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In The News
IMC Acquire Shoppe Object: The acquisition includes the New York–based home and lifestyle trade show—which wraps its three-day February run today and is often billed as a more curated, intimate alternative to its larger corporate counterparts. | Business of Home
SSA & Relief Bed Collaborate To Donate Beds: The Specialty Sleep Association (SSA) teamed up with Relief Bed International to help raise funds to provide beds to aid in disaster response and for emergency use at homeless shelters operated by the Salvation Army.| Sleep Retailer
Gold Bond Introduces Luxury Magnolia Line: Gold Bond recently introduced the Magnolia mattress, a luxury product designed with more organic and natural components and built for the comfort and durability more consumers are seeking today. | Sleep Retailer
IMC’s Spring Market To Bloom With Cross-Category Sourcing: International Market Centers (IMC’s) Spring Market will feature its largest-ever collection of gift and home showrooms with new partnerships creating synergistic cross-category shopping opportunities, as well as full roster of in-person education, March 2–4 at AmericasMart Atlanta. | Furniture World
Naturepedic Joins Health Product Declaration: Naturepedic recently joined the nonprofit Health Product Declaration (HPD) Collaborative to empower product manufacturers and AECO (Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Operation) practitioners with easy access to detailed information about product materials used by the public. | Sleep Retailer
Wirecutter Is Holding A Sleep Challenge: Every day for eight days, receive texts with scientifically backed advice to help you fall asleep more easily and wake up feeling more refreshed, plus challenges to try. | New York Times Wirecutter Blog
An Old Anti-Trust Law Could Foster A Fairer Retail Sector: As U.S. lawmakers look for ways to address problems of concentration and monopolization led by a new generation of retail giants — Walmart, Amazon, and others — they should take a hard look at dusting off Robinson-Patman, which is still on the books. | Harvard Business Review
MLILY USA Donates To Special Spaces In Stephen Chen’s Honor: The family of Stephen Chen and MLILY USA has announced that non-profit “Special Spaces” has been chosen as the recommended recipient for donations for those wishing to honor the memory of its former president, who passed away on January 21. The organization was selected because it was a special part of Chen’s life. | Sleep Retailer