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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 today. Read it as web stories here or in the digital issue format (a PDF) here.
- AJC reports that trade shows are attempting to make a comeback in Atlanta despite the surge in COVID cases.
- Serta recently announced a new health and wellness partnership with WW (formerly known as Weight Watchers). Sleep Retailer covered the story.
- Walmart’s CEO spoke with Barron’s about how the pandemic has changed retail forever.
- Malouf ranked No. 5 on Glassdoor’s best places to work list. Read the full update at Sleepretailer.com.
- Numerous retailers including Bed, Bath and Beyond, Kohls and Wayfair are dropping MyPillow, FOX9 reports.
- A Forbes contributor names more ways retail changed in 2021.
- In a smart and safe move, King Koil is offering private open houses at its Arizona Factory. We’ve got the scoop at Sleepretailer.com.
- According to People, the Furhaven orthopedic sofa pet bed is easy on aging furry friends.
- Reverie ended the year on a very responsible and generous note by donating more than 14 million masks. Read more about the brand’s philanthropy from Sleep Retailer.
- Spring Air Northeast is expanding with a new manufacturing facility. We wrote about it at Sleepretailer.com.
- According to Sheila Long O’Mara, a newly minted Furniture Today editor, mattress imports are down 46 percent as the antidumping duties go into effect.
- Nationwide Marketing Group is supporting growth in the luxury appliance category by bringing John O’Halloran to lead. Read the full article at Sleepretailer.com.
- NPR reports that retail spending is dipping for the third straight month.
Science & Fun Stuff
- Melatonin sales are up, but is melatonin really the best way to better sleep? Business Insider wrote about scams, efficacy and how demand for the product is being met.
- Good Housekeeping has tips for determining your best sleep time.
- Apparently, our brains paralyze us when we sleep. Learn more from Science Daily.
- Some light is better for sleep than others, Healthline rounded up a list of best types and colors of light for sleeping.
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