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Mattress & Bedding industry news, features and analysis

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

Videos

  • 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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Epperson Book

Jerry Epperson Fifty Years of Furniture Styling

Read Jerry Epperson's book - "Fifty Years of Furniture Styling." He provides his in-depth analyses of the inner workings of the furniture sector.  Click here for details.

Blogs

  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    October 21, 2014

    Bedgear, Airweave join bedding scene at High Point Market

    Here's a quick rundown on what's new and notable in mattresses and sleep accessories at the High Point Market: On the showroom scene, there are a handful of new bedding exhibitors, and a couple of bedding companies who have been in High Point before are returning to this market in new showrooms. On the flip side, there are also a couple of bedding producers who have exited High Point. The newcomers are led by Bedgear, a sleep accessories producer that says its new Plaza Suites showroom (1-500) will showcase “game-changing products.” Bedgear officials say they will unveil a ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    October 15, 2014

    Yo-Yo Ma offers primer in leadership for bed execs

    Sitting in the splendor of Reynolds Auditorium in Winston-Salem, N.C., I enjoyed a virtuoso performance by one of the world's greatest musicians, cellist Yo-Yo Ma. It was the eve of the High Point Market, and I found some leadership lessons as Ma's beautiful music filled the auditorium. Ma joined the Winston-Salem Symphony for his evening concert. Robert Moody, the symphony’s music director, introduced Ma as the world’s greatest musician, which would move him past my candidates for that honor, Yanni and John Tesh. (Yes, that’s an attempt at humor, but I do enjoy the ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    October 2, 2014

    Sleep shops losing $721 per sale by missing add-ons

    We've been preaching the gospel of sleep accessories for some time now, but many bedding specialists and furniture stores are not listening. As a result, they are letting sales dollars slip through their hands. A Furniture/Today retail survey found that only three of eight sleep accessory categories are carried by more than half of the furniture stores and bedding specialty retailers we surveyed. The three winning sleep accessories were sleep pillows (carried by 85% of the furniture stores and 93% of the bedding specialists), mattress protectors/encasements (also carried by 85% of furniture stores and 93% of bedding ...

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Regulatory Summit

Regulatory conference

Furniture/Today is planning a West Coast Regulatory & Compliance Summit to be held Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the Hotel Menage in Anaheim. See details!