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In The News
Blind Adventurer Erik Weihenmayer To Deliver PrimeTime Keynote: An accomplished climber, paraglider, skier and kayaker, Weihenmayer will take to the Nationwide Marketing Group PrimeTime stage to share how independent retailers can harness the power of adversity as fuel for greatness. | Sleep Retailer
The Malouf & Elizabeth Smart Foundations Merge: Representatives from the Elizabeth Smart Foundation recently announced that the organization will merge with the Malouf Foundation, a Utah-based 501(c)3 public charity founded by Sam and Kacie Malouf of Malouf Home. The two organizations believe they can positively support each other’s missions by joining forces.| Sleep Retailer
McRoskey Will Show At Las Vegas Market: For the first time in its history McRoskey Mattress Works, a division of Pleasant Mattress, will showcase the rebranded McRoskey mattress line at the January Las Vegas Market. The brand will take a unique, art-gallery approach to setting up its showroom. | Sleep Retailer
Registration For The Spring High Point Market Is Open: Interested members of the home furnishings industry can now register online for the event and begin planning their trips. | Sleep Retailer
New JuniperMarket Platform Opens For Business: The new multi-line B2B e-commerce platform powered by International Market Centers offers more than 1,500 brands with 3 million SKUs. About 50% of the participating brands are home and 40% are gift. | Home Textiles Today
Therapedic Adds S. Korean Licensee: Boosting capacity and international reach in the region where it’s had success for the past decade, Therapedic International recently inked a new licensing agreement with South Korean mattress maker SAB Co., Ltd.. | Sleep Retailer
The Specialty Sleep Association Partners With Relief Bed & The Salvation Army: In preparation for the winter 2022 Las Vegas Market, the Specialty Sleep Association is partnering with Relief Bed International and The Salvation Army to make retailer visits to the SSA Sleep Pavilion support an important cause.| Sleep Retailer
For Retail Workers, Omicron Disruptions Aren’t Just About Health: A weary retail work force is experiencing the fallout from the latest wave of the pandemic, with a rapidly spreading variant cutting into staffing. | New York Times
Health, Wellness & The Science Of Sleep
Your Ability To Sleep Well Deteriorates After Age 24, Study Says: People get their best sleep at the age of 24 – but it goes downhill after that, according to a study. | METRO
We Can Learn Sleep Best Practices From Our Ancestors:The history of sleep not only reveals fascinating details about everyday life in the past, but the work of A. Roger Ekirch, and other historians and anthropologists, is helping sleep scientists gain fresh perspective on what constitutes a good night’s sleep. | CNN Health