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Longtime Rug Editor Lissa Wyman Passes

Lissa Wyman

NEW YORK—Lissa Wyman, the founder of Rugnews.com who started her career at what was then Home Furnishings Daily, passed away last Thursday at her home in Manhattan after a long illness. She was 70. A 44-year veteran of the floor covering news business, Wyman first started covering the industry at Home Furnishings Daily (now HFN).More »

Last updated: November 25, 2014

Safavieh’s Angela Hebert Passes Away

Angie Hebert

GREENSBORO, N.C.—Angela Hebert, with a long career in the home furnishings industry, most recently as Safavieh’s manager for its Historic Market Square showrooms in High Point, N.C., passed away this past Saturday of cancer at Duke University Medical Center. She was 65. Born in Thomasville, N.C., she worked for Safavieh for eight years and, alongMore »

Last updated: November 25, 2014

Surya Donates More Than 3,900 Food Items to Community Food Bank

Surya’s food donations

CALHOUN, Ga.—This month, from Nov. 10-20, Surya held its fourth-annual food drive, during which employees collected more than 3,900 non-perishable food items. The donations were then delivered to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank, which distributes food to residents of 20 counties throughout Northwest Georgia and Tennessee. Surya began this initiative in 2011, and this year,More »

Last updated: November 25, 2014

Chilewich Opens First Retail Store

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NEW YORK-Renown textiles brand Chilewich has opened its first retail store, here in the Flatiron District. Located at 23 East 20th Street, the 820-square-foot spot showcases most of its flooring and table linen line in a simple and modular fashion. “There’s no store in the universe with this product assortment,” Founder and Creative Director SandyMore »

Last updated: November 24, 2014

Clipper Adds Ledbetter, Wenz to Sales Team

Clipper

LOS ANGELES–Clipper Corporation, a global distributor and supplier for the food service and consumer products industry, has appointed Jason Ledbetter and David Wenz as sales directors for the consumer packaged goods division. The two will manage the Viking Culinary line, including handling brand distribution, increasing revenue growth and working with specialty retailers. The line debutedMore »

Last updated: November 21, 2014

AmericasMart Now Accepting AMCA Applications

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ATLANTA–AmericasMart is now accepting submissions for the 2015 America’s Magnificent Carpets Awards, which will take place during the Atlanta International Area Rug Market. The deadline for online submissions is Thursday, Dec. 25. The actual rugs must be delivered to AmericasMart by Monday, Dec. 29. The categories are: handhooked/handtufted, handknotted/flatweave, machine made, outdoor and licensee. ApplicationsMore »

Last updated: November 18, 2014

Atlanta Markets to Offer Lead Retrieval Devices

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ATLANTA–AmericasMart Atlanta has enhanced its market technology services to include new lead retrieval devices, allowing its permanent and temporary exhibitors the ability to track and optimize their at-market buyer traffic. Powered by Expo Logic, the lead retrieval devices will offer quick badge scanning, easy lead qualifying and note taking and organized follow up, and willMore »

Last updated: November 18, 2014

New Showrooms, Educational and Social Activities for Dallas Lighting Market

The Dallas International Lighting Market Opens Today

DALLAS–Lighting professionals who kick off 2015 at the Dallas International Lighting Market will see many new and relocated showrooms, as well as the opportunity to attend events both educational and social. The 26th annual ARTS Awards will also take place, on the Friday of the show. In the lighting category, new showrooms include: Blackjack LightingMore »

Last updated: November 14, 2014