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- In this story from CNBC Business, NRF head Matthew Shay says that tariffs could reverse the benefits of Trump's tax reform.
- Darvin Furniture now offers a private label credit card financing option through a partnership with TD Bank. Get the scoop at Sleepretailer.com.
- Calm.com, a producer of meditation aids, is launching classic episodes of “The Joy of Painting” as a new audio series called “Sleep Stories.” The series is designed help restless adults go to sleep. Read more in this article from the New York Times.
- In this Forbes contributor post, the writer suggests some interesting ways retailers can become the disruptors.
- In this Forbes contributor post, the writer attributes "retail apocalypse" to more than eCommerce, citing commodity retail, oversupply, demographics and income as a few of the culprits.
- The review and communication platform, Podium, allocates new funds to better support expansion and meet customer need. This Sleep Retailer story has the full coverage.
- Real Simple digs into the benefits of eucalyptus bed sheets from a start-up cheekily named Sheets & Giggles in this review.
- "After years of relentless increases, commercial rents are finally falling in some of Manhattan’s major shopping districts, paving the way for some exciting transformations." Read more about the shifting rent prices among NYC's retail corridors in this piece from Forbes.
- According to this report from Furniture Today, 2017 was a year of decline for bedding.
- Read about Macy's 4% drop and other retail news in this retail round-up from Barron's.
- Interested in improving your marketing strategy? Start by digging in to analytics. Check out these tips and insights from Sleep Retailer.
- A new sheet start-up engineers products to soothe your skin while you sleep. Learn more about PA based AURATEK Textiles in this story from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- Another Internet bedding brand is getting the brick and mortar treatment with a Soho storefront. Get the scoop in this article from Editor At Large.
- Fortunoff Mattress opens three Long-Island locations. Newsday has the story.
- The American Society of Furniture Designers is calling for entries in its 2018 Pinnacle Awards, a home furnishings industry event promoting design quality and recognizing the achievements of product designers. Learn more about the award and how to enter in this article from Furniture Today.
- Sleep Score Labs launched a new sleep tracking mobile app that doesn't require contact. Read the full press release from PR Newswire.
- Industry veteran, David Schlotterbeck, joins the Sommetrics advisory board. Full story is available from Business Wire.
Science & Fun Stuff
- Did you know that all mammals really need REM sleep? Learn more about why in this piece from the New York Times.
- Sleep and basketball: learn how the Warriors slept their way to success in this article from Wired.
- Sleeping in might be bad for your health. We explored why in this original article from Sleep Retailer.
- While you may barely be getting five hours of sleep as it is, a scientist asserts that eight hours might not even be enough in this story from Quartz.
- Prevent Alzheimers with wine, work-outs and you guessed it, shut-eye. Read why all these things might beat the disease in this piece from Dayton Daily News.
- Your kids might not be getting enough sleep. Learn how much sleep kids need based on age group in this Sleep Retailer original article.
- According to this article from Newsweek, those who practice religion might sleep better at night.
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