High Point creates bedding center

The Suites of Market Square in High Point, N.C., is pulling together several sleep products manufacturers into a top–floor Bedding Center that will debut during the spring market.

Participating companies include Therapedic, Springwall, Protect–All, Dreamfit, Carolina Mattress Guild, Natural as Sleep, Protect–a–Bed, Glideaway, Corsicana Bedding and Comfor–pedic. More participants will be added as the spring market approaches, organizers say.

“Ninety percent of the Top 100 furniture stores attend the High Point Market and that segment accounts for 30% of sales for bedding manufacturers,” said Tom Mitchell, senior vice president of Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. High Point, which owns the Suites of Market Square “It became very clear to us that we needed to help buyers shop for this category while in High Point, and the Bedding Center is perfect solution.”

The 15,000–square–foot Bedding Center will use hardwall dividers to create private, showroom–like settings for each manufacturer. The Suites of Market Square is located in the heart of the High Point Market in downtown High Point. The spring furniture market is March 26 to April 1.