Backyard Vegetable, Flower & Herb Seeds

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WaterMark Living talks Premarket outcomes, expectations

Watermark Living’s High Point showroom.

Chad Harper

When WaterMark Living opted to open its South Main Street showroom in High Point for fall Premarket for the first time this year, Chad Harper, national sales manager for the outdoor manufacturer, admits that they were not sure what traffic was going to be like.

“It was our first time, but with Casual Market Chicago cancelled, we wanted to be there for our customers and for the industry regardless,” he said.

And the company had some encouragement. This year’s earlier, unofficial June High Point event had gone well for the company, even though the showroom had only seen about 10 customers during the course of the event. Those buyers, Harper said, were serious, and the company wrote a lot of business between them.

So, when Harper and his team heard that some key container buyers planned to be in town for Premarket, the WaterMark Living team rallied, opting not just to open the showroom up for those customers as is customary for the manufacturer outside of its traditional market dates, but instead bringing in all of its reps and opening up the showroom just as they will in October.

And the decision proved

It’s like reinventing the wheel . . . while driving

Almost every day I hear from someone who observes that changes under way since the pre-COVID days, which would have taken five years to evolve, are now being executed in five months or less.

Whether it’s e-commerce, buyer-seller interaction, work flow, global supply or even product introduction cadence, almost no aspect of the business today is immune from examination and reinvention. The just-concluded summer market season offered ample evidence of this as myriad companies across the industry utilized virtual tours in conjunction with, or as a replacement for, in-person exhibition of new products.

Those changes will also be in evidence this month and heading into next month’s High Point Market. September’s Premarket, historically a case-goods-centric event and almost exclusively utilized by furniture manufacturers, saw more than 260 exhibitors on hand, including accent, décor, wall art and lighting suppliers. By comparison last fall’s Premarket drew about 100 exhibitors, virtually all of them furniture companies.

This dramatic increase at Premarket reflects two important developments. The first is the lengths people will go to get in front of retail customers in person. The second is the recognition that many retailers are still reticent to travel and attend what they perceive as potentially crowded