Mattresses

Latex International to Acquire Full Ownership of Pure LatexBLISS

Latex International

SHELTON, Conn.-Latex International, which purchased a 51 percent stake in Pure LatexBLISS last year, has signed a letter of intent to acquire the remainder of the marketer of mattresses, bed pillows and mattress toppers. Terms of the deal, which was expected to close at about this time, were not disclosed in a Latex International statement.More »

Sealy Goes From Loss to Profit in Q3, Launches Specialty Division

Sealy Goes From Loss to Profit in Q3, Launches Specialty Division

TRINITY, N.C.–Sealy turned a $15.8 million net loss from last year’s third quarter into net income of $6.6 million—and has unveiled its new division that will focus on specialty bedding. The company’s return to profitability in the quarter, which ended on Aug. 28, owed to the rapid rollout of its Next Generation Posturepedic mattress line,More »

Wilson Tabbed as Sales Training Head at Kingsdown; McLean Retires

Wilson Tabbed as Sales Training Head at Kingsdown; McLean Retires

MEBANE, N.C.–Craig Wilson has been named executive vice president of sales training at Kingsdown, succeeding Tom McLean, who is retiring after 42 years with the mattress manufacturer. Wilson thus assumes responsibility over delivering sales training and education to Kingsdown’s retail customers. He has been working with McLean over the past year, coming to the companyMore »

Sleep Innovations Partners with Good360

Sleep Innovations Partners with Good360

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.–Sleep Innovations has formed a partnership with Good360, a non-profit organization that fulfills the donation needs of other non-profits, to donate mattresses and bed pillows to The Military Warriors Support Foundation to benefit wounded soldiers and their families as they move into newly renovated homes. Under the terms of the agreement, SleepMore »

Sleep Train Acquires Christian’s Mattress Express

Sleep Train Acquires Christian’s Mattress Express

SACRAMENTO-West Coast mattress store Sleep Train has acquired Christian’s Mattress Xpress. Christian’s Mattress Xpress has stores in Visalia and Fresno, Ca. and a warehouse with an outlet store in Fowler, Ca. Sleep Train will open these three stores along with at least one more new store in the area this year, and four to fiveMore »

Royal Heritage Agrees to Purchase Allergy Solutions

Royal Heritage Agrees to Purchase Allergy Solutions

NEW YORK–Royal Heritage Home has signed a letter of intent to acquire the assets of Allergy Solutions, an environmental-control and allergen-avoidance company. Allergy Solutions markets allergy-preventative mattress protectors, HEPA air-purification systems, sinus-relief products, bed-bug treatments, respiratory masks, water filters and asthma products direct to consumers and wholesale. Jeff Tauber, chairman and CEO of Royal Heritage,More »

Arkema Leaves Natura to Found Design Studio

Arkema Leaves Natura to Found Design Studio

CAMBRIDGE, Ontario–Catherine Arkema, former design manager with Natura World, has left the mattress and bedding manufacturer to launch her own design studio, Sketchbook Design. The new company provides business services that encompass brand development and messaging, website design, brochures, logos, market and trade-show support and point-of-purchase creation to the furniture industry. It is targeting smallMore »