Heading into the winter Las Vegas Market, we are once again contending with many unknowns. As the omicron variant continues to spread around the world, it feels like we are so close and yet still so far from being through this pandemic. With uncertainty in the air, manufacturers are working hard to counter supply shortages and delays—and we know that, as retailers, you’re looking to offer your customers products in a timely manner. Product availability was the name of the game last year, and we expect that to continue to be the case in the months ahead. This issue features a number of companies and programs that can aid retailers as they address the sobering challenges of today and get to the heart of consumers most pressing concerns: health and wellness, product availability and climate change.
Expanding The Meaning Of The Sleep System
Exemplifying a real expansion in the consumer understanding of what a sleep system can do, our cover story company Ergomotion represents a marked shift in the industry. Sleep and the products that support it have become integral parts of what it means to be well. To that end, Ergomotion is delivering research-backed, tech-driven products made to improve sleep and ultimately enhance the user’s holistic quality of life. Read more about the company, its products and its aims for the future in our cover story.
Getting To The Heart Of Consumer Needs With Data
Understanding, more broadly, how important it is to get in touch with what consumers want and need, we asked companies from around the industry to share how they are helping their retail partners interpret and utilize consumer data to guide their strategy. Read more about how three leading companies are helping retailers make the most of consumer insights in our Q&A.
Taking The Lead On Sustainability
As the effects of climate change continue to become all the more tangible, the consumer demand for sustainable solutions is more pressing than ever. In this issue’s Product Focus, we’re showcasing the companies leading the way when it comes to reducing pollution and waste.
Health & Wellness
Throughout this issue, we’ve highlighted companies that are meeting consumers concerns and demands in new and creative ways. In this issue’s Special Feature, we highlight the new Immunity collection from Therapedic—which directly addresses consumer’s health concerns with a mattress lineup made with immunity-boosting copper.
As we close the book on another pandemic year, we are aware of the uncertainties ahead but also incredibly impressed with the bedding and mattress industry’s ability to adapt, innovate and thrive amidst challenges. We are certain that the companies and products we’ve curated in these pages can help make 2022 another fruitful year no matter the obstacles.