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Bug Mania

Bug Mania

By David Gill Bed bugs have become a major health crisis in some American cities, and not surprisingly consumers are looking for solutions. Infestations have been reported in various media, in marquee locations such as the Empire State Building, and unexpected places such as the Cincinnati Public Library. Aside from the nation’s bedrooms, they haveMore »

Sealy Posts $4.5 Million Net Loss in Fourth Quarter

Sealy Posts $4.5 Million Net Loss in Fourth Quarter

TRINITY, N.C.–The divestiture of manufacturing operations in Europe and discontinued manufacturing in Brazil led to a $4.5 million net loss for Sealy in the fourth quarter, which ended on Nov. 28. These moves hurt the mattress manufacturer’s bottom line to the tune of more than $7.9 million, and contrasted to net income of $2.6 millionMore »

Baron Tabbed to Oversee Operations for Simmons

Baron Tabbed to Oversee Operations for Simmons

ATLANTA—Simmons has named Mark Baron executive vice president of operations. Reporting directly to Gary Fazio, the mattress manufacturer’s chief executive officer, Baron is in charge of manufacturing, technical services and supply-chain operations through the company’s 20 manufacturing facilities. In announcing the appointment, Fazio cited Baron’s experience in lean manufacturing, which “will help us to sharpenMore »

Better Sleep Council to Debut Web Video Series

Better Sleep Council to Debut Web Video Series

ALEXANDRIA, Va.–The Better Sleep Council will premier a seven-episode web video series on sleep quality in December. Titled “Suite 7,” the series will focus on the relationship between the mattress and overall quality of sleep. Each episode will be set in the same hotel room, with a new couple checking into the room each weekMore »

Annie Selke Debuts Pine Cone Hill Online Outlet

Annie Selke Debuts Pine Cone Hill Online Outlet

PITTSFIELD, Mass.–The Annie Selke Cos. has launched pineconehilloutlet.com, a new Web site that brings Pine Cone Hill outlet merchandise to a national audience for the first time, according to a company statement. The site offers Pine Cone Hill bedding and sleepwear at discounted prices to all 50 states. It marks the company’s third Web siteMore »

hhgregg Net Falls 20 Percent in Second Quarter

hhgregg Net Falls 20 Percent in Second Quarter

INDIANAPOLIS–Net income for mattress/appliance retailer hhgregg dropped 20 percent in its fiscal second quarter, to $3.4 million. The bottom line suffered in spite of a 45 percent increase in net sales to $480.9 million in the quarter, which ended Sept. 30, 2010. Part of the quarterly numbers were a 41 percent jump in selling, generalMore »

Sleep Train Golf Classic Raises More Than $400,000 for Foster Children

Sleep Train Golf Classic Raises More Than $400,000 for Foster Children

SACRAMENTO, Calif.–Sleep Train recently held its annual charity golf classic, and raised more than $400,000 for foster children to continue their education after high school. The event, which also marked the retailer’s 25th anniversary in business, generated donations for CSU Chancellors Office/College Pathways, the Guardian Scholars Program of City College of San Francisco, the GuardianMore »

Hige Named President of IBC

Hige Named President of IBC

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.–Dan Hige has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of International Bedding. Hige succeeds Tony Smith, who left the company in August to become Simmons’ president of U.S. sales and Simmons Canada. He has assumed charge over International Bedding’s sales and operations, and reports to Jeff Maillet, chief executive officer. AnMore »