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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.

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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 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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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    June 26, 2014

    Millennials want fresh thinking but their critics aren't listening

    We 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 ...

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  • Ray Allegrezza

    Editor's Desk

    Ray Allegrezza

    June 24, 2014

    Take notice of Kaiser's FR edict

    Big 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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Showtime Fabrics

Zhejiang Ausen Industry Col specializes in plain dobby and traditional jacquard fabrics.

See the fabric introductions from the companies that are exhibiting in the International Pavilion at Showtime in June. See the new styles and colors..

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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