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Governor Pat McCrory at HP Market

Bill McLoughlin, editor-in-chief of Furniture/Today, sits down with North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, Congressman Mark Walker, High Point Mayor Bill Bencini and George Jordan, president of MT Company to discuss new programs aimed at helping support furniture industry growth. Start Watching! Coverage sponsored by MicroD.

Blogs

  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    April 22, 2015

    Bedding's big buying gap costs billions in lost sales

    Something bad happened when consumers in 4,651,641 households shopped for bedding last year: Those consumers did not buy a bed. That’s a massive buying gap that continues to bedevil bedding marketers. And it’s a massive missed opportunity, costing the industry lost sales of about $3.8 billion, according to Furniture/Today research.  Our market research, a hallmark of our bedding coverage, first found a major bedding buying gap many years ago. The buying gap — the difference between those who shop for a product and those who actually buy — is traditionally lower in bedding than in many ...

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  • Larry Thomas

    Special Order

    Larry Thomas

    April 22, 2015

    Tempurs flare as meeting date nears

    With the annual meeting of Tempur Sealy International shareholders less than a month away, the tension between the company and dissident shareholder H Partners seems to be increasing by the day. The two sides have been filling shareholders’ inboxes and mailboxes with charts, graphs, financial tables and other materials supporting their points of view, and neither has been holding back on its opinions about the other side. “Tempur Sealy shareholders are suffering through sleepless nights,” headlines a recent, 95-page presentation sent by H Partners, an investment firm that owns about 10% of the company’s shares and had called for ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    April 14, 2015

    High Point bedding history shows change has been constant

    The very first mattress story I wrote for Furniture/Today, some three decades ago, was about a bedding company called Restonic moving into a new International Home Furnishings Center showroom. I remember meeting the friendly Restonic executives in their new showroom and learning about their plans for the High Point Market. They put the rookie mattress writer at ease, and I was off and running on the bedding beat. I share that story to provide some long-term perspective on the news that two Top 15 bedding producers — sales leader Serta and growing independent Symbol Mattress — have exited the High Point ...

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