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Atlanta International Area Rug Market: Dog days of summer livened up with host of new products

ATLANTA—Comedian Woody Allen is credited with the line “80% of success is showing up.” That summed up the mood of the Atlanta International Rug Market last month, held during what even Southerners consider a scorching summer.

Chas Sydney, senior vice president of business development at AmericasMart, owner of the show, said traffic appeared to depend on price. “Many of the [companies specializing in] machine-made offerings had good traffic.” That is likely due to the continued squeeze on the economy. Continue reading Atlanta International Area Rug Market: Dog days of summer livened up with host of new products

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Atlanta Mart hosts Grammy winner

ATLANTA—The upcoming ICON Honors award ceremony, scheduled for July 17 during the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, will host five-time Grammy winner.

Michael McDonald in addition to notable retailers, product manufacturers and sales agencies. In addition to a private concert, industry participants will be presented with awards in 18 categories. Continue reading Atlanta Mart hosts Grammy winner

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Atlanta Rug Market gears up for summer edition

ATLANTA—As the No. 1 resource for the area rug industry, the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, slated for July 15 to 18, is poised to offer retailers from around the globe a complete package of the most unique products, new business opportunities, networking and education. So said Chas Sydney, senior vice president, area rug, external business development, adding that the market will feature the newest products and designs from the industry’s leading suppliers.

This summer AmericasMart welcomes back Concepts International to a permanent showroom on Floor 3 in Building 1. “The company, which has shown at AmericasMart since 1979 in permanent and temporary spaces, has searched the world for nearly 40 years to bring its customers the most upscale products in the floor covering industry,” Sydney said. Continue reading Atlanta Rug Market gears up for summer edition