Mattresses

Select Comfort Boosts Third-Quarter Net 64 Percent

Select Comfort Boosts Third-Quarter Net 64 Percent

MINNEAPOLIS—Strong sales and improved margins propelled Select Comfort to a 64 percent gain in net income in the third quarter, to $17.2 million. Net sales for the quarter, which ended on Oct. 1, increased 25 percent to $199.6 million, with sales showing strength across the country and including a staggering 29 percent increase in same-storeMore »

Jewel Reunites with Carpenter for Sleep Information Campaign

Jewel Reunites with Carpenter for Sleep Information Campaign

RICHMOND, Va.–Carpenter and SleepBetter.org, the company’s sleep-information website, have rejoined forces with pop singer Jewel on a new campaign promoting better sleep. Under this new partnership, Jewel will provide sleep tips for new mothers after consulting with Dr. Shives, SleepBetter.org’s sleep specialist. This past summer, Jewel gave birth to her son, Kase, and released anMore »

Sealy Launches “Bed Buddies” Sweepstakes

Sealy Launches “Bed Buddies” Sweepstakes

TRINITY, N.C.—Sealy has introduced a new social media-based sweepstakes called “Bed Buddies,” to support its Posturepedic campaign, “Whatever You Do In Bed, Sealy Supports It.” The sweepstakes will be on the Sealy Posturepedic Facebook page, on which consumers can “like” the page to enter to win. It will offer weekly prizes through February 2012, celebratingMore »

Sleep Train Raises Half a Million for Foster Youth

Sleep Train Raises Half a Million for Foster Youth

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Sleep Train said it raised $500,000 at its recent annual charity golf classic, to go toward helping foster youth aging out of the foster-care system. The funds doubled the event’s expected donations goal, and brought the five-year total for the event to $1.5 million. The money will go to furthering the education of fosterMore »

Jamison Bedding Promotes Steele

Jamison Bedding Promotes Steele

BRENTWOOD, Tenn.-John Steele, a decade-long veteran of Jamison Bedding, has been promoted to the newly created position of director of sales.  In his new post, Steele, formerly sales manager, will concentrate on building and supporting current Jamison business, expanding into new markets and directing field sales operations in the southeast. He also will be responsibleMore »

Better Sleep Council Creates Promotional Video

Better Sleep Council Creates Promotional Video

ALEXANDRIA, Va.-The Better Sleep Council has collaborated with lifestyle and relationship expert Lissa Coffey on a three-part video series emphasizing how sleep and the selection of the right mattress contribute to a person’s overall health and well-being. “We produced these videos to provide mattress manufacturers and retailers with greater access to Better Sleep Council resources,”More »

Southerland Strengthens Sales Team

Southerland Strengthens Sales Team

NASHVILLE, Tenn.–Mattress producer Southerland, Inc. has strengthened its sales management team with the addition of two regional sales executives. Dan Baker has been named vice president of sales, western division, which includes all states west of the Mississippi River. Baker will manage all of the accounts and the sales representatives based out of the company’sMore »

E.S. Kluft Expands into China

E.S. Kluft Expands into China

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif.–Luxury bedding manufacturer E. S. Kluft & Co. has expanded its international reach with the recent grand openings of three retail locations in China, through an agreement with Chinese hotel mattress supplier Eternal Sleep Limited, Co.         “The Chinese demand for American-made luxury products is on the rise,” said Earl Kluft, president and CEO. More »