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    Art Van talks about bedding success

    David Van Elslander, president of Art Van PureSleep, talks to bedding editor David Perry about how his company sells sleep systems. He was attending Furniture/Today’s Bedding Conference.

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  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    June 1, 2015

    Teach your associates to say 'better back health'

    For some time now I’ve been wondering why the furniture industry has not followed the example of the bedding industry in drawing a connection between better health and the performance of its products. Ergonomics are widely discussed in office seating and even by some manufacturers at the higher end of the seating segment. However, neither at the retail level nor at an industry wide level, does there appear to be a concerted effort to educate consumers that their seating dollars could be an investment in improved musculoskeletal health. I was even more aware of this having recently returned from ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    May 28, 2015

    Mattress displays matter, consumer study confirms

    Our recent story on a study of mattress displays has sparked an outpouring of reader interest. The story, published in our May 12 Retail Giants of Bedding Supplement, has been widely shared and discussed in the industry, for good reason. It makes several important points. The executive summary: Looks matter. Yes, that sounds obvious, but you would be surprised at how many retailers continue to offer up unappetizing, bland mattress displays, and then wonder why their bedding business isn’t better. The study, commissioned by mattress display specialist Colonial LLC of High Point, provides solid evidence about the importance of ...

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  • Powell Slaughter

    Logistics Logic

    Powell Slaughter

    May 26, 2015

    Be aware of objective dangers in logistics

    This year's lesson in logistics: Our industry's ability to serve customers often remains at the mercy of events out of our control. Port gridlock that lasted for months at West Coast ports, a truck drivers’ strike in late April in the LA/Long Beach port complex, and the compounded effect of regulation on an already existing shortage of truck drivers carrying our goods are just a few examples of what we in the mountaineering community call “objective dangers” — avalanches, rock fall, lighting strikes and such — all those things outside the climber’s own control. Bottom line: If you ...

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  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    May 26, 2015

    You might want to stay awake for this...

    I recently returned from the Furniture/Today Bedding Conference where I learned, among other things, I don’t get enough sleep. Speaker James Maas, a renowned sleep expert, listed six factors, the presence of any two of which are indicators of sleep deprivation. I nearly jumped up and yelled “Bingo!” having hit ’em all. Not that this is surprising. According to Maas, 71% of people don’t get the recommended 7.5 - 9.25 hours per night and 75% of people experience a sleep problem at least three nights a week. The event’s closing panel came back to this ...

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Bill McLoughlin, editor-in-chief of Furniture/Today, sits down with North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, Congressman Mark Walker, High Point Mayor Bill Bencini and George Jordan, president of MT Company to discuss new programs aimed at helping support furniture industry growth. Start Watching! Coverage sponsored by MicroD.

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