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Sealy, Furniture First and Rowe Furniture Support Cruise for Hope

Sealy, Furniture First and Rowe Furniture Support Cruise for Hope

NEW YORK–Sealy, Furniture First and Rowe Furniture will be among the supporters of the Northeast Cruise for Hope, which will be presented by City of Hope, the research, treatment and education center for cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The cruise will honor Simon Kaplan, president of Crest Furniture. The cruise, which is scheduled for Sept.More »

Kingsdown to be Featured on “Extreme Makeover”

Kingsdown to be Featured on “Extreme Makeover”

MEBANE, N.C.–Mattress manufacturer Kingsdown is a featured player on the current “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” The company will outfit each bedroom in a new home in Fayetteville, N.C., with a new mattress. The show, now in its ninth season, airs on Sundays at 8 p.m. EDT. Kingsdown manufactures under the Kingsdown, My Side certified byMore »

SSA Seminar to Focus on Organic Marketing

SSA Seminar to Focus on Organic Marketing

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–Recent government actions affecting the marketing of organic and “green” products will be the subject of a seminar to be held by the Specialty Sleep Association during the upcoming Las Vegas Market. Titled “Make Sure Organic and Green Work For You and Not Against You!”, the seminar will present the latest information regarding governmentMore »

Bookbinder Joins Mattress Giant as EVP of Merchandising and Marketing

Bookbinder Joins Mattress Giant as EVP of Merchandising and Marketing

ADDISON, Texas–Mattress Giant has named Michael Bookbinder executive vice president of merchandising and marketing. Bookbinder has assumed the leadership over the specialty retailer’s merchandising and marketing teams, and over the business arrangements involving the company’s vendors. As executive vice president, he is also involved in decisions regarding Mattress Giant’s future direction and planning. He reportsMore »

ISPA: Sales, Margins Up for Mattress Industry in 2010

ISPA: Sales, Margins Up for Mattress Industry in 2010

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Sales and gross margins improved for the U.S. and Canadian mattress industry in 2010, according to the annual Cost Survey by the International Sleep Products Association. The industry posted its highest average gross profit in the past 10 years in 2010, the survey found. ?In addition, inventory management (measured as gross margin divided byMore »

Protect-A-Bed Debuts Bed Bug Plague Game

Protect-A-Bed Debuts Bed Bug Plague Game

CHICAGO–Protect-A-Bed has added the Bed Bug Plague game to its Bed Bugs 101 iPhone application, the latest in its series of promotional efforts highlighting its protective bedding products. In Bed Bug Plague, the enemy is a continuous rush of bed bugs that are trying to make it across the screen to infest a bed. TheMore »

Sealy Posts Loss in Second Quarter

Sealy Posts Loss in Second Quarter

TRINITY, N.C.–Costs associated with the rollout of the Next Generation Posturepedic line drove Sealy’s bottom line into the red in its fiscal second quarter. Sealy’s net loss in the quarter, which ended on May 29, was $377,000, compared to net income of $849,000 in the second quarter of last year. The costs associated with theMore »

Fabrictech Unveils New Website

Fabrictech Unveils New Website

CEDAR GROVE, N.J.-Fabrictech International, the producer of mattress and pillow protectors, has launched a new website at fabrictech.com. The new site is designed to make it easier for consumers and retailers to search through the company’s products. It includes tools that sort the products by specific areas of health concern—dust mites, allergens, moisture and bedMore »