ISPA Takes a Stand Against Colorectal Cancer

ISPA NEWS RELEASE Industry Conference Tees Off with Successful Fundraiser for Research into the Deadly Disease (Alexandria, VA) March 21, 2017 – The International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) teamed up with the Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) to host the ISPA Biennial Golf Tournament during the 2017 ISPA Industry Conference, March 8-9, at the Vinoy Renaissance […]

ISPA Welcomes New Trustee Carol Eicher to Board

ISPA Welcomes New Trustee Carol Eicher to Board

The International Sleep Products Association has named Carol Eicher, president and chief executive officer of Innocor Inc., to its board. “I am honored to join the leaders of our industry on the ISPA Board of Trustees and very much look forward to working with them to promote positive advancements in the bedding industry,” Eicher says. […]

ISPA Welcomes New Trustees

ISPA Welcomes New Trustees

ISPA NEWS RELEASE Incoming Board Members Bring a Wealth of Knowledge and Leadership to the International Sleep Products Association (Alexandria, VA) – The International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) welcomes the following members to its Board of Trustees: Kim Grubb, vice president of sales, Wright Global Graphics; Jeffrey Sherman, owner, The Bedding Group; Wade Wallace, president and chief […]

MFI International Featured in Washington Post NAFTA Story

MFI International, a supplier of manufacturing services based in the U.S./Mexico border region, was featured in a Feb. 21 story on the North American Free Trade Agreement in The Washington Post. MFI has production facilities at its El Paso, Texas, headquarters and in Juarez, Mexico. Read more about MFI in an upcoming company profile in May BedTimes.

Mattress Purchasing—A View from the Other Side

Mattress Purchasing—A View from the Other Side

Ever since I joined the BedTimes and Sleep Savvy publications team, I’ve been learning all that I can about mattresses. The components. The foams. The springs. The ticking. The foundations. At each market, there’s some fresh twist, something new to learn. A few months ago, it was time to put all that education to good […]

Parents Report Daylight Saving Time Negatively Affects Their Kids

NEWS RELEASE  Better Sleep Council Offers Tips to Help Parents Get Kids Back to Sleep ALEXANDRIA, Virginia – March 6, 2017 – Half of all American parents say Daylight Saving Time (DST) affects their kids and more than one-quarter (29%) report it’s more difficult to get children to sleep after the time change, according to […]

Industry Veteran Ray Malkiewicz Dies

Industry Veteran Ray Malkiewicz Dies

Mattress manufacturing veteran Ray Malkiewicz died Feb 19, at his home in Escondido, California, surrounded by his family. He was 84 and had suffered several complications following a stroke. Retired since 2009, Malkiewicz spent more than a half century in the sleep products industry. He began his career with Simmons Bedding Co. as a sales […]

Bedding Market Quarterly: Fourth quarter mattress sales down, revenues up

U.S. mattress sales dipped in the fourth quarter of 2016, compared with the same three-month period in 2015, according to Bedding Market Quarterly (paywall), a sales trend report published by the International Sleep Products Association. Sales of mattresses and foundations decreased by 2.5%, yet wholesale revenues increased by 4.3%, compared with the same quarter last […]

Play 18 Holes of Golf and Support Colon Cancer Alliance

Play 18 Holes of Golf and Support Colon Cancer Alliance

If you enjoy a round or two, you won’t want to miss this year’s ISPA Golf Tournament, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, on the one-of-a-kind Vinoy Renaissance Golf Club course designed by golfer and nature lover Ron Garl, and support Colon Cancer Alliance.  Offering ideal year-round playing conditions, the 18-hole, par-71 course is […]

Make Plans to Attend the 2017 ISPA Industry Conference

Make Plans to Attend the 2017 ISPA Industry Conference

Learn new ways of thinking—and mix and mingle with manufacturers, retailers and suppliers—at the can’t-miss 2017 ISPA Industry Conference Plan now to attend the 2017 ISPA Industry Conference March 8-9 at the Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg, Florida. The biennial event hosted by the International Sleep Products Association brings together mattress […]

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