WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–Emerald Expositions has purchased George Little Management from Providence Equity Partners for $335 million. The transaction is expected to close next month, subject to customary regulatory approvals. The acquisition will be funded with approximately $200 million of debt and a $140 million equity investment from Onex Partners III. GLM operates more than 20 … More »
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–The next edition of NY Now, Feb. 1-6, 2014, will recognize socially responsible and eco-friendly products and producers in two “green” initiatives. From almost 200 products selected for NY Now’s SustainAbility: design for a better world exhibit, eight have achieved NY Now’s highest “Degrees of SustainAbility” status, and 30 have been named finalists … More »
SOMERSET, N.J.–Kas Rugs is the latest licensee to partner with Donny Osmond Home for collections of area rugs as well as decorative pillows and poufs, a category Kas recently entered. The initial group of designs will launch at Las Vegas Market in July 2014. “Debbie and I are so pleased to have Kas as our … More »
DALTON, Ga.–Pantone’s color of 2014—Radiant Orchid—was a featured segment on the December 5 episode of NBC’s The Today Show, which included a rug from Pantone licensee Oriental Weavers. The show, hosted by Carson Daly, gave the rug—from Oriental Weavers’ Prismatic collection—exposure to more than one million consumers worldwide, Oriental Weavers said. “We could not be … More »
LAS VEGAS–A full slate of educational seminars is scheduled for the Las Vegas Market CEO Summit next month. Some of the keynote speakers will include Charles Garcia, who worked for four presidents and is a national Hispanic leader; Vivek Kundra, the first U.S. chief information officer appointed by President Barack Obama; Susan Packard, co-founder of … More »
ATLANTA–Couristan will welcome designer Emma Gardner to its showroom during the Atlanta International Area Rug Market next month for a meet and greet with attendees. The party will run from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8 in Couristan’s showroom in Building 1, 6-D-11. At the event, attendees will be able to enter to win one … More »
DALLAS-British royal and interior designer Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill is one of the featured speakers at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market next month. Sponsored by Loloi, her presentation, “Using Rugs and Accessories to Personalize Your Home,” will take place from 3-4 p.m. on Wed., Jan. 8, in the Seminar Room on the 14th … More »
NEW YORK-Next month, Shaw will have a party to kick off the Atlanta International Area Rug Market. To be held Wednesday, Jan. 8, the opening day of the show, the event will be held in Shaw’s showroom, 6-A-2 in Building 1. From 4-7 p.m. Shaw will offer attendees food, cocktails, and live music.