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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.
- Malouf and Supima are partnering to offer retailers a unique experience. Learn more about the details of this exciting contest in this article from Sleep Retailer.
- Are you pumped for the summer Las Vegas Market? Learn more about the Gift of Life fundraiser in this story from Trade Show News Network and about market's partnership with Aid Artisans in this piece from Furniture Today.
- This Travel+Leisure article explores how a trip helped the writer learn about better sleep.
- The Guardian highlights the impact of retail closures on retail employees in this heart wrenching story.
- In the realm of retail predictions, ZD Net details the future of retail in 2018 and beyond here while CNN Money tells the truth about retail apocalypse in this video.
- The new mattress by appointment model is spreading, a business offering rest tests by appointment recently opened in Auburn, Maine. The Sun Journal has the scoop.
- Check out our take on what you need to know about the recent Supreme Court ruling in favor of online sales tax in this Sleep Retailer original article.
- Canadian mattress retailer, Sleep Country, is set to open a new location in a mall. Get the full story from Business Insider.
- A Forbes contributor contemplates the possible winner of the ongoing retail innovation battle between Walmart and Amazon in this post.
- Gold Bond continues to innovate while saving costs on foam by using cotton. The brand's latest Cambridge mattress achieves a hybrid feel. Read more about how in this Sleep Retailer web story.
- WWD shares six trends driving retail right now in this "think tank" piece.
- In the EU, new standards govern the creation of children's mattresses. SGS can help manufacturers ensure their products are in compliance. Read more about SGS and the new regulations in this story from Sleep Retailer.
- Brooklyn Bedding is extending its 25% honor discount to include first responders. Read more about the generous savings in this press release from the Virginia Pilot Online.
- UK based e-tailer, Eve Sleep, and its CEO are parting ways and you'll never guess why. Get the inside scoop from Essential Retail.
- Barney's of Springfield and REM-Fit partner to open a REM-Fit Brand Store in Illinois. Sleep Retailer has the full story.
- In sleep tech news, the BBC writes about a high-tech dreamcatcher said to improve your sleep in this news article and CNet introduces the new iFit Sleep HR gadget in this piece.
- We love stories about retailers and manufacturers giving back to their communities. Read about New York retailer Bed City's recent philanthropic work in this brief from The Finger Lakes Times.
- The New York Times took an interest in bedding and mattresses production in this business story highlighting Savoir Beds and the process by which its bespoke mattresses are crafted.
- In a recent original piece, we shared our tips on successful email marketing using Lululemon as an example. Read the article from Sleep Retailer for some actionable advice you can implement today!
- An emerging trend among e-retailers is the pop-up shop. Read about a new Canada-based bedding brand using this strategy in the following piece from Straight.com. How might the pop-up shop model help traditional retailers reach more consumers?
- News Channel 9 announced that a number of local communities in Tennessee will be receiving Retail 101 grants from the state's government. Read more about the Retail 101 grant in this article.
Science & Fun Stuff
- Brit.Co explains why you really should remove your make-up before bed time in this story.
- Is improving your sleep a potential career strategy? The Seattle Times sees it that way. In the paper's career section, this story argues that six hours aren't enough and that sleep is linked with career success.
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