Forecast for Spring is Cool and Gray at 2017 Winter Las Vegas Market

Forecast for Spring is Cool and Gray at 2017 Winter Las Vegas Market

New products and retooled brands reflect industry’s fascination with a trendy shade—and the importance of sleeping cool BY BETH ENGLISH AND BARBARA T. NELLES The editors of BedTimes braved rain and wintry weather at the Winter Las Vegas Market Jan. 22-26 in search of news from sleep products exhibitors. It was well worth the effort […]

Lifestyle Adjustable Bed Bases Offer a Comfortable Night’s Sleep

Lifestyle Adjustable Bed Bases Offer a Comfortable Night’s Sleep

The beauty of adjustability Purposeful power bases play many roles in today’s bedroom—from utilitarian medical device to high-tech tool to elegant design statement. BY BETH ENGLISH A lot of products claim to offer something for everyone. In the case of adjustable or power bases, it’s truer today than ever before. The adjustable base, which has been around for decades, […]

Mary McCauley to Rep for Symbol Mattress and Englander Sleep Products

Mary McCauley to Rep for Symbol Mattress and Englander Sleep Products

Home furnishings veteran Mary McCauley has been appointed sales representative for both Richmond, Virginia-based Symbol Mattress and Chicago-based mattress licensing group Englander Sleep Products in the New England market. In her new post, Mary McCauley, who is based in Connecticut, reports to Jim O’Toole, Northeast regional sales manager for Symbol. Previously, McCauley spent 10 years […]

Glideaway Sets Fresh Targets as It Soars into Future

Glideaway Sets Fresh Targets as It Soars into Future

BY DOROTHY WHITCOMB Family-owned company opening new markets, adding bedding veterans From the start, innovation and reinvention have driven growth at Glideaway, a St. Louis-based manufacturer and distributor of mattresses, bed frames and other sleep products. Three generations of the Fredman family have kept a careful eye on shifts in the bedding market, company executives […]

Glideaway Assists Service Members at St. Louis Airport

Glideaway Assists Service Members at St. Louis Airport

St. Louis, Missouri-based sleep products supplier Glideaway donated its Iron Horse steel bed frames, Revolution Tech pillows and mattress protectors to the USO of Missouri for use by service members who travel through the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. “We believe the USO serves a critical need for our military personnel and their families,” said Ron […]

Bedding veteran Miller joins Glideaway

Sleep products supplier Glideaway has appointed industry veteran Scott Miller vice president of contract sales and business development. In his new role, Miller is focused on hospitality, rental and military contract sales, and works with existing and new clients to develop programs and strategies. Miller has more than 20 years of experience in the mattress […]

Glideaway recalls youth beds

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, mattress and sleep accessories producer Glideaway, based in St. Louis, has voluntarily recalled pink Sleepharmony metal youth beds because the surface paint of the beds contains levels of lead that exceed legal limits. No incidents or injuries associated with the beds have been reported. The recall includes […]

Glideaway unveils new products and RSA training

Glideaway unveils new products and RSA training

At the summer’s Las Vegas Market July 29-Aug. 2, St. Louis, Mo.-based Glideaway Sleep Products is launching a new memory foam collection, extending its Intuition line, adding a “best” steel bed frame and tying all of its products into a training initiative for retail sales associates. The new Revive Performance series from Sleepharmony is a […]

Power of pillows

Power of pillows

Reflecting the growing complexity of mattress designs, the pillow segment continues to evolve with new constructions, styles and features designed to deliver a better sleep experience. Today’s producers are offering a wide range of options to consumers, from basic fiber and shredded foam models at the lower end to sophisticated latex, memory foam, down-fill, gel […]

Bed frames, rails and supports carrying more weight

Once, “out of sight, out of mind” was an apt descriptor for bed frames, rails, supports, legs, casters, glides and brackets—all the stuff holding headboard to footboard and carrying the weight of mattress and box spring. No longer, say bed frame and support manufacturers. What lies beneath the bed is getting increased attention from manufacturers, […]