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    A busy, busy, busy week

    John Thomas growing, fabric update for Showtime, a preview of American Furniture Manufacturing’s growth strategy and a salute to the cocktail table all on this week’s edition of Frontline Friday.

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    November 25, 2015

    In the shadows of bedding giants, Tier Two players find success

    Lately I've been hearing surprisingly positive news from Tier Two bedding producers. They are reporting that there is life in the shadows of the bedding giants. Bedding's Big Four — Serta, Sealy, Simmons and Tempur-Pedic — command 70% of the market, boast plenty of marketing firepower, and possess the industry’s best-known brands. They have been gaining share in recent years. But some smaller bedding producers are finding paths to success on this highly competitive bedding landscape, three of them told me in recent meetings and interviews. He said Therapedic is winning with its consistent promotion of its “No. 1 ...

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  • Thomas Lester


    Thomas Lester

    November 24, 2015

    #MattressTags: Banish the blue light?

    How to beat the blues By now we've all heard how bad blue spectrum light is for sleep preparation, yet millions of us wind down at night in front of the TV (which, by the way, emits its share of blue spectrum light). Saffron, a company that specializes in sleep-oriented smart lights, is introducing Drift, a product that connects to the television and reduces blue spectrum light an hour before you tell it you want to go to sleep.     This is your brain without sleep Last week, ABC News' Dan Childs went 40 hours without sleep - all live on ...

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  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    November 23, 2015

    Take plenty of time to give thanks

    The recent events in Paris are a stark reminder of what a dangerous world we live in and how fragile life can be. Every day, the headlines are filled with news of people inflicting pain and terror on their fellow human beings. It would be easy to retreat in the face of such news; to convince ourselves that we are safer and better off staying where we don’t need to worry about acts of violence — as if such a place existed. I don’t believe that is the answer. This week we will celebrate a national holiday of giving ...

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  • Jerry Cohen Law and the Business of Furniture blog.

    Law and the Business of Furniture

    Jerry Cohen

    November 17, 2015

    Celebrity Licensing Deals: Fame, Tricks, and Traps

    One of the most important recent trends in licensing has been celebrity licensing deals. Consumers love associations of famous people and entertainment properties with products in their home. But for companies manufacturing and selling products with celebrity names attached to them, many pitfalls come with the opportunities. From my work with clients and conversations with friends in the industry, here are a few important tricks and traps to keep in mind in celebrity licensing deals: Time. Famous people are busy. But when you’re counting on their star power to sell your product, you need to make sure they spend ...

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