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Shifting baby boomer purchasing habits

Shifting baby boomer purchasing habits

A new season for baby boomers: Mattress manufacturers would be wise to keep this consumer generation in mind as they shift into retirement BY JULIE A. PALM When it comes to demographic news today, it’s all…

Interzum Cologne: Rocking and ‘rolling’ in the machinery hall

Interzum Cologne: Rocking and ‘rolling’ in the machinery hall

BY BARBARA NELLES AND BETSI ROBINSON Throughout the machinery hall at Interzum Cologne in Germany May 5-8, exhibitors put a strong emphasis on speed and automation as a solution to rising global labor costs. And to…

Interzum Cologne: Trends in springs, foam and latex

Interzum Cologne: Trends in springs, foam and latex

BY BARBARA NELLES AND BETSI ROBINSON At Interzum Cologne in Germany May 5-8, suppliers of springs, foams and latex offered mattress makers an array of product enhancements, often addressing support, comfort, airflow and temperature-regulation issues. European…

Interzum Cologne: Art meets tech in ticking showrooms

Interzum Cologne: Art meets tech in ticking showrooms

BY BARBARA NELLES In upbeat ticking showrooms at Interzum Cologne in Germany May 5-8,  mattress makers were there to buy, fabric suppliers told BedTimes. “We are finally back to where we were 10 years ago!” said…

Interzum Cologne: Machinery makers roll out innovations

Interzum Cologne: Machinery makers roll out innovations

Components suppliers focus on airflow, gel and the phase-change craze BY BARBARA NELLES AND BETSI ROBINSON The editors of BedTimes eagerly anticipate Interzum Cologne in Germany every two years. It’s a fascinating glimpse into the future…

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MurMaid Mattress navigates changing waters

MurMaid Mattress navigates changing waters

Factory direct has a history of plunging into new endeavors BY DOROTHY WHITCOMB MurMaid Mattress, a multifaceted company that manufactures beds for its own retail stores and other customers, has followed a path of strategic reinvention since…

On Sleep »

BSC sheds light on Americans’ love-hate relationship with sleep

Getting to sleep Respondents to the Better Sleep…

Which state is the sleepiest?

The movie may have been called “Sleepless in…

Sleep apnea in the news

Sleep apnea may be linked to depression Depression…

News »

Mattress Firm opening new headquarters

Sleep shop mega-chain Mattress Firm plans to consolidate…

Mattress Firm helps Texas flood victims

Houston-based retailer Mattress Firm came to the aid…

Protect-A-Bed aims to improve firefighter fitness

Sleep accessories provider Protect-A-Bed is helping to encourage…

Newsmakers »

Jomel adds sewn-cover expert Walker

Mattress components supplier Jomel Industries Inc., with headquarters…

HomTex adds marketing manager post

HomTex Inc., which manufactures DreamFit, FitRite and Suprelle…

Innofa taps ticking veteran Dan Schrein

Fabric supplier Innofa USA, with headquarters in Eden,…

ISPA »

ISPA urges CPSC to streamline mattress flammability standards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has initiated…

Suppliers Advisory Committee focuses on ISPA events, mattress suppliers’ needs

SUPPLIERS ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS ■ Sharon Baird Leggett…

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