High Point Market Show News

News, features and analysis of the Spring 2017 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.


  • Connie Post at Market

    On the red carpet at the IHFRA gala

    Editor in Chief Bill McLoughlin turns the spotlight on the award winners as well as the association itself on the red carpet at this year's International Home Furnishings Representatives Assn. gala event. He’s even joined by "rival" red carpet interviewer, Connie Post, with dueling microphones. (Video coverage sponsored by AcceptanceNOW.)

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  • 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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