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Atlanta International Area Rug Market dates released

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Atlanta—The winter edition of the Atlanta International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show will be held Jan. 13-16 at AmericasMart here.

Leading retailers, designers and specifiers from around the world will make AmericasMart their market of choice to source a merchandise line-up featuring thousands of lines and countless introductions, many in exclusive U.S. debut. Top lines and designs will be presented in new and expanded showrooms and temporary booths by leading manufacturers and importers.

“The AmericasMart merchandise mix is scaled by design to satisfy the fast-growing demands of global retailing,” said Jeffrey Portman, Sr., vice chairman, president and COO. “We’ve carefully aggregated the world’s top product resources in a collective of incredible variety and selection.”

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AmericasMart’s VDAs underscore creative excellence

ATLANTA—AmericasMart celebrated the visual presentation achievements of permanent and temporary exhibitors showing in its January 2013 markets with awards recognizing superior designs across all product collections and categories.  Adjudication during The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show Jan. 9 to 16, 2013, yielded Visual Display Awards (VDAs) for 33 permanent showrooms and 20 temporary exhibits, including a Best of Show in the Temporaries.  Independent design and visual merchandising experts, with decades of experience, selected the winners.  The January 2013 VDA winners, with judges’ comments are: Continue reading AmericasMart’s VDAs underscore creative excellence

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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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AMCA winners declared, ORIA honors Sydney

AtlantaThe Area Rug industry’s most celebrated event honoring the most spectacular introductions took place at the height of the first Market of the year, the Atlanta International Area Rug Market featured the National Oriental Rug Show, which took place Jan. 12-15 with Temporaries, Jan. 13-15. Continue reading AMCA winners declared, ORIA honors Sydney

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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