Snooze News Weekly | May 18-24, 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 


  • CNBC highlights a recent rise in retail stocks. Check out the positive news clip to learn more.

  • "SHIFT Human 2.0 will launch the first health-tech service to redefine the individual approach to sleep by placing it at the center of wellness and performance -- 'Active Recovery Management'—with an exclusive launch as a research partnership with the University of Tennessee Medical Center on May 31, 2018." Read the full press release from PR News Wire.

  • Utah-based bedding accessories maker Malouf announced that the company has completed an expansion of its rooftop solar array giving its headquarters a score of zero on the Zero Energy Performance Index (zEPI), averaging zero net energy use. Read the full story at Sleepretailer.com.

  • Spokane mattress manufacturer, Northwest Bedding, is set to close later this summer. The Spokesman Review has the full coverage.

  • Forbes lays out six dimensions of experiential retail and highlights the retailers succeeding at it in this visual piece.

  • Tempur-Pedic helped raise awareness for the unique One List, One Life initiative, lead by a young man fighting Leukemia. Read the full story from Sleep Retailer.

  • Digital Trends covers Nectar's newest release, an adjustable bed frame with zero gravity technology inspired by NASA.

  • Spine & Vigor launched a new mattress website. Check out the full press release from PR Newswire.

  • Following a year of growth across the business, Protect-A-Bed’s training team celebrated a record high in engagement and partner success. Sleep Retailer has the scoop.

  • Forbes reviewed a new sleep tracking gadget, the Nokia Sleep, in this article.

  • Serta Simmons expands west with a new manufacturing plant in Moreno Valley, California. Read the full story from PR News Wire.

  •  Get started hosting store events with tips from this original article brought to you by the editors of Sleep Retailer.

  • Wired reviewed the Nanit Sleep System, a sleep coach gadget that might be able to help your infant get better sleep. Beware of affiliate links in this article.

  • Forbes dove headfirst into furniture retail this week with an "Open Letter to the New President of Bed Bath and Beyond." Full letter here. Plus, they ran a piece on the competition between Wayfair, Amazon and everyone else. Full article here.


Science & Fun Stuff



  • Sleeping in on the weekend could add years to your life. Who knew! Business Insider has the details.

  • We all love Netflix, but bingewatching a favorite show might not be so good for you. Sleep Retailer explains the potential consequences in this original piece.

  • Equinox is now touting better fitness via sleep coach. Fast Company explains in this story.

  • NPR considers whether or not sleeping in the same bed as your baby is really as dangerous as doctors say in the following article (there's audio too, of course).

  • Food and sleep are intrinsically linked and just like with everything else, we need balance! We talk balancing the food/sleep equation in another original article from Sleep Retailer.

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