Southerland Chief Executive Officer Bryan Smith tells us about the challenging bedding climate, what’s new at his company, and the education that the International Sleep Products Association provides to the industry.
Veteran journalist Dave Perry has spent almost 40 years in the home furnishings industry. After working for daily newspapers in Jacksonville and High Point in North Carolina, he joined Furniture Today in 1983 and began covering the mattress category in the mid-1980s. He then held various management roles, including managing editor and executive editor, before returning to the mattress beat full time for Furniture Today in 2001 and covering that category for almost 20 years. He joined the ISPA team as editor at large in January of 2021.
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