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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.
- IMC is launching a new digital experience in place of High Point Market. Read the full story from Sleep Retailer.
- 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.
- Serta Simmons Bedding recently brought Shelley Huff on as CEO of Tuft and Needle and EVP of direct to consumer for the company. | Sleep Retailer
- What’s next for Bed, Bath and Beyond? Forbes has the scoop.
- 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.
- Nationwide Marketing Group is launching a series of state specific recovery webinars. We wrote about this resource at Sleepretailer.com.
- House Beautiful has a comprehensive guide to mattress shopping which includes answers to the pivotal question: when should you look for a new mattress?
- Precision Textiles designed and developed a hygienic mattress testing kit. Get the scoop from Sleep Retailer.
- 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.
- Find out how many times the average American hits snooze in the morning. | NY Post
- 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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