Snooze News Weekly | July 25 – August 1, 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.


  • Check out the NEW SUMMER ISSUE of Sleep Retailer online here for the digital edition and here for the web story versions of each article.

  • This article from Axios argues that store closures do not mean that retail is dead.

  • Cain Brodie has been promoted the the role of Las Vegas Design Center general manager. Get the full scoop from Home World Business.

  • King Koil recently formed a strategic alliance with iOBED. Learn more about the resulting product at

  • INC has a potentially unpopular opinion in this story which argues that Amazon didn't destroy retail and explores why the mega-company quite possibly saved it.

  • Malouf recently promoted Eric Holmstead to a new national sales manager role. Read the coverage from Sleep Retailer.

  •  Artists and researchers from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University have created a virtual reality tool to induce sleep. Engadget has the story.

  • Consumer Reports begs the question: should you get a foam topper for your innerspring mattress?

  • HSM recently launched new micro-coil comfort layers. Learn more about the innovation at

  • The Las Vegas Review Journal has an update on the World Market Expo Center's construction progress.

  • Casual Living covered the inaugural Lean In, Lift Up event—an event which celebrates women in home furnishings and their mentors.

  • As stores shutter due to private equity, automation, and increased competition, the most vulnerable employees are at risk. Vox wrote about the bleakest side of retail bankruptcy and layoffs.

  • Forbes explores how small format stores are transforming retail.

Science & Fun Stuff

  • Bed bug sniffing dogs might be the secret to clearing an infested home. Get the details from

  • The New York Times wonders if it's time for a sleep divorce in this story.

  • According to this article from Yahoo Finance, there's a gender sleep gap and it's worth reading about!

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