Mattresses

Call for New-Product Information for High Point Market; Deadline March 8

Call for New-Product Information for High Point Market; Deadline March 8

NEW YORK–HFN is preparing its coverage of High Point Market in April. Exhibitors at the show are invited to submit information and high-resolution images of products that they plan to highlight at the show, scheduled for Apr. 20-25, 2013. Furniture manufacturers should submit information to Duke Ratliff, dratliff@hfnmag.com. Materials for new lighting and floor coveringMore »

Select Comfort’s Sales Fall Short

MINNEAPOLIS-Select Comfort will likely miss its internal goals for its fiscal first quarter after a below-plan February sales performance, according to a preliminary statement from the mattress manufacturer/retailer. Shelly Ibach, Select Comfort’s president and CEO, said the shortfall is “a short-term issue associated with accelerated changes made to our media-buying strategy, and we are makingMore »

Yaggi Named COO of Tempur-Pedic

Yaggi Named COO of Tempur-Pedic

LEXINGTON, Ky.-Tempur-Pedic has appointed W. Timothy Yaggi chief operating officer, a new position for the mattress manufacturer. In his new role, Yaggi oversees the company’s operations. In a statement, Tempur-Pedic said his appointment underscores its commitment to its strategic growth plan and to the evolution of its business, brands and product lines. He reports directlyMore »

Las Vegas Market Opens Today

Las Vegas Market Opens Today

LAS VEGAS–The winter version of the Las Vegas Market opens today, featuring a new Gift+Home section with new and expanded showrooms, more high-end home decor suppliers and a completely updated categorization of temporary exhibits into 10 distinct, themed product sections. More than 70 exhibitors in furniture, home décor and gift will be hosting special ribbonMore »

Sealy Narrows Q4 Loss as Sales Jump

Sealy Narrows Q4 Loss as Sales Jump

TRINITY, N.C.-A 33 percent sales gain helped Sealy to slim down its fourth-quarter loss to $2.8 million from $15.2 million in the fourth quarter of last year. Net sales totaled $358.1 million in the quarter, which ended on Dec. 2, bolstered by a pickup of 13.3 percent in wholesale unit volume coupled with an increaseMore »

Tempur-Pedic’s Clift to Retire as EVP of Global Operations

Tempur-Pedic’s Clift to Retire as EVP of Global Operations

LEXINGTON, Ky.-Matthew Clift, Tempur-Pedic’s executive vice president of global operations, has announced that he will retire from the specialty mattress manufacturer. Tempur-Pedic said in a statement that a search has begun for Clift’s successor, and that Clift will continue in his post until the transition to his successor is completed. He joined the company inMore »

Simmons Appoints Willard to Head Sales and Marketing

Simmons Appoints Willard to Head Sales and Marketing

ATLANTA-Jeff Willard has been named executive vice president of sales and marketing for Simmons. Willard has thus assumed charge over the company’s consumer marketing functions in the United States and Canada, and reports to Tony Smith, the company’s president. Before Willard’s appointment, Smith and Mark Owen, senior vice president of brand management, had jointly overseenMore »

Colonial LLC Names Hobson President

Colonial LLC Names Hobson President

HIGH POINT, N.C.-Mark Hobson has been promoted to president of Colonial LLC, the mattress display and branding specialist. The position is a new one for the company. Previously, Jim Keever Sr., Colonial’s chairman and CEO, had been handling the responsibilities of president. Keever remains in his post, and Hobson reports to him. Hobson is nowMore »