From Home Furnishing Business
IMC Announces Plans for Upcoming Spring Market
“Spring Market is the perfect platform for retailers and designers to discover trends, source new product and make new connections,” said Bob Maricich, IMC CEO. “A successful High Point Market will play a pivotal role in the continued recovery of the furniture and home décor industries and we’re excited our properties can play a part in that.”
IMC presents more than 1,000 resources throughout its 17 downtown High Point buildings, including a variety of home furnishings favorites in permanent showrooms. Notable exhibitor names include: AICO; Ashley Furniture; Bernhardt Furniture Company; Classic Home; Four Hands; Hudson Valley Lighting; La-Z-Boy; Loloi; Magnussen; Moe’s Home Collection; Uttermost; Visual Comfort; and Man Wah, among many others.
Additionally, IMC will showcase established and emerging brands in three temporary exhibit destinations in the International Home Furnishings Center’s (IHFC) signature InterHall destination, the Suites at Market Square (SAMS) and on the ground floor of Plaza Suites.
IMC’s entire portfolio of buildings in High Point includes: 300 E. Green St.; 300 S. Main St.; Commerce & Design Building; Furniture Plaza; Historic Market Square; International Home Furnishings Center (IHFC); Klaussner on Hamilton; Market Square Textile Tower; National Furniture Mart; Plaza Suites; Showplace; the Suites at Market Square; and five on Hamilton Street – 121, 200, 320 and 330 N. Hamilton St., and 129 S. Hamilton St.
All IMC buildings will follow IMC’s Together Safely protocols. On-campus safety procedures include the required use of PPE, temporal checks, showroom capacity limits and social distancing measures. To read the full Together Safely plan, go to www.TogetherSafely.com.
IMC’s programming will be presented through digital channels before market. Pre-market educational topics include IMC’s signature TrendWatch program and the return of its popular Virtual Showhouse as well as a robust slate of pre-market webinars addressing business practices, consumer preferences and current market trends. A full schedule of virtual programming will be available in the coming weeks at http://www.imchighpointmarket.com/webinars-and-events/.
The IMCHighPointMarket.com website offers a lineup of digital tools that provides trend and market information and assists in pre-market discovery and sourcing. Through the brand-new Product Search and Discovery page, buyers can view new intros and proven bestsellers, access interactive Market Previews and the Market Resource Guide as well as keep up with relevant news stories. The website also offers a platform to view recorded webinars, tour virtual showrooms and explore on-trend products with IMC’s Market Snapshot program. Additionally, buyers can source and shop products in the interim through IMC_di’s (IMC’s Digital Innovations division) Catalog Connexion and ShopZio platforms and signup for JuniperMarket, a new B2B e-commerce marketplace which is set to launch in spring 2021.