Snooze News Weekly | March 23 – 29, 2018

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Each week, we find, curate and share the most relevant bedding and mattress news stories from across the web. Check out what we're reading this week.



News 



  • From abroad: The Guardian talks about how mattress retailers and the "sleepy" mattress retail industry have gotten a "rude awakening" from the bed-in-a-box boom. Do you agree with their conclusions?

  • Customatic brought on new talent to increase its tech capabilities. Get the scoop on the brand's new hire from Sleep Retailer.

  • Furniture World says that follow-up is the key to better bedding and mattress sales. We think follow up is the key to almost any sales. Read FW's actionable advice in this article.

  • King Koil hired two seasoned sales managers to support its move away from being a licensing organization and move towards becoming a manufacturing platform. Read all about it in this article from us, Sleep Retailer.

  • VICE Australia journalist, David Allegretti, had fun investigating and writing about what happens when you fall asleep in a retail display bed after actually falling asleep in a variety of retail stores, including Forty Winks, DeRucci, Ikea and others.

  • BEDGEAR is set to open new Performance Sleep Shops in Thailand and is teaming up with a new Australian retail partner, SNOOZE, to open more shop-in-shops with some custom twists. We've got the full story at Sleep Retailer.

  • Tennessee based retailer, Mattress Inn, is collaborating with a local charity, Well Outreach, to host an interesting food drive. Read more about the unique initiative in this story from the Columbia Daily Herald.

  • Nick Bates, president of Spring Air, explains that the brand is shifting its licensing strategy to focus on regional independents in this article from Sleep Retailer.

  • Motley Fool Canada covers the successes of Sleep Country and analyzes the retailer's growing stock in this article.


  • Which professions are the most sleep deprived? Check out this data from Premier Construction News.

  • Symbol promoted from within, making Roxanne Hrkman its new VP of Demand Management. Sleep Retailer has the scoop.

  • CBS New York explores sleep tracking apps in this article.

  • Read all about STORIS' new, user-friendly BI solution from Sleep Retailer.

  • Casio and Sleep Number are creating a new kind of consumer experience. Read the coverage from PR Newswire.


  • New innovations bring flame retardant free foam to the bedding and furniture industries. Research and Development (R&D) Mag covers the new product.

  • Did you miss last week's Sleep Retailer eNews? In the March 22nd issue, you can read about: the power of post-sale customer service, how the conversation around sleep is shifting and a new habit that could help you sleep better.



  • New expo center planned for downtown Vegas. The Las Vegas Sun talks in more detail about plans for the new project near Market.

  •  See what bedding brands will be showcasing their products at the spring High Point Market next month with Sleep Retailer's Market Guide.

  • Curbed contemplates why there are so many bed-in-a-box brands and how long they'll all succeed in this article.


Science & Fun Stuff



  • Boston Globe writer tells tales about dreaming.

  • Can yoga help you alter your sleep schedule? In this article from Bustle, the writer shares her morning yoga theory.

  • Are bed break-ups the new relationship saver? A husband from LA talks about how having his own bedroom improved his relationship with his wife in this LA Times opinion piece. But get this: he's not alone! According to this article from KCEN-TV, 36% of Texans also want to sleep separately from their partners.

  • Millennials are ditching their top sheets and traditionalists are up in arms. USA Today covers the great sheet debate.


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