Snooze News Weekly | June 26 – July 2, 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



  • According to research conducted by Podium, consumers want (and some expect) companies to continue offering social distancing services like curbside pick-up, contactless payments, text communications and more even after the pandemic. |  Sleep Retailer. 

  • It wouldn't be a holiday weekend without mattress sales. Here's a round-up of some of the promotions going on out there from Glamour. 

  • Naturepedic celebrated National Safety Month in June by raising awareness for baby crib and child mattress safety. Find out more at Sleepretailer.com

  • NRF talks about the disruption of department stores and possible ways forward. 


  • When it comes to more general retail, the next few months and year will likely lead to many closures. At the helm, Microsoft is shuttering all of its retail stores. | Tech Crunch 


  • Apple will soon be launching sleep tracking technology. According to CNBC, the tech company is focused on helping consumers develop and reach sleep goals instead of simply reporting data. 

  • HSM earned a Greenguard Gold certification for two of its technologies. Learn more at Sleepretailer.com.

  • Target is introducing its own line of branded bedding and bath products. Get the scoop from Storebrands

  • Malouf is expanding its distribution network with the addition of a California-based facility. Read more from Sleep Retailer.

  • Yahoo Finance reports that Casper is being accused of misleading investors with its IPO.


  • PYMNTS evaluates both the challenges and opportunities retailers are facing amid the pandemic in this article



Science & Fun Stuff



  • White noise is your best bet against outside noise, according to Insider

  • Healthline investigates: do people sleep better with a partner?

  • Are you cleaning your pet's bedding enough? Ideal Home has tips.

  • Listen to this podcast from Harvard Business Review on how the cult of sleep deprivation impacts work and mental health.

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