The Rug Market America realigns trade show calendar
Jeff Linville -- Casual Living, July 31, 2012
The Rug Market America, a designer and manufacturer of interior and exterior rugs, announced the company will revise its current and future trade show calendar to better focus on retailer demand.
The Coral Cascades rug from the Outdoor Resort Collection is among The Rug Market America's upcoming market debuts.
"Our participation at trade shows across market segments has always been determined by assessing the most advantageous to our retail partners," said Mike Shabtai, founder and owner of The Rug Market America. "We realize that as trade shows demand commitment in time and expense from both our retail buyers and our sales team, it is our responsibility to make sure the venues are thoroughly vetted and provide the best platform for all."
The Las Vegas Market was dropped from the 2012 schedule and is being reviewed for 2013, according to a company press release. The August 2012 New York International Gift Fair is being added to the schedule as The Rug Market reviews additional shows.
Shows for 2012 included the High Point Market, the ABC Kids Expo, the Dallas Total Home and Gift Market, the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market and the Atlanta International Area Rug Market.
The Rug Market America is also introducing a promotion to share savings with customers due to show realignment.
"Our pre-show marketing will include a 20% discount for orders through Sept. 30, 2012," Shabtai said. "Retailers can inquire within our sales department to learn full details."