Vegas Market Announces Webinar Dates For FIRST LOOK Program

Las Vegas Market announced the webinar dates for its signature FIRST LOOK program. The two 30-minute, CEU-accredited sessions will be presented on July 29 and Aug. 5 in advance of Summer 2020 Market. “Las Vegas Market is committed to providing relevant and timely trend information whether it be virtually or in person,” said Dorothy Belshaw, executive vice president, chief marketing and digital officer for International Market Centers. “Our five broad themes for summer 2020 will play an integral role in helping our customers plan for recovery both now and in the future.” The FIRST LOOK webinars will be presented by program curator and 24-year magazine editor Julie Smith Vincenti. FIRST LOOK – Summer 2020 Home Furnishings will take place from 1 to 1:30 p.m. (PST) on July 29 and FIRST LOOK – Summer 2020 Gift, Housewares, Textiles, and Tabletop will be from 1 to 1:30 p.m. (PST) on Aug. 5. For webinar information and registration, visit https://www.lasvegasmarket.com/about/webinars. The sessions will be connected to the following themes: TRADITIONAL-ISH: As Millennials approach new life stages, they are refining and redefining their style preferences. FIRST LOOK tracks the swing to transitional and traditional designs that recall past patterns and forms, yet still appeal to Millennials’ modern sensibilities. Corresponding exhibitor products include NB Poppy Bay Green pillow from Classic Home, Bhatia wool area rug from Feizy Rugs, Greenington Furniture’s Park Avenue bedroom collection, and Allendale chandelier from Hudson Valley Lighting. PRINTS, CHARMING: Floral trends, especially small-scale and charming varieties that recall pastoral gardens, cottage living, and meadow-like settings, are captured in this FIRST LOOK chapter. Think perennials, florals, container gardens, and sweet and savory color palettes. Corresponding exhibitor products include KAS Rugs’ hand-tufted Sparta area rug, Pacific Coast Lighting’s Château Ariel table lamp, decorative accessories from Sagebrook Home, and floral arrangements from The Ivy Guild. SCREEN TIME: FIRST LOOK reboots for 2020 with office solutions and media furniture with tech-smart features and everyday comforts for the whole family. Corresponding exhibitor products include Langley sofa from Emerald Home, new bathroom vanities from Manhattan Comfort, Porter Designs’ Cullen sectional, and Twin Star Home’s adjustable-height desks. GATHER TOGETHER: Holiday celebrations with friends and family take on new significance in 2020. Think top picks for gift-giving, including easy-to-ship products, tech gadgets, treats for our four-legged family members, gear for sports lovers and solutions for city dwellers. Corresponding exhibitor products include holiday decor from Compendium Inc., assorted partyware from Meri Meri, Carry Along sketchbooks from OOLY, and CBD-infused personal care products from Shea Brand. TAKE CARE: FIRST LOOK heads to the kitchen, where baking, smart snacking and hydration housewares are a focus area. Corresponding exhibitor products include bread...

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Feizy Releases New Catalog

Feizy has launched its new 2020-2021 catalog, which incorporates both Fine and Lifestyles Collections. With over 500 pages, each collection is exceptionally detailed with stunning photography, comprehensive product information, and key features. The catalog offers a wealth of design possibilities and is neatly organized by machine-made, tufted, handmade, and hand-knotted constructions. Feizy Rugs is well-known for creating on-trend groupings that span style and price spectrums. Over the past 47 years, a discerning clientele has come to expect nothing less than the most innovative designs from the company, which has grown to become one of the country’s largest rug manufacturers. According to Justin Yeck, VP of Sales & Marketing, “We are excited to launch our 2020/2021 catalog. With the ongoing pandemic, we wanted to make things as easy for our clients as possible. A multi-year catalog allows our clients to retain the new catalog for 18 months, saving valuable environmental resources and simplifying life for our partners. Each market, we’ll release a supplemental catalog highlighting the new additions to the line. Ultimately, this also allows my team to introduce our 2022 catalog at the beginning of the year, setting Feizy at the forefront of catalog launches.” The 2020-2021 catalog is available online. Trade professionals may request a printed copy through their Feizy Sales...

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IMC Repositions August Markets As Showroom Only Events

International Market Centers (IMC) announced that its August markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas will run as scheduled, but will be staged as showroom-only buying opportunities – with no tradeshow component – based on recent developments and guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic. “IMC’s mission is to create efficient, effective and compelling markets, but our markets must also be safe, secure and comfortable experiences for our customers – both tenants and buyers,” said CEO Bob Maricich. “During these unprecedented times, with the acceleration of COVID-19 cases and travel restrictions in many states, we must adapt our markets to responsibly meet the current needs of the industries we serve.” Participating permanent showrooms, which will be appointment-focused, will be open during previously published dates: World of Prom & Social Occasion, August 3-7, at AmericasMart Atlanta; August Atlanta Apparel, August 4-8, at AmericasMart Atlanta; Atlanta Market (Gift & Home), August 13-18, at AmericasMart Atlanta; and Las Vegas Market, August 30-September 3, at World Market Center Las Vegas. Based on recent surveys of tenants at each campus, as well as current qualified buyer registrations, IMC estimates that 50% of its showroom tenants will open at each market and approximately 40% of the traditional buyer base will attend. Participating tenants and buyers will be encouraged to set appointments to allow for social distancing and more effective management of traffic density and flow, and IMC will share lists of pre-registered buyers with participating showroom tenants to facilitate scheduling. IMC also will employ extensive digital resources, such as online exhibitor directories, way-finding apps, and new digital tools – including IMC’s ShopZio B2B ecommerce platform and Catalog Connexion software – to help virtually connect buyers and suppliers before, during and after market. Additionally, a full slate of virtual programming will complement the product offerings and provide a robust market experience. “As COVID-19 continues to disrupt our industry and economy, we remain agile and will continue to adapt as needed to provide safe solutions for our customers,” Maricich said. “IMC will support all of our showroom tenants and buyers who elect to conduct business on our campuses productively and responsibly, and we are committed to enabling commerce wherever, whenever and however possible. Our physical markets and our current and developing digital platforms and software together will be essential elements of recovery for our industry.” To facilitate a safer environment and to manage traffic flow and social distancing, pre-registration is required for all IMC markets this summer. IMC also has developed detailed and thorough cross-department protocols for buyer and tenant arrival, registration and departure. Temperature screening, contactless registration and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) are among required...

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Vegas Market Unveils Virtual Showhouse

Las Vegas Market announced its first-ever Build the Room: Virtual Showhouse, a project in which 12 well-known designers use cross-category exhibitor product to create a show-stopping room. The program, which will soon be live on the lasvegasmarket.com website, comes to life during two hour-long webinars on Aug. 20 and Aug. 27 when designers detail the ideas and inspirations behind their respective rooms.“Our Build the Room designers were given no budget or style restrictions, resulting in carte blanche creativity for their concepts,” said Dorothy Belshaw, executive vice president, chief marketing and digital officer for International Market Centers. “The Virtual Showhouse is an imaginative – and fun – way to showcase the breadth and depth of cross-category products available at the Las Vegas Market.”Participating designers include Britany Simon of Britany Simon Design House (lounge); Denise Morrison of Denise Morrison Interiors (master bedroom); Jannicke Ramsø of Tiny Little Pads (girls room); Jennifer Leonard of Nifelle Design (master bedroom); Kate Lester of Kate Lester Interiors (living room); Keia McSwain of Kimberly + Cameron Interiors & BIDN (dining parlor); Kerrie Kelly, FASID, of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab (home office); Lauren O’Connor of Sanctuary Design, Inc. (kitchen); Nicole Salceda of Eye For Pretty Interiors (living room); Nicole Yee of NY Interiors (family room); Rhonda E. Peterson of Rhonda Peterson & Associates (teen room); and Wendy Glaister of Wendy Glaister Interiors (home office).Las Vegas Market is the leading home furnishings and gift market in the western U.S., presenting 4,300+ furniture, home décor and gift resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of furniture, home décor and gift lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among these industries. Summer 2020 Las Vegas Market runs Aug. 30 – Sept. 3, 2020, at World Market Center Las...

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Atiye International Adjusts Business Model

Atiyeh International revisited its business model and made significant adjustments. Leslie Atiyeh is now the leading shareholder, making the family company a woman-owned business. She is the second female president in the Atiyeh’s corporate history; Linda Atiyeh took the lead upon George Atiyeh’s death in 1946. Following many years of support in the non-profit communities and hand-knotted rug industry, Leslie and Tom Atiyeh are offering their experience as consultants. Leslie says,” We have much to contribute and encourage people to give us a call to see where we can fit in.” Tom adds, “We have a stable business and capacity to assist other rug companies or non-profit organizations.” For further information visit www.atiyeh.com or call (800)...

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Nourison Implements Return To Work Plan

Nourison is implementing a return to work plan, by maintaining a clean and hygienic workplace and ensuring employees continue to practice safe and social distancing measures once normal business operations resume in the office. Nourison is in the process of installing plexiglass barriers in cubicle areas and improving ventilation with larger air filters. Employees will have daily temperature checks, wear face coverings, and keep work areas disinfected regularly. Employees will gradually be transitioned back into the office, with communication continuing via video conferencing instead of in person meetings. Nourison’s warehouse operations, which have been open and operating during the COVID-19 pandemic, will continue to follow enhanced guidelines and safety protocols. “We fortunately have been able to remain open and able to ship customer orders during this crisis” said Andrew Peykar, president at Nourison. “Our team has done a great job handling our business during this difficult time. Many employees have been working remotely while we’ve had a core team in our warehouses. We look forward to being able to gradually bring more employees into our offices while still keeping everyone as safe as...

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