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HIGH POINT — Mattress retailers are finding an expanded assortment of sleep accessories at the High Point Market. And they like the new offerings. More
HIGH POINT — Canadian specialty bedding producer Zedbed has an expansive launch at this week's High Point Market, including the debut of its first-ever adjustable base as well as six new mattresses and a new range of mattress protectors. More
Mattress Firm Holding Corp. announced the completion of its acquisition of The Sleep Train, the largest West Coast-based bedding specialty retailer, for $425 million. More
Mattresses made by Serta and Simmons top a new list of innerspring mattress ratings issued by Consumer Reports. More
Fast-growing sleep accessories manufacturer Malouf has acquired a 675,000-square-foot building from La-Z-Boy to speed shipments and strengthen its logistic support for its dealers. More
San Francisco — The answer is: Cable cars, sourdough bread, and McRoskey mattresses. And the question? Name three things that are famous in San Francisco. More
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- 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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October 21, 2014Here'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 ...
October 15, 2014Sitting 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 ...
October 2, 2014We'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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