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Join us for Furniture/Today's May 2014 Bedding Conference in Florida. Top bedding retailers and industry experts will talk about key issues confronting mattress retailers this year, including industry consolidation, advertising and merchandising strategies, e-commerce, and mattress recycling programs. More
Components manufacturer HSM is offering plenty of choices with its new Perceptive Sleep system. More
Boyd Specialty Sleep said it has received a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on a new air mattress design with contiguous air chambers surrounded by another air chamber. More
West Coast bedding specialist Sleep Train has agreed to acquire the nine-store America’s Mattress chain here, a deal that will give Sleep Train entry into the Hawaiian market. More
The bedding newcomers here say they offer fresh looks and approaches to the business that retailers appreciate. More
The bedding market here got off to a fast start, with some major retailers visiting mattress showrooms as early as mid-week. More
A new statewide mattress recycling program here, supported by the International Sleep Products Assn., will be funded by a fee collected by retailers at the point of sale. Retailers will then pass those collected fees on to the Mattress Recycling Council, the group responsible for supervising the recycling program. More
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April 9, 2014With 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 ...
April 3, 2014I'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 ...
March 24, 2014And so it begins again. A new season. New looks. Fresh attitudes. No, I’m not talking about the emergence of spring, which officially arrived last week. Old Man Winter played such mean tricks on us in High Point this year that I’m not sure he’s really gone yet. I am talking about the start of the spring High Point Market. The bedding charts that you will find elsewhere in this issue attest that another mattress market is just around the corner. In the spirit of fresh starts, let’s take a look at some of the fresh ...
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- 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.