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 »
NEW YORK-The deadline for sending in new product information and high-resolution images for possible inclusion in HFN’s coverage of the Las Vegas Market in August is Monday, July 12. To submit information on rugs, lighting, or accessories, contact Andrea Lillo, firstname.lastname@example.org; for mattresses, David Gill, email@example.com; and for furniture, Warren Shoulberg, firstname.lastname@example.org.
KÖPING, Sweden–Nick Braden has been named global president of high-end mattress manufacturer Hästens. Braden assumes responsibility over the search for strategic opportunities for the company on a global level. He also oversees the centralized functions supporting the company’s worldwide operations. Jan Ryde, the chief executive officer and fifth-generation owner of Hästens, had performed these functions … More »
ALEXANDRIA, Va.–U.S. sales of mattresses jumped 11.3 percent on a dollar basis year over year in April, totaling $273.1 million, according to the latest Bedding Barometer report from the International Sleep Products Association. The most recent report is another indication that the mattress industry has turned in a positive direction, after spending much of the … More »
WHITTIER, Calif.–Leggett & Platt Consumer Products Group has donated waterproof beds to the WorldBed project, part of the relief effort for victims of the earthquake in Haiti. The WorldBed initiative’s goal is to send 200,000 beds to Haiti, according to Herman Tam, group vice president of sales and marketing for the Consumer Products Group. The … More »
ATLANTA, TRINITY, N.C.-Sealy and Simmons, the nation’s two largest mattress manufacturers, have begun initiatives to mark key anniversaries for their two flagship brands, Posturepedic and Beautyrest. To celebrate Posturepedic’s 60th anniversary, Sealy has debuted a new Posturepedic mattress collection and started a national promotion centered on diamond themes. The promotion includes diamond earring and pendant … More »
MINNEAPOLIS-Jean-Michel Valette has been appointed chairman of the board of directors of Select Comfort. Valette, who has been a member of Select Comfort’s board for more than 15 years, succeeds Ervin R. Shames, who will continue to serve as a member of the company’s board. Currently, Valette is also chairman of Peet’s Coffee and Tea … More »
NASHVILLE, Tenn.–Mattress manufacturer Southerland has been acquired by employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. The transaction closed on May 17, and the company is now led by its co-presidents, David Corbin and Stephen Russo (former president and chief executive officer of Restonic), and its executive vice president and chief financial officer, Bryan Smith. Herman … More »