We’ve got you covered – from the summer Las Vegas Market to sustainability and beyond. Join us and see what’s waiting for you in this month’s issue.
Hi, this is Beth English, editorial director of BedTimes Magazine. I’m here with editor at large Dave Perry and managing editor Wayne Goodson and we’re excited to tell you about the September issue that’s coming out. Our cover story is about Gen Z, your next shoppers, the people who are going to be clamoring for your bed. You know, what do we need to know about them?
How are they different from millennials? We have a great story written by Julie Palm, who will tell us all about it. Waynette why don’t you tell us about what you covered in July?
Of course, of course. A biggie. It was the July summer Las Vegas Market, and I didn’t have my partner in crime with me, Dave Perry. I tried my best to be Dave. It was very hard, but it was my first, you know, market covering for the bedding industry. Of course, you know, previously at Casual Living Magazine, when I was the editor there, I covered the casual furnishings market and everybody told me, hey, this is sort of a non-event.
The July market, there’s not a lot going on. Well, you will be surprised; there were so many updates and so many debuts that I think we should all just brace ourselves for January because everybody is saying that that is going to be off the charts busy check out the September issue to just see how much was introduced.
So, Dave, I will turn it over to you to talk about well, your column your column is Vegas. You’re writing about it even though you weren’t there.
You know, first of all, that is the first market I’ve ever missed. If you haven’t heard, I got COVID right before Vegas. So this is considered an excused absence. Just saying. But I did reach out to some of my industry colleagues who were in Las Vegas, and I was struck by the optimism that they showed. In my column, in the next issue, I say that we may actually be in a mattress recession. However, there was still a lot of optimism in Las Vegas, and importantly, there were a couple of clues about what to do. Products that retailers are looking for are value-priced products and also innovative products. And that can mean a lot of different things to different people. of course.
Also in this issue, I’ve got my profile on Worthen Industries. The story starts in 1866 and then up to the present. Worthen is a major producer of adhesives for layers of foam, which are omnipresent in mattresses. What are the ties that bind Worthen to family and adhesives? Beth, back to you to wrap us up.
Yeah. And I also wanted to touch on another great feature story we had written by Gary James. It’s about a partnership between Auping and Niaga. I’m so sorry if I mispronounced either one of those, but they have come together to work on creating a circular mattress. And these are the kinds of stories that we’re highlighting going forward.
We’re very excited about our sustainability conference coming up and we want to share examples about how companies are making things even better and more sustainable. So that’s it for this month. We look forward to talking to you next month.
Sounds good. See you next month.
All right. Thanks, everybody.