Editor Thomas Lester provides in-depth coverage of the rug industry, including news, analysis and style trend reports. Includes coverage of style, color, construction, marketing, merchandising, manufacturing and sourcing.


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    Nico Home opens new avenues for Nourison

    Nourison's Alex Peykar unveils the company’s new Nico Home division, which offers a broader range of products and looks targeting furniture stores. The effort is also supported by the company’s addition of industry veteran and new vice president of sales Tommy Leflein. (Videos sponsored by MicroD.)

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  • Thomas Lester

    An Inside Look

    Thomas Lester

    December 12, 2016

    How do you organize your rug assortment?

    Pop quiz: What do your customers ask for when looking for a rug? Is it a particular color? How about a certain style? Is price a consideration? Does brand play a factor? Chances are it’s the first three questions listed here in any order. The brand question is most likely a distant fourth place. (Or even behind other questions that aren’t published in this space.) I’m asking these questions to set up another one: How do you organize your rug assortment in store? Do you set the rugs up by color, by style, by construction, by brand ...

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  • Thomas Lester

    An Inside Look

    Thomas Lester

    October 20, 2016

    Rug showrooms generating market buzz

    Plenty of goings-on are taking place inside rug showrooms at this week’s High Point Market. Buyers and designers who visit will have the chance to see big names, get a first look at plenty of new product and have the chance to cut loose and try new things after long days. A number of special guests will be in rug showrooms to help promote their branded products. In the early portion of the week, the husband-and-wife design tandem, the Novogratz (best known for shows on HGTV and Bravo), will spend plenty of time in Momeni’s International Home Furnishings ...

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  • Thomas Lester

    An Inside Look

    Thomas Lester

    October 4, 2016

    5 things retailers need to know about the rug business heading into 2017

    By and large, the furniture retail business has been uneven throughout 2016 with good business one month followed by a lackluster showing the next. That inconsistency is being felt in the rug industry as well. Some producers report flat-to-modest sales to date while others say they’re up by double digits. So what’s going on at the retail level? Where is business strongest in this segment? What price points are doing the best? What styles are resonating with consumers? What constructions are leading the way at retail? How can you better align your business to maximize these trends? Furniture ...

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