Mattresses

WorldBed Project to Exhibit in Las Vegas

WorldBed Project to Exhibit in Las Vegas

CORONA, Calif.—The WorldBed Project, the non-profit organization which started in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, will exhibit during next week’s Las Vegas Market. The organization will exhibit in Building C, room 1350, the showroom of the Specialty Sleep Association. In the meantime, WorldBed has also added new members to its board of directors,More »

Jacuzzi in License to Make Branded Mattresses

Jacuzzi in License to Make Branded Mattresses

CHINO HILLS, Calif.–Jacuzzi has introduced a collection of bedding products under its recently reached license agreement with JelSleep. Branded as the Jacuzzi Bed Collection, the mattresses feature a proprietary comfort layer comprised of JelSleep technology combined with latex. The line comes in four different structure options: engineered foam, individually wrapped coil, latex or an adjustableMore »

SSA to Present Sessions on “Green” Consumers at Las Vegas Market

SSA to Present Sessions on “Green” Consumers at Las Vegas Market

FRIANT, Calif.–The Specialty Sleep Association will hold a series of special briefings at next week’s Las Vegas Market on the environmental concerns of consumers who are shopping for sleep products. Consultant Vicki Worden, president of Worden Associates, will present four sessions for manufacturers and retailers on how to use safety and environmental concerns to increaseMore »

Sealy Debuts Social-Media Campaign for Embody Line

Sealy Debuts Social-Media Campaign for Embody Line

TRINITY, N.C.–Sealy has launched a social-media campaign for its Embody collection of memory-foam and latex mattresses. The campaign has begun with a Facebook page, facebook.com/embodybysealy, and a Twitter feed, twitter.com/embodybysealy, both of which are intended to draw consumers to talk about the new line. A Sealy statement said it will enable the new collection toMore »

Select Comfort Turns Loss into Profit in Second Quarter

Select Comfort Turns Loss into Profit in Second Quarter

MINNEAPOLIS–Select Comfort reported second-quarter net income of $6.2 million, rebounding from a $4 million loss in the second quarter of one year ago. According to a company statement, the turnaround came about due to the progress the manufacturer/retailer has made in both boosting total and same-stores sales, and in controlling costs and increasing productivity. TotalMore »

Tempur-Pedic Nearly Doubles Second-Quarter Net

Tempur-Pedic Nearly Doubles Second-Quarter Net

LEXINGTON, Ky.–Net income for Tempur-Pedic reached $33.5 million in the second quarter, almost twice as much as in the second quarter of 2009. The company accomplished this on a whopping net-sales increase of 42 percent to $263 million, along with a gain in gross margin of 210 basis points to 48.7 percent. In a conferenceMore »

Fazio Takes the Helm at Simmons

Fazio Takes the Helm at Simmons

ATLANTA–Simmons has put Gary Fazio, previously chairman of Mattress Firm, in charge as its chief executive officer. Fazio officially begins his new post today. He is succeeding Steve Fendrich, president and chief operating officer, who is leaving Simmons. The hiring of Fazio is the first major move by Ares Capital Management and the Ontario Teachers’More »

Latexco Joins SSA Green Initiative

Latexco Joins SSA Green Initiative

FRIANT, Calif.—Latexco US, the North American division of Latexco of Belgium, has joined the Green Initiative of the Specialty Sleep Association. The initiative is focused on providing definitions and standards for mattresses, retailers and consumers of environmentally friendly sleep products. Latexco produces mattress toppers, mattress cores and pillow cores made of latex foam. In addition,More »