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Mattress Firm Pledges Support for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Mattress Firm

HOUSTON–Mattress Firm is involved in several initiatives aimed at raising awareness for pancreatic cancer and funding research to find a cure for the disease. During the month of November, the company will ramp up its efforts, partnering with other organizations and its vendors to maximize attention for the cause. “Mattress Firm remains dedicated to findingMore »

Select Comfort Net Falls 22.7 Percent in Q3

Select Comfort

MINNEAPOLIS-Reduced margins and a spike in expenses combined to slash Select Comfort’s third-quarter net income by 22.7 percent, to $20.3 million. The manufacturer/retailer’s gross margin took a hit to the tune of 200 basis points, finishing the quarter at 63.1 percent. Selling, general and administrative expenses rose 16.3 percent in dollars and 370 basis pointsMore »

Carpenter Partners with Mayo Clinic on Sleep Education

Carpenter

RICHMOND, Va.-Carpenter Co. has formed a collaboration with the Mayo Clinic through which the basic-bedding manufacturer’s website, sleepbetter.org, will provide information on better sleep on a microsite, using information from the clinic. The microsite will debut in the middle of this month, according to a Carpenter statement. Sleepbetter.org will push the content on the micrositeMore »

Mattress Firm Net Leaps 40 Percent in Q2

Mattress Firm

HOUSTON-Increased sales, especially from new and recently acquired stores, fueled Mattress Firm to a 40 percent gain in net income in its fiscal second quarter, to $14.1 million. Net sales in the quarter, which ended on July 30, rose 15.5 percent to $302.5 million. Steve Stagner, Mattress Firm’s president and CEO, said the revenue pickupMore »

HFN High Point Editorial Deadline Extended to Sept. 20

HFN

NEW YORK–HFN has extended its deadline for its editorial coverage of High Point Market in October. Please send new product information and high-resolution images by Friday, Sept. 20, for possible inclusion. For furniture, email Duke Ratliff, dratliff@hfnmag.com; for lighting, area rugs and home decor, email Andrea Lillo, alillo@hfnmag.com; and for mattresses and home textiles, contactMore »

Youngblood Elected SSA Chairperson

Todd Youngblood

FRIANT, Calif.-Todd Youngblood, president and co-founder of T2 International and Chili Technology, has been elected chairperson of the Specialty Sleep Association. Angela Owen, president and owner of Suite Sleep, has been elected vice chairperson, and Roger Coffey, president of Latexco West, has been elected to serve as secretary/treasurer. Also, Dale Read, president and CEO ofMore »

Maine Street Living Acquired

MaineStreetLiving

NEW YORK-Maine Street Holdings Corp. has acquired Maine Street Living, a manufacturer of mattresses and home textiles. Maine Street Holdings, which was formed recently to complete this acquisition, is led by Chris Phillips, chief operating officer, and Charles Odom, CEO. Gary Garrison, president of Maine Street Living, and Alison Garrison, Maine Street Living’s senior viceMore »