ISPA Report: Motion Base Sales Are on the Move

ISPA Report: Motion Base Sales Are on the Move

Sales of adjustable bases are going up, up, up — a bright spot for the sleep products industry at a time when unit sales of mattresses and flat foundations have been dipping. Unit  motion base sales grew significantly in the first quarter of 2018, compared with the same period of 2017, according to the ISPA […]

ISPA Wage Survey now available

ISPA Wage Survey now available

The International Sleep Products Association recently released its Wage Survey, officially called the Production Wage & Management Compensation Report. The wage survey helps companies set competitive pay scales, negotiate benefits packages and review union contracts. It contains comprehensive information about hourly wages and management salaries, all broken down by job title, as well details about […]

ISPA forecast: Mattress sales expected to regain footing in 2018 

ISPA forecast: Mattress sales expected to regain footing in 2018 

U.S. mattress sales are expected to rebound after sales stumbled in the first five months of 2018, according to the latest ISPA Mattress Industry Forecast. Released in May, the forecast for 2018 and 2019 from the International Sleep Products Association calls for gains in both unit shipments and wholesale values of mattresses. For 2018, the forecast […]

BSC research finds men are better when it comes to bedtime performance

BSC research finds men are better when it comes to bedtime performance

The Better Sleep Council, the consumer-education arm of the International Sleep Products Association, conducted a survey this spring for its campaign “May Is Better Sleep Month” on America’s bedtime performance as it relates to sleep regimens. The result? Men outperformed their female counterparts, but both have room to improve. Participants were asked about their bedtime […]

Jimmy Bush retires

Jimmy Bush retires

Mattress industry supplier HSM has announced the retirement of Jimmy Bush, president of the Hickory Springs division. He spent his entire 40-year career with the company and is a third-generation member of the extended family that founded the Hickory, North Carolina-based company. According to a news release, two top executives in the division, Tim Becker, […]

ISPA issues Mattress Industry Trends, 2018 Forecast and Wage reports

ISPA issues Mattress Industry Trends, 2018 Forecast and Wage reports

ISPA Releases 2017 Mattress Industry Trends Report The International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) has responded to important shifts in the bedding industry in preparing the 2017 Mattress Industry Trends Report released today. In providing market intelligence essential to industry success, ISPA, the trade association for mattress manufacturers and suppliers, has published the latest and most […]

‘A Mini Field Guide to the Mattress Shopper’

‘A Mini Field Guide to the Mattress Shopper’

The BSC and Sleep Savvy team up to create an interactive infographic to give retailers insight into consumers, generate sales The Better Sleep Council and Sleep Savvy, BedTimes’ sister publication, have joined forces to help retailers understand their customers better by offering helpful, easy-to-understand information about today’s shoppers. This month, Sleep Savvy and the BSC, […]

Act now: ISPA Cost Report survey deadline extended

Act now: ISPA Cost Report survey deadline extended

The International Sleep Products Association, the mattress industry trade group based in Alexandria, Virginia, has extended the deadline to the end of May for participation in its 2018 Cost Report. Read more about this benchmarking tool and find out why you should participate. Visit this secure portal to create an account and complete the survey online or […]

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. […]

Better Sleep Council research finds men earn bragging rights when it comes to bedtime performance, women fall short

Better Sleep Council research finds men earn bragging rights when it comes to bedtime performance, women fall short

Better Sleep Council news release ALEXANDRIA, VA – May 1, 2018 – Today the Better Sleep Council, the consumer education arm of the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA), released its findings from a new survey on America’s bedtime performance as it relates to sleep regimen, finding that men outperformed their female counterparts, but both have […]

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