Snooze News Weekly | January 11 – 17, 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



  • In the most recent episode of The Sleep Retailer Podcast, our team sits down and discusses some highlights of the winter issue. Don't miss this exciting sneak preview, available at Sleepretailer.com. 


  •  Mattress retailer, Sleep Experts, was recently honored for its outstanding customer service at the 2018 Consumers' Choice Award Winners' event. Read the full details in this release from PR Newswire.

  • In a recent Sleep Retailer original story, we highlighted some of the numerous sleep tech products showcased at CES 2019.

  • IMC is investing significant dollars in market enhancements. Learn about the upcoming updates in this article from Gifts & Decorative Accessories.

  • A Kentucky-based mattress retailer is filing bankruptcy. We've got details in this article from WKYT, this story from Fortune and this USA Today update.



  • Interested in the future of retail? Biz Tech Magazine has a solid list of NRF's hot retail innovations in 2019, while Axios put out a podcast predicting the future of retail for your listening pleasure.


  • According to this profile from Parade, an extreme sleep adventurer is crafting stories that aim to improve shut-eye.

  • Ikea is releasing a "hackable" bed that's apparently versatile enough to last a lifetime. Fast Company has the scoop.

  •  Southerland is poised to launch a new international licensing program at Las Vegas Market. Get the details from Sleep Retailer

  • Reese Witherspoon is launching her own bedding line under her Draper James brand in a new partnership with Crate and Barrel. People has the story.


  • Spring Air is bolstering its sales management team with a new hire and an inside promotion. Congrats to Warren Coomber and Brian Lundstrom for your new roles. Read more at Sleepretailer.com.

  • Parachute, a linen company, is launching a mattress. Check out the story from Forbes.

  • According to this article from MarketWatch, the wealthy really value their in-flight sleep accommodations. Find out how much they are willing to spend to sleep peacefully while traveling by air.

  • High Point Market is updating its New Product Premier program in prep for the spring market. In this update Sleep Retailer, we chronicle some new features of the program.

  • Outside Magazine curated this product list to help its readers build the ultimate outdoor sleep system.


Science & Fun Stuff



  • Sleeping pills can cause dozers to sleep through fire alarms. Learn more in this release from Science Daily. 

  • Reverie offers up its best tips for maintaining healthy sleep even during Las Vegas Market in this advice article from Sleep Retailer


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