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Delta Children has announced an agreement to license cribs, nursery furniture and mattresses for Serta. More
Amini Innovation Corp./AICO will show its bedding line at next week’s New York Home Fashions Market, Sept. 15-18. More
Mattress Firm said its sales jumped 35.5% in the quarter ended July 29 as the specialty bedding retailer continued to expand through acquisitions and store openings. More
The bedding industry turned in a strong performance in July, with units increasing 5.1% and the wholesale dollar value of bedding shipments rising 8.9%. More
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September 10, 2014We will call this "The Plight of the Small Vendor." It includes some heartfelt comments from a vendor seeking to find a niche in the bedding arena. The vendor shared these thoughts with me but then had serious second thoughts about going public with his views, and asked me not to publish them. I agreed. Since then I’ve reflected on this vendor’s letter to me. It contains some points that deserve public discussion, I think. So I’ve taken out all personal references, and I’ve gotten permission from the vendor to release this version of his letter ...
September 2, 2014There are winners in the retail bedding derby, and there are those less fortunate players. Our latest list of the Top 25 Bedding Retailers has some of both. Collectively, our Top 25 posted a 7% increase in their bedding revenues (mattress and foundation sales only) last year, far below the Top 25’s performance in 2012, when that group was up a robust 16.3%. As we noted in an earlier column, it’s difficult to keep recording eye-popping double-digit sales increases year after year. Last year, then, was a year of consolidating gains and taking a breather for many ...
August 25, 2014It'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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