Snooze News Weekly | March 29 – April 3, 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



  • Spring Issue Release | The spring issue of Sleep Retailer has arrived. In it you'll find—our cover story, Brooklyn Bedding Can Help You Build You Brand, a Q&A all about the power of aromatherapy in sleep products, a pillow-oriented product focus and much more. View the issue in digital PDF form here and in web story form here


  • Magniflex USA is focusing its efforts on its digital marketing strategy to build awareness among American consumers. We wrote about it at Sleepretailer.com.

  • Forbes rounded up the best experiential retail activations during SXSW in this list.


  • NASA wants to people to stay in bed for two months. Find out why in this article from Forbes and this one from Livescience.


  • The Motley Fool wonders if activist investors can save Bed, Bath and Beyond in this update.



  • PERQ Marketing named a new enterprise development director of hoe furnishings. Details available at Sleepretailer.com.

  • Canadian retailer, Sleep Country, recently announced the retirement of its board of director's co-chair, Stephen K. Gunn. Get the scoop in this press release from Newswire.ca.

  • STORIS is offering third party financing with its new e-commerce platform. Learn more in this story from Sleepretailer.com.



  • According to this article from the Washington Post, retail sales declined in February.

  • Leesa is teaming up with B Lab and Be Social Change to host monthly Bedtime Chats. We covered it at Sleepretailer.com

  • A report from the Commerce Department this week shows a new milestone for online shopping—it has surpassed brick-and-mortar for the first time ever. CNBC analyzes the data.


Science & Fun Stuff


  • Consumer Reports wrote about how blue light affects sleep.



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