Mattress & Bedding Industry News
Bedding Today provides in-depth coverage of the American bedding industry, bed conferences and latest mattress news reports.
LAS VEGAS — Major new bedding programs are getting strong retail reviews at the Las Vegas Market, bedding producers reported. More
LAS VEGAS — Kingsdown is unveiling its broadest new product offering ever, introducing 51 new beds and revamping 34 others at the Las Vegas Market. The introductions include a new "ultra-luxury" collection, Diamond Royale, three new foam lines, two-sided additions to its Tradition lineup, and an updated innerspring Sleep to Live line. More
Michael Tinsmon has joined Soft-Tex as sales manager for its newly created mattress division. More
Art Van Furniture is taking its PureSleep sleep store format to market here with an aggressive goal of adding 500 franchise stores and in-store departments across the country over the next five years. More
NEW YORK — When the editors of Men's Journal put together their "Gear of the Year" report last month, they included an unlikely product: A Casper mattress. More
Former Leggett & Platt executive Mark Quinn is returning to the bedding industry to launch a new “farm-to-bedroom” mattress line in the United States. More
The Mattress Recycling Council has hired Rodney Clara as its northern California program coordinator. He will work with municipalities, retailers and other mattress generators, transporters and recyclers in the region. More
Sleep accessories producer Comfort Revolution has moved to a new showroom for the market here, World Market Center C-1496-A. The showroom is adjacent to partner Sealy’s new 6,000-square-foot space, C-1496. Both companies previously exhibited in Building B. More
Bedding products provider Protect-A-Bed has promoted Warrick Bell to director of marketing and product development. More
Retail Bedding Spotlight
January 27, 2015The ancient Romans had prominent walls in their capital city where they could share their messages. In our industry, we have the walls of World Market Center buildings and parking decks in bedding’s capital city of Las Vegas. Those Vegas walls had some interesting stories last week. Let’s start with a declaration from King Koil, whose banner on the side of the WMC parking deck announced: “It’s time to disrupt your oversaturated market of the same four brands by offering your customers something better and different.” I’ve heard a lot of support for that view — from ...
January 20, 2015Rick Anderson calls it "an evolutionary revolution." I call it a fascinating new product move, one that could pay big dividends. We are talking about the new Tempur-Flex line, which we have reported on in another article. (Click to read.) The flex comes from a new, faster-responding type of Tempur material, and the addition of a component that has never before appeared in a Tempur-Pedic sleep set: innersprings. Yes, you read that correctly. Tempur-Pedic has incorporated innersprings into a high-end line of bedding. And the mattress world has not come to an end. In fact, a new chapter is beginning ...
Casual Living Conference
Furniture/Today Editor-in-chief Bill McLoughlin gets an update on the upcoming Casual Living Conference at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Fl. The conference, to be held February 18-20 th will feature a keynote presentation by John Moore, the marketing guru behind Starbucks and Whole Foods as well as a presentation by designer and television personality, Libby Langdon.