From Home Furnishing Business
IMC Prepares for Spring High Point Market
2022 by Laurie Northington in Business Strategy, High Point, Industry, Market
International Market Centers (IMC) is preparing to welcome the design and retail community to its 17 Downtown High Point properties with expanded resources and compelling programming as High Point Market returns to its traditional Spring time frame, April 2-6, 2022.
“The retail and design community is eagerly awaiting a Spring High Point Market,” said Bob Maricich, IMC CEO. “With furniture, bedding and decor consumer spending at historic highs, anticipation is building for the discovery opportunities that are only at High Point. New and expanded offerings in IMC’s properties will offer the resources buyers need now, complemented by can’t-miss proprietary trend and business educational programming and onsite amenities to welcome them back to High Point in April.”
IMC continues to diversify its High Point Market resources with new, expanded and relocated furniture and home décor brands. IMC’s 17 Downtown High Point properties together showcase 1,000+ showrooms and nearly 300 temporary exhibits, which represents approximately 70% of all resources presented at High Point Market.
Home décor updates run the spectrum with new resources in accents, fixed-wire lighting, rugs, textiles and more from established brands including Celadon Art and Zuo Modern expanding their offerings as well as brands including Accent Décor and Newton Coley making their High Point debuts with IMC. In furniture and bedding, updates by Flair Enterprises, Magnussen, MotoSleep and more expand IMC’s presentation of international, design-driven brands for retailers and designers.
IMC’s temporary exhibits in InterHall, The Suites at Market Square (SAMS) and Plaza Suites will be full this Spring with new-to-High-Point brands, expanding presentations and exhibitors returning to the market after a hiatus. InterHall will offer some 70+ furniture and décor exhibitors in the International Home Furnishings Center (IHFC), SAMS will offer 200+ decor exhibitors on three floors and Plaza Suites will offer 15+ furniture exhibitors in on the ground floor of Plaza Suites.
IMC’s High Point properties include: 300 E. Green St.; 300 S. Main St.; Commerce & Design Building; Furniture Plaza; Historic Market Square; 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.
DesignOnHPMKT by IMC – the voice of IMC’s High Point Market – presents a wealth of educational opportunities ranging from actionable trend information for at-market sourcing to business-building seminars. IMC’s proprietary TrendWatch leads trend programming as it explores three connected themes through a seminar, tour and vignettes complemented by SuiteSpot tours featuring five designers sharing favorite finds from The Suites at Market Square. Seminars will address international trends and the impact of lighting on design, as well as business issues ranging from hiring and rebranding to expanding and relocating. A full schedule of at-market activities will be announced soon.
DesignOnHPMKT by IMC again will highlight the best of market through two digital programs. Market Snapshot showcases the best new products from IMC’s exhibitors in the eight weeks leading up to market, culminating in “People’s Choice” award winners being named on Opening Day. Some five Market Pros will share their favorite finds during the market week. Product selections featured in Market Snapshot and Market Pros will be found on the DesignOnHPMKT by IMC website and Instagram (@DesignOnHPMKT).
Additionally, JuniperMarket, the new fully integrated omnichannel B2B e-commerce platform powered by IMC, brings its Experience Center to High Point Market as a hub for buyers to learn more about the platform, register for the digital marketplace and pick up branded swag items. The Juniper sales team also will be at market to meet with brands interested in the compatible JuniperCommerce tools.
Spring 2022 High Point Market planning information is available at IMCHighPointMarket.com, which features information about IMC’s 17 properties, a robust product search tool, virtual showroom tours, and interactive editions of the Market Previews and Market Resource Guide.
Registration for the Spring 2022 High Point Market is open now at HighPointMarket.org.