55 exhibitors opening doors for High Point Premarket
Heath E. Combs -- Furniture Today, March 15, 2012
HIGH POINT - At least 55 exhibitors will open their doors for next week's High Point Premarket.
And buyer registration for the March 19-20 event is up 9% from the record turnout at the last Premarket in September, with 116 retailers signed up to date, organizers said last week.
"The response for the spring Premarket has been fantastic," said Kevin O'Connor, chairman of the High Point Market Premarket Committee and CEO of Samson Marketing.
Organizers report that 24 exhibitors and two building owners are sponsoring the spring event. A number of non-sponsoring exhibitors also have told Furniture/ Today they'll be open for business.
Premarket takes place about a month before the spring and fall High Point Market and gives manufacturers and suppliers a chance to show new product prototypes in advance of the main shows.
Building sponsors include 220 Elm and IMC Cos., the owner of the International Home Furnishings Center, Showplace, Market Square and related properties.
According to organizers, the new fall Premarket days will be Sept. 13-14, a Thursday and Friday, instead of the usual Monday and Tuesday dates.
Exhibitor sponsors of this month's Premarket include:
American Drew/Lea/Hammary, IHFC C-926
A.R.T. Furniture, Plaza Suites 200
Aspenhome, IHFC C-1258
Austin Group Furniture, 208 E. Green Dr.
Bassett Furniture, IHFC C- 1200
Bernhardt Furniture, IHFC D-601
Broyhill Furniture, IHFC C- 600
Casana Furniture, 220 Elm 400
Fairmont Designs, IHFC C- 867
Fine Furniture Design, IHFC W-800
Hekman, IHFC C-735
Hooker Furniture, IHFC W- 1047
Kincaid Furniture, IHFC H- 1204
Lane Home Furnishings, IHFC C-800
Legacy Classic, Plaza Suites C-100
Magnussen, IHFC M-1010
Natuzzi, 130 W. Commerce Ave.
Palliser, 220 Elm 400
Prime Resources International, Pulaski Furniture, Samuel Lawrence Furniture, 220 Elm, 100, 220
Riverside Furniture, IHFC C- 302
Stanley Furniture, IHFC C- 1158
Universal Furniture, 2622 Uwharrie Rd.
Vaughan-Bassett Furniture, IHFC C-1000
Wynwood, IHFC C-503
Non-sponsoring exhibitors that have contacted Furniture/ Today include:
A-America, Center Point 209
Beckham Home/Cassady Closeouts, 120 S. Main St.
Chateau D'Ax, IHFC D- 1224
Container Marketing Inc., Furniture Plaza 303
Era Nouveau, Center Point on Centennial 20
Elements International, Showplace 3148
Fairfax Home Collections/ South Sea Rattan, IFHC M-731, M-732
Folio 21, IHFC W-647
Gail's Accents, IHFC H-234, H-241
In Room Furniture Designs, 220 Elm 210
Largo, Center Theatre Tower S-100
Leather Italia, IHFC D- 1220
Leather Living, IHFC D- 1101
Legends Furniture, Furniture Plaza 215
Lincolnton Furniture, IHFC C-659
Linwood Furniture, Market Square 307, 309, 38
Lucky Furniture Brand, 300 Oak Street
Jackson/Catnapper, Plaza Suites 300
Mac Motion Chairs, Furniture Plaza 223
Martin Furniture, Furniture Plaza 512
Mayo Furniture, Furniture Plaza 311
Modus Furniture International, IHFC C-601
NuMobilia, 401 S. Wrenn St.
Orient Express Furniture, IHFC C-303
Powell Home Fashions, National Furniture Mart 100, 203
Progressive Furniture, 220 Elm 218
Shermag, 400 W. English Road
Simon Li, Plaza Suites 220
Vaughan Furniture, Plaza Suites 210
West Bros., IHFC D-1144
West Port Home, IHFC M- 707
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