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AmericasMart Atlanta establishes Home & Rug floor, Four Hands relocates and expands

Atlanta – In a move to address the changing needs of customers, AmericasMart Atlanta is rebranding Floor 4 of Building 1 in the AmericasMart complex by integrating home furnishings and home accents with area rugs. The new Home & Rug floor will unveil its expanded product mix during the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, January 9-16. Continue reading AmericasMart Atlanta establishes Home & Rug floor, Four Hands relocates and expands

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AmericasMart announces Visual Display Awards

With The Visual Display Award, AmericasMart celebrated visual excellence in both permanent showrooms and temporary exhibits at the nation’s  only global wholesale trade event of 2012: The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market Jan. 11-18 (Temporaries: Jan. 13-17), with the Atlanta International   Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show taking place Jan. 12-15   (Temporaries: Jan. 13-15). Continue reading AmericasMart announces Visual Display Awards

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Made In America debuts at AmericasMart

In an effort to help boost the U.S. economy and introduce retailers to companies whose products are American made, AmericasMart will unveil a Made In America category as AmericasMart presents the nation’s only global wholesale trade event of 2012: The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market Jan. 11-18 (Temporaries: Jan. 13-17), with the Atlanta International Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show taking place Jan. 12-15. Continue reading Made In America debuts at AmericasMart

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AmericasMart advances its digital strategy with Wi-Fi access

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Atlanta As part of ongoing efforts to continually improve its campus and Market guest experience, AmericasMart has partnered with iBAHN, the global leader in IP-based entertainment and information services for the hospitality and meeting industries, to offer access to a state-of the-art Wi-Fi network.  AmericasMart now has Wi-Fi on all temporary tradeshow floors, Living, Outdoor/Indoor, The Gardens, building lobbies and meeting room spaces. Continue reading AmericasMart advances its digital strategy with Wi-Fi access

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Orian Rugs expands AmericasMart showroom

Atlanta – In the latest acknowledgement of the dynamic partnership AmericasMart maintains with its exhibitors, Orian Rugs, has expanded its AmericasMart showroom space from 3,000 square feet to 6,500 square feet, relocating to showroom 6-F-1 in Building 1.

“We are increasing our showroom space to meet the demands of our business growth, accommodate our retail partners and to be able to fully display the breadth of our impressive product portfolio,” said Mikala Moller, director of marketing for Orian Rugs. “AmericasMart has been a great forum for us to attract the retail buyers that we are partnered with and our collaboration with AmericasMart continues to drive new business to our showroom.” Continue reading Orian Rugs expands AmericasMart showroom

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Atlanta International Area Rug Market: Sluggish economy takes toll, but those who came spent

ATLANTA—Those working to lure buyers into their showrooms during the summer edition of the Atlanta International Area Rug Market all agreed the lingering sluggishness of the economy is affecting their bottom line. There is, however, no general consensus on just what they can do about it.

Steve Roan, vice president of Karastan Rugs, expressed anger toward the federal government for not showing more leadership during tough times. While Roan was excited about Karastan’s products, he was less excited about the U.S. government’s handling of the economy, which he said has played a role in creating consumer uncertainty. Continue reading Atlanta International Area Rug Market: Sluggish economy takes toll, but those who came spent

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Rug Mart’s Chas Sydney retires

ATLANTA—Ever since the AmericasMart became a major player for hosting floor covering-related markets in 1980, Chas Sydney has been its face. Beginning in January 2012 with the winter edition of the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, Kevin Malkiewicz will become that face as Sydney announced his retirement as senior vice president shortly after the show’s summer edition concluded last month. Continue reading Rug Mart’s Chas Sydney retires