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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    November 21, 2014

    New York Times is right: Mattress shopping can be a challenge

    The New York Times recently took a look at the mattress shopping experience, and the results weren’t pretty. The Times story, headlined “An Easy Choice? Dream On,” said that mattress shoppers “must navigate a Kafkaesque maze” to find the right mattress. Among its findings: The products all look alike, there is too much “marketing-speak,” and the industry offers “one-day sales for 365 days a year only.” In the full disclosure category, I was among those quoted in the story — and accurately, I might add. Among other things, I decried the industry focus on low prices in mattress ads, telling ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    November 11, 2014

    Consumer Reports whiffs again with mattress shopping advice

    Consumer Reports revisits the mattress industry in its November issue. The latest visit, while well intentioned, once again misses the mark. Producers who find themselves with high ratings for their mattresses will be pleased. That includes Serta, Simmons, Charles P. Rogers, Stearns & Foster and The Original Mattress Factory, which top the innerspring list; Novaform, Spring Air, Bob’s Discount Furniture and Tempur-Pedic, which top the memory foam list, and Sleep Number, which tops the adjustable air list. The high ratings those brands earned are a coveted prize, a powerful recommendation from the respected consumer products evaluation company. But even some ...

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Good nights sleep

How did you sleep last night? That's a good opening question when a retail sales associate welcomes a customer into his or her mattress department or mattress shop. 

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  • Jim Gallman of Simmons at High Point Market

    Simmons Demonstrates New Mattress App at High Point Market

    Jim Gallman of Simmons Bedding demonstrates a downloadable application that offers retailers and consumers an interactive 3D look inside any Simmons mattress. Simmons said it is the first “augmented reality” app in the mattress industry.(Our video coverage is sponsored by MicroD.)

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