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A strong holiday season and a positive outlook for 2019 drove significant buying at The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market® and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market® according to International Market Centers (IMC). Held January 8-15, 2019, the markets showcased more than 9,000 brands across more than 1,400 showrooms — 70 of which were new and expanded — and 3,300 temporary booths — more than 10 percent of which were new-to-Atlanta. Buyers from all 50 states and 66 countries visited, with upticks in attendance from the northeast and southeast regions in particular.

Amer is delighted to announce an extension of their sales team. Mary Earhart is joining Amer as the Regional Manager for North Carolina/South Carolina and Virginia. Mary will be responsible for managing and developing business within this territory. With extensive industry experience in carpet, fiber and retail sales and marketing, Earhart has held positions in fiber territory sales/marketing and retail flooring sales and has been a star performer throughout.

Leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison won in two categories at the 2019 America’s Magnificent Carpets Awards (AMCA) on Thursday, January 10th at the Museum of Introductions® (MOI) Gallery.

America’s Magnificent Carpets Awards, held annually during The Atlanta International Area Rug Market®, honors the best in area rug achievements. Nourison’s winning designs include the Prismatic rug (PRS14 Grey/Slate) in the Hand Hooked/Hand Tufted: $0 - 16 retail price per sq. ft.category and the Twilight rug (TWI24 Blue/Ivory) in the Machine Made $400.01+ retail price based on 5’x8’ category. 

Surya received first place honors in the 2019 America's Magnificent Carpet (AMC) Awards for its new Cappadocia rug (CPP-5027), which took the lead in the "Hand Knotted/Flatweave $100.01+" category. Each year, the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® recognizes the most exceptional designs of the year from some of the nation's premier rug manufacturers. Surya won AMC Awards in both 2017 and 2018 in the Machine Woven categories.

Global rugs and textile furnishings company Jaipur Living is pleased to announce its Rize collection Torsby rug (RIZ07) won a 2019 America’s Magnificent Carpet Award. The Rize Torsby rug was honored during the AMCA gala held Thursday, January 10. The awards, sponsored by the Oriental Rug Importers Association, were handed out during the Atlanta International Area Rug Market at AmericasMart in downtown Atlanta, Georgia.  The Rize Torsby rug won in the Hand Knot/Flat Weave $30.01 - $50 per square foot category.

International Market Centers (IMC) announced today a three-year, $280 million dollar investment in new initiatives to enhance its markets in Atlanta, High Point and Las Vegas. Elements of the plan, which will be implemented over the next six-24 months on all three campuses, include category enrichment and extension, launch of new verticals, strategic remerchandising of existing resources, digital and mobile platform enhancements, and physical improvements in arrival areas and public spaces.

Major expansions, notable new additions and buzzworthy programming are driving excitement for The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market®, running January 8-15, 2019 and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market, January 9-13, 2019. International Market Centers reports buyers will discover more than 9,000 brands across all categories of home furnishings, décor and gifts showcased in more than 1,400 showrooms and 3,300 temporary booths at the first major Market of the year.

January 9, 2019Nourison is pleased to announce the appointment of Laura Gibson as Senior Designer for its Hospitality business segment. Gibson’s responsibilities will include: design trend analysis, broadloom and rug collection development, product-line extensions, client project design and trade show planning. She will collaborate with the company’s design, marketing, sales management and product development teams to help further market penetration for Nourison’s hospitality business segment.

Hannover Fairs USA, the organizer of DOMOTEX USA, today announced that it has published its latest #whyidomotex interview, featuring Jerry Arcari, founder of Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting in Boston. With three stores in the Boston area and an inventory of more than 12,000 oriental rugs and broadloom carpets, Landry & Arcari is a staple of Boston’s floor covering and interior design communities. A link to Arcari’s interview is located on the DOMOTEX USA retailer’s page at domotexusa.com/retailers/.

A fresh array of fashion colors takes center stage at Kalaty showrooms during the winter 2019 Atlanta and Las Vegas markets. The company’s latest heirloom quality area rug introductions feature updated colors for every style genre, weave and construction. Color palettes that range from warm & spicy to cool blues & greys to rich jewel tones to soft pastel shades ensure that Kalaty has something for everyone within their latest traditional, transitional and modern rug offerings.