Snooze News Weekly | August 2 – August 8, 2019

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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



  • Check out the NEW SUMMER ISSUE of Sleep Retailer online here for the digital edition and here for the web story versions of each article.

  • Expo at World Market Center is set to open next June. Get the scoop from HFN.


  • Read the most recent Bed, Bath and Beyond speculation from CNBC.

  • Much to our surprise, Serta relaunched its iComfort series at market. We wrote about it at Sleepretailer.com.

  • Sleep Country and Walmart are partnering to create a new pop-up. Learn more in this story from Yahoo Finance.


  • Ikea teamed up with Nat Geo to create a clever documentary about endangered sleep. Marketing Dive has the full details.




  • Google Fit is now offering sleep insights and running route maps. CNET covered the new advances.

  • Art Van is updating its executive leadership team. More on this move at Sleepretailer.com.

  • According to this article from a Forbes contributor, retailers need to engage shoppers five senses to save physical retail. We think they might be onto something.


  • RIP Ann Gish! Architectural Digest shared this "in memoriam" of the luxury bedding pioneer. Our hearts go out to her family and all who knew her.



  • Eclipse is celebrating 20 years under the leadership of Stuart Carlitz and Gerald Gershaw. Read all about the company's growth in this story from Sleep Retailer.

  • This company loves a good pun (and maybe a bad one too). Sheets and Giggles recently announced 1.3 M in funding to produce "bedder" bedding. Press release from Businesswire.

  • High Point Market opened registration for its 4th annual hospitality at market event. Learn more from Sleep Retailer.




Science & Fun Stuff



  • Drinking coffee before bed might not be that bad for you, find out what substance is worse for you in this story from MarketWatch.

  • High School naps could enhance learning. Read more on the topic from Edweek.

  • The Washington Post has tips on creating a sleep friendly bedroom.

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