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Mattress & Bedding industry news, features and analysis

Furniture Today provides in-depth coverage of the American bedding industry, bed conferences and latest mattress news reports.

AutoDesk Webcast

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Videos

  • Justin Gannon at the Bedding Conference

    Justin Gannon at Bedding Conference

    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.)

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Blogs

  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    July 23, 2014

    Bed newcomers seek niches in 100-plus Las Vegas field

    The bedding-rich Las Vegas Market gets even richer this month, with new mattress and sleep accessories producers joining the extensive bedding mix. By my count, this pushes the bedding contingent past the 100-exhibitor mark. The newcomers face plenty of competition, but if they do offer a better mousetrap (should we say “mouse mattress?”), they can find a niche. The retailers will sort all of that out, as they always do. MLily brings its full lines of Chinese-made memory foam mattresses and pillows to its first permanent Las Vegas showroom — World Market Center B-930. MLily’s West Coast distributor, Northwest Mattress ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    July 15, 2014

    Unit sales still lagging, but specialty beds drive dollars up

    There's an interesting discussion going on these days about why the mattress industry still lags far behind its historic high in unit shipments. My short answer: The world has changed, and so has the mattress industry. It was back in 2005, according to the International Sleep Products Assn., that mattress units hit their all-time high: 23.985 million. Mattress units bottomed out at 18.134 million during the recession year of 2009 and reached 20.077 million in 2013. That is 16.3% below the historic high. That major shortfall, almost a decade later, raises a troubling question. Why ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    July 8, 2014

    Bedding specialists on ascent despite 'mediocre' year in 2013

    I 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 ...

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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!

Events

  • Las Vegas Market

    July 27, 2014 - July 31, 2014

    495 S. Grand Central Parkway

    Las Vegas

  • Abimad

    July 29, 2014 - August 1, 2014

    Expo Center Norte

    Sao Paulo, BR

  • Tupelo Furniture Market

    August 20, 2014 - August 23, 2014

    1879 N. Coley Road

    Tupelo, Miss., US

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