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Spring High Point Market: Social media takes center stage

Volume 26/Number 25; April 29/May 6, 2013

By Deena Bouknight

Nourison’s Julie Rosenblum and Alex Peykar flank designer Kathy Ireland who stopped by the mill’s High Point showroom to help launch her new line of branded flooring.

High Point, N.C.—Who could have known the chatter at the International Home Furnishings Market here would have been punctuated with Pinterest, blogging and iPads? In this age of rapid-fire technology, exhibitors and dealers alike were looking for the novel niche to net consumers. This year’s week-long spring show, held April 20 to 25, did just that.

High Point goes beyond the traffic-stopping, showroom merchandising as the primary way to garner attention. Instead, exhibitors used 21st century methods that retailers could then emulate in their own stores. Continue reading Spring High Point Market: Social media takes center stage

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Mancini, Due Process announce collaborated collection

Edison, N.J. — Wesley Mancini, in partnership with Due Process Stable Trading Company, officially unveiled a selection of their new rug design offerings to members of the home furnishings industry at the bi-annual International Textile Market Association Showtime Market in High Point, N.C. on Tuesday, December 6. Continue reading Mancini, Due Process announce collaborated collection

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Despite sour headlines, successes in High Point

HIGH POINT, N.C.—The news of the nation continues to look grim. In September, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the unemployment rate at 9.1%. Mortgage Bankers Association indicates that eight million Americans are behind on at least one mortgage payment. And The American Dream found during the first three months of 2011, there were less new homes sold than at any other time in our nation’s history. Yet, at last month’s Fall International Home Furnishings Market in High here, new collections were unveiled, new product catalogs were published, and— most surprisingly—several new rug showrooms celebrated grand openings. Continue reading Despite sour headlines, successes in High Point