Resurgence in COVID Cases, NRF Chief Economist Says Economic Recovery is ‘Being Tested Daily’

    While the economy was showing signs of recovery, recent indicators, and the continued spread of the coronavirus, might stall growth and spending.

  • image of a bed bath and beyond store front

    Bed Bath & Beyond to Close Stores on Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. and Canada

    Move affects all retail brands under Bed Bath & Beyond corporate umbrella.

  • image of a blue and ivory rug in contemporary kitchen

    Top 10 Ways to Build Runner Sales at Retail

    Shoppers are turning to area rug runners to solve design issues around the home, as both online and off-line choices expand -- and rug buyers should be taking note.

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    HFA Releases Furniture Retailer Survey in Partnership with Piper Sandler

    Report finds Q2 sales rebounded strongly and furniture retailers expect bullish Q3.

  • World Floor Covering Association Sees Explosive Growth in Membership

    The association's membership surpasses 10,000 members, setting a 60-year record.

  • Feizy Cecily rug in long hallway

    Runner Sales Take Off, Rug Execs Explore the Trend

    Area rug runners are gaining ground as stocked sizes, style choices, custom options and distribution expand.

  • portrait of Matt Tollison

    Couristan Appoints Matt Tollison as Executive Vice President of Area Rugs

    Tollison will lead Couristan’s new business opportunities and product development.

  • a man fabricating an off white rug with a diamond pattern

    Mid-Year Report: Flooring/Rug Dealers See Spike in Activity

    Brick and mortar specialty retailers report that sales in first half may have reversed the big box and online erosion.

  • picture of trove collection living room

    Crate and Barrel Introduces New Trove Home Furnishings Collection

    The new assortment, which draws inspiration from modern Danish designs, includes a range of home furnishings and area rugs.

  • image of Anna Kemper illustrating her luxurious design style

    Interior Designer Anna Kemper Launches Namesake Store In Washington D.C.

    Designer Anna Kemper opens the doors to her first eponymous home décor boutique.

  • Portrait of Queer Eye hosts: Jonathan Van Ness, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, and Karamo Brown

    Walmart Teams up with Queer Eye Producers on Furniture and Décor

    Online-only Queer Eye collection trends toward industrial chic with affordable furniture and upholstery exclusively at Walmart.

  • Portrait of Adam Glassman

    "Countdown to Retail Excellence Awards" Webinar Features Adam Glassman of O, The Oprah Magazine

    A Gift for Life honoree, Glassman appears on August 4 with a behind the senses look at Oprah's "Favorite Things" selection process. Related Text-to-Donate Campaign Helps Women Impacted by HIV/AIDS

  • June Retail Sales Increase but Recovery Remains Uncertain Amid Coronavirus Resurgence

    Furniture and home furnishings stores were up 32.5 percent month-over-month seasonally adjusted, but down 1.9 percent unadjusted year-over-year. 

  • Multi color ombre rug in front of fireplace

    Design Within Reach Announces Website Re-Launch

    Retailer of modern design debuts new customer-centric e-commerce experience in response to changing consumer purchasing behavior.

  • Portrait of executive George Colony

    Forrester Announces 'Customer Experience Reality Day Challenge' ​to Inspire Leaders to Deliver Exceptional CX

    The review finds that customer experience (CX) drives three types of customer loyalty, including retention, wallet share and recommendations.

  • Portrait of Angela Rossi

    Colonial Mills Names Angela Rossi VP of Sales and Marketing

    Rossi, who joined Colonial Mills in 2016, has prior experience with consumer products at Fortune 500 companies.

     

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    Retailers Get Ready: Survey Shows COVID-19 Impact Hasn’t Disrupted Consumer Holiday Shopping Plans

    E-commerce demand during pandemic already exceeds 2019 peak levels; digitally savvy retailers are well positioned for holiday 2020.

  • Portrait of Neil Lick

    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. Taps Williams-Sonoma Veteran Neil Lick to Lead New Owned Brands Team

    BBB's portfolio of new Owned Brands will launch from 2021s and will be developed in core categories such as bed, bath and kitchen.

  • portrait of new executive

    Shayla Copas Interiors Taps Malina Tabor as Director of Marketing & PR

    The appointment anticipates the launch of a new e-commerce platform under the Shayla Copas brand that will include home furnishings textiles, home accessories and more.

  • Woman standing on anti-fatigue mat

    Global Anti-Fatigue Mats Market to Reach $3.6 Billion by the Year 2027

    Residential segment gains 14.1 percent market share worldwide, with estimated 3.1 percent compound annual growth rate through 2027.

  • Black and white logo that reads “Design Impacts Lives”

    ASID Forms Two Task Forces Examining Design's Role In The Pandemic

    Adaptive living and IMPACT review task forces bring together experts nationwide to provide resources and expertise.

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    Floor Coverings Lead the Way as Home Decor Is Expected To Hit $838.6 Billion in Sales

    Floor Coverings will score the global home décor market's highest annual growth, as the category benefits from growing customer interest and real estate industry expansion.

  • portrait of executive

    Janet Hayes Named CEO of Crate & Barrel

    Former Williams-Sonoma president, Janet Hayes joins Crate & Barrel on August 1, replacing Neela Montgomery.

  • portrait of Marvin Ellison

    Lowe's CEO Marvin Ellison Discusses Why Internet Sales Are Exploding

    Lowe's top exec discusses leadership challenges and opportunities, rapidly changing consumer preferences in home improvement, and the retailer's unprecedented digital acceleration.

  • picture of rug shoppers looking at rug

    KCEC Hosts Afghan Artisan Rug Pop Up Shop in Charleston

    The aid program, designed to create jobs in Afghanistan, hosted a successful pop up shop featuring 800+ handmade rugs by 10 leading Afghan producers.

  • Portrait

    CEO Neela Montgomery Leaves Crate And Barrel

    After six successful years with the Otto Group, most recently serving as CEO of Crate and Barrel, Montgomery is stepping down on Aug. 1.

  • Portrait of new executive

    Colonial Mills Names Gregg Scarlata President and COO

    Gregg Scarlata, who has been with Colonial Mills since 2003, as its new president and chief operating officer.

  • Image of workers in factory

    Nourison Implements Return to Work Safety Plan

    Nourison is implementing a return to work plan and ensuring employees continue to practice safe and social distancing measures once normal business operations resume. 

  • image of rug catalog

    Oriental Weavers Rolls Out New Digital Catalog, Showcases New Features

    The new OW look book offers more features and showcases outdoor rugs and rounds and runners in one place.

  • Buyer Activity & Sales Levels Surge on ShopZio B2B Marketplace

    IMC's digital division, IMC_di, reports its B2B digital ShopZio marketplace has witnessed an increase in activity and sales as buyers shift to digital buying strategies to replace of in-person markets.

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    HRI Releases Video Detailing Sunbrella Performance Rugs

    HRI's David Grasse gives a demonstration on cleaning the company's area rug collection made with Sunbrella yarn.

  • NRF: Pandemic's Impact on Imports Easing, but Numbers Are Still Below Last Year

    The impact of COVID-19 at major U.S. retail container ports appears to be easing slightly, with projected imports remaining below last year's levels but not as much as previously forecast.

  • HFA Hosts "Five Ways to Thrive in This Pandemic" Webinar

    The Home Furnishings Association is hosting Five Ways to Thrive in this pandemic webinar featuring data scientist Laura Khoury, owner of ShopIntelligence.

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    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. Appoints Harriet Edelman Independent Chair of Board

    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. today announced that Harriet Edelman has been appointed as independent Chair of the Board, effective immediately

  • WFCA Presents Webinar with Industry Retailers Sharing Best Practices on Surviving & Thriving During the Coronavirus Pandemic

    WFCA will host a webinar with three industry retailers who will share their insights and approaches to success during the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 2 p.m. ET.

  • IFDA NY Chapter Establishes 'Career Advancement Committee' to Help the Design Industry Re-Emerge from Corona Downturn

    The New York Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA NY) has launched an initiative to help the industry re-emerge and flourish in light of the economic downturn from the coronavirus.

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    Pier 1 Imports To Shutter All Stores Nationwide

    Pier 1 Imports, which filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, announced that will shutter all its stores permanently.

  • NRF Responds to April Retail Sales Decline amid Pandemic

    The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay in response to the U.S. Census Bureau's release of April retail sales data.

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    New HOM Furniture Flagship Location Now Open in Bloomington, MN

    HOM Furniture's new state of the art flagship location in Bloomington opens today, one year after the construction project began with the demolition of HOM's oldest and original location.

  • Private Equity Firm Acquires Art Van Stores, Rebrands As Loves Furniture

    US Assets, Inc. and Loves Furniture, Inc. announced the acquisition of 27 stores across Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Virginia and Maryland.

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    Mohawk Home's National Retailer Rug Sales Continue

    But stores expect cautious inventory transitions expected

  • NRF Chief Economist: Recovery Likely to Come in Fits and Starts

    With some stores starting to reopen as governors lift stay-at-home orders across the country, economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is likely to come gradually and may vary by location, NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said.

  • Portraits of new hires

    Nourison Beefs Up Hospitality Division with New Hires

    Nourison has announced two recent appointments to the company's growing hospitality division.

  • at home store exterior

    At Home Group Inc. Announces Store Re-Opening Plan

    At Home issues update regarding its store re-opening plan and enhanced safety and cleaning protocols.

  • Picture Andrew Peykar

    Andrew Peykar Details Nourison's Covid-19 Strategies on CNBC

    Andrew Peykar, president of Nourison Industries, was interviewed by CNBC for the business network's series, The Path Forward -- Getting Back to Work.

  • gray living room with modern floral rug

    Couristan Expands Digital Initiatives in Response to Covid-19 Crisis

    Despite the economic downturn, Couristan's sales remain steady, still the company continues to invest in its digital strategy. 

  • colorful outdoor rug

    Kaleen's New India Production Facility Ready to Go, Keeps Business Moving Domestically

    Kaleen Rugs' just-finished factory in Panipat, India, which triples its previous production capabilities, is now operational, as the company continues to do business domestically during the Covid-19 crisis.

  • Havertys Announces Store Reopenings and Workforce Reduction

    Havertys Furniture announced it would begin the process of reopening its stores and resuming its distribution and delivery operations.

  • Ashley Furniture CEO hosts HFA Supply Chains & E-commerce Webinar

    Ashley Furniture CEO Todd Wanek joins Home Furnishings Association's Mark Schumacher to discuss supply chains and e-commerce on April 30. 

  • Mohawk Flooring Partners Offered Automatic Membership in World Floor Covering Association

    Mohawk Industries is spearheading an effort that will allow its customers to automatically join the WFCA.. 

  • Maynards Home store front

    Furniture Stores Are Starting to Reopen, Cautiously

    As some states begin easing coronavirus restrictions on businesses, home furnishings stores in South Carolina began opening their stores,

  • LR Resources Donates Face Masks to Dalton Medical Unit

    LR Resources has donated nearly 400 KN95 face masks for use by medical professionals at the Dalton-based Crisis Stabilization Unit.

  • ICFA Study on Covid-19 Impact Shows Mounting Financial Concerns, More Staff Reductions

    International Casual Furnishings Association member survey finds mounting financial concerns, along with increasing reductions in staffing  and advertising spending.

  • Ikea store

    IKEA Donates $1.6M+ of Products & Supplies for Covid-19 Relief Efforts

  • Target store front

    Target Sees Record Growth in Digital Sales, Sees Slight Increase in Home Sales During Covid-19 Crisis

    Target, despite impact from Covid-19 crisis, has seen sales increase, with record-setting digital sales.

  • IHFRA logo and room

    IHFRA Asks Government for Shot at PPP Funds for Industry Reps

    Sends a letter to Vice President Mike Pence asking for access.

  • tonal geometric design rug

    Jaipur Living Instagram Live Trade Talk Series Features Atlanta's Verde Home

    Kent Schneider, founding co-partner of Verde Home, takes over Jaipur Living's Instagram.

  • Mohawk Donates Face Shields to Local Law First Responders

    Now producing face shields for local law enforcement and first responders.

  • image of boy

    GoodWeave launches Covid-19 Child and Worker Protection Fund

    To deliver immediate humanitarian aid and services to vulnerable populations.

  • March Retail Sales Plummet during Coronavirus Pandemic

    Retail sales saw their biggest monthly drop on record during March.

  • NRF Foundation Now Offering Free Online Skills Training During Health Crisis

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    Kalaty Open For Business; Introduces Newest Products Digitally

    Despite spring market cancellations due to the Covid-19, Kalaty continues to conduct business.

  • WFCA Hosts Ongoing Webinar Series on Impact of Covid-19 Legislation

  • Mohawk Names Frank Boykin Chief Financial Officer

    He returns to Mohawk Home to help the business navigate through challenging times.

  • Gamble Home photo

    Gamble Home Redefines the Furniture Shopping Experience; Invests in Community -- and Rugs

    The family run home furnishings retailer has seen its rug business take off with plans to invest in the category.

  • picture of catalog

    Surya Unveils Spring 2020 Catalog Full of More Than 1,000 New Designs

    Area rug assortment is expanded.

  • WFCA Urges Members to File Business Interruption Claims, As Several States Begin Introducing Legislation

  • Portrait in front of rug display

    Miriam Thompson Founder of The Rug Rack Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    Miriam Thompson shares her store's evolution and plans for future growth as the business marks its 20th birthday.

  • WFCA Hosts Webinar Discussing Impact of Covid-19 Relief Legislation on Members

  • Natco's Dalton Team Steps Up to Produce Medical Gowns

  • Ikea storefront

    IKEA grants $28m to Protect the Health and Livelihoods of Communities, Co-workers, Suppliers Impacted by Covid-19

  • Montage of rug factory workers producing PPE

    Mohawk Industries Redeploys Resources to Create Medical Gowns, PPE

    Mohawk Industries and Fabric Sources International (FSI) are combining resources to address urgent medical supply needs at during the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Image of digital devices

    IMC Offers Free Subscriptions & Transactions on Its Shopzio B2B Marketplace

    IMC and its digital innovation division IMC_di announced that free subscriptions and transactions will be offered to customers through year-end on ShopZio.

  • image of tablet and rug samples

    Floor Covering Retailers Get Social

    Turn to Social Media to Connect with Rug Purchasers during Covid.

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    Farooq Kathwari Details Ethan Allen Action Plan in Response to COVID-19

    The head of Ethan Allen outlines drastic steps for dramatic times for the nationwide retailer.

  • Image of living room

    Steelyard Partners with High Point Market Authority, Introduces High Point at Home

    Designer digital sourcing platform Steelyard is partnering with the High Point Market Authority to help exhibitors showcase their April market introductions.

  • C.H. Robinson Shares Shipping & Trucking Advisories During Covid-19 Crisis

    Transport and logistics provider C.H. Robinson has compiled a series of special Covid-19 advisories that track developments in the global shipping marketplace.

  • Furniture First Adds Three Members, Holds Town Hall Calls on Covid-19 for Members

    Three retailers have joined Furniture First as the cooperative buying group holds town hall calls to help all members stay connected during COVID-19 closures.

  • WFCA Cautions: You Cannot Furlough and Then Rehire Employees to Avoid Leave Obligations

    The World Floor Covering Association has advised members on the ramifications of furloughing and then rehiring employees to avoid leave obligations.

  • picture of store front

    At Home Group Partners with PICKUP to Launch Contactless Next-Day Local Delivery

    The Texas-based At Home is accelerating its omni-channel strategy, offering contactless next-day local delivery.

  • Casual Furnishings Industry Responds to Survey on COVID-19

    Nearly all International Casual Furnishings Association members responding to a survey fielded last week are expressing deep concerns about the effect the COVID-19 pandemic will have on their businesses this year.

  • Cash Flow Relief under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

    The World Floor Covering Association has notified members how requirements to pay sick and family leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act will significantly impact small businesses' cash flow

  • WFCA Offers Flooring Retailers Guidance on Business Interruption Insurance and Coronavirus

    The World Floor Covering Association is recommending that member flooring retailers and contractors file a claim for business interruption insurance if they have such coverage. 

  • Shelter-in-Place Orders: What Do They Require? WFCA Provides Insights

    The World Floor Covering Association is providing guidance to its flooring retailers on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, offering more clarity on the significance of "shelter-in-place" orders.

  • IIMC to Close High Point Properties to Public in Compliance with Government Order

    IMC will temporarily close its 17 High Point properties to the public beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 27. The closure, which is in effect through April 16, aims to help slow the spread of Covid-19.

  • U.S. Department of Labor Opens National Online Dialogue on Paid Family and Medical Leave and Paid Sick Leave

    DOL hosts a national online dialogue to help employers and workers understand their responsibilities and rights, respectively, under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

  • As Business Grinds to a Halt, Area Rug Retailers Expect Rug Sales Drop

    Appetite for area rugs to decrease for the next six months.

  • Image of governor and national guard

    NYC's Javits Center Gets Retooled as Covid-19 Field Hospital

  • IMC Closes AmericasMart, Atlanta Convention Center and ADAC to Public in Compliance with Order

    In line with the City of Atlanta Executive Order for residents to stay home and non-essential businesses to temporarily close, International Market Centers has temporarily closed AmericasMart Atlanta, the Atlanta Convention Center and Decorative Arts Center.

  • image of prime minister

    India Announces 21-Day Lockdown to Curb Virus

    India's Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi announced that it is locking down the nation's 1.3 billion residents in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

  • picture of store exterior

    TJX Companies Closes Stores & Online Businesses

     The parent of TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Home Goods and Sierra is closing stores and online business due to COVID19 crisis.

  • image of store exterior

    At Home Group Inc. Temporarily Closes All Stores in Response to COVID-19

    The home décor superstore provided an update today on its response to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

  • HOM Furniture & Gabberts to Temporarily Close All Retail Showrooms

    HOM Furniture is temporarily closing all of its retail locations in all markets effective Thursday, March 19, 2020 due to coronavirus pandemic.  

  • Image of Rug with text over it

    Rug Execs Weigh in On Market Cancellations

    Rethink strategies on how to present new product to buyers as in-person markets cancel.

  • image of gray blue and ivory rug

    Tayse Poised for Growth in 2020

    The company has upgraded its distribution, logistics and inventory systems to grow the business.

  • Female rug weaver

    Jaipur Living Celebrates Its Women Weavers on International Women's Day

    Recognizing its female artisan weavers, who create most of the company's hand-crafted rugs.

  • Image of Store Front

    Art Van Furniture to Close All Stores; Liquidate Inventory

    The Michigan-based retailer  is closing all of its stores and holding liquidation sales.

  • Nourison Launches 40 Acts of Kindness Initiative

  • BBB Names Joe Hartsig as Chief Merchandising Officer and President of Harmon Stores

    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has named Joe Hartsig as executive vice president, chief merchandising officer of BBB, and president of Harmon Stores Inc. ("Harmon"), effective immediately.

  • image of rug display

    ABC Carpet Execs Unpack Strategies for Flagship, Omni Channel & Rugs: Part 2

    In Part 2 of this retail series, ABC Carpet's metamorphosis includes a revised approach to area rugs, showcasing its commitment to artisanal sustainable designs.Fine tunes its approach to its area rug business.

  • ABC Carpet Execs Unpack Strategies for Flagship, Omni Channel & Rugs: Part 3

    Eyes growing its B2B and to-the-trade segments.

  • Savavieh store front

    Safavieh Home Furnishings Opens New Manhattan Showroom in Chelsea

    Safavieh Home Furnishings announces the grand opening of Safavieh' s newest retail location at 89 Seventh Ave. in Chelsea, New York City.

  • picture of catalog

    Loloi Takes Wraps Off 2020 Catalog, Showcases New 650K Square-Foot Distribution Center

  • rug vendors and buyers

    Rug Suppliers Report Strong Response at Surfaces 2020, Part 1

    Suppliers representing the broadloom and area rug sectors were encouraged by the turnout and  response to their offerings at Surfaces.

  • picture of rug displays

    Rug Suppliers Report Strong Response at Surfaces 2020, Part 2

    Area rug and broadloom players hailed the 2020 International Surface Event at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center as one of the best shows in recent history.

  • photo of people infront of rug display

    Oscar Isberian Rugs Celebrates 100 Years in Business

    The third-generation family business with three Chicagoland locations, turned 100 years old in January

  • Picture of Kelly Clarkson in living room

    Wayfair Partners with Kelly Clarkson to Inspire Shoppers to Create Homes They Love

  • Mohawk Industries Announces Q4 Earnings

    Mohawk Industries, Inc.  today announced 2019 fourth quarter net earnings of $265 million and diluted earnings per share of $3.68, including a one-time tax benefit of $136 million. 

  • As Online Furniture Sales Top $18.8b, Retailers Focus on Omnichannel Strategies

    Online furniture sales are growing at twice the rate of overall e-commerce as consumers move away from shopping in brick and mortar.

  • Map of India & The United States

    C.H. Robinson Launches Unique LCL Consolidation Service for Rugs & Carpets

    C.H. Robinson has launched a unique LCL consolidation service exclusively for area rugs and carpets, shipping weekly from Nhava Sheva, India.

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    Karastan Brand Portfolio Grows with First Hand-Knotted Rugs, Hard Surfaces; Digital Kiosk A Winner

    Company debuts two dozen area rug collections at Las Vegas Market, including Bespoke, its first collection of  hand-knotted imported designs; introduces new digital kiosk.

  • Dining room with antelope print rug

    Stark Refines Trade Show Strategy, Expects Positive 2020 Activity

    Kicks off its trade show calendar at the International Surface Event, closing Jan. 30, among the company's strongest annual fairs of the year. 

  • ORIA Elects New Officers, Names Navid President

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    Las Vegas Market Business Report: Rug Execs Expect Busy Market, Offer Plenty of Launches

    Las Vegas Market, since opening its Building A doors in 2005, has grown to three buildings with more to come, and area rug companies expect it to kick off the year with a bang.

  • dynamic rugs photo

    Dynamic Rugs Previews Las Vegas Debuts: Surmelis License, New Handmades, Digital Strategies & More

    The company continues to refine its strategy, investing in technological improvements, announcing a new licensed program, and rolling out a record-breaking new product assortment.

  • HRI Beefs Up Sales Team, Hires Two Industry Veterans

  • Balta Home USA Cutting Ribbon

    Balta Home USA Debuts in Atlanta, Ramps Up U.S. Design and Sales Teams

    Belgian-based Balta Home has been ramping up its US presence and the latest step in that strategy is an inaugural studio/showroom space at AmericasMart.

  • Ryan Higgins Purchases Tamarian Carpets from Founder Steve Cibor

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    Atlanta Market Business Report: 12 Execs Share Keys to Success, Introduce Winter 2020 Rugs

    This week's Atlanta Market has proven an important stop on the 2020 rug market circuit for some players who are finding success with evolving strategies that have them primed for a strong kick off to the year.

  • Dynamic Rugs Names Joe Barkley Vice President of Sales

    Dynamic Rugs has named industry veteran Joe Barkley as vice president of sales, reporting to Matthew Rouhanian, company president.

  • Area Rug

    Company C Expands Showroom Presence with Return to Atlanta Market

    Company C is expanding its showroom presence with a return to Atlanta Market in January 2020 at the Curated Home Brands space.

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    What Designers Want: Top 20 Best-Selling Rugs on Wayfair Professional in 2019

    E-tailer raked in record-breaking sales during the five-day peak shopping period of Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday.

  • Mark J Tritton

    Herman Miller, Inc. announced that President and CEO Andi Owen has named industry veteran Debbie Propst as President, Herman Miller Retail. 

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    Home Depot Shares 2019 Best-Selling Area Rugs, 2020 Trends for the Category

  • Surya Opens Fourth Luxe To-The-Trade Showroom

  • Image of a red and gold abstract rug

    Kalaty Caps 40th Anniversary Year with Debut of Two Comprehensive Full-Color Catalogs

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    Mohawk Home Tests DIY Merchandising Concept for Big Box Retailers

  • Michael J. Riley Joins Mohawk Home as Senior VP/General Manager for Karastan Rugs

    Mike Riley, newly appointed senior vice president, general manager for the Karastan Rugs division of Mohawk Home.

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    Wayfair Introduces its New Flagship Brand, Hykkon, Across Europe

    Wayfair Inc. has unveiled Hykkon, the first flagship brand and curated collection for Wayfair's European business launched across Wayfair.co.uk and Wayfair.de.

  • Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. Names Mark J. Tritton as President and Chief Executive Officer

    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has announced the appointment of Mark J. Tritton as president and chief executive officer (CEO) and as a member of its board of directors, effective Nov. 4, 2019.

  • Target Names Michael Fiddelke Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

    Target Corporation has announced that Michael Fiddelke has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective Nov. 1. 

     

  • Afghan Artisan Rug Makers Host Pop-up in New York

    Ten Afghan rug makers head to the Metropolitan Pavilion to showcase their hand-crafted designs at a special three day event.

  • Picture of founders

    Fiber-Shield Industries Celebrates 40th Anniversary - Q&A with Founder Manny Vickers

    Founders Connie and Manny Vickers have grown their business to a global leader in high-performance applied carpet and rug protection products.

  • 0820119 Mohawk to Consolidate Karastan Rug Production in Northwest Georgia

    When Mohawk consolidates its Karastan rug production in northwest Georgia in October, the brand's longtime Eden, N.C. facility will focus on residential, aviation and hospitality carpet.

  • IMC Names Cain Brodie General Manager of Las Vegas Design Center

    IMC has promoted Cain Brodie to general manager of Las Vegas Design Center effective Aug. 1. 

  • LR Resources Names Gary W. Williams Account Manager

    LR Resources announces the appointment of Gary W. Williams as account manager covering Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Washington, D.C., and Maryland.

  • Kaleen Names Brigham Director of Marketing and Public Relations

    Kaleen Rugs, manufacturer of high-quality rugs and broadloom, has named Brian Brigham, director of marketing and public relations.

  • Currey & Company Names Jenny Heinzen York Director of Marketing

  • Nourison Hospitality Names Hepler Hospitality Sales Manager, Southwest

    Nourison is pleased to announce the appointment of Sue Hepler as Hospitality Sales Manager, Southwest for its hospitality business segment.

  • Macy's Names Dennis Mullahy Chief Supply Chain Officer

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