How Automation May Affect U.S. Jobs

How Automation May Affect U.S. Jobs

Out of four industrial countries, the United States is expected to lose the most jobs to automation in the next 15 years, according to a study by global consulting firm PwC and reported by Recode.net. As many as 40% of U.S. jobs could be automated, the article says. Germany has the next highest percentage of […]

Give Employees These 11 Things

Give Employees These 11 Things

To be an exceptional boss, make sure you’re a giving boss, says Jeff Haden in a March 27 Inc.com article. People respect and admire leaders who have their employees’ best interests at heart. To do that, here are 11 things good managers give their employees: 1. The gift of patience Showing patience is a way […]

Pantone Forecasts 2018 Color and Design Trends

Pantone Forecasts 2018 Color and Design Trends

At the Interior Home + Housewares Show in Chicago March 10-13, the Pantone Color Institute gave attendees a peek at upcoming trends. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of Pantone, an international authority on color, predicts classic metallics are moving into neutrals. Anything iridescent, pearlized or translucent is bound to catch the eye, she says in the […]

Where are Your Consumers Hanging out Online?

Where are Your Consumers Hanging out Online?

Clearly, social media is a force to be reckoned with. At least 2.8 billion people use at least one social media channel, according to a March 3 article on Tracx.com. Tracx is a social media management platform. But knowing which people are using which channel is key to reaching your audience. Tracx pulled together the […]

Soaking Up the Sun and Good Ideas in Florida

Soaking Up the Sun and Good Ideas in Florida

Visiting the Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg, Florida, March 8-9 for the International Sleep Products Association’s 2017 Industry Conference was everything I’d hoped it would be—blue skies, sparkling water, lush greenery, thought-provoking speakers and lots of fun. As a person who works from a home office, I enjoy opportunities to see […]

Talalay Global Promotes Ed Reardon to EVP Post

Talalay Global Promotes Ed Reardon to EVP Post

Talalay Global, the Shelton, Connecticut-based latex supplier and finished products manufacturer, has promoted Ed Reardon to the new position of executive vice president of its direct-to-retail division, Pure Talalay Bliss. Reardon is a mattress industry veteran who previously was vice president of sales for Bliss products in the Eastern United States. He now has oversight […]

Restonic Sleep Survey Reveals Negative Effect of Screen Time

Restonic Sleep Survey Reveals Negative Effect of Screen Time

Use of electronic devices at bedtime and lack of exercise are having a big impact on how people sleep—or don’t, according to a 2017 sleep survey conducted by licensing group Restonic Mattress Corp., based in Buffalo, New York. The study surveyed more than 1,000 consumers of all ages (80% were female) and focused on their […]

Therapedic International Teams Up with Copper River Home to Add Seating Lines

Therapedic International Teams Up with Copper River Home to Add Seating Lines

Mattress licensing group Therapedic International, with headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey, teamed up with Copper River Home, a Mooresville, North Carolina-based company, to introduce power recliner lift chairs, massage chairs, office seating and swivel recliners under the Therapedic name. The new seating lines, which will retail from $399 to $1,199, were developed by industry veteran […]

Gribetz International Unveils New Quilter

Gribetz International Unveils New Quilter

Gribetz International, a division of Carthage, Missouri-based Leggett & Platt Inc.’s Global Systems Group, has introduced a unique multihead quilting machine with “distinct needle control technology,” the company said in a news release. The new Spectrum quilter was introduced in at the furniture components show Interzum May 16-19 in Cologne, Germany. It uses newly developed […]

BSC: New Survey Uncovers Americans Still Believe Myths About Sleep

BSC: New Survey Uncovers Americans Still Believe Myths About Sleep

For Better Sleep Month, the Better Sleep Council Debunks Myths and Launches New Site ALEXANDRIA, Virginia – May 9, 2017 – Americans have trouble separating fact from fiction about sleep, according to a new study from the Better Sleep Council (BSC), the nonprofit consumer-education arm of the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA). To coincide with […]

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