Mattress & Bedding industry news, features and analysis
Top 15 bedding producer Symbol Mattress has acquired White Cross Sleep Products, an Englander licensee based here. More
Alliance Sleep Products, a Restonic licensee in New York and North Carolina, has promoted Laurie Tokarz to president of the company, effective immediately. More
JAMESBURG, N.J. — Design Weave’s new executive vice president of sales is looking for retailers interested in developing sleep solution programs for their customers using the company’s expanding sleep accessories lineup. More
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Top 10 bedding producer Restonic is focusing on a female-friendly marketing strategy that the company says is paying dividends with its consumers. More
News From The Web
- 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 23, 2014The 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 ...
July 15, 2014There'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 ...
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 ...
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