Snooze News Weekly | October 1 – 7, 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: Industry Focused Stories

Local Leaders Participate In Precision Textiles Grand Opening: Local business, communal and government leaders joined Precision Textiles recently for the grand opening of its new 160,000 square-foot plant located on a 25-acre campus in North Carolina. | Sleep Retailer

Inside The Mind Of Today's Mattress Shopper: Susan Mathes of Therapedic and The Better Sleep Council talks with David Perry about the needs and wants of today's sleep consumer. | BedTimes

Shifman Enhances Masters Collection: This fall, Shifman Mattresses will relaunch its top-selling Masters Collection at High Point Market, with a strong merchandising story including differentiated comfort and price points. | Sleep Retailer

Built-In Beds Are Back And More Beautiful Than Ever: In the world of bedroom decor, built-in beds are apparently making a comeback. Perhaps the built-in style bed poses a new cross-merchandising opportunity for retailers. | Elle Decor

High Point Market Style Spotters Celebrate 10 Years In Person: With the return of in-person programming and the celebration of the program’s tenth anniversary, the High Point Market Style Spotters are gearing up for an active Fall Market. | Sleep Retailer

Is Working In Retail A Real Job?: This Retail Wire discussion explores the common perception of retail roles as “starter jobs,” and how the idea of retail work as a “gig” rather than a career could be impacting everything from employee retention to customer experience. | Retail Wire

MLILY To Show At The Fall High Point Market: Aiming to target East Coast buyers who skipped the plane ride to Vegas Market, MLILY will set up shop in High Point this fall, giving retailers an opportunity to peruse its innovative portfolio of products. | Sleep Retailer

Bed Bath & Beyond Stock Crashes 22% On Earnings Wipeout: The home-furnishings specialist reported that Q2 results fell short of its modest expectations. As a result, Bed Bath & Beyond stock plunged 22% — and for good reason: the retailer's turnaround plan looks like too little, too late. | The Motley Fool

Beautyrest Offers Honeymoon Travel Contest: For couples looking to make the most of their honeymoon travel, Beautyrest is offering a chance to expand the trip budget by offering the ultimate upgrade: $5,000 cash for an extended honeymoon, as well as a first-class sleep upgrade—the Beautyrest by Christian Siriano mattress. | Sleep Retailer

Pleasant Mattress Partners With New Mexico-Based Retailer: Pleasant Mattress recently placed its newly rebranded premium McRoskey bedding line with specialty furniture and mattress retailer, Taos Lifestyle in Taos, New Mexico. The partnership marks the first time the iconic collection has been placed in a retail location outside of San Francisco, where it was founded. | Sleep Retailer

Why Retail Bankruptcies Have Stopped Dead—For Now: 2021 has seen far less major retail bankruptcies and far more new retail store deals. Why? Is this a sign of smoother sailing ahead or simply a brief reprieve from massive store closures? | Retail Dive 

STORIS Launches NextGen Mobile POS: Retailers in all industries are investing in mobile solutions to meet customer expectations, unify selling channels, make product information more readily accessible and expedite checkout times. As such, STORIS’ NextGen CXM & Mobile POS holistically supports the shopping and buying phases of the guests’ experience. | Sleep Retailer

80 Mattress Industry And Sleep Statistics: Discover offers a huge round-up of facts and statistics about the bedding, mattress and sleep industry. | Discover

Industry Veteran Alan Carlitz Passes Away: Eclipse International and Bedding Industries of America mourn the loss of a brother, father, grandfather, beloved colleague and visionary following the passing of Alan Carlitz. He died on Sept. 29th at Accordia Hospice in Moorestown, North Carolina. | Sleep Retailer

Soft-Tex’s Restonic Bedding Products Line Wins A Women’s Choice Award: Soft-Tex was recently recognized with a Women's Choice Award, meaning its product comes highly recommended by women to other women. | EINNewsdesk 

Corsicana Extends Partnership With Nationwide Marketing Group: Corsicana recently reached an agreement with Nationwide Marketing Group, a buying, marketing and operational support organization for independent retailers, to extend their partnership through 2024. | Sleep Retailer

Mattress Market To Witness Significant Growth Of $70 Billion With An Impressive CAGR Of 7.2% By 2031: According to a new mattress market report published by insightSLICE, the rise in investments by the manufacturers to introduce innovative products in the market is likely to boost the growth. | Digital Journal

GhostBed Opens First High Point Market Showroom: By opening a new 5,000-square-foot showroom in Plaza Suites at the Fall High Point Market, GhostBed is continuing to target retailers with its brick-and-mortar focused programs.| Sleep Retailer

Health, Wellness & The Science Of Sleep

Get Your Sleep Schedule Back On Track: With the back-to-school crunch, many workers returning to in-person and daylight savings around the corner, you might find your sleep schedule is out of balance. Find out how to fix it. | Mind Body Green

Superfoods To Help You Sleep: From kiwis and teas to cheese and cherry juice, there are some foods that make superior bedtime snacks. This list rounded them up! | AARP

Energy Saving Lightbulbs Can Interfere With Sleep: When we can't sleep, there are many possible culprits, and researchers are adding a new one that many haven't considered before: the LED lightbulbs we switch on after dark. | WebMD

Sleep-Wake Disturbance Highly Prevalent in Populations With Liver Disease: A new review from The Lancet aims to summarize the reciprocal interaction between sleep and liver diseases, including cirrhosis, and investigate potential approaches for therapeutic interventions. | Neurology Advisor 

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