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Spring High Point Market Bedding News

Spring High Point Market Bedding News

It’s the little things | Creative touches and product nuances stand out at the spring show By Beth English and Barbara Nelles While BedTimes doesn’t expect to see huge bedding news during the High Point Market since…

Safety Dance: Keeping Chemical Regulations from Burdening the Industry

Safety Dance: Keeping Chemical Regulations from Burdening the Industry

Mattress industry works to fend off unnecessary chemical regulations  BY GARY JAMES The International Sleep Products Association scored several major victories on the chemical regulation front last year, protecting the sleep products industry from onerous new rules…

At ‘Best Ever’ ISPA EXPO, Product Innovations Rival Attendance

At ‘Best Ever’ ISPA EXPO,  Product Innovations Rival Attendance

‘Crazy-busy’ exhibitors launch ‘pocketed foam’, operator-less equipment and therapeutic fabrics BY BETH ENGLISH AND BARBARA NELLES The International Sleep Products association’s ISPA EXPO 2016, held March 9-12 in Orlando, Florida, broke records for attendance (an impressive…

Twitter Party, Better Bed Quizzz Kick Off Better Sleep Month

Twitter Party, Better Bed Quizzz Kick Off Better Sleep Month

May is Better Sleep Month  … And a number of activities are on tap to raise awareness about the critical relationship between sleep, health and well-being. The Better Sleep Council, the consumer-education arm of the International…

Vita Talalay Earns Cradle to Cradle Gold Certification

Vita Talalay Earns Cradle to Cradle Gold Certification

Latex supplier Vita Talalay by Radium Foam, with headquarters in Maastricht, the Netherlands, unveiled a new patent-pending recipe for its Natural Vita Talalay at ISPA EXPO March 9-12 in Orlando, Florida. The 100% natural latex foam…

The Ins and Outs of Hiring Interns

The Ins and Outs of Hiring Interns

Why interns and internships must provide educational opportunities—not just free labor for your company. BY SUZANNE DRISCOLL The news has been full of stories lately about lawsuits filed by unpaid interns whose main jobs were to…

Increase Your Influence Through a Sense of Presence

Increase Your Influence Through a Sense of Presence

Adopt these characteristics to sharpen your most powerful silent selling tool: A sense of presence. BY TODD COHEN Selling is something everyone does every day. Every conversation is a selling moment and a perfect opportunity to…

Turning New Managers from Buddy to Boss

Turning New Managers from Buddy to Boss

Helping newly promoted managers to succeed BY PHILLIP M. PERRY Does the following story sound familiar? A hard-working employee—let’s call her Debora—proves herself a great sales producer and a real go-getter. When a supervisory position opens up,…

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The BedTimes 2016 Supplies Guide is the only comprehensive directory of suppliers, products and services specifically for the mattress industry.

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Watch: BSC Quiz Helps Consumers Decide

The Better Sleep Council makes mattress shopping easier with the Better Bed Quizzz. Launched in May for Better Sleep Month, it helps consumers identify and prioritize their physical and lifestyle needs when it comes to picking out a mattress.
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Foamco Industries Emerges Like Phoenix

Foamco Industries Emerges Like Phoenix

Canadian company Foamco Industries enjoying robust growth just two years after devastating fire. BY DOROTHY WHITCOMB Two years after a fire destroyed its manufacturing facility and cast serious doubt on the survival of the company itself,…

Massindo Group—No Man Is an Archipelago

Massindo Group—No Man Is an Archipelago

Indonesian mattress major Massindo Group lays out plans to expand. BY BARBARA NELLES Jeffri Massie has a winning smile, an easygoing manner—and a lot of responsibility. He is president director of Massindo Group, a large mattress…

Sibose — Sleep Is Better On Spink & Edgar

Sibose — Sleep Is Better On Spink & Edgar

Family-owned mattress manufacturer established by Jeff and Mark Quinn, Lance and Neil Ellman, brings venerable U.K. bed brand to U.S. BY DOROTHY WHITCOMB Sibose LLC, a company founded by four mattress industry veterans to bring the…

On Sleep »

Why Children May Sleep Better Than Tired Parents Think

Tired parents are more likely to believe their…

Why Lack of Sleep Can Lead to the Sleep Munchies

Ever stand in the kitchen after a rough…

‘The Sleep Revolution’ Heads to College Campuses

It’s no secret that college students are more…

How A High-Protein Diet Can Power a Better Night’s Sleep

People following a high-protein diet to lose weight…

News »

Storis Expands Software to Manage Rent-to-own Financing

Retail solutions and services provider Storis, based in…

Harrison Spinks Featured in Queen’s Birthday Album

Luxury bed maker Harrison Spinks, based in Leeds,…

BedJet Builds Advisory Board of Bedding Execs

Newport, Rhode Island-based BedJet, a unique climate-control system…

Wright Global Graphics adds shipping boxes, compression-friendly labels

Printing and marketing solutions provider Wright Global Graphics…

Newsmakers »

Tempur Sealy’s Rick Anderson and Steve Rusing get expanded roles

Mattress major Tempur Sealy International, based in Lexington,…

Dormeo hires Jim Van Lear

Mattress maker Dormeo N.A., based in Plano, Texas,…

Soft-Tex names Jeff Chilton CEO

Soft-Tex International, the specialty sleep and sleep accessories…

Marilyn Durning of Storis Recognized as Finalist in WithIt Awards

Marilyn Durning, vice president of client services for…

ISPA »

Bryan Smith Heads ISPA Board of Trustees

Former chair Kathy Roedel retires, and the International…

BSC Research Shows Economic Cost of Sleep Loss in the Billions

American adults spend more than $5 billion annually…

Benchmark Your Company’s Performance With ISPA’s Cost Survey

How does your company’s operating and financial performance…

ISPA Awards Jim Nation And Dale Carlsen For Extraordinary Service

NEWS RELEASE March 17, 2016 Contact: Jasmine Wood…

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