Loloi To Open Showroom At Dallas Market Center

Dallas Market Center has announced that Loloi, a leading Dallas-based rug and textile manufacturer, will open a stand-alone showroom in advance of January Total Home & Gift Market (January 17-23, 2018). The new Loloi showroom will be located on the fifth floor of the World Trade Center among many other leading home décor showrooms. Loloi joins the more than 50 new or expanding showrooms opening in Dallas for January Total Home & Gift Market. Loloi, still represented at Dallas Market Center by In-Detail, is taking an adjacent showroom in WTC 506. The nearly 10,000 square foot showroom will give them the unique opportunity to showcase the full breadth of their stylish product line. The showroom will be staffed by a special Loloi team to work with buyers and help educate and guide them in their selections “Loloi is excited to have a year-round home at Dallas Market Center. With the new showroom’s size, we’re now able to show buyers our entire rug line along with our pillow and throw categories,” said Amir Loloi, President of Loloi Rugs. “Additionally, we’ll have areas dedicated to our licensed collections and a great selection of one-of-a-kind rugs. We can’t wait for January.” Buyers will have the convenience of seeing the full assortment of products, including comprehensive licensed collections with ED Ellen DeGeneres, the Loloi x Justina Blakeney collection, and Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines. These collaborative partnerships bring over 50 collections to the Market, each with its own unique style, offering an expansive selection for retailers to choose from. In addition to the increased amount of inventory in the showroom, there will be a section for one-of-a-kind rugs from India, Turkey, and other countries never before seen at this level in their Dallas showroom. Amir Loloi and his team travel overseas to personally hand select these specialty rugs, and work to develop new and innovative product for the collection. “Loloi has long been a destination for buyers in Dallas but this expansion allows buyers to discover even more unique products and on-trend pieces from this leading company,” said Cindy Morris, Dallas Market Center president and CEO. “Their customer service, welcoming environment, and vast product selection will make their showroom a sought-after destination.” Dallas Market Center is located in the strongest economic zone in the U.S., and its open-daily marketplace serves loyal retail buyers and interior designers from across the U.S. and internationally who seek a wide range of products from leading manufacturers and emerging companies. To make plans for upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center App. Keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter,...

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Market Naviation App To Debut At AmericasMart Atlanta

Turn-by-turn navigation via mobile phone will be available starting January 1, 2018 only at AmericasMart® Atlanta. With this newest investment in the future, all attendees at Market and on a daily basis will be able to find their line or showroom of choice quickly and efficiently. AmericasMart’s new network infrastructure provides high-performance Wi-Fi access and the all-new navigational services across its 7.1 million square foot campus. Powered by the Aruba Mobile First Platform, the new network enables faster, more secure sales transactions and improved user engagement within the AmericasMart mobile app. Aruba is a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. “As a leading global trading exchange and the premier U.S. destination for product sourcing across the home, gift and apparel spectrum, we want to ensure that our exhibitors and attendees have a superior on-site experience,” said Kimberly Rometo, AmericasMart vice president of Digital and Information Systems. “That demands the consistent enabling of fast, reliable and secure connectivity and a great mobile experience across our venue.” The new network employs the Meridian location services platform and Aruba Beacons to enable accurate blue-dot navigation and turn-by-turn directions within the existing AmericasMart mobile app. With the Aruba location services solution in place, the enhanced AmericasMart app will save attendees and exhibitors time by providing the most direct and efficient routes through the market centerFor exhibitors, the new network enables more secure and reliable sales transactions and access to their networks, while attendees can quickly and easily connect to the network with a single service set identifier (SSID). “With our new Aruba network, we can finally provide the mobile business experience that we’ve envisioned,” Rometo adds. “AmericasMart is one of our largest location services installation to date,” said Ozer Dondurmacioglu, general manager for Aruba’s Meridian Location Services Group. “We’re excited to see the kinds of productivity benefits AmericasMart can realize with their deployment and the new mobile experience their exhibitors and attendees will now be able to access with AmericasMart’s location services-enabled...

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Nourison Goes Solar

Nourison, the market’s most diversified producer and importer of handmade area rugs and the leading multi-category resource in today’s floor covering market has announced its corporate location in Saddle Brook, NJ is going solar. Going solar reduces Nourison’s carbon footprint and is in support of their initiative to ‘go green’. “As a responsible company, our conscience guides us to make every reasonable effort to protect our environment and our renewable energy efforts support those beliefs,” said Alex Peykar, principal of Nourison. “Our work takes us all over the world and we are proud to work with others on the global push for green energy solutions.” The New Jersey site will accommodate a kW-DC photovoltaic solar system, capable of producing nearly 770,000 kilowatt hours of electricity its first year, and more than 19 million kilowatt hours over 25 years. In addition to state sponsored renewable incentives and federal tax credits, choosing solar power as sustainable energy will also help reduce Nourison’s operating costs. Nourison’s solar installation is expected to be fully operational by December. The project’s development and installation will be provided by Solar Landscape, a NJ based electrical contractor specializing in large commercial solar integration projects....

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Riley Named New Feizy President

Feizy, one of the country’s largest rug manufacturers, today named Mike Riley as its new president to further strengthen its core initiatives and accelerate a strategic shift to capitalize on emerging opportunities. “Developing a strong leadership team with strategic initiatives is an important aspect of enabling our organization for long-term success. The past couple of years, we’ve steadily increased our investment in profit building programs, technology and thought leadership. We have made excellent progress to date with the introduction of these game changers,” said Chief Executive Officer John Feizy. “As we continue to grow our profit centers and expand to new territories, we need to ensure support for these enterprises and more. The addition of Mike to our executive team will be a tremendous help to prepare us for the opportunities and challenges ahead.” As president, Mike will leverage over 33 years of industry experience to advance Feizy’s objective to promote revenue, profitability and overall business health for the company as well as its customers. With substantial tenure in senior roles including CEO & Managing Director, President and VP of Sales & Marketing, Riley has proven success to significantly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of internal processes, creating teams that deliver strong bottom-line results while also improving service levels and supporting many high-profile initiatives launched organization-wide. Feizy has been owned and family operated since it was founded in 1973, and in keeping with the family’s ongoing significant involvement, Mike will work closely with John Feizy and Principals Cameron and Leah Feizy to develop and execute strategies consistent with the organization’s priorities. “We currently have a tremendous amount of skill and creativity among our talented team and we’re excited to bring Feizy to the next level under Mike’s strategic leadership and hands-on management style,” said Leah Feizy. Cameron Feizy agreed by adding, “Mike’s role will further improve our capacity to expertly problem solve and capitalize on endeavors in our ever-evolving industry in a way that is agile, innovative and ultimately creates success for the entire organization.” In addition to the appointment of Mike Riley, Michael Ackelbein will continue to serve as an integral leader and will be promoted to Executive Vice...

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Couristan Names Andolino Exec VP-Residential Division

As part of Couristan’s strategic growth strategy to double its size over the next five years, management announced today the appointment of Len Andolino as executive vice president of its Residential Division, where he will spearhead the Company’s broadloom and area rug specialty business. Couristan is a leading importer/manufacturer of fine, quality area rugs, residential broadloom and custom carpeting for the contract and hospitality industries. Over the course of his 32 years in the industry, Andolino has worked for Couristan in capacities of increasing responsibility. From 2004 – 2007 and from 2013 – 2015, Andolino was vice president of its Residential Division. Prior to returning to Couristan, he owned and operated a successful international business consultancy. “In order to achieve our goal of doubling our volume over the next five years, Couristan is committed to growing and strengthening our executive team; adding seasoned professionals like Len Andolino will greatly enhance our efforts. Over his successful career, Len has consistently proven to be a tremendous asset to Couristan and we are thrilled that he has returned home,” said George Couri, chairman. Couri added, “We are equally committed to introducing new and innovative products, continuing to strengthen our sales and support teams, all in an effort to ensure that Couristan remains at the leading edge of innovation in the floor covering industry.” In his new role, Andolino will focus on the Company’s broadloom and area rug specialty business, driving sales and increasing its dealer footprint. He will also spearhead product design and innovation, working with Couristan’s many designers and product manufacturers from all around the world, to support all three broadloom brands – Premiere®, Creations™ and Purity ®. “The Couri family has built a multi-generational business grounded on the foundation of quality and innovation. As Couristan drives towards its 100th anniversary, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to return to and be a part of the team responsible for establishing a blueprint for the future. My confidence in Couristan’s future is so great that I decided to close my consulting business,” Andolino...

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Furniture of America Expands Vegas Showroom

Las Vegas Market announced today that long-term tenant Furniture of America is expanding its showroom space by 250% and planning a major unveiling of the new 70,000-square-foot-location during the Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market, January 28-February 1, 2018. “Las Vegas Market is continuing to attract the top talent in the furniture industry, as leading firms demonstrate their commitment to business expansion with major showroom expansions,” said Ryan Mahoney, Senior Vice President of Furniture Leasing, International Market Centers. “Furniture of America is building upon the tremendous growth the company has achieved through Las Vegas Market over the past few years with its significant expansion on B11. As the leading furniture market in the western United States and the nation’s fastest growing gift and home décor market, Las Vegas Market is proud to partner with growth-oriented, forward- thinking firms like Furniture of America to fulfill business growth objectives.” Furniture of America Senior VP of Marketing Rocky Young said the new space will allow the U.S-based company to showcase its full line of promotional to mid-priced furniture, including living room, dining room, bedroom, upholstery, bedding, youth and outdoor furniture as well as accent and lighting. “Furniture of America’s business has exploded with high double-digit growth every year and at times, overwhelming product demand,” Young said. “The planned showroom expansion is one of a number of adjustments we have been making to keep up with our ever growing customer needs. This past Summer Market, our Las Vegas showroom had its highest foot traffic ever. With our fast U.S. and international businesses growth, we feel that our new 70,000-square-foot space— more than double our previous 28,000-square-foot location — will allow us to better serve both existing and new customers with a larger and better selection of products and further build upon our long and successful partnership with Las Vegas Market.” The expansion gives Furniture of America one of the largest spaces on the World Market Center Las Vegas campus. The company is planning a gala opening for the new showroom at Winter Market, with details to be announced in the coming weeks. Las Vegas Market is the largest furniture market in the western United States, with over 4 million square feet and 2,000+ furniture lines presented on 32 showroom floors, along with nearly 200 temporary exhibitors showcasing home furnishings on B2 and in The Pavilions at LasVegas Market. In addition to key furniture categories, the Las Vegas Market is recognized as THE nation’s bedding market, with the top 14 producers represented, and as a growing resource for casual/outdoor furniture following its 2015 launch of two new, dedicated floors for the category. Key furniture categories presented...

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