Sealy Shows New S&F
David Perry -- Furniture Today, August 16, 2011
LAS VEGAS - Aiming to continue its momentum with Stearns & Foster, Sealy will preview a new line in the high-end brand here.
The Archdale, N.C.-based bedding major said the new S&F innerspring line will ship later this year. It said the Next Generation Stearns & Foster line will build upon S&F's signature aesthetic and will offer innovative new features designed to deliver additional comfort.
Sealy also is using the summer market to introduce new Sealy-brand "Inflation Buster" beds available for a limited time to select dealers and designed for sales during the Labor Day weekend.
The Inflation Buster innerspring beds, offered in firm, plush and Eurotop models - all of which include memory foam - retail at $699.
"We know budgets are tight in this tough economy, which is why Sealy developed the Inflation Buster," said Jodi Allen, chief marketing officer at Sealy. "We wanted to create a superior bed at a low cost that drives business for our customers, while offering an incredible value to consumers."
But the big product news at Sealy is the unveiling of the new S&F line, which follows on the heels of the recent launch of the new flagship Sealy Posturepedic line.
The new S&F line will be offered in three collections: Core, Estate and the newly added Lux Estate line. Each of those lines will have its own distinct look, Sealy officials said. They said that attention to detail and luxurious comfort were the key factors that drove development of the new line.
The company also said it will showcase a new S&F Luxury Latex line that will feature a 100% latex core with a cashmere-infused fabric.
All of the new S&F introductions will be backed by a new marketing program designed to elevate the brand messaging, officials said.
"This new campaign truly captures the essence of what the Stearns & Foster brand is, while connecting with consumers at an emotional level," said Allen. "Stearns & Foster is the epitome of luxury in the mattress category and the new campaign, alongside our world-class product, will bring this truth to life."
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