Snooze News Weekly | September 17 – 23, 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

Precision Textiles Supports Zero Emissions Day With Plant Shutdown:  In support of Zero Emissions Day (#zeroemissionsday) Precision Textiles shut down its manufacturing plant at its New Jersey headquarters for eight hours on Sept. 21. The initiative aims to help reduce carbon emissions from the atmosphere and “give the planet a break.” | Sleep Retailer

Retail Sales Rose In August, Highlighting An Inconsistency Of Consumer Spending: Retail sales increased slightly in August, the Commerce Department reported Thursday, highlighting an uneven pace for the economic recovery as spending behavior swings month over month.| New York Times

Cerberus To Acquire Brooklyn Bedding And Helix: Cerberus Capital Management, Brooklyn Bedding and Helix Sleep recently announced the signing of definitive agreements pursuant to which an affiliate of Cerberus will acquire each of Brooklyn Bedding and Helix in a series of related transactions.. | Sleep Retailer 

Parachute Isn't Just A Bedding Brand Anymore: With the launch of a new line of bed frames, Parachute is making its first foray into the bedroom furniture category, making the brand more versatile. | Sourcing Journal

Snap Finance Drives Sales With Flexible Consumer Financing: Flexible consumer financing not only al­lows the customer to get what they want quickly; it also minimizes repayment risk from the retailer by funding each transac­tion as soon as two days after the customer receives their purchase. | Sleep Retailer

Jonathan Adler's First Ever Bedding Collection Will Elevate Your Everyday Bedscape: With his signature eye for style and functionality, Adler is delivering a bedding collection sourced from the best mills and fabrics to create comfortable and stunning designs. | House Beautiful

Nationwide Marketing Group Opens Free Virtual PrimeTime: The return of Virtual PrimeTime, which opened Monday, September 20, gives independent retailers the opportunity to experience for the first time — or go back and rewatch — some of the most popular educational sessions from the show. And it’s all available for free. | Sleep Retailer

Retailer Launches Helpline To Tackle Sleep Problems: Furniture Village has partnered with The Sleep Charity to launch the UK’s first dedicated helpline for people who struggle to sleep. | Furniture News

eSTORIS Release Helps Retailers Prepare For The Holidays: As home furnishings retailers prepare for the busy holiday shopping season, eSTORIS Release 4.3.7 packages a range of valuable enhancements| Sleep Retailer

Broncos Name Mattress Firm As Team's Official Sleep Partner: As a part of the new multi-year partnership, Mattress Firm will also be the team's official practice jersey sponsor. A patch with Mattress Firm's logo will be prominently displayed on the front, upper-left side of all practice jerseys. | Denver Broncos 

Harrison Spinks Appoints First US Based Sales Manager: Fifth generation luxury bedmaker Harrison Spinks recently appointed Scott Hollis to be its first ever United States based Sales Manager, with the specific task of helping the business venture into North America. | Sleep Retailer

Nightfood Enters Hospitality Market: Nightfood, a safe, nighttime ice cream snack is launching a pilot program. The brand will be selling its product in select hotel lobby shops. Details of the rollout are still under wraps. | Yahoo

Fall Market’s Sustainability Stories Program Announces Schedule, Sponsors:  Shining a spotlight on sustainability through an immersive, inspirational experience at the fall High Point Market, the program will explore the home furnishings industry’s embrace of sustainability. | Sleep Retailer

The Retail Workforce Is About To Go Through Some Radical Changes: While in-person retail is succeeding in spite of the pandemic, many store owners are struggling to staff their stores. With many retailers hoping to expand, how will new stores operate without the employees? | Forbes

Health, Wellness & The Science Of Sleep

Can Drinking Water (Or Not Drinking Enough) Affect Your Sleep? How much does hydration really affect how we sleep? Could drinking more water improve rest? | Everyday Health

Meeting Sleep Recommendations Could Lead To Smarter Snacking: It seems like common sense, but new research shows that not getting the recommended amount of sleep could leave us more opportunities to make poor snacking decisions. | Science Daily 

Spending Time Outside Can Support Sleep, New Research Shows: Besides Walking offering a quick mood boost, spending time outdoors (even on cloudy days) exposes us to plenty of natural light. We know that this light can help keep our circadian clocks ticking smoothly, and that understanding served as a jumping-off point for this study. | MBG Planet

Mental Health In Young Adults Could Be Linked With Sleep Chronotype: Young adults with evening chronotypes recorded higher depression and anxiety scores, and poorer sleep quality in comparison to morning and intermediate chronotypes.| 2 Minute Medicine 

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