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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.
- NEW ISSUE ALERT: The latest issue of Sleep Retailer hit the streets last month. Read it as web stories here or in the digital issue format (a PDF) here.
- Chain Store Age featured Mattress Firm recently, highlighting how the chain matches products to customer needs.
- Corsicana Mattress broke a Guinness World Record. Find out which one in this story from Sleep Retailer.
- Brooklyn Bedding is expanding its capabilities with a new manufacturing facility. Learn more in this article from AZ BIGMEDIA.
- PureCare recently rounded out its top of bed portfolio with the launch of a duvet line. Get the scoop at Sleepretailer.com.
- Shifman enhanced its American Heritage line with marketing assets and upgraded styling. | Sleepretailer.com.
- According to Forbes, retail sales increased in January.
- Furniture Today’s latest mattress blog post encourages the industry to shift toward a healthy sleep message and away from the current low, low pricing message.
- Responding to increases in customer demand, OMI added capacity with its new factory within a factory concept. Read the full story at Sleepretailer.com.
- Is a small mattress company set to be the industry’s next disrupter? We shall see. | PR Newswire
- Classic Brands recently brought a chief commercial officer on board. Details available at Sleepretailer.com.
- WWD forecasts that 2021 will be a record year for retail.
- Supporting its mission of growth, Jones Family of Companies hired a senior human resources manager. Get the full scoop at Sleepretailer.com.
- While there’s definitely some good news for retail with positive predictions, Retail Dive is keeping a running list of retail bankruptcies as retailers are still facing challenges.
Science & Fun Stuff
- Travel and Leisure wrote about what it feels like to sleep in space.
- How often should you wake up in the night? Mind, Body, Green has insights on what is normal.
- The NY Times’ Wirecutter wonders if fitness and sleep trackers can detect if you are sick.
- Real Simple wrote in favor of working from bed. See if you buy the argument.
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