High Point Market Show News

News, features and analysis of the Fall 2016 High Point Market, a biannual furniture trade show being held in High Point, N.C. Coverage includes updates on product introductions, style trends, business developments and strategies for growth.

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Scott Brothers at Vegas Market

Between laughs and lemons, Drew and Jonathan Scott say their new #ScottLiving indoor collection with Coaster Co. of America reflects their own design preferences and their ongoing goal of helping consumers stretch their budgets while getting the best look and quality possible. #LVMKT See the videos! (Coverage sponsored by ViscoSoft.)

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  • Therapedic line makes music

    Bedding Insights: Therapedic line makes music

    Bedding Editor Dave Perry sports a rock star look for a market chat with Therapedic CEO Gerry Borreggine, who touts a new musically themed mattress line his group has introduced. (And don't miss the outtakes.)   (Video coverage sponsored by Symbol Mattress.)

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Blogs

  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    March 16, 2017

    Did Premarket reveal the industry’s Achilles heel?

    This week’s Premarket saw its largest number of exhibitors since 2014, and while attendance was somewhat curtailed by an unexpected storm across the Northeast, there were plenty of dealers in town, and some even came in early to get a head start (no surprise there). Events like this are always a good opportunity to assess the industry’s health, and I received some interesting responses to the question, “How is business?” This is one of those questions that typically elicit the stock response: “Good.” This time however, there was often a long pause, occasionally followed by a facial expression ...

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  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    November 3, 2016

    4 reasons you might not have had a good High Point Market

    By most accounts the recent High Point Market was solidly attended. At least two exhibitors told me they had their best market in years. Another reported a 30% increase in retail showroom visits, and yet another said by Saturday his company had seen at least 20 Top 100 retailers. That doesn't mean everyone had a good market. In fact, there were some companies complaining about traffic. If you are one of those, there is reason for concern. When there is widespread agreement on diminished traffic, such as we saw this summer, it’s a pretty good indicator of slowed ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    October 26, 2016

    Sleepwell sees election boom

    HIGH POINT – Sleepwell executive Paul Kahl sat on a bed in front of the White House – yes, that White House – and said the upcoming election will be good for his business. Kahl is vice president of A.W. Inds., which made its first High Point Market showing this week, spotlighting the company’s private label line, Sleepwell. The Sleepwell showroom in the International Home Furnishings Center featured pictures of some of the famous landmarks in the Landover, Md.-based company’s back yard, including the Washington Monument and the White House. I had Kahl take my picture in front of ...

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