Cover story in Carpet Home II/2023: Rezas - Our warehouse is your warehouse
At the beginning of the year, Danish carpet importer Rezas introduced its expanded product range. Machine-woven carpets are a new third business line complementing its classic and modern lines of premium handmade rugs. Reza Rejaye, who founded the company in 1991, offers customers a comprehensive, flexible service package for more convenient andefficient sales, both online and in-store. Carpet Home paid a visit at the company’s headquarters in Odense and talked to Sales Director Jesper Andersen and Marketing and E-Commerce Manager. Read the cover story in the online edition of Carpet Home II/2023. → Link to Carpet Home II/2023
The Rug Show USA: Discounted hotel rooms
For visitors to The Rug Show USA trade fair, the organisers are offering an allotment of discounted hotel nights. The show will take place from 9 to 11 September 2023 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus - in the immediate vicinity of New York's district of Manhattan. The special rate for trade fair visitors and exhibitors of $145 plus tax per night is for a suite with two double beds and sofa bed, including breakfast. The offer at this price is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
XXXLutz: Green light for acquisition of Home24
The XXXLutz Group has received antitrust clearance for the acquisition of Home24. With this approval, the last outstanding condition of the takeover bid has been fulfilled. XXXLutz had already acquired more than 92% of the Home24 shares at the turn of the year 2022/23.
Rugvista: Sales and profit decreased
Rugvista Group, with its carpet online shops Rugvista and Carpetvista, reports sales of just under SEK 640m (approx. EUR 56m) for 2022. This corresponds to a decline of 9.3% compared to the previous year, when turnover was SEK 705m. The decline is put into perspective when considering the figures for Corona's 2020 year, in which sales of SEK 564m were achieved. The decline in profit was more pronounced than the decline in turnover. Rugvista Group achieved an EBIT of SEK 75m in 2022, compared to SEK 128m in 2021 and SEK 104m in 2022.
Westwing with sharp decline in sales in 2022
The online retailer Westwing has to report a decline in sales of 18% for the 2022 financial year. Sales of furniture, hometextiles and accessories fell from EUR 522 million in 2021 to EUR 431 million. Earnings declined by EUR 44.7 million from EUR + 40.4 million to EUR - 4.2 million. High declines are explained by the difficult economic situation in 2022 and a simultaneously very strong year 2021.
Westwing has combined club sales and online shop
The home furnishings online retailer Westwing has combined its two areas of club sales and its online shop Westwingnow. Now consumers can visit both the time-limited club sales and the regular online shop under the same domain without registering. The nucleus of Westwing is the shopping club founded in 2011. Here, registered customers could shop in themes and style worlds grouped together and time-limited sale campaigns. With Westwingnow, an open online shop with a permanent assortment was added in 2015. Westwing is currently active in eleven European countries and had a turnover of around EUR 431 million in 2022.
Domotex 2024 with country focus and new formats
In Hanover, preparations for the 34th Domotex are in full swing. The organisers want to continuously develop the trade fair as a source of inspiration and global marketplace for the floor coverings industry - with a presentation area for wholesalers, Mood Spaces for Residential (living) and Contracting (contracting) and new formats for contractors and architects. A new feature at Domotex 2024 is the presentation of a country focus. "In 2024, Italy will be the focus of the event, marking its kick-off," explains Sonia Wedell-Castellano, Global Director Domotex, Deutsche Messe AG.
Guide „Nachhaltigkeit – Siegel und Zertifikate“
The topic of sustainability is very important to SN-Verlag, which also publishes Carpet Home. The second, expanded edition of the guide "Nachhaltigkeit - Siegel und Zertifikate" (Sustainability - Seals and Certificates), which is only available in German, tells what 63 industry-relevant seals, certificates and standards actually stand for, including information on the costs associated with the award. The guide also provides information on particular advantages, limitations and criticisms.
Exhibition: Der ewige Teppich - Import, Innovation, Industrie
The exhibition "Der ewige Teppich - Import, Innovation, Industrie (The Everlasting Carpet - Import, Innovation, Industry)" in the Museum Textilwerk in Bocholt (Germany) shows the design, use and production of oriental machine-tufted carpets. This type of carpet was developed in the 19th century and made carpets with oriental patterns an affordable mass product. The exhibition runs from 2 April to 29 October 2023.
45th India Carpet Expo in Bhadohi
The spring edition of the India Carpet Expo recently ended as usual in New Delhi. In autumn, the CEPC (Carpet Export Promotion Council) as organiser invites to the India Carpet Expo for the second time in Bhadohi. From 8 to 11 October 2023, the fair will be held at the Bhadohi Carpet Expo Mart. The organisers expect around 300 manufacturers and exporters.