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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.

Widgets

Widgets

See our new publication Widgets, which is dedicated to the parts and pieces that make up the products your customers buy. This issue includes details about Hickory Springs, Leggett & Platt, Atlanta Attachment, Jones Nonwovens, Lectra, Saba and HFMSE. Get the latest!

Videos

  • 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

    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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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    October 21, 2016

    'Moby-Dick' goes to market

    AT THE MARKET - Call me Dave. I come to you today to offer some savvy market advice: Enjoy your journey in High Point. And delight in the many diversions along the way. That handy guide to the fall edition of market comes to you courtesy of "Moby-Dick." “Moby-Dick”? Yes, Herman Melville’s masterpiece, published 165 years ago this week, is sweeping and grand enough to still speak to us today, and even this week at market. All it takes is a huge “Moby-Dick” fan like yours truly to unlock some of the eternal truths in a book that was a ...

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