Responding to member interest in improving the content and usability of industry statistics, The International Sleep Products Association (ISPA), the trade association representing mattress manufacturers and component suppliers, announced that it has replaced its monthly Bedding Barometer with the Bedding Market Quarterly, starting first quarter of 2016. In addition to adopting a frequency that aligns with industry best practices, Bedding Market Quarterly readers will look forward to more comprehensive and useful data presented in a visually appealing format with enhanced accessibility.
“ISPA member surveys tell us that the industry wants better access to the statistical data we publish, and they are looking for different kinds of information that will help them respond to ever-changing market dynamics. Our decision to move to quarterly reporting is an exciting development for ISPA, our members and those that rely on our data and analysis,” said ISPA President Ryan Trainer. “Bedding Market Quarterly will provide ISPA members and subscribers with more useful data that also aligns with industry reporting practices. We will strive to stay at the leading edge of bedding industry reporting and believe this new quarterly report will add value for our members.”
ISPA will continue to enhance and refine the new product. Among current plans, the new report will:
- Simplify mattress data reporting to include total mattress sales on a quarterly basis, replacing monthly reports and innerspring vs. non-innerspring categories.
- Include more accurate data on imported mattresses. Previously, ISPA published official US import data for mattresses, which included a confusing mixture of both human and pet beds. ISPA has worked with US Customs and others to develop different reporting criteria that will provide the industry with more accurate data, focused only on imported human mattresses.
- Help our members and subscribers access information faster and more easily by making the reports more versatile and user-friendly.
ISPA’s statistical program includes the new Bedding Market Quarterly, Mattress Industry Forecast (a semi-annual forecast of industry shipments) and its Annual Report of Sales and Trends, which takes a comprehensive look at current and historical mattress industry performance.
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About the ISPA: Established in 1915, the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the growth, profitability and stature of the mattress industry. As the industry’s trade organization, ISPA is the voice of the mattress industry, representing mattress manufacturers and suppliers throughout the world. The ISPA provides a wide range of services that benefit its membership. These include exclusive industry surveys and statistics, advocacy support, educational offerings, the industry’s ISPA EXPO trade show, safety research through its Sleep Products Safety Council, consumer research and education through its Better Sleep Council, BedTimes and Sleep Savvy publications, and more.