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Mattress Math

Mattress Math

Follow David Perry's latest blog series on the numbers behind the mattress industry. This week he looks at Age & Sleep: Three Views on Sleep Wasting by Age Groups. Click here to read! Sponsored by King Koil.

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    April 20, 2016

    Follow the specialists' playbook to grow your bedding business

    Want to sell more high-priced sleep sets? Take a page -- or two -- out of the bedding specialists' playbook. A close look at our latest retail bedding survey (see 16 April print issue) makes a compelling case for applying the specialists’ skills to your mattress business. Consider: * The bedding specialists are generating 58% of their mattress sales at prices of $1,000 and up, with almost one-quarter of those sales coming at $2,000 and up. Furniture stores, in contrast, are generating less than half of their sales at $1,000 and up. * The bedding specialists generally have higher best-selling price ...

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  • David Perry

    Mattress Math

    David Perry

    April 16, 2016

    Age and sleep

    Three views on sleep wasting by age groups This is the percent of Millennials who feel that spending 20 out of 60 years sleeping is a waste of time. Looking at this by gender, the figure is even higher, with 34% of males saying they feel spending 20 of 60 years sleeping is a waste of time. Why it matters: Millennials are significantly more likely to see a major investment in sleep as a waste of time than consumers in other key demographic groups, and Millennials, as we all know, are the darlings of marketers everywhere. They represent the youngest ...

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#MattressTags

#MattressTags

#MattressTags, from editor Thomas Lester, takes a new approach to bedding, bringing you unique, offbeat and at times humorous news that might not make the headlines but that we think is important to business and the people who conduct it, nonetheless... Our hope is to inform, enlighten and maybe make you smile. Read the latest! Sponsored by Spring Air.

Retail Bedding Spotlight

Retail Bedding Spotlight

In this month’s Retail Bedding Spotlight, bedding editor Dave Perry talks about Mattress Firm’s commitment to give back to the communities it serves – a key element of the company’s recent national leadership conference. He also interviews a Mattress Firm manager who attended the meeting. See video. Video reports are sponsored by Therapedic.