Trends From Market: Spring 2018 High Point

[vc_row type="vc_default" gap="30"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Over the years, we’ve come to expect the High Point Market to be a slower affair than its Las Vegas counterpart – and last week’s spring show was par for the course. As rainy weather throughout the country wreaked havoc on travel plans, the bedding floors were unsurprisingly quiet. New introductions were few and far between, as many of the products on display had already made their debut in Las Vegas. And yet, despite this, the outlook remained positive. From the manufacturer standpoint, the High Point Market benefitted from quality over quantity – as slower foot traffic allowed for more meaningful conversations with the regional, furniture, big box and even online retailers that were in attendance. It was clear across the board that the summer market is already top of mind for a lot of bedding companies – with a number of brands even starting to tease the new collections that they will be unveiling in July. As a whole, the spring High Point Market served as a valuable opportunity to explore more creative retail opportunities.