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  • Mike Root

    A Rep's Perspective

    Mike Root

    July 30, 2016

    A sales rep’s project For Las Vegas Market

    Have you ever given thought to just how diverse the product offerings of our industry really are? For someone not versed in home furnishings it may not be obvious. I was reminded of this in conversation with a friend recently. Every time we get together, he tells me about his neighbor Craig, who is a furniture manufacturer’s rep. My neighbor assumes that since we are both furniture sales guys we must share similar customers and experiences. I have met Craig through our mutual friend, but I have never once in many markets ever run into Craig in the industry ...

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  • Thomas Lester

    #MattressTags

    Thomas Lester

    July 29, 2016

    #MattressTags: How to set a world record

    A record that kept falling...and falling On July 23 in Wuhan City, a new Guinness World Record was set for the longest human/mattress chain of toppled dominoes. Ayd Home Furnishings teamed with Chinese mattress maker Stylution and the Association of Taiwan Investment Enterprises to put on the event, which coincided with the retailer's 24th anniversary. Following the festivities, Stylution donated 300 mattresses to a local charity that helps people affected by flooding. In all, there were 2016 people strapped to mattresses in a 4 kilometer chain that wrapped multiple times around a shopping mall. It bested the ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    July 28, 2016

    How Sealy made me Almost Famous

    If you are wondering how your friendly mattress writer recently morphed into a bandana-wearing, tattoo-covered heavy metal rocker, the answer is simple: It’s Sealy’s fault. I was minding my own business the other day, following the finer points of encased coil designs and gel memory foam permutations, when my friends at Sealy tuned in to the Twitterverse and sent me a lullaby. It is, frankly, a delightful lullaby, saluting me for “getting the scoop” and getting “a lot done” at market through “really hard work.” It ends with a call to action: “Please write about us.” The team ...

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  • David Perry

    Mattress Math

    David Perry

    July 27, 2016

    4 reasons that bed sizes matter

    17 Percent share of mattress purchases for twin-sized bedding. Why it matters: Because size matters. It’s a matter of dollars and cents. Our Consumer Buying Trends Survey asked consumers what bed sizes they purchased and how much they spent on their beds. As we all know, prices go up (generally speaking) as beds get larger. The median amount of money spent on a twin-sized mattress, our survey found, was $225. Keep that price in mind as we go through the rest of our survey data. 17 Percent share of mattress purchases for full-sized bedding. Why it matters: Full-sized mattresses ...

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