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Mohawk Q2 Net Jumps 80.6 Percent

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CALHOUN, Ga.-Improvements in productivity and cost controls teamed with a tick-up in sales to boost Mohawk Industries’ second-quarter net income by 80.6 percent, to $152.8 million. Jeffrey Lorberbaum, Mohawk’s chairman and CEO, cited the gains in productivity, the slimming of costs and successful product launches for the company’s burgeoning bottom line in the quarter, whichMore »

Surya Names Contest Winners

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CALHOUN, Ga.–Surya has announced the winners of its #SpottedwithSurya Instagram contest, which ended July 15. The first place winner is Whitney Reed for Gum Wall in Seattle, Wash., who will receive $1,000 worth of Surya products. Second place winner Ingrid Brown for Amazon Jungle in Manaus, Brazil will receive $500 worth of Surya products. ThirdMore »

RenWil Adds Product, People and New Showrooms

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LAS VEGAS—Montreal-based company RenWil added 450 new products to its lineup at Las Vegas Market this week, including about 75 items in its new rug category, which first launched in January. The company, which offers wall decor, mirrors and lighting, also added a new lifestyle group called Lost in Paradise, which has a tropical feel.More »

ART Savings Offered in Vegas

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.–Fifteen exhibitors—including new vendors in Las Vegas, Go Home and Selamat—will participate in Accessories Resource Team’s ART card program at Las Vegas Market this week. Member retailers are able to take advantage of these promotions and services, listed below, when they show their ART card at the time of ordering. Couture Lamps (C-496A): 10More »

Speakers Sought for High Point Market

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ROSEVILLE, Calif.–The North American Home Furnishings Association (NAHFA) is now accepting submissions for speakers in its Retailer Resource Center (RRC) at High Point Market in October. Seminars are scheduled Oct. 18-21. Popular seminar topics include digital/online and mobile strategies, social media, advertising and marketing, sales and sales training, retail operations and logistics, retail trends andMore »

More than 1,000 Dealers Signed up for Surya’s Semi-Annual Sale

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LAS VEGAS–More than 1,000 dealers have signed up so far for Surya’s inaugural semi-annual sales event, which was launched to help customers boost store traffic and drive accessories sales. The event is offered across distribution channels, from e-commerce to furniture stores. “It gets everyone thinking about Surya,” Seth King, vice president of sales, told HFN.More »

Rug Introductions Highlight Details, Color in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS–Added details, such as handcrafted looks and metallics, are among the highlights of rug introductions at Las Vegas Market this week, along with the important themes of natural materials and color. New licensed collections also debuted. Feizy released the colorful Gustevia rug collection, which is an extension of its successful Brixton and Bleecker lines.More »

Balta U.S. Names Papa National Accounts Manager

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DALTON, Ga.–Industry veteran Chris Papa has joined Balta U.S. as national accounts manager. Papa will be based out of his office in Minnesota. With more than 30 years of experience in home fashions, Papa has worked as senior bath buyer for both J.C. Penney and Target and as divisional merchandise manager for the bath forMore »