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Area rug market will fill expanded space, host new exhibitors

Dec. 9/16 2013; Volume 27/number 16

By Jenna Lippin

Screen Shot 2013-12-17 at 1.30.07 PMSeeking to maintain the momentum generated by the summer Atlanta International Area Rug Market in July, next month’s heavily trafficked winter event is expected to create even greater enthusiasm. “There is a lot of excitement around the winter market,” said Kevin Malkiewicz, vice president of leasing, AmericasMart Atlanta. “Exhibitors are expanding their spaces and improving their showrooms in preparation for the event.” Continue reading Area rug market will fill expanded space, host new exhibitors

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High Point market: Rug mills open up color palette

HIGH POINT, N.C.—Before the latest International Home Furnishings Market even opened its doors, industry consultant Jerry Epperson issued this statement: “After several years of neither the manufacturer, the importer or the retailer willing to take any styling risks, many retail floors are looking stale and unimaginative. We expect 2010 to be a year of creative new styles and concepts.”

Epperson’s prophesying seemed to be on track as manufacturers from all industries touted braver, more expressive lines during the spring edition of the market. Continue reading High Point market: Rug mills open up color palette