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Pre-market buyer registration up 9% for spring event, organizers say PDF Print E-mail
Written by HGO Staff   

HIGH POINT, North Carolina (08 March 2012) - Buyer registration for the Spring Pre-Market 2012 is up 9% to date over that for the fall 2011, the organizers have reported. Some 116 retailers have registered by the two-day showcase that will be held here March 19 and 20.

"The response for the Spring Pre-Market has been fantastic," Kevin O'Connor, chairman of the Pre-Market Committee and CEO of Samson Marketing, said in a statement. "We're looking forward to a strong event that will allow our 25 vendor sponsors the opportunity to work closely with buyers to fine-tune new product offerings and to partner together to create success on retail floors."

O'Connor believes a positive response to Pre-Market also bodes well for the Spring 2012 eidtion of the High Point Market, which will begin its semi-annual six day run on April 21.

"The great thing about Pre-Market is that it gives buyers an advantage with an early preview of important introductions, the newest fashion trends and display ideas, and for enticing looks to draw consumers into their stores," O'Connor added.

Traditionally, pre-market takes place a month before each High Point Market and gives retailers an opportunity to see new designs before the spring and fall shows.

A number of Canadian furniture resources are expected to participate in pre-market including Casana, Palliser, Magnussen Home, Leather Living, Shermag and West Bros.

According to Furniture/Today, the following companies will sponsor the event:

  • American Drew/Lea/Hammary, IHFC C-926
  • A.R.T. Furniture, Plaza Suites 200
  • Aspenhome, IHFC C-1258
  • Austin Group Furniture, 208 E. Green Dr.
  • Bassett Furniture, IHFC C-1200
  • Bernhardt Furniture, IHFC D-601
  • Broyhill Furniture, IHFC C-600
  • Casana Furniture, 220 Elm 400
  • Fairmont Designs, IHFC C-867
  • Fine Furniture Design, IHFC W-800
  • Hekman, IHFC C-735
  • Hooker Furniture, IHFC W-1047
  • Kincaid Furniture, IHFC H-1204
  • Lane Home Furnishings, IHFC C-800
  • Legacy Classic, Plaza Suites C-100
  • Magnussen, IHFC M-1010
  • Natuzzi, 130 W. Commerce Ave.
  • Palliser, 220 Elm 400
  • Prime Resources International, 220 Elm 100
  • Pulaski Furniture, 220 Elm 220
  • Samuel Lawrence Furniture, 220 Elm, 220
  • Riverside Furniture, IHFC C-302
  • Stanley Furniture, IHFC C-1158
  • Universal Furniture, 2622 Uwharrie Rd.
  • Vaughan-Bassett Furniture, IHFC C-1000
  • Wynwood, IHFC C-503
Non-sponsoring exhibitors include:
  • A-America, Center Point 209
  • Beckham Home/Cassady Closeouts, 120 S. Main St.
  • Chateau D'Ax, IHFC D-1224
  • Era Nouveau, Center Point on Centennial 20
  • Elements International, Showplace 3148
  • Fairfax Home Collections/South Sea Rattan, IFHC M-731, M-732
  • Gail's Accents, IHFC H-234, H-241
  • In Room Furniture Designs, 220 Elm 210
  • Largo, Center Theatre Tower S-100
  • Leather Italia, IHFC D-1220
  • Leather Living, IHFC D-1101
  • Linwood Furniture, Market Square 307, 309, 38
  • Jackson/Catnapper, Plaza Suites 300
  • Mac Motion Chairs, Furniture Plaza 223
  • Martin Furniture, Furniture Plaza 512
  • Mayo Furniture, Furniture Plaza 311
  • Modus Furniture International, IHFC C-601
  • NuMobilia, 401 S. Wrenn St.
  • Orient Express Furniture, IHFC C-303
  • Powell Home Fashions, National Furniture Mart 100, 203
  • Shermag, 400 W. English Road
  • Simon Li, Plaza Suites 220
  • West Bros., IHFC D-1144
  • West Port Home, IHFC M-707
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