High Point Market Show News

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.

Videos

  • frontline friday 9-8

    Heading into Premarket with news around the industry

    Between the impact of Harvey and Irma, other industry news continues to mount: Arterian buys Standard, and Labor Day sales prove challenge. Meanwhile, retailers weigh in being prepared for the rough weather, and Clint Engel provides an update on Jim McIngvale’s relief efforts in Houston.  

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Furniture Today Digital Edition

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Blogs

  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    September 8, 2017

    Market events more important as industry challenges mount

    If the furniture industry is going to show meaningful growth this year it’s only because determined and resourceful people are making the tough choices necessary to achieve in a difficult environment. With a few exceptions, this year’s business has been challenging, and every gain has been hard-fought. And at no time has that been more evident than the last few weeks leading into High Point Premarket. The devastation visited on Houston and surrounding areas by Hurricane Harvey was among the most severe in U.S. history, chasing thousands of people out of their homes and confronting thousands with ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    May 9, 2017

    Top mattress tweets in HP: MyPillow, RSAs, Bedgear

    Traffic was light in bedding showrooms, but the Internet was humming at the recent High Point Market. I unleashed a torrent of tweets, more than 60 in total, and included short videos with about one-third of those tweets. A look at my Twitter analytics (a great tool) reveals these top mattress tweets, in order of impressions: “Quick chat with Pillow Prince Mike Lindell.” This tweet was easily the top scorer, generating thousands of impressions and hundreds of engagements. The MyPillow CEO, a familiar face on television thanks to the company’s heavy advertising campaign, was making his first visit to ...

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  • Mike Root

    From A Rep's Perspective

    Mike Root

    May 1, 2017

    Oh, what a night

    With a record crowd of almost 1,000 people, the Furniture Industry Awards Gala celebrated our great industry and the independent sales rep’s part in it. With hundreds of reps in attendance as well as manufacturers and major retailers on Monday night of market, it was wonderful opportunity for IHFRA (International Home Furnishings Representatives Assn.) shine a light on the great value sales reps fill in the distribution network. Irv Blumkin from Nebraska Furniture Mart was recognized as the Retailer of the Year, and he spoke about how helpful reps have been to his company over the years. It ...

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