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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.
- Nationwide Marketing Group is offering a free webinar this week. Get all the details you need from Sleep Retailer.
- According to this article from CNN, retail sales have been up for two months in a row, but this article from the New York Times worries that the increase in sales could be fleeting.
- More and more retail chains across the country are requiring masks for entry, ABC News reports on it.
- DC Velocity looks at the state of the supply chain as we hit month four of the pandemic.
- Sleep Country and Malouf team up to bring the brand's luxurious sleep products to Canada. We covered the story at Sleepretailer.com.
- In an interview with MediaPost, Purple's founder explains that despite the brand's best marketing efforts, word of mouth remains the brand's biggest customer converter.
- High Point Market has opened registration. Read more about the health and safety initiatives in store for the fall market at Sleepretailer.com.
- In 2019, retail shrink totaled nearly 62 billion. Retail Dive has the scoop.
- Eliminating temporary exhibits, International Market Centers is limiting its late summer Las Vegas Market to showroom buying only. Read the full story from the Las Vegas Review Journal.
- Learn more about Las Vegas Market's first look program webinars from Home World Business.
- Tuft & Needle recently announced a mattress protection plan. Read the press release from Global News Wire.
- The National Retail Federation wrote about curbside pickup—another new retail normal.
- Today rounded up this list of best mattress toppers. Do you sell any of these?
Science & Fun Stuff
- Insider investigates the incredibly rare short sleep syndrome.
- According to the Guardian, children's sleep is severely affected by coronavirus anxiety.
- Psychology Today can help you determine if you're in sleep debt and if so, how to dig yourself out.
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