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Hotlanta Lives


ATLANTA-Like much of the country, Atlanta is in the midst of a winter freeze. Despite the frigid temperatures, the city continues to earn its “Hotlanta” nickname with on-trend product offerings at the Atlanta Gift & Home Market, along with the Atlanta Rug Market at AmericasMart. Yesterday, Gourmet Catalog held its Start the Year Member ConferenceMore »

Last updated: January 9, 2015

Atlanta Rug Market: Day One

Surya’s introductions included Idina, which has digitally printed designs.

ATLANTA-While it was bitter cold outside, it was hot inside at AmericasMart here, as the newest rug designs embraced color and quality and showcased new constructions. In addition, new showrooms and partnerships and licensees added to the market excitement. After decades on Floor 6, Capel unveiled its new showroom on Floor 3, in space 3-C-15.More »

Last updated: January 8, 2015

Capel’s Robertson Set to Retire

Allen Robertson

ATLANTA-Allen Robertson, Capel’s vice president of sales, has announced that he will retire after Las Vegas Market later this month, after 16 years with the company. James Brown is considered the hardest-working man in music, “and Allen is the hardest-working man in the rug business,” said John Magee, president and CEO, Capel, who estimated thatMore »

Last updated: January 8, 2015

Atlanta Rug Market Opens


ATLANTA-The Atlanta International Area Rug Market opened today, kicking off the new year with thousands of area rug introductions. In addition, many companies are celebrating expanded or new showrooms, anniversaries—or the market in general. First-time AmericasMart exhibitor Devgiri debuts with the largest new showroom this market—12,000 square feet—in space 5-A-1. Capel Rugs has relocated itsMore »

Last updated: January 7, 2015

Thirteen Participating Atlanta Vendors in ART Card Program


CHARLOTTE, N.C.-Thirteen vendors will be participating in Accessories Resource Team’s ART card program this week at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and the Atlanta International Area Rug Show. The ART card program offers exclusive market specials and promotions to ART member retailers who present their ART card when they place an order.More »

Last updated: January 7, 2015

Rug Ready in Atlanta


ATLANTA—At the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, which opens tomorrow, there will be many opportunities to network, learn and socialize—along with viewing introductions. Here are a few of the events taking place at the market (all in AmericasMart’s Building 1 unless otherwise noted). Wednesday, Jan. 7 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Museum of Introductions (MOI) Gallery willMore »

Last updated: January 6, 2015

Rhody Rug Expands Customization Capabilities, Debuts New Lines


LINCOLN, R.I.—U.S. rug manufacturer Rhody Rug has expanded its product development capacity, as well as released two new lines: one traditional wool braided rug line that includes updated colors and an indoor/outdoor braided rug line, in an array of colors. “Our customers have asked for a wider variety of colors and styles, and we’ve respondedMore »

Last updated: January 6, 2015