Mattress & Bedding industry news, features and analysis
A week before its publication, “Factory Man,” the story of Vaughan-Bassett Chairman John D. Bassett III and his fight to keep his business going amid rising competition from Chinese furniture imports, is garnering good reviews. More
Art Van Furniture will grand open three more Art Van PureSleep bedding stores Wednesday in the greater Grand Rapids, Mich., area. More
The Mattress Recycling Council has submitted a recycling plan to Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, a key step in Connecticut’s move toward becoming the first state to implement new mattress recycling legislation. More
Four days after a fire in its River Road facility, executives at Latex International said the company has increased production at its Texas plant and tapped into warehouse inventory reserves around the country to meet interim shipment needs for its customers. More
Tempur Sealy International is exiting the production of innersprings in the U.S. and will source them from Leggett & Platt, which has acquired Tempur Sealy’s U.S. innerspring component production facilities, the companies announced today. More
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- David Perry talks to Justin Gannon about online mattress sales and Classic Brands online offerings at The 2014 Bedding Conference.(Our video reports are brought to you by DesleeClama.)
July 8, 2014I have it on good authority that leading bedding specialty retailers last year suffered a "mediocre sales performance overall." But I'm going to challenge that assessment nonetheless. Bedding seldom turns in a mediocre performance, and I don't think it did last year. The 10 bedding specialists on Furniture/Today’s Top 100 U.S. Furniture Stores list, which we published in our May 19 print issue and which can now be purchased here, collectively recorded a 7.6% sales gain last year and boosted their store count by 273 stores. Those sound like pretty good numbers to me ...
June 26, 2014We asked a group of Millennials to share their thoughts on a number of industry issues at our recent Bedding Conference. They did. And some of our audience members didn’t like what they heard. Our Millennial panel produced a lively discussion, providing several insights into ways that our industry can better connect with this important consumer group. Our Millennials — Adam Hudson of Hudson’s Furniture, Kyle Johansen of HOM Furniture, Rachel Tronstein of Gardner-White Furniture and Elana Stone of BedMart — talked about the importance of flexible work schedules in retail stores and the need for fresh thinking if the ...
June 24, 2014Big companies tend to make big news. In our sector, look at Ashley. When they launch an initiative, make a statement or take a stance on an issue, people take notice. Last week, a big company outside our sector, Kaiser Permanente, launched an initiative, made a statement and took a stance, and I sat up and took notice. Here’s why: Last week, Kaiser Permanente, the country’s largest nonprofit health management group said that as of June 3, it would no longer buy any furniture that incorporates polyurethane containing flame retardants. The company also said that it will shun ...
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