Capel's Robertson Set to Retire

Allen RobertsonAllen Robertson

ATLANTA-Allen Robertson, Capel's vice president of sales, has announced that he will retire after Las Vegas Market later this month, after 16 years with the company.

James Brown is considered the hardest-working man in music, "and Allen is the hardest-working man in the rug business," said John Magee, president and CEO, Capel, who estimated that Robertson has been to more than 300 trade shows in his 16 years with the company.

All of the company's sales reps had been reporting to Robertson, and now with his leaving, they will begin reporting to their respective regional manager, of which the company has five.

"It's all been fun," Robertson said. He said he planned to spend retirement playing more golf, becoming more involved with his community and visiting his children.

Andrea LilloAndrea Lillo | Senior Editor

Andrea Lillo has written about a variety of topics, from beer gardens in Queens to kitchen design trends to residential caves. Having joined Home Furnishings News in 2006, she serves as Fashion Editor.


Subscribe to
HFN Omnichannel
Receive the news you need to know about the trends in the industry delivered right to your inbox.

Current Issue

  • HFN Cover July 2017


    July 2017

    COVER STORY: Bloomie's Home Makeover

    The luxury department store retailer unifies its home floors at its flagship store on 59th Street in New York City and modernizes the shopping experience.


    • The American Makers - Retailers grapple with the rewards and challenges of selling American-made home furnishings.
    • Category Trends: Tabletop - The newest cocktail and dining trends influence barware and serveware design.