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Furniture Today provides in-depth coverage of the American bedding industry, bed conferences and latest mattress news reports.

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Join Furniture/Today as we interview manufacturers and retailers at the Spring 2014 High Point Market. See the videos. Our video coverage is sponsored by AkzoNobel.

Blogs

  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    April 22, 2014

    Conference, Magowitz events add up to big week

    Two big bedding events unfold at the Omni Orlando Resort in Championsgate, Fla., next month. Furniture/Today’s Bedding Conference is set for May 14-16 and will be followed immediately by the Seena Magowitz Golf Classic, which runs May 16-17. Between the two events you can pick up compelling business insights from bedding leaders on the retail, wholesale and supply sides of the business, enjoy great networking opportunities, honor retail excellence in bedding, and support the industrywide fight against the perils of pancreatic cancer. The keynote speaker for the Bedding Conference is Don Peppers, one of the world’s leading ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    April 9, 2014

    To be a hybrid or not is puzzling question

    With apologies to the Bard, we begin with a slight addition to one of his quotes: "To be a hybrid mattress, or not to be: that is the question." Yes, William Shakespeare might have offered up that question if he were surveying the mattress scene these days. One of literature’s greatest writers would surely be baffled by the tough spot we find ourselves in as an industry, caught between definitions that don’t easily fit our changed mattress landscape. The names of the beds we have created swirl through the marketplace: Hybrids, gel beds, “real” gel beds, specialty sleep ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    April 3, 2014

    Expanding High Point bedding scene adds Rush, Xsensor, Vi-Spring

    I've been attending High Point Markets for more than a quarter of a century and I know that each market offers something new. And, as one of my industry friends once told me: “New always trumps old.” So this week we welcome three bedding companies making their High Point Market debuts. First let me rush into an introduction to Rush Mattress, a new foam bedding company established by bedding veteran Harry Goodman and veteran manufacturer Mike Rush. Goodman, who spent several years at Sleepy’s, says the new company “is dedicated to high quality, great value and total flexibility ...

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High Point Product Spotlight

NORWALK FURNITURE - IHFC D-101, D-1015 The Zoey condo sofa is contemporary and cuddle-friendly. High track arms are paired with a  bench cushion and an oversized pillow back.

Take a look at the various product intros from the High Point Market in our Product Spotlight Slideshows. See more.

Videos

  • Bedding Conference for 2014

    Bedding Conference Set for 14-16 May

    Join us for Furniture/Today's 2014 Bedding Conference at the Omni Orlando Resort in Championsgate, Florida.  Set for 14-16 May, the conference will feature bedding retailers and industry experts talking about key issues confronting mattress retailers this year, including industry consolidation, advertising and merchandising strategies, e-commerce, and mattress recycling programs.

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