Snooze News Weekly | November 5 – 11 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

 Serta Simmons Bedding Names Shelley Huff CEO: In a move that prioritizes the company's DTC capabilities, Serta Simmons recently elevated Shelley Huff from COO of SSB and CEO of Tuft & Needle to the role of CEO of Serta Simmons Bedding. | Sleep Retailer

The Best (Early) Black Friday Mattress Deals: It's not even close to Thanksgiving yet and Black Friday deals are already here. This list rounds up some of the best mattress deals though. | The Strategist

STORIS & Versatile Credit Team Up: Versatile Credit Inc. (Versatile), a leading omnichannel financing platform for retailers, and STORIS, a unified commerce solution for home furnishings retailers, recently announced the integration of Versatile’s powerful and adaptable financing technology to STORIS’ ERP. | Sleep Retailer

Retail Leaders Call Federal Vaccine Mandate Burdensome: The new vaccine mandate is facing backlash. Leaders from the National Retail Federation are proposing a compromise. | Furniture Today

Nest Bedding Unveils Renewable Mattresses: Further emphasizing Nest Bedding's longstanding commitment to providing sustainable sleep solutions, the new offering will allow consumers to exchange the comfort layer on select mattresses from the brand's best-selling lineup. | Sleep Retailer

My Favorite T-Shirt Is Now Bedding: OFFHOURS and West Elm teamed up to create a new quilt with a broken-in feel, just like a well-loved tee. | Food & Wine

Sleemon Makes Its Foray Into The US Market: Sleemon, the largest supplier of mattresses for IKEA and 5-star hotels in the Asia-Pacific region, is making inroads into the US market by launching the Sleemon UltrCool Mattress Topper on Amazon.| Sleep Retailer

Sleep Junkie Makes It Easier For People To Find Mattress Sales: An industry-leading sleep research website, Sleep Junkie, outlines how people can take advantage of sales by major mattress brands to save thousands of dollars on quality sleep. | GlobeNewswire

High Point Market Authority & Esteem Media Renew Partnership: The High Point Market Authority and Esteem Media have renewed their partnership to co-produce a brand track for the upcoming Design Influencers Conference. | Sleep Retailer

Retailers Look To Staff Up Before The Holidays:  Retailers are staring down a triple whammy of challenges this season including labor shortages, supply chain woes and inflation. | CNBC

Naturepedic Provides Crib Safety Tips: In honor of November's Child Safety and Protection Month, Naturepedic, a leading GOTS-certified organic mattress manufacturer for babies, kids and adults, is raising awareness for preventative safety measures parents can take to keep their babies safe and protected while they sleep.| Sleep Retailer

How High Will Sales Rise? Holiday Predictions: Research around the holiday season this year is largely predicting dramatic increases in sales. But experts differ on the details of their speculation. Read several opinions and projections on how much sales will increase this season.| Retail Dive

Malouf Releases New Holiday Product Imagery: Malouf Home recently released holiday product imagery for its retail partners to use in their seasonal campaigns. These photos and more are available to download from Malouf’s Wholesale Resource Center (WRC). | Sleep Retailer

Bed Bath & Beyond: Are BuyBacks The Whole Plan?: The retailer's turnaround initiatives haven't paid off yet, but the company keeps increasing its share repurchase plans anyway. | Motley Fool

Southerland Unveils New Nashville Showroom: Mattress manufacturer Southerland recently opened a 10,000+-square-foot showroom inside its new Nashville manufacturing plant. The new showroom is more than triple the size of Southerland’s other showrooms.| Sleep Retailer

Amanda Holden Launches Bedding Collection: With a mix of velvet, sequin and satin textures, the new lineup is ideal for a winter bedding refresh. | Good Housekeeping

Diamond Mattress Earns Patent For Coolstream Ventilated Comfort Layers: Diamond Mattress recently announced a newly patented innovation to its lineup with Coolstream Ventilated Comfort Layers designed to maximize air flow for natural, cooler sleep. | Sleep Retailer

The Future Of Retail Is More About Magic Than The Muscle Of Massive Inventory: As much as consumers have never had more choice, creating an environment that sews all the options together into a magical experience that makes shoppers want to return is the secret sauce of success for the retailer of the future.| PYMNTS

Pillow Cube Expands Portfolio With Cooling Products: Pillow Cube, creator of a pillow designed especially for side sleepers, recently announced the expansion of its existing product line with the launch of several new innovations across the bedding space.  | Sleep Retailer

HoneyNaps Launches Somnum Scanning Service: HoneyNaps, a company specializing in sleep research, will launch its one-to-one personalized sleep care SOMNUM Scanning Service in early 2022. Learn more about the new technology and services from South Korea. | PR Newswire

Harrison Spinks Enters Into Sustainability Focused Partnership: Two firms with sustainability at the core of their business have teamed up to create healthier homes. Luxury bedmaker, Harrison Spinks, and building materials provider, Adaptavate, have announced a strategic partnership centered around hemp. | Sleep Retailer

Health, Wellness & The Science Of Sleep

How To Choose The Best Sleeping Position, And Why It Matters: The position in which you fall asleep is just one piece of the sleep-hygiene puzzle, but experts said it can be key to getting quality rest. | Washington Post

How To Clean Your Mattress: It's nearly always a good time to clean your mattress for a more healthful sleep experience. Find out how. | Reader's Digest

Sleeping More Than 6.5 Hours Is Associated With Cognitive Decline—What's Really Going On Here: More rest isn’t always better, as one recent study found. Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine have published a paper that indicates that just like getting too little sleep, sleeping too much may also be linked with cognitive decline.| The Conversation

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