Follow These Best Practices to Prevent Lawsuits

Follow These Best Practices to Prevent Lawsuits

Carefully craft and substantiate your marketing claims and product content to avoid costly litigation BY DANIEL J. GERBER AND SAMANTHA DUKE Mattress manufacturers and retailers must guard against aggressive lawsuits based on their advertising, marketing and manufacturing activities. Class-action litigation lawyers have increased attacks on all sorts of product makers and sellers—sleep products manufacturers and […]

Learn Where to Get ISPA’s Updated Manual of Labeling Laws

Learn Where to Get ISPA’s Updated Manual of Labeling Laws

The International Sleep Products Association, in partnership with Legal Label Inc., has released an updated and expanded electronic version of the Manual of Labeling Laws, which helps mattress manufacturers navigate the complexities of labeling their products for sale. The manual contains comprehensive information on laws in the United States and Canada regulating the labeling of bedding, upholstered furniture, plush […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sherwood Bedding Opens 4th Factory

Mattress manufacturer Sherwood Bedding, based in Orlando, Florida, opened a new plant in Walton, Kentucky, its fourth U.S. factory. The new plant, called Sherwood Midwest, is 174,000 square feet and expected to employ about 150 people. The company’s other factories are in Carrollton, Texas; Orlando, ,Florida; and Phoenix. Projected growth over the next five years […]

The Beauty of High Point Market—in Mattress Showrooms

The Beauty of High Point Market—in Mattress Showrooms

I confess—sometimes, at furniture markets, I wander past showrooms filled with snazzy upholstery, case goods to die for and crazy holiday tchotchkes, feeling sorry for myself. A smorgasbord of trends and styles on display—and I get to look at mattresses. But this week’s High Point Market was different. The smaller mattress industry players now occupying […]

Born into bedding

Born into bedding

Drawing lessons from the past, family businesses look boldly to the future BY DOROTHY WHITCOMB Family businesses fuel the economy of the United States. They produce 60% of its gross domestic product and account for fully 40% of all Fortune 500 companies. Historically, these businesses also have been the engine that drove the bedding industry. […]