Snooze News Weekly | June 21 – June 27, 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




  • Wayfair employees recently staged a walk-out in protest of the companies business dealing with Baptist Children’s Family Services (BCFS), a not-for-profit that has been under contract to oversee detained immigrant children since the Obama administration. Read coverage from CNN here and from NY Daily News here.


  • According to this article from eMarketer, China is no longer expected to overtake the US in retail sales in 2019.

  • Spring Air has a new team member on board—the brand recently hired a director of learning and development. Get the story from Sleep Retailer


  • MLILY named a new president AND vp of sales. We've got all the info at SleepRetailer.com.


  • House Beautiful has our favorite story of the week (quite possibly) — it's about a cat that has a custom bed frame and nightstand.

  • Malouf is expanding its global manufacturing capabilities in response to tariffs. Full update available from Sleep Retailer.

  • According to this story from Business Insider, transit hub retail is doing better than department stores these days.

  • King Koil's lastest lineup is showing measurable results. Read more about it at Sleepretailer.com.

  • This story from a Forbes contributor purports that the so-called retail-pocalypse  is more like a renaissance.

  • Dreamsmart by Soft-Tex recently revamped its website. We've got the update at Sleepretailer.com.

  • Kathy Ireland is set to headline the Gift for Life fundraiser at the summer Las Vegas market. More information is available from Furniture, Lighting and Decor.

  • Showcasing its latest line-up, NCFI is opening its first showroom at the summer Las Vegas market. Read the full story from Sleep Retailer.

  • Reverie's CEO was recently featured on a Fox Business Network morning show segment. Get the scoop from Sleep Retailer.

  • Good House Keeping explores the benefits of silk pillowcases in this article.

  • Shifman recently honored several of its retail partners for their sales successes. Get the scoop at Sleepretailer.com.

  • According to this story from Sleep Retailer, Soft-Tex recently signed a partnership with an eCommerce brand.


Science & Fun Stuff



  • This article from Bicycling.com, claims that sleeping with the tv on can lead to obesity.

  • Should we all be drinking apple cider vinegar before bed? Healthline considers the question here.

  • The Atlantic considers how a bad nights sleep birthed the sound conditioner.

  • When it comes to sleep, the Irish Times says we need to keep it simple (or we might not sleep at all).

  • This report from Science Daily shows that poor sleep can lead to reduced memory performance in older adults.

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