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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    August 25, 2014

    Attachment rate is debatable, but adjustable beds on the move

    It's time to adjust your thinking about the mattress industry these days. Yes, you need to add an action-packed word — “adjustable” — to your bedding vocabulary. We are talking this week about adjustable beds, one of the rising stars of the mattress category. About three in four of the furniture retailers and bedding sleep shops we surveyed earlier this year said they expect their adjustable bedding sales to be higher this year than last year. Significantly, none of those retailers expects a decline in adjustable bedding sales this year. That’s about as close to a sure thing as you ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    August 18, 2014

    Specialty sleep segment gaining ground on innersprings

    The specialty sleep segment, which has been in the unfamiliar position of losing ground to the innerspring category of late, is staging a comeback. Specialty sleep, whose mainstays are memory foam, gel memory foam, latex foam and air chamber designs, nearly caught the innerspring segment in June, according to the Bedding Barometer report just issued by the International Sleep Products Assn. Now I know that lines between the categories are blurring, and that some industry figures say that comparing innerspring and specialty bedding figures is a risky exercise. I cheerfully acknowledge that a bed packed with latex and memory foam ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    August 12, 2014

    These retailers win my award for shopping Vegas

    And the award for hardest-working retailers at the Las Vegas Market goes to … (drum roll, please) … Steven Stone of BedMart and Michael Nermon of Ergo Customized Comfort. The two West Coast bedding specialty retailers were still hard at work on Wednesday afternoon, when I saw them in the Specialty Sleep Assn. showroom. Apparently they didn’t get the memo that the market ended on Tuesday. I’m kidding about the memo. The market officially ended on Thursday, but major bedding retailers were in short supply on Wednesday, the fourth official day of the market. Monday and Tuesday were strong days ...

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Nationwide Webcast

Nationwide Webinar

Jerry EppersonIf you missed the chance to attend our live webinar featuring Jerry Epperson's mid-year update on the "State of the Industry for 2014," sponsored by Nationwide Marketing Group, you can still view the recorded version.  Click here!