In some ways, the High Point Market, June 5-9, felt like a return to normal. Vaccinated folks felt free to leave their masks off, and many offered their hands for a hearty shake. In other ways, it was unlike any previous market. North Carolina in June has a different feel — higher temps, more rain showers and humidity — and this year the market, usually held in April, felt distinct. Certainly, traffic was lighter and some showrooms were quieter, although most seemed to be steadily busy. Product introductions ran the gamut from making established brands more affordable to bringing in high-end luxury mattresses for those still craving comfort. Natural components continued to be a selling point, while calming CBD products, which began gaining in popularity before the pandemic, continued to be an attractive addition to bedding.

Here’s a look at what Sleep Savvy found in High Point. Read more...