Annual bedding sales fall

2009 was another down year for the mattress industry as unit sales, the dollar value of shipments and the average unit selling price all fell, according to the Bedding Barometer, a monthly report from the International Sleep Products Association. Unit shipments fell 6.6% for 2009 compared to 2008 and the dollar value of those shipments dropped 9%. The wholesale average unit selling price fell 2.6% in 2009 compared to 2008.