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Steinhoff: IPO with discount subsidiary Pepco

The ailing South African trading group Steinhoff is going public with its European low-cost subsidiary Pepco: this was reported by the German business newspaper "Handelsblatt".

Designweek in June featuring 7 German interior brands

Seven German interior brands have joined forces to put on a joint showroom event: Designweek will have its premiere in Baden-Württemberg from 6 to 13 June.

The Rug Republic: initiative to protect Indian children

The Rug Republic: initiative to protect Indian children
The Indian carpet manufacturer The Rug Republic has joined forces with the NGO Child Rights and You (CRY) to ensure the safety of children during the pandemic and help them continue their education: Every time someone donates IRS 4000 or more to CRY, The Rug Republic will send them the coffee table book "7 Lessons from Everest – Expedition Learnings from Life and Business" as a gesture of their appreciation.

Balta: Enormous growth in rugs in Q1

Balta has started 2021 with significantly improved adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation): At EUR 21.2 million, it is now 23.9% higher than last year; the margin has risen from 10.7% to 13.9%. The Belgian machine weavers are thus increasingly recovering from the pandemic-related downturn. Balta's consolidated revenue for Q1 2021 amount to 152.6 million EUR (-4.5 % compared to the previous year).

Exhibition in Graz: Chessboard Motif in Moroccan Carpets

Exhibition in Graz: Chessboard Motif in Moroccan Carpets
Until 6 June, the exhibition "Raster 2" is still on at the Gebhart Blazek Gallery (Graz). Its focus is on the chessboard motif in Moroccan carpets of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Customer survey of furniture stores: Höffner, Kraft and Martin at the top

From January to March, the German Institute for Service Quality (DISQ) surveyed consumers online about their opinions of furniture stores. Höffner made it to the top of the list, followed by Möbel Kraft and Möbel Martin.

Graham Head joins the Turquoise Mountain team

Graham Head joins the Turquoise Mountain team
Turquoise Mountain has received support from a prominent player in the carpet and rug industry.

Editor-in-chief of trade magazine "Möbelmarkt" passes away

On Thursday, 15 April, the editor-in-chief of the trade magazine "Möbelmarkt" died at the age of 67 after a short, serious illness. Helmut "Max" Merkel joined the magazine in 1988, then ran his own advertising agency for a few years and returned to "Möbelmarkt" in 1999, where he became editor-in-chief.

Ebay starts project for local online-marketplaces

Together with ten German cities, Ebay Germany is launching a project to strengthen local trade. "Ebay – Deine Stadt" ("Ebay – Your City") is designed to enable cities and municipalities to set up local online marketplaces.

Amini / ABC Italia now Step partner

Amini / ABC Italia now Step partner
Amini and its parent company ABC Italia are now partners of Label Step. The non-profit organisation with headquarters in Switzerland has the goal of improving the living and working conditions of carpet weavers.
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