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Eisenberg Leaves Latex International

Eisenberg Leaves Latex International

SHELTON, Conn.-Tomas Eisenberg, Latex International’s vice president of strategic marketing, has resigned from the company to pursue other interests, effective immediately. Eisenberg’s responsibilities over international business development will now be assumed by Kurt Ling, president of the company’s Pure LatexBLISS brand. Ling’s appointment is part of an organizational change to Latex International’s brand management officesMore »

Mattress Firm to Open Three Stores to Extend Texas Presence

Mattress Firm to Open Three Stores to Extend Texas Presence

HOUSTON-Mattress Firm will open three new stores in western Texas in an effort to solidify the specialty retailer’s presence in the state. The new stores will be located in Abilene, Midland and San Angelo, with the San Angelo store slated to open this month and the other two scheduled to open in August. Each storeMore »

Housewares Products Included in Harris Brand of Year Rankings

Housewares Products Included in Harris Brand of Year Rankings

NEW YORK-The 2013 Harris Poll EquiTrend Rankings have emerged with “Brands of the Year” in a number of housewares, retail and home-related categories. In home products, Crock Pot took the top spot among small kitchen appliances, ahead of KitchenAid, Cuisinart, Black & Decker, Calphalon and GE. In coffeemakers, the number one brand was Keurig, toppingMore »

Andrew to Leave IMC; Organizational Changes to Come

Dana Andrew

LAS VEGAS—Dana Andrew, vice president of International Market Center’s global marketing & communications team, is leaving the organization on April 19. She is relocating to northern California to be closer to family, according to IMC, but said she will continue collaborating with IMC as a senior marketing and communications advisor as well as work onMore »

Comfort Solutions Names Wachendorfer, Sliwa to Business Development Posts

Comfort Solutions Names Wachendorfer, Sliwa to Business Development Posts

WILLOWBROOK, Ill.-Comfort Solutions has appointed David Wachendorfer to vice president of business development for the Midwest region, and Thomas Sliwa to brand development manager. Wachendorfer, who reports to company President and Chief Operating Officer Dave Roberts, is responsible for sales to new and existing retail accounts in that region. Before joining Comfort Solutions, he servedMore »

Therapedic, Ginsey Partner on Bath Pillow

Therapedic, Ginsey Partner on Bath Pillow

PRINCETON, N.J.-Mattress manufacturer Therapedic and bath-products vendor Ginsey Home Solutions have come together on a license agreement to create the Therapedic Gel Crystal Bath Pillow. The pillow, priced to retail at $19.99, is made with cooling gel beads that contour to the head and neck. The beads are designed to soothe, comfort and help alleviateMore »

Sleep Innovation Enters Categories with New Brand

Sleep Innovation Enters Categories with New Brand

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.–Sleep Innovations has launched a new brand, Comfort Co., a high-end line of memory foam products for use outside the bedroom. The new line includes kitchen and bath mats, memory foam ottomans and indoor/outdoor furniture and accessories. The newest addition to the line are Comfort Co. anti-fatigue kitchen mats with anti-skid bottomsMore »

Tempur-Pedic Completes Sealy Purchase

Tempur-Pedic Completes Sealy Purchase

LEXINGTON, Ky.-Tempur-Pedic has closed its acquisition of Sealy, and the company’s corporate name will be changed to Tempur Sealy International Inc. The total transaction value is $1.3 billion, and consists of the purchase of all of Sealy’s common stock for $2.20 a share and the repayment of all of Sealy’s outstanding convertible and non-convertible debt.More »