Mattress & Bedding Industry News
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Furniture First buying group has approved applications for two more new concept Mattress 1 st stores — for members Front Room Furnishings in Columbus, Ohio, and China Towne Furniture in Solvay, N.Y. More
Mark Quinn, who raised the profile of Leggett & Platt in his marketing work with the home furnishings components supplier, is leaving the company to pursue a new business opportunity. More
The owner of a St. Louis-based mattress retailer is venturing into the wholesale segment of the business with the launch of a company that’s marketing a line of imported memory foam bedding. More
Latex International, a Talalay latex component producer, said George Suplee has rejoined the company and will oversee research and development and new product development. More
Components supplier Leggett & Platt said it has agreed to pay $39.8 million to settle some antitrust claims against the company involving the sale of polyurethane foam. More
Vegas Market Videos
September 2, 2014There are winners in the retail bedding derby, and there are those less fortunate players. Our latest list of the Top 25 Bedding Retailers has some of both. Collectively, our Top 25 posted a 7% increase in their bedding revenues (mattress and foundation sales only) last year, far below the Top 25’s performance in 2012, when that group was up a robust 16.3%. As we noted in an earlier column, it’s difficult to keep recording eye-popping double-digit sales increases year after year. Last year, then, was a year of consolidating gains and taking a breather for many ...
August 25, 2014It's time to adjust your thinking about the mattress industry these days. Yes, you need to add an action-packed word — “adjustable” — to your bedding vocabulary. We are talking this week about adjustable beds, one of the rising stars of the mattress category. About three in four of the furniture retailers and bedding sleep shops we surveyed earlier this year said they expect their adjustable bedding sales to be higher this year than last year. Significantly, none of those retailers expects a decline in adjustable bedding sales this year. That’s about as close to a sure thing as you ...
Bedding Conference Videos
- Editor-in-Chief Ray Allegrezza talks to King Koil's Dave Roberts at the Las Vegas Market about the company's launch of the Duck Dynasty mattress collection. (Our video reports are brought to you by Storis.)