Snooze News Weekly | May 1 – 7, 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




  • The Real Deal talks about why the days of long-term retail leases are likely over.

  • Podium recently rolled out a free starter version of its software to help retailers better streamline communication with consumers. Learn more at  Sleepretailer.com.

  • CSP Daily surveyed consumers to see how much they fear germs in retail stores.



  • Leesa has a new and very inexpensive bed coming out. Business Insider reviewed it.



  • A recent survey from TD Bank revealed both consumer and retailer perspectives on pandemic impact. Full article is available at  Sleepretailer.com

  • PYMNTS designates a few retail winners amidst the pandemic.


  • According to Patch New York, Ikea is donating bedding and toys to families in Queens.


  • In this finance story, The Hill talks about the uphill battle retailers will face in getting shoppers back in stores.

  • The Retail Touchpoints virtual forum offers a digital space for retailers to develop strategies for safe reopening. | Sleep Retailer.


  • House Beautiful has a comprehensive guide to mattress shopping which includes answers to the pivotal question: when should you look for a new mattress?


  • According to this article from Furniture Today, The Company Store is donating $1.2 million in bedding products mask production.


Science & Fun Stuff

 


  • US News reports that there's now strong evidence to suggest that the brain hits replay when we sleep.

  • The Atlantic and the Nap Ministry want you to know that you are worthy of sleep.


  • While many people are struggling with insomnia right now, FitBit data suggests that many people are actually sleeping better during lockdown. | Fast Company

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