Mattresses

Downlite, PrimaLoft Start Joint Marketing Effort

Downlite, PrimaLoft Start Joint Marketing Effort

ALBANY, N.Y.–Downlite and PrimaLoft have launched an integrated marketing campaign to coincide with Better Sleep Month, which runs through May. The campaign combines traditional and social media, Internet and “guerilla marketing” tactics to elevate the PrimaLoft brand of down-alternative fill within the home-furnishings and bedding markets. As part of the initiative, members of the audienceMore »

Mattress Discounters Debuts Updated Website

Mattress Discounters Debuts Updated Website

JESSUP, Md.–Mattress Discounters has launched an updated website with enhanced search and brand-comparison features. Located at mattressdiscounters.com, the site makes it easier for consumers to search and compare mattress brands, and to purchase online for in-home delivery or to pick up at a nearby Mattress Discounters store. Other new features include product reviews, customer testimonials,More »

Nedorostek Named to Select Comfort Board

Nedorostek Named to Select Comfort Board

MINNEAPOLIS-Kathy Nedorostek, president of Coach’s North American Wholesale and Global Licensing divisions, has been elected to the Select Comfort board of directors. Nedorostek is responsible for Coach’s department-store and specialty-store businesses throughout North America and its worldwide licensed businesses. She has also served as president and chief operating officer for Natori, and as president ofMore »

Home Furnishings Industry Conference Draws 370 Participants

Home Furnishings Industry Conference Draws 370 Participants

ROSEVILLE, Calif.-A total of 370 executives with retailers and manufacturers attended the inaugural Home Furnishings Industry Conference April 30-May 2. The event, which took place in San Antonio, was co-hosted by the Western Home Furnishings Association, the National Home Furnishings Association and numerous industry co-hosts. It presented educational sessions on retailer-manufacturer relationships, social networking, bestMore »

Spring Air’s Robinson Joins SSA Board

Spring Air’s Robinson Joins SSA Board

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–Rick Robinson, president of Spring Air International, has been elected to the board of directors of the Specialty Sleep Association. Dedicated to promoting innovation among specialty mattresses, SSA has been active in developing environmental and safety standards for bedding products. Included in this effort is the association’s three-level certification seal and product-labeling program forMore »

Kluft Gains Eastern Foothold with Pennsylvania Plant Purchase

Kluft Gains Eastern Foothold with Pennsylvania Plant Purchase

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif.–Mattress maker E.S. Kluft & Co. has agreed to acquire the Park Place Corp. manufacturing and distribution center in Denver, Pa. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. A company statement said the facility will enable Kluft, which up to now has been manufacturing only in California, to better service accounts in theMore »

Schoppert Upped to Select Comfort CFO

Schoppert Upped to Select Comfort CFO

MINNEAPOLIS–Select Comfort has promoted Wendy Schoppert to chief financial officer, effective June 6. Schoppert will succeed Jim Raabe, who has left to become chief financial officer of Lindsey Corp., a provider of irrigation systems and infrastructure products. Schoppert, who joined Select Comfort in 2005, had been senior vice president and chief information officer. In herMore »

Sullivan Becomes Executive Director of Foam-Certification Program

Sullivan Becomes Executive Director of Foam-Certification Program

MCLEAN, Va.–Doug Sullivan has been named executive director of the CertiPUR-US certification program for flexible polyurethane foam. CertiPUR-US is a program of the Alliance for Flexible Polyurethane Foam, which tests foam for ozone depleters, formaldehyde, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, prohibited phthalates, lead, mercury and other materials that affect indoor air quality. Sullivan is a more thanMore »