Mattress & Bedding Industry News
Bedding Today provides in-depth coverage of the American bedding industry, bed conferences and latest mattress news reports.
The Top 25 U.S. Bedding Retailers, led by a sizzling Mattress Firm now in the top spot on the list, posted a 16.3% increase in bedding revenues last year. More
Delta Children has announced an agreement to license cribs, nursery furniture and mattresses for Serta. More
Amini Innovation Corp./AICO will show its bedding line at next week’s New York Home Fashions Market, Sept. 15-18. More
Mattress Firm said its sales jumped 35.5% in the quarter ended July 29 as the specialty bedding retailer continued to expand through acquisitions and store openings. More
The bedding industry turned in a strong performance in July, with units increasing 5.1% and the wholesale dollar value of bedding shipments rising 8.9%. More
The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced retroactive and new shipper duty rates ranging from 0% to 216% for 2012 Chinese wooden bedroom shipments. More
Vegas Market Videos
September 17, 2014This week we pose three questions on the blockbuster announcement that Mattress Firm has agreed to acquire West Coast powerhouse Sleep Train. We will take these questions one at a time. (See earlier article.) With this move, will Mattress Firm dominate the retail bedding landscape? Given the chain’s high profile, one that gets even higher with each major acquisition, it might seem that Mattress Firm does dominate the retail mattress world. But the numbers tell a very different story. With the addition of Sleep Train, the No. 4 bedding retailer, No. 1 Mattress Firm will have a market share ...
September 10, 2014We will call this "The Plight of the Small Vendor." It includes some heartfelt comments from a vendor seeking to find a niche in the bedding arena. The vendor shared these thoughts with me but then had serious second thoughts about going public with his views, and asked me not to publish them. I agreed. Since then I’ve reflected on this vendor’s letter to me. It contains some points that deserve public discussion, I think. So I’ve taken out all personal references, and I’ve gotten permission from the vendor to release this version of his letter ...
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.)