Snooze News Weekly | January 10 – 16, 2020

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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




  • Pymnts.com wrote about why retail store associates become even more important as technology advances.

  • Diamond is looking to bring retailers higher margins with its copper hybrid beds. Get the full story from Sleep Retailer.

  • According to Apartment Therapy, Brooklinen is the latest online bedding brand to open a store—in NYC, no less.

  • DUX showed its luxury mattresses and IoT capabilities at CES. Read details from Sleep Retailer.

  • The heated bedding market is predicted to explode. The Food & Beverage Herald has the scoop.

  • Malouf was recently recognized for its adjustable base application. Learn more at Sleepretailer.com

  • Casper filed for its IPO. Get the coverage from Adweek here and Barron's here.

  • ReST shared its tips for choosing events to help boost your brand in this story from Sleepretailer.com.

  •  Yun Yun AI Baby Camera and other notable homegrown startups led by Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA) showcased innovative solutions at CES 2020. Read the full press release from PR Newswire.

  • Classic Brands is debuting more furniture and to make room, the brand has expanded its showroom. Read all about it in this article from Sleep Retailer.

  • Axios covered retail stock slippage following the holiday.


  • We love this snarky article from the Guardian which wonders if we will monetize breathing next (since we've already monetized sleep).

  • As a the new year begins and so much continues to change and evolve in retail, we wrote a little bit about how retailers can plan for a successful future at Sleepretailer.com.



  • Accenture thinks it's time to start maximizing AI technology in retail. WWD has the story.


  • According to this update from Home Textiles Today, West Elm is staking out a leadership position in the growing hemp bedding market.


  • Vox wonders why brands are so obsessed with marketing coziness right now.



  • Soft-Tex announced some new hires that will support the brand's growth and expansion this year. We wrote about it at Sleepretailer.com.


  • MRC's mattress recycling program recently surpassed 5 million recycled mattresses in California. | Sleep Retailer

  • Oh great, Washington, DC surpassed Baltimore as the top bed bug city in 2020! Full press release here from PR Newswire.


Science & Fun Stuff



  • Time wants us to forget everything we know about blue light and sleep.

  • According to this article from WebMD, slimming down on tongue fat can help ease sleep apnea.

  • Walking supports wellness. Find out how in this story from Sleepretailer.com.

  • According to Sleep Review Magazine, adults report sleeping more in the winter.

  • Psychology Today rounded up 11 things that can interfere with your sleep.

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