Mattresses

Curtright Becomes Human Touch Director of Sales

Curtright Becomes Human Touch Director of Sales

LONG BEACH, Calif.–Human Touch has named Billy Curtright director of sales for furniture and specialty-sleep products. Curtright thus assumes responsibility over the sales of Human Touch products in the furniture and specialty-sleep markets. He reports to Human Touch’s president, Andrew Cohen. Before joining Human Touch, Curtright was account executive for Ekornes. His career also includesMore »

Simmons Teams With Foam Suppliers to Promote CertiPUR-US Certification

Simmons Teams With Foam Suppliers to Promote CertiPUR-US Certification

ATLANTA–Simmons has partnered with its suppliers of polyurethane foam to highlight the achievement of CertiPUR-US certification for the foams used in the company’s mattresses. According to a Simmons statement, this certification verifies that the foams are free of volatile organic compounds and chlorofluorocarbons, and are made without fire retardants that use polybrominated diphenyl ethers, lead,More »

Therapedic, Hollandia in License Deal

Therapedic, Hollandia in License Deal

PRINCETON, N.J.–Therapedic and Hollandia have formed an alliance whereby Hollandia will own the Therapedic license for Israel and Cyprus. As part of the agreement, Hollandia said it plans to open Therapedic retail stores in cities in Israel over the next year. Both companies will also create a joint research and development team for products leveragingMore »

Simmons Hosts Sweepstakes and Free Sheet Giveaway

Simmons Hosts Sweepstakes and Free Sheet Giveaway

ATLANTA–Simmons has launched the Beautyrest Anniversary Challenge and will give free sheets to consumers who purchase a new Simmons mattress beginning on May 15. The sweepstakes, which got under way yesterday, is a Web-based trivia contest in which participants can win a Beautyrest Anniversary mattress. In the sheet giveaway, consumers who buy a new SimmonsMore »

Carpenter, Betty White to Partner on Bedtime-Stories Event

Carpenter, Betty White to Partner on Bedtime-Stories Event

RICHMOND, Va.–Carpenter Co. and actress Betty White, who became a spokeswoman for the company’s consumer education campaign last month, will participate in the Bedtime Stories Project later this month. As part of this effort, Carpenter has initiated a national search for the best original bedtime story, one made up by parents as opposed to thoseMore »

Select Comfort Turns Loss Into Profit in First Quarter

Select Comfort Turns Loss Into Profit in First Quarter

MINNEAPOLIS–Select Comfort posted net income of $7.8 million in the first quarter, compared to a loss of $2.7 million in the first quarter of last year. The manufacturer/retailer did so based on a combination of rising sales and expense controls. Net sales were $158 million in the first quarter, up 13 percent and including aMore »

Sealy Relaunches Web Site

Sealy Relaunches Web Site

TRINITY, N.C.–Sealy has introduced a redesigned company Web site at sealy.com. According to a company statement, the new site—which went live earlier this week—is designed to help consumers determine which is the right mattress for them. It allows visitors to the site to search for mattress information by brand, technology and product promotions.  It includesMore »

Tempur-Pedic Net More Than Doubles in First Quarter

Tempur-Pedic Net More Than Doubles in First Quarter

LEXINGTON, Ky.–First-quarter net income for Tempur-Pedic totaled $33.1 million, 149 percent ahead of its net for the first quarter of last year. The mattress manufacturer achieved this largely on a sales increase for the quarter of 43 percent, to $253.9 million. Tempur-Pedic also boosted its gross margin by 300 basis points to 49.2 percent. TheseMore »