Treats From the Autumn High Point Show

Treats From the Autumn High Point Show

BY BETH ENGLISH AND BARBARA T. NELLES New lines, fresh looks, streamlined displays and more dotted the bedding showrooms at North Carolina’s biannual event and even a hurricane couldn’t keep us away. The Fall High Point Market Oct. 13-17 in High Point, North Carolina, was punctuated by Hurricane Michael barreling into the Florida panhandle and […]

Looking on the ‘Light’ Side of Bedding News at High Point Market

Looking on the ‘Light’ Side of Bedding News at High Point Market

BY BARBARA T. NELLES The BedTimes editorial team went in search of bedding news at High Point Market this week. But, some of us had been in the dark for days (following Hurricane Michael, which devastated the Florida Panhandle and then flew through the Carolinas, wreaking havoc on power lines). Fortunately, sleep products showrooms were […]

BedTimes Feature Reporting Wins Double Honors at Folio: Awards

BedTimes Feature Reporting Wins Double Honors at Folio: Awards

BedTimes magazine, published by the International Sleep Products Association, based in Alexandria, Virginia, was a proud double-winner at the influential 2018 Folio: Awards Oct. 9 in New York. Its June 2017 feature, “How to Prepare for the Upcoming Manufacturing Renaissance,” by content editor Barbara T. Nelles, took home the grand prize in the Instructional/How-to category […]

Long Talks and Line Extensions

Long Talks and Line Extensions

BY BARBARA T. NELLES AND BETH ENGLISH Slower summer Las Vegas show meant more time to talk, rest-test hybrids, and check out adjustables and tech tools To the editors of BedTimes, the Las Vegas Market July 29-Aug. 2 appeared to have the least foot traffic in sleep products showrooms of the past 10 summer markets. […]

Congratulations to Us!

Congratulations to Us!

Two BedTimes cover stories have been named finalists in the 2018 Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards. The annual prestigious awards recognize magazine editorial and design excellence in all industries. “Preparing for the Upcoming Manufacturing Renaissance” by content editor Barbara T. Nelles has been nominated in the Instructional/How-to category for business-to-business publications. The article, which appeared […]

Dressed for Bed: Ticking Suppliers Tease With Tints and Talk of Tech

Dressed for Bed: Ticking Suppliers Tease With Tints and Talk of Tech

BY GARY JAMES AND BARBARA T. NELLES Ticking suppliers were plentiful at this year’s ISPA EXPO — more so than ever — and beautifully designed fabrics with a soft hand and dramatic color pops drew many oohs and aahs from attendees. Walking the floor and handling plush knits and silky jacquards was one of the […]

Signs of spring in High Point

Signs of spring in High Point

BY BETH ENGLISH AND BARBARA T. NELLES Despite a dark and stormy day at High Point Market, retailers found enough flowers, sunshine and new products to lift their moods and freshen their floors The High Point Market April 14-18 in High Point, North Carolina, offered a mix of spring weather—sunny days, afternoon rainstorms and temperature […]

ISPA EXPO 2018 wrap-up

ISPA EXPO 2018 wrap-up

BY BARBARA T. NELLES AND BETH ENGLISH Making your bed and shipping it, too At this busy show, there were plenty of one-stop shopping opportunities as exhibitors kept one eye on customers and the other on consumers There was so much to see and do at ISPA EXPO 2018 March 14-16 in Charlotte, North Carolina. […]

ISPA EXPO 2018 mattress components and machinery slideshows

ISPA EXPO 2018 mattress components and machinery slideshows

By Barbara T. Nelles Photos Bert VanderVeen Yes, “Mother Natural” went a little wild at the Jones Nonwovens booth (right). Sometimes things get out of hand at ISPA EXPO. It’s thrilling to see so many innovations in mattress components and manufacturing equipment, all in one place. You get sensory overload. This is the bedding industry’s biggest […]

At the Las Vegas Market, hustle and bustle, plus hybrids aplenty

At the Las Vegas Market, hustle and bustle, plus hybrids aplenty

BY BARBARA T. NELLES AND BETH ENGLISH The Winter Las Vegas Market Jan. 28-Feb. 1 in Las Vegas buzzed with happy energy, and bedding showrooms were filled with manufacturers and retailers excited about product debuts, new looks and bigger spaces. From high-tech components to super supportive feels, this year’s Las Vegas Market crop of mattresses, […]

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