Snooze News Weekly | September 24 – 30, 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

Serta Simmons Bedding Announces New Supply Chain & Ops Roles: Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC (“SSB”), one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of mattresses in North America, recently announced two organizational enhancements that will accelerate its Supply Chain journey. | Sleep Retailer

This Moisture Wicking Bedding Is 200x Stronger Than Steel: New all-season bedsheets eliminate night sweats, odors and ripping thanks to a unique material.| The Gadget Flow

AVB Marketing Automates Custom Package Management & Pricing:The highly anticipated release of LINQ Package Builder from AVB Marketing allows the retailer to control the bundling of individual products and dynamic pricing automation ensures package pricing will never be obsolete. | Sleep Retailer 

Retailers Say Farewell To Layaway; Hello To Buy Now, Pay Later: In years past, early bird shoppers may have turned to layaway plans to reserve holiday gifts and pay for the purchases over time. But many retailers have done away with or scaled back these programs in exchange for new financing tools. | CNBC

Amanda Daubert Earns President's Award From WithIt: WithIt, the women’s leadership development network for the home and furnishings industry, recently announced that Amanda Daubert, Director of Services for Furniture First, will receive the 2021 President’s Award for her significant contributions to the revitalization of the WithIt annual fundraising raffle. | Sleep Retailer

The Wellness Benefits Of Weighted Blankets: If you aren't already on board with weighted blankets, Forbes offers compelling reasons to invest in them. | Forbes

King Koil Appoints VP Of Operations: After holding numerous operations and manufacturing executive posts in his 30-year career, Don Pflug recently joined the King Koil team in the role of vice president of operations.| Sleep Retailer

Soft-Tex Inks Exclusive License With La-Z-Boy: Soft-Tex's new exclusive license with the iconic American furniture producer covers a comprehensive range of comfort sleep products, including bed pillows, mattress toppers, mattress pads, comforters, warming blankets and more.| Furniture Today

Big Sandy Superstore And Malouf Partner For Showroom Remodel: A key feature of the updated showroom is Malouf’s vertical Modular Display Rack, which allows retailers to display a wide range of sleep accessories without crowding their floor space.| Sleep Retailer

Know a Retail Innovator? Nominate One for a Retail Innovator Award:  There’s still time (but just until Oct. 8) to nominate a retail practitioner for the 2021 Retail Innovator Awards, which spotlight individuals who create tangible, positive change for their companies, organizations and the retail industry. | Retail Touchpoints

Latexco US Obtains GOLS Certification For NaturalFoam: NaturalFoam GOLS certified products are made from 100% natural latex that has been harvested from plantations free from chemical herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers.| Sleep Retailer

Health, Wellness & The Science Of Sleep

Yes, You Can Sneeze In Your Sleep: What's got your nose active so active at night? A doctor explains how you can sneeze in your sleep, why sleep sneezing happens, and what you can do to stop it.| Men's Health

How To Dispose Of A Mattress: While most of us would rather not add to the nearly 20 million mattresses that pile up in landfills every year, the alternatives may be trickier than they appear. | CNET

How Should You Sleep During Pregnancy?: There have been several studies suggesting a link between lying supine (on your back) in later pregnancy (in the third trimester, ie. from week 28) and late stillbirth. | LiveScience

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