Bedding Insights

Join Bedding Editor David Perry for a new video feature called Bedding Insights. The videos will look at key issues in the bedding industry, and will include interviews with industry leaders. Dave will tackle serious subjects, but also have some fun. (Videos sponsored by Symbol Mattress.)

 

 

 

 

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  • Bedding Insights

    Bedding Insights: Gold Bond takes a social spin

    Bedding Insights: Gold Bond takes a social spin

    Independent bedding producer Gold Bond is boosting its awareness with a social media strategy, as Bedding Editor David Perry learned in a recent visit with the producer. (Video coverage sponsored by Symbol Mattress.)

    Added December 20, 2016 | Permalink

  • Bedding Editor David Perry recently got a lesson in side-stitching a mattress, Vispring style. That construction technique is not easily mastered, Perry learned.

    Bedding Insights: A side-stitching challenge at Vispring

    Bedding Insights: A side-stitching challenge at Vispring

    Bedding Editor David Perry recently got a lesson in side-stitching a mattress, Vispring style. That construction technique is not easily mastered, Perry learned. (Video coverage sponsored by Symbol Mattress.)

    Added December 6, 2016 | Permalink

  • Bedding Insights: Thinking inside the bedding box

    Bedding Insights: Thinking inside the bedding box

    Bedding Insights: Thinking inside the bedding box

    Bedding Editor David Perry got inside a bedding box – literally – to find out why that category is attracting so much attention these days. Mike Zippelli, CEO of Classic Brands, shares his insights on that growing part of his business. (Video coverage sponsored by Symbol Mattress.)

    Added November 15, 2016 | Permalink

  • Therapedic line makes music

    Bedding Insights: Therapedic line makes music

    Bedding Insights: Therapedic line makes music

    Bedding Editor Dave Perry sports a rock star look for a market chat with Therapedic CEO Gerry Borreggine, who touts a new musically themed mattress line his group has introduced. (And don't miss the outtakes.)   (Video coverage sponsored by Symbol Mattress.)

    Added November 1, 2016 | Permalink

  • Bedding Insights 18Oct2016

    Bedding Insights: Ticking producer targets U.S. for growth

    Bedding Insights: Ticking producer targets U.S. for growth

    This week Bedding Editor David Perry visits Fine Cotton Factory in Toronto, which is targeting the U.S. for growth with its expanding line of mattress fabrics. (Video series sponsored by Symbol Mattress.)

    Added October 18, 2016 | Permalink

  • Bedding Insights 04 Oct 2016

    Inside Wright Global Graphics' colorful world

    Inside Wright Global Graphics' colorful world

    Bedding Editor David Perry recently visited Wright's new High Point printing and sewing plant, where colorful labels and other point-of-sale materials are produced for the mattress industry. A laser-guided cutting machine produced a special welcome for Perry. (Video series sponsored by Symbol Mattress.)

    Added October 4, 2016 | Permalink

  • Bedding Insights 20 sept 2016

    Bedding Insights: Symbol beds are hot … and cool

    Bedding Insights: Symbol beds are hot … and cool

    Bedding Editor David Perry checks in on Symbol's new SleepFresh line, featuring technology developed by Gentherm that provides cooling and heated sleep surfaces. (Video coverage sponsored by Symbol Mattress.)

    Added September 20, 2016 | Permalink

  • Bedding Insights Simmons on 06 Sept

    Bedding Insights: Simmons launches Sleeptracker

    Bedding Insights: Simmons launches Sleeptracker

    Bedding Editor David Perry talks to Jim Gallman of Simmons about the company’s new Sleeptracker by Beautyrest device, designed to help consumers sleep better and smarter. (Video coverage sponsored by Symbol Mattress.)

    Added September 6, 2016 | Permalink

  • Bedding Insights 16 Aug 2016

    Bedding Insights: Therapedic makes mattress music

    Bedding Insights: Therapedic makes mattress music

    Top 10 bedding producer Therapedic hits a high note with its musically themed Bravura Collection. Bedding Editor David Perry, channeling his rock band persona, gets the story from Therapedic CEO Gerry Borreggine. (Video coverage sponsored by Symbol Mattress.)

    Added August 16, 2016 | Permalink

  • Bedding Insights Scott Thompson CEO of Tempur Sealy International

    Tempur Sealy offers retail outlook

    Tempur Sealy offers retail outlook

    Bedding Editor David Perry caught up with Scott Thompson, CEO of Tempur Sealy International, at the Las Vegas Market to get his take on what is working for his company these days and what the summer and fall seasons hold for retailers. (Video coverage sponsored by Symbol Mattress.) 

    Added August 2, 2016 | Permalink

  • Bedding Insights Kluft

    Kluft's winning ways

    Kluft's winning ways

    David Binke, CEO of E.S. Kluft & Co., talks about why his high-end bedding company is one of the industry's fastest-growing bedding players. Bedding Editor David Perry brought this video back from his recent visit to Kluft's California headquarters and prepared this report for his Bedding Insights series. (Video series sponsored by Symbol Mattress.)

    Added July 19, 2016 | Permalink

  • Bedding Insights for 05 July 2016

    Bedding Insights hits the Latex Road

    Bedding Insights hits the Latex Road

    Bedding Editor David Perry takes his iPad and notebook on the road, visiting Talalay Global in Shelton, Conn. The country's only producer of Talalay latex talks about why that product is gaining attention these days. (Video series sponsored by Symbol Mattress.)

    Added July 5, 2016 | Permalink

  • Bedding Insights with David Perry

    Bedding Insights: Passing out bedding growth honors

    Bedding Insights: Passing out bedding growth honors

    In this week's Bedding Insights, Bedding Editor David Perry salutes the fastest-growing bedding producers on Furniture/Today's new list of the Top 15 U.S. Bedding Producers. Who leads the list? Hint: This A-brand is a major force in the home furnishings industry. (Video series sponsored by Symbol Mattress.)

    Added June 21, 2016 | Permalink

  • Bedding Insights cover image for 07 June

    Bedding forecast: Sunny

    Bedding forecast: Sunny

    Demographer Ken Gronbach was one of the stars at Furniture/Today's recent Bedding Conference, delivering an upbeat keynote address. He shares an overview of his message with Bedding Editor David Perry in this installment of Bedding Insights. (Sponsored by Symbol Mattress.)

    Added June 7, 2016 | Permalink

  • Bedding Insights with David Perry

    Where is the retainer bar?

    Where is the retainer bar?

    Some leading adjustable bed makers have dropped the retainer bar, giving their beds a new look. David Perry talks to Martin Rawls-Meehan at Reverie about his company's new retainer bar-free design. (Video series sponsored by Symbol Mattress.)

    Added May 18, 2016 | Permalink

  • Bedding Insights for 03 May

    Bedding Insights: Was David Perry's heart racing at Simmons?

    Bedding Insights: Was David Perry's heart racing at Simmons?

    Want to know what David Perry's heart rate was when he tried out the new SmartMotion base at Simmons? The new system provided the answer, and a company executive talks about what the innovation will mean to retailers. (Video series sponsored by Symbol Mattress.)

    Added May 3, 2016 | Permalink

  • Bedding Insights for 19 April 2016

    Bedding Insights: Smart pillow talk at Protect-A-Bed

    Bedding Insights: Smart pillow talk at Protect-A-Bed

    A gyroscope-equipped pillow made a successful debut at Protect-A-Bed at the recent Las Vegas Market. A company official tells David Perry how the pillow works and why retailers should consider adding smart products to their sales floors. (Video series sponsored by Symbol Mattress.)

    Added April 18, 2016 | Permalink

  • Bedding Insights for 05 April 2016

    Bedding Insights: Tempur Sealy exec shares insights on three-year cycle

    Bedding Insights: Tempur Sealy exec shares insights on three-year cycle

    Tempur Sealy made news at the recent Las Vegas Market, announcing it was shifting its Stearns & Foster line to a three-year product launch cycle. David Perry talks to a top Tempur Sealy executive about why the company announced that change - and what other changes could be coming. (Video series sponsored by Symbol Mattress.)

    Added April 13, 2016 | Permalink

  • Bedding Insights: Dave in a box

    Symbol Debuts Dave-In-A-Box

    Symbol Debuts Dave-In-A-Box

    David Perry got inside a mattress box - literally - to learn about the growing popularity of the bed-in-a-box category. See what happened next. (Video series sponsored by Symbol Mattress.)

    Added March 14, 2016 | Permalink

  • Bedding Insights 01March2016

    Bedding Insights: Tiny house, big bedding ideas

    Bedding Insights: Tiny house, big bedding ideas

    Bedding Insights: When Bedding Editor David Perry visited a tiny house in High Point the other day, he found some big bedding ideas. Where was the bed? Hint: Look up. (Video series sponsored by Symbol Mattress.)

    Added March 1, 2016 | Permalink

  • Bedding Insights for 16 Feb 2016

    Bedding Insights: David Perry adjusts to the power of adjustable beds

    Bedding Insights: David Perry adjusts to the power of adjustable beds

    Bedding Editor David Perry demonstrates the capabilities of today's sophisticated adjustable beds with a product test on a Leggett & Plat adjustable bed. Warning: This test put Perry to sleep. (Video coverage sponsored by Symbol Mattress.)

    Added February 15, 2016 | Permalink

  • GoldBond Bedding Insights

    Bedding Insights: David Perry finds the bouncy side of success in latex beds

    Bedding Insights: David Perry finds the bouncy side of success in latex beds

    Bedding Editor David Perry talks with Gold Bond President Bob Naboicheck about the popularity of latex beds. The two demonstrate the resilience of the products, which fill a growing niche in the market. (Video series sponsored by Symbol Mattress.)

    Added February 2, 2016 | Permalink

  • Bedding Insights

    Bedding Insights: Dave Perry talks pillows --- and tosses them too!

    Bedding Insights: Dave Perry talks pillows --- and tosses them too!

    Bedding Editor David Perry visits with sleep accessories producer Malouf to learn about the variety of pillows being offered in the market. Inevitably, a pillow fight broke out. (Video coverage sponsored by Symbol.)

    Added January 19, 2016 | Permalink

  • Bedding Insights

    Bedding Insights: David Perry discovers three keys to help retailers boost their bedding business

    Bedding Insights: David Perry discovers three keys to help retailers boost their bedding business

    Bedding Editor David Perry talks with design guru Martin Roberts about practical steps that retailers can take to grow their bedding programs. Roberts does design work for a number of furniture and mattress clients. (Video coverage sponsored by Symbol Mattress.)

    Added January 5, 2016 | Permalink

  • Bedding Insights

    David Perry looks at the strength of the high-end mattress market

    David Perry looks at the strength of the high-end mattress market

    Bedding Editor David Perry talks with David Binke, CEO of E.S. Kluft & Co., about ways that retailers can find success in the high-end mattress market, which is showing strength these days. The two talked at Furniture/Today’s recent Leadership Conference in Florida. (Video coverage sponsored by Symbol Mattress.)

    Added December 21, 2015 | Permalink

  • Bedding Insights

    Bedding Insights: David Perry introduces new video feature spotlighting key bedding issues

    Bedding Insights: David Perry introduces new video feature spotlighting key bedding issues

    In this week's inaugural Bedding Insights, Bedding Editor David Perry talks with Restonic Brand Director Julia Rosien about how retailers can stand out in the online world. The two talked at Furniture/Today’s recent Leadership Conference in Florida. (Video coverage sponsored by Symbol Mattress.)

    Added December 8, 2015 | Permalink