Snooze News Weekly | September 3 – 9, 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

Naturepedic Wins Sustainability Award: A leading organic mattress manufacturer for 15 years, Naturepedic was recently awarded the Sustainability Leadership Award in the Business Intelligence Group’s Global 2021 Sustainability Awards program. | Sleep Retailer

6 Ways To Increase Retail Sales: Chase shares tried and true ideas for retail businesses. While many of these are classic—like "build connections with your customers"—they remain classics because they still work. | Chase For Business

Malouf Recaps Las Vegas Product Launches: Malouf Home showcased innovative new products at Las Vegas Market, including the Sleep Well Set by Pura, twelve Weekender items and ready-to-ship Salt Flat furniture. The brand aimed to highlight the variety it offers retail partners at this market. | Sleep Retailer

These Sleep Gadgets Could Help You Get A Good Rest: Explore a round-up of sleep technology for yourself and for your customers. | Las Vegas Weekly

King Koil Expands Arizona Factory: Aiming to meet demand for luxury bedding, King Koil recently expanding its Arizona facility by nearly 50%.  | Sleep Retailer

Back To School Could Lift US Retail Shares: Strong late-summer back-to-school sales could provide U.S. retailers some needed momentum after many sector shares lagged the broader market in recent months. | Reuters

Hospitality At Market Program Returns To High Point For Fall: The High Point Market Authority recently announced the return of its Hospitality at Market program for its fifth iteration. After a pandemic-induced hiatus in 2020, the program will once again offer access to a wide range of resources to the hospitality design industry, including product, education, and networking. | Sleep Retailer

Sleep Number Develops New Data-Driven Technology: Sleep Number Corp. recently introduced a feature to its line of smart beds that provides a weekly view of sleep trends and offers recommendations on how consumers can improve sleep habits. | Home Textiles Today

Nationwide Marketing Group Recaps Highly Engaged PrimeTime: With some 900 member companies on hand and more than 170 eager vendor partners showcasing product and services, PrimeTime proved to be a critical opportunity for independents to prepare for the holiday shopping season. | Sleep Retailer

8,700+ British Chain Stores Closed In 2021: Analysis attributes store closures to a combination of the coronavirus pandemic and the shift to online shopping that continued to minimize demand for bricks-and-mortar retail. | The Guardian 

Precision Textiles Launches New Website:Unifying its innovative products with its diverse manufacturing capabilities, Precision Textiles recently launched a new website with an emphasis on the supplier's superior service, high-quality products and focus on research and development. | Sleep Retailer

Retail Brands Gear Up For Second Shippageddon: Referring to the global supply chain issues that have lead to scarcity of stock, stocked or o “Shippageddon” first entered the retail industry lexicon in late 2020. A year later, many of those issues have not been resolved, and there are new hazards to deal with. Retailers and brands are preparing for round two of Shippageddon. | Forbes

Intellibed Unveils Gel Matrix Demo Video: To demonstrate the Intellibed Gel Matrix ’s pressure relieving qualities, Intellibed recently debuted a pressure gauge video highlighting the importance of having Gel Matrix inside the mattress.  The digital force pressure gauge analyzes the amount of pressure and simulates the point at which blood flow to the hips and joints is restricted, leading to pressure points. | Sleep Retailer

Meet Retail's New Sustainability Strategy—Personalization: By customizing product to an individual, some retailers hope to eliminate waste. If you can get it right for the customer the first time with a long-lasting product, there could be less buying, shipping, returning (etc). | TechCrunch

Health, Wellness & The Science Of Sleep

Sleep Debt Hampers Brain Function Up To A Week Later: New research shows that it might take more time than previously thought to recover from even a night or two of sleep deprivation.| Everyday Health 

States Where People Get The Most Sleep: To determine the states where residents report getting the most and least sleep, 24/7 Tempo reviewed the share of adults in every state who report sleeping less than seven hours per night on a regular basis. Did your state make the list? | USA Today

Electric Sleep—The Gadgetry Tracking And Hacking The Way We Rest:As activity tracking goes mainstream, an arsenal of consumer technology is rolling out for sleep. But how much do these interventions help? | The Guardian

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