Snooze News Weekly | January 3 – 9, 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




  • Good News: Holiday retail sales increased this year. RetailDive has details in this brief.

  • Ashley's Angels, a charity organization started by Ashley HomeStore,  delivered gifts and holiday cheer to 1,700+ children over the break. Learn more at  Sleepretailer.com

  • According to this story from The Times UK, Simba is developing a deal to fund global growth.


  • Nanit is expanding its breathing wear line with a sleeping bag. This press release from PR Newswire has the details.

  • Kingsdown recently named a new vp of marketing and branding. We've got the story at Sleepretailer.com

  • PR Newswire shared this release about MajesticBeds new partnership with Make-A-Wish.

  • Eclipse is introducing the new Bliss-In-A-Box bed—a boxed mattress featuring Talalay latex. Read the full update at Sleepretailer.com.

  • A new research partnership in Scotland aims to reduce bedding and mattress waste. BedTimes wrote about it here.


  • A new smart watch from Withing can supposedly detect sleep apnea. We'll believe it when we see it but TechCrunch wrote about it.


  • According to this story from NPR, a mattress store called the police because a woman fell asleep in the store and stayed overnight.

  • Serta Simmons enlisted SleepScore Labs to help with a sleep study relating to its iComfort bed. Get the full scoop from Sleep Retailer.

  • Barron's has an update on Bed, Bath and Beyond's stock.

  • Online shoppers see it as the responsibility of retailers to reduce waste stemming from return rates. We wrote about it at Sleepretailer.com.

  • According to Furniture Today and Consumer Reports, the Amazon Basics mattress has officially topped the Tempur-pedic Luxe Breeze.



  • Bed, Bath and Beyond is launching a national marketing campaign to publicize its bedding and mattress products. Learn more from Sleep Retailer.


Science & Fun Stuff





  • This article from Refinery29 begs the question—is our obsession with sleep negatively impacting the quality of our snoozes?

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