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Vibrant in Las Vegas

Vibrant in Las Vegas

By Andrea Lillo Value, color and texture will be key concepts at this month’s Las Vegas Market, as manufacturers look to give both retailers and, ultimately, consumers, the right look at the right price. At the same time, products ‘Made in the U.S.A.’ seem to be on the rise. Meanwhile, several rug exhibitors will debutMore »

A Bright Idea

A Bright Idea

By Andrea Lillo ROY G BIV is alive and well in the area rug category. Bright, saturated color has enlivened consumers, and manufacturers continue to freshen their assortments with evolved designs and new color pairings. One strong trend merges bold tones with grays and browns, further updating the color story for today’s consumer. “People wantMore »

Feizy Rugs Names Sweary V.P. of Sales

Feizy Rugs Names Sweary V.P. of Sales

DALLAS–Dale Sweary has joined Feizy Rugs as vice president of sales, responsible for coordinating the efforts of and overseeing the growth of Feizy’s national account base.  Sweary succeeds Cameron Feizy, who was named senior vice president. Sweary reports to Cameron Feizy. Sweary began his career in the industry with Shaw in 1989 and has aMore »

Want To Be Part of a Flash Mob in Vegas?

Want To Be Part of a Flash Mob in Vegas?

LAS VEGAS–Western Home Furnishings Association will host its first-ever Las Vegas Market flash mob next week and is inviting anyone who is interested to join in the fun. The organization will celebrate its new WHFA website, whfa.org, by launching beach balls up into the air on Tuesday, August 2, at 2 p.m. in the WorldMore »

AmericasMart: ‘Robust’ Order-Writing Last Week

AmericasMart: ‘Robust’ Order-Writing Last Week

ATLANTA–AmericasMart said a large and growing national and international buyer base, new and newly expanded product collections and consistent order writing marked the July 2011 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, which closed its eight-day run July 20. The show owner and organizer reported “strong representation” from key northeastern, Midwestern and far-west states. ItMore »

Feizy Rugs Readies Las Vegas Market Introductions

Feizy Rugs Readies Las Vegas Market Introductions

DALLAS–Feizy Rugs plans to unveil four new collections along with several additions to existing collections at the upcoming Las Vegas market, scheduled for Aug. 1-5. Additions to both the Feizy Fine and Feizy Home Collections are planned, and a variety of styles, price points and constructions will be represented.  To kick off market, the companyMore »

Mohawk Issues Second Sustainability Report

Mohawk Issues Second Sustainability Report

CALHOUN, Ga.–Mohawk Industries has released its second annual sustainability report, detailing the company’s efforts to promote sustainable business practices throughout the world. The report is available online at mohawksustainability.com. It describes how the company has elevated sustainability through expansion into new markets that will lower the energy costs associated with transporting materials over long distances;More »

AMC’s Sydney to Retire After 31 Years

AMC’s Sydney to Retire After 31 Years

ATLANTA–After more than three decades leading the AmericasMart Atlanta area rug franchise and its predecessors, Chas Sydney has retired as senior vice president of AMC, AmericasMart Atlanta’s parent entity. This coincides with the conclusion of the most recent Atlanta International Area Rug Market and Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. Kevin Malkiewicz, AMC’s newestMore »