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Couristan offers Outdoor Living Merchandising display promotion

Fort Lee, N.J. –– Couristan, a leading manufacturer of quality area rugs, residential broadloom and custom contract carpeting, is offering its annual promotion on the Outdoor Living Merchandising Box and Without Walls Display Unit.  From March 19th through June 28th, authorized Couristan dealers can qualify for discounted rates on bundled orders of Couristan’s most popular outdoor area rug collections.  Couristan will once again offer the Without Walls Display Unit free of charge with a minimum purchase, which includes the new Fresco, Berkshire and Grand Cayman collections, as well as over 150 other SKUs to choose from. Continue reading Couristan offers Outdoor Living Merchandising display promotion

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Mills unfurl new products, enthusiasm for 2013

By Louis Iannaco

Volume 26/Number 20; February 18/25, 2013

(Second of two parts)

Carpet mills exhibiting at Surfaces 2013 witnessed genuine excitement from attendees resulting from the many new products that were offered as well as their own expectations toward what the rest of the year may bring regarding sales and profits. Attendees found carpet mills offering bolder colors, more textures and patterns, three-dimensional looks and an ever-increasing number of soft products. Continue reading Mills unfurl new products, enthusiasm for 2013

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Couristan promotes Codella to executive VP of sales

Steve Codella

Fort Lee, N.J. Couristan, the leading manufacturer and importer of fine area rugs, residential broadloom and custom contract carpeting, has promoted Steve Codella to executive vice president of sales.

Codella, who has been in the floorcovering industry for over thirty years, joined Couristan in 2000 as eastern regional sales manager, then advanced to senior vice president of sales before taking on his new role.  During his time at Couristan, Codella has assisted in building a versatile and highly skillful sales force and has consistently contributed to the growth of accounts on all levels.  Codella will continue to oversee all residential sales and the strategic advancement of accounts across North America. Continue reading Couristan promotes Codella to executive VP of sales

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Couristan names Andolino VP of residential broadloom sales

Len Andolino

Fort Lee, N.J.– Couristan, a leading manufacturer of fine, quality area rugs, residential broadloom and custom contract carpeting, announced this week the appointment of Len Andolino as its incoming vice president of broadloom sales.

Andolino, who was formerly employed with Robertex/Carousel, will be spearheading the management of all residential broadloom sales and business development operations across North America.  As an industry veteran with 28 years of experience catering to middle and high-end markets, Andolino will lead and execute Couristan’s strategic sales initiatives in pursuit of growing the business within the company’s current distribution channels and the exploration of new business channels. Continue reading Couristan names Andolino VP of residential broadloom sales

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Atlanta International Area Rug Market: Event to feature new layout, latest innovations

By Jenna Lippin 

Volume 27/number 15; December 3/10, 2012

The winter session of the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, which will be held Jan. 10 to 13, has the industry excited about new displays, hot products and educational seminars.

The biggest change attendees will witness is the incorporation of rugs with other home furnishings. The winter market will address “the changing needs of customers with a massive rebranding of Floor 4 in Building 1 to showcase the integration of area rugs and home furnishings and home accents,” according to AtlantasMart spokesperson Lisa Bokovoy. Continue reading Atlanta International Area Rug Market: Event to feature new layout, latest innovations

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Suppliers set to jumpstart sales via spring promos

From March Madness and the Grapefruit League to spring sales and rebates, many phrases and terms make their way into the conversation this time of year. Numerous flooring companies gear up for the season by running special springtime promotions, an annual rite of the season. Here are just a few specials being offered. Continue reading Suppliers set to jumpstart sales via spring promos

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Couristan announces contest winners

Fort Lee, N.J.In celebration of the company’s 85th anniversary, Couristan gave away two all-inclusive trips at the recent Surfaces show in Las Vegas. Picked randomly from among hundreds of entries gathered, Matt Lund of Foremost Interiors and Jan Mink of KL Mink and Sons each won a four-day, three-night trip for two to either the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic or the Riu Palace in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Continue reading Couristan announces contest winners

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Optimism, steady traffic take center stage

Improving economy gives show best feeling in years

by FCNews staff

Las Vegas—Immediately after the curtain was raised on the stage that was Surfaces 2012, it was apparent to everyone from manufacturers to contractors to retailers that something was different in the air at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Continue reading Optimism, steady traffic take center stage

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Couristan's 85th Anniversary: trip drawing and collection unveiled

Fort Lee, N.J. — In honor of its 85th anniversary this year, Couristan will be giving away two trips at next month; one at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market and the other at Surfaces. Each winner will receive a four-day/three-night trip for two to his or her choice of the Dominican Republic’s Punta Cana or Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  Continue reading Couristan's 85th Anniversary: trip drawing and collection unveiled

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Atlanta market gets ready for winter heat

ATLANTA—The market that for more than half a century has powered the area rug industry is locked and loaded for its 2011 winter edition. Once again, AmericasMart officials are preparing to unveil the best-of- the-best at next month’s Atlanta International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show (NORS).

“AmericasMart creates the stage on which manufacturers, designers and sales representatives unveil new lines, launch designs and introduce categories,” noted Chas Sydney, senior vice president, area rug/external business development. Continue reading Atlanta market gets ready for winter heat