Snooze News Weekly | November 12 – 18, 2021

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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 and writing about this week.

In The News

Pleasant Mattress Earns SP2 Certification: Becoming the first U.S.-based manufacturer to achieve this distinction, Pleasant Mattress recently received the Sleep Products Sustainability Program (SP2) certification from the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC). Learn more! | Sleep Retailer

International Market Centers Presents 26 Buying Events In 2022: IMC is expanding its apparel, furniture, gift and home décor market calendar in 2022 to include 26 markets and buying events across its locations in Atlanta, High Point, NC and Las Vegas. | Furniture Today

R.E.S.T Grows Sales & Services Team: In order to support the solid growth its seen over the past year, Renaissance Elevated Sleep Technology (R.E.S.T.) is filling key roles in sales and customer service with a diverse team of bedding industry professionals. | Sleep Retailer

The Future Of Mattresses Is "Smart": Bear Mattress CEO Scott Paladini discusses custom sleep and where the smart sleep segment is headed. | Tom's Guide

Precision Textiles To Open New Phoenix, AZ Factory: Precision Textiles recently signed a lease for a 50,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution center at 711 South 47th St. in Phoenix, Arizona, that will serve its customers throughout the western U.S. The company will employ 35 at the facility, which is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2022.| Sleep Retailer

Casper Sleep Stock Has A Lot To Prove This Week: Casper Sleep has shed more than two-thirds of its value since its 2020 IPO, and it reported its third-quarter results after Monday's close. | The Motley Fool

King Koil Adds To Its Offering At Macy's:  King Koil is now flooring three of its marque collections –SmartLife, Natural and Austenin over 200 Macy’s locations in the United States and | Sleep Retailer

Juniper Appoints New Chief Revenue Officer: Juniper, a digital, B2B wholesale market, recently brought Justin Jackson on board as Chief Revenue Officer. In this role, Jackson will be in charge of helping customers optimize and expand their use of the Juniper platform to grow their business and customer base. | Gifts and Decor

Corsicana Partners With Retailer Service Systems: Following the launch of its Sleep2Win Smart Beds, Corsicana Mattress Co. has partnered with Retail Service Systems (RSS) on its second annual Rugged Road Trip. | Sleep Retailer

The Dollar Is At A 6-Month Peak As Focus Turns To Retail Sales Data: The dollar surged on Wednesday after data showed U.S. consumer prices rose last month at the fastest annual pace since 1990, casting doubt on the Federal Reserve's view that price pressures will be transitory and fueling speculation that interest rates will be lifted sooner than previously thought. | Reuters

MLILY Bed Race Raises $40k: MLILY USA recently sponsored its first Annual Bed Race competition and helped raise more than $40,000 to support Special Spaces, a non-profit headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee. Sleep Retailer

Macy's CEO Fights To Fit In The Amazon Future Of Retail: Macy’s CEO Jeff Gennette has spent three decades with the company and believes its 788 stores ands growing digital operations are better together as an omnichannel strategy. | CNBC

Health, Wellness & The Science Of Sleep

Study — Poor Sleep Linked With Weight Gain, Even In Infants: Associations between sleep and obesity have been well documented in adults and children, but a new study suggests sleep patterns at the earliest stages of life can set a child on a path toward obesity. | Managed Healthcare Executive

The First Thing A Sleep Doctor Does In The Morning For Instant Energy: Hint...he doesn't brew coffee. Find out what sleep doctor, Michael J. Breus recommends adding to your routine to increase your AM energy. | MindBodyGreen

An Expert Guide To Better Sleep: The winter months may disrupt your sleep or make you want to sleep more. Use this guide to keep yourself and your sleep grounded all season long. | Harper's Bazaar

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