Snooze News Weekly | October 22 – 28, 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


Nationwide Marketing Group, Azione Unlimited Merge: Nationwide Marketing Group – a leading buying and marketing group for appliance, electronics, custom integrators, furniture, bedding and outdoor living retailers – and Azione Unlimited, a preeminent group of custom integrators and manufacturers, have merged to form a highly capable and results driven whole home platform. | Sleep Retailer

US Holiday Sales Could Hit Record Levels: According to the NRF, US holiday sales could rise up to 10% this year. Despite inflation, increases in wages and household savings will help consumers cover purchases this year. | Yahoo Finance

Harrison Spinks Unveils Quilted Mattress Line: Heritage bedmaker Harrison Spinks is responding to customer demand by launching a new contemporary quilted mattress collection which is ideal for approximately 30% of consumers who don’t like tufts or buttons.| Sleep Retailer

Wellteq Digital Health Inc. Partners With Top Global University To Commercialize Sleep Research:Wellteq Digital Health Inc. has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to commercialize sleep technology developed by Monash University, Australia to combat fatigue, insomnia, and burnout in shift worker employees. | Business Wire

Purple Appoints Jack Roddy As Chief People Officer:Purple Innovation, Inc announced that Jack Roddy has been appointed as Chief People Officer, with responsibility for the company's human resources, company culture, talent acquisition and diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. | Sleep Retailer

Sleep Experts Have Advice For Winterizing The Bedroom: This article offers a helpful round-up of some of the most important seasonal staples to stock like flannel sheets, down comforters and quilted blankets. | Well + Good

Corsicana Breaks Ground On New Factory & HQ:The Corsicana Mattress leadership team and employees were joined by state, local and area business and industry leaders to break ground on its new 376,000-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing center.| Sleep Retailer

BEDGEAR Joins Novant Health Charlotte Marathon As Pillow Partner: BEDGEAR's commitment to supporting healthy lifestyles, sustainability, and its advanced sleep technologies, which maximize airflow, make the partnership a natural fit for the Novant Health Charlotte Marathon audience.| PR Newswire

Naturepedic Wins Good Housekeeping 2021 Sustainable Innovation Award:A leading organic mattress maker for 18 years, Naturepedic is one of Good Housekeeping’s 2021 Sustainable Innovation Award winners for its significant environmental achievements.| Sleep Retailer

Virtual Retail - The Tech Re-Defining In-Store Sales:While this article is geared a bit more toward apparel, it offers some interesting insights into the evolution of luxury retail as well as sophisticated ways to use technology to deliver a personal experience. | Vogue

Spring Air To Re-Introduce Chattam & Wells: Spring Air International has been working closely with its branding team to re-introduce its luxurious Chattam & Wells luxury hand-made mattress as a nod to the brand’s 25th anniversary. As part of its evolution into the future, the company has refined the look and feel of the elite mattress along with its consumer-facing website. | Sleep Retailer

Which State Has The Most Sleep Deprived Residents In The Country?: Nationwide, 35.2% of adults are not getting enough sleep. But depending on the state, that share varies considerably across the country. Is your state among the most sleep-deprived? | USA Today

Shuford Becomes Market Authority Board Chair, Barbour Named Vice Chair: Two new leadership changes were announced at the Market Authority’s most recent board meeting during the Fall 2021 Market. | Sleep Retailer


Health, Wellness & The Science Of Sleep


Advice For Hot Sleepers: Ask Wirecutter—An advice column from The New York Times—tackles an age old struggle for couples, bed sharing with different body temperatures. | Wirecutter

The Sleep Stage That Suffers As You Age: Find out more about how sleep changes as you age and what to do to support healthy sleep amid those changes. | Mbg Health

Can Blue Light Blocking Glasses Improve Your Sleep?: Can daytime use of blue light-filtering glasses make a difference in how well we sleep? How, when, and why does blue light affect us? | Harvard Health


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