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  • Fabelli Group to launch European-made contemporary bedroom line

    Fabelli Group Ego leather bad

    Fabelli Group, a sister company of Italy-based contemporary furniture resource Domus Arredi, has recently begun operations in the U.S. and plans to launch a line of European-made contemporary bedrooms for the U.S. market. More

  • Serta gets CertiPUR-US certification

    CertiPUR US logo

    Bedding sales leader Serta announced that all flexible polyurethane foams contained in its mattresses manufactured in the United States and Canada are now certified through the CertiPUR-US program. More

  • Mattress displays matter, consumer study confirms

    Our recent story on a study of mattress displays has sparked an outpouring of reader interest. The story, published in our May 12 Retail Giants of Bedding Supplement, has been widely shared and discussed in the industry, for good reason. It makes several important points. The executive summary: Looks matter. Yes, that sounds obvious, but you would be surprised at how many retailers continue to offer up unappetizing, bland mattress displays, and then wonder why their bedding business isn’t better. The study, commissioned by mattress display specialist Colonial LLC of High Point, provides solid evidence about the importance of ... More

  • Shifman Mattress recognizes 80 years with Pa. dealer

    Shifman, Mover Furniture group

    Shifman Mattress honored a Pennsylvania retailer recently for an 80-year partnership. More

  • Is Sleep Country Canada going public again?

    Sleep Country Canada may be looking to return to the equity markets through an initial public offering, according to a report from Bloomberg News. More

  • You might want to stay awake for this...

    I recently returned from the Furniture/Today Bedding Conference where I learned, among other things, I don’t get enough sleep. Speaker James Maas, a renowned sleep expert, listed six factors, the presence of any two of which are indicators of sleep deprivation. I nearly jumped up and yelled “Bingo!” having hit ’em all. Not that this is surprising. According to Maas, 71% of people don’t get the recommended 7.5 - 9.25 hours per night and 75% of people experience a sleep problem at least three nights a week. The event’s closing panel came back to this ... More

  • E.S. Kluft names Boilly VP of international sales

    Laurent Boilly

    As part of its plan to expand its brands in markets around the world, Top 15 bedding producer E.S. Kluft & Co. has named Laurent Boilly as vice president of international sales. More

  • HomTex to expand production facilities

    HomTex Inc., producer of bedding accessories including sheets, mattress pads and duvet covers, will expand its domestic facilities to increase production. More

  • Pat Lawrence joins Creative Ticking as account manager

    Veteran bedding executive Pat Lawrence has joined mattress ticking producer Creative Ticking/Creative Fabric Services as account manager for the Southwest. More

  • Daniel Cullum named Shifman’s Salesperson of the Year

    Daniel Cullum holds up his award

    Luxury mattress manufacturer Shifman Mattress Co. named Daniel Cullum as its 2014 Salesman of the Year at its annual meeting at the High Point Market. More

  • Consumer Reports loses way with flawed mattress report

    Consumer Reports has a catchy — but bogus — headline on its latest mattress ratings report: “The myth of the $5,000 mattress.” I would like to suggest a new headline for the popular consumer products evaluation company to consider: The myth of a fair mattress report in Consumer Reports. Let’s start with that absurd headline. $5,000 mattresses are not mythical. They really exist. And many of them are great mattresses, delivering a great night of sleep. Consumer Reports even managed to stumble across a couple of them, by Duxiana, and included them in its ratings. Both made the Top ... More

  • Chinese bedroom mfr. Dalian Huafeng, two others tagged with 45.83% duty rate

    The U.S. Department of Commerce has issued a final duty rate of 45.83% for Chinese bedroom manufacturer Dalian Huafeng and two other Chinese bedroom manufacturers for their 2009 shipments to the U.S. market. More

High Point Market Videos

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.

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    May 28, 2015

    Mattress displays matter, consumer study confirms

    Our recent story on a study of mattress displays has sparked an outpouring of reader interest. The story, published in our May 12 Retail Giants of Bedding Supplement, has been widely shared and discussed in the industry, for good reason. It makes several important points. The executive summary: Looks matter. Yes, that sounds obvious, but you would be surprised at how many retailers continue to offer up unappetizing, bland mattress displays, and then wonder why their bedding business isn’t better. The study, commissioned by mattress display specialist Colonial LLC of High Point, provides solid evidence about the importance of ...

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  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    May 26, 2015

    You might want to stay awake for this...

    I recently returned from the Furniture/Today Bedding Conference where I learned, among other things, I don’t get enough sleep. Speaker James Maas, a renowned sleep expert, listed six factors, the presence of any two of which are indicators of sleep deprivation. I nearly jumped up and yelled “Bingo!” having hit ’em all. Not that this is surprising. According to Maas, 71% of people don’t get the recommended 7.5 - 9.25 hours per night and 75% of people experience a sleep problem at least three nights a week. The event’s closing panel came back to this ...

    Read More

  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    May 20, 2015

    Consumer Reports loses way with flawed mattress report

    Consumer Reports has a catchy — but bogus — headline on its latest mattress ratings report: “The myth of the $5,000 mattress.” I would like to suggest a new headline for the popular consumer products evaluation company to consider: The myth of a fair mattress report in Consumer Reports. Let’s start with that absurd headline. $5,000 mattresses are not mythical. They really exist. And many of them are great mattresses, delivering a great night of sleep. Consumer Reports even managed to stumble across a couple of them, by Duxiana, and included them in its ratings. Both made the Top ...

    Read More