Video: Mattress industry news at Summer Las Vegas Market

Video: Mattress industry news at Summer Las Vegas Market

At this week’s Las Vegas Market held at the World Market Center, the editors of BedTimes and Sleep Savvy magazines shot these short videos of some new bedding products and technologies that launched at this show. Check out these silents and talkies fresh from market. The videos are all under 30 seconds and they’re all […]

Boyd Specialty Sleep adds Jim O’Harrow

Mattress and home furnishings manufacturer Boyd Specialty Sleep has hired Jim O’Harrow as regional sales manager for the St. Louis-based company’s western region. Based in San Diego, O’Harrow is responsible for sales, sales training and new account development within the specialty sleep and furniture divisions. A mattress industry veteran, O’Harrow most recently was West Coast […]

Boyd banks on Heritage Home brands

Boyd banks on Heritage Home brands

With their latest reinvention, company executives eye 20% annual sales increase BY DOROTHY WHITCOMB BRIEFLY Company Boyd Specialty Sleep Headquarters St. Louis Specialty The Boyd Group includes Boyd Specialty Sleep, The Bedroom Store and Blue Magic. Boyd Specialty Sleep manufactures and imports latex and memory foam mattresses, waterbeds, airbeds and related accessories. The Bedroom Store […]

Boyd Specialty Sleep obtains airbed patent

Boyd Specialty Sleep obtains airbed patent

Mattress maker Boyd Specialty Sleep, with headquarters in St. Louis, has received a patent (U.S. Patent No. 8,656,539) for a new air mattress design. The proprietary design involves contiguous air chambers attached side by side and connected to another air chamber located in the bed’s perimeter. The company said it developed the design to minimize […]

Boyd offers instant gratification with ‘My Mattress Now’ drop-ship program

Retailers who have at least one Boyd Specialty Sleep mattress on their floors can have orders shipped directly to consumers under the new My Mattress Now drop-ship program. In what the St. Louis, Mo.-based company calls a first of its kind service among mattress producers, Boyd will ship single orders directly to shoppers, at a […]

Boyd sales veteran Quiggins dies

Kenneth Quiggins Sr., a veteran independent furniture sales representative who worked with Boyd Specialty Sleep for more than 20 years, died Nov. 4 at his home in Jeffersonville, Ind. He was 72. “Ken was with us going back to the waterbed days and he was always a gentleman with a great set of ethics,” said […]

Boyd to showcase new Broyhill and Thomasville mattress collections

St. Louis-based mattress producer Boyd Specialty Sleep will unveil four mattress and sleep accessories collections under the Broyhill and Thomasville names, as well as complementary in-store and online marketing materials, at the Las Vegas Market July 29-Aug. 2. The new sleep product collections are backed by co-op advertising funds and digital marketing programs. Under its […]

Boyd Specialty Sleep names Patten as East Coast sales VP

Boyd Specialty Sleep names Patten as East Coast sales VP

Boyd Specialty Sleep, which has headquarters in St. Louis, has hired bedding industry veteran Robert Patten as East Coast vice president of sales. Patten is responsible for sales and sales development of the mattress producer’s specialty sleep products in 16 states. Patten also is handling East Coast sales of Boyd’s bedding and sleep accessories manufactured under […]

Boyd to achieve energy autonomy this summer

Boyd to achieve energy autonomy this summer

St. Louis-based mattress maker Boyd Specialty Sleep expects its facilities in that city and in Fontana, Calif., to be completely self-sufficient when it comes to their electrical power needs by July 1. The accomplishment is the result of more than two years of planning. The company has invested $2.75 million in solar-panel roof systems for […]

Furniture Brands International & Boyd sign licensing deal

St. Louis-based home furnishings major Furniture Brands International and sleep products manufacturer Boyd Specialty Sleep, also based in St. Louis, have inked a licensing agreement allowing Boyd to sell a range of mattresses and sleep accessories under the Broyhill, Drexel Heritage, Lane and Thomasville brands. Products will cover mid-range to ultra-premium price points and be […]