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News, features and analysis of the Fall 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.

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    November 7, 2017

    High Point highlights include luxury beds, retail displays

    The answer is: High-end beds, catchy retail displays, beds in boxes and Comfort Wands. And the question is: What were some interesting things you saw at the recent High Point Market? Let’s start at the top, much as retail sales associates should do when presenting beds to their customers. And thanks to new beds shown in High Point, RSAs can soon start their presentations at sky-high prices. How about $25,000? That’s the price for the new top-of-the-line Hypnos bed, shown by brand partner Paramount Sleep. The bed features a heavy duvet topper with a silk and visco ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    October 31, 2017

    Evolving bedding coverage takes a strong turn to video

    I started my work for the recent High Point Market seated in a chair in Studio B at FOX8. There I was attended to by a makeup artist who was facing her worst nightmare: Getting yours truly ready for a turn in front of unforgiving TV cameras. Being the expert that she is, she dabbed and brushed and magically erased (some of) the ravages of time, helping me present my best face, such as it is, to the furniture world. The studio interview focused on the growing bed-in-a-box category, one that gained even more strength at the recent market. It ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    October 17, 2017

    High Point introductions: 5 ways to boost business

    The fall High Point Market, a personal favorite of mine (more on that later), is now open for business. Here, culled from the list of bedding companies showing their wares in High Point this week, are five business-building ideas you should consider: 1. Expand your commitment to better bedding. Shifman Mattress, the New Jersey-based producer that focuses on the high end of the market, has revamped its Masters collection, which touts natural materials and handcrafted quality. Another high-end company to consider is Vispring, the Plymouth, England-based producer, which is debuting new Italian designer fabrics here and is showing a premium ...

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