ISPA launches consumer analytics program

ISPA launches consumer analytics program

New market intelligence helps the bedding industry increase its share of consumer spending by amassing data at retail BY LANCE ELKO To learn more Visit Sleep Savvy magazine. In addition, during the Winter Las Vegas Market, the International Sleep Products Association will host an information session about the new ISPA Consumer Analytics Program. Mark your […]

A thankful editor; a talented team

A thankful editor;  a talented team

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” —Helen Keller As 2017 draws to a close (and what a year it’s been for the publications staff of the International Sleep Products Association and the bedding industry in general!), I would like to take this opportunity to recognize—and thank—the talented team that produces […]

Epperson creates niche as industry expert, adviser

Epperson creates niche as industry expert, adviser

BY GARY JAMES Investment banker still intrigued by bedding business he’s studied for 40-plus years Wallace W. “Jerry” Epperson Jr. has long been a passionate student—and fan—of the bedding industry. His research on sleep products stretches back more than 40 years, when he and Mike Sherman, founder of Gaithersburg, Maryland-based Association Research Inc., teamed up […]

Rogers talks ‘ISPA’ on ‘Through the Noise’ podcast

Rogers talks ‘ISPA’ on ‘Through the Noise’ podcast

Mary Helen Rogers, vice president of marketing and communication for the International Sleep Products Association, had a chance to talk about what she does for ISPA and share information about ISPA and the Better Sleep Council, ISPA’s consumer-education arm, with listeners of the podcast “Through the Noise: The Business of Communicating.” The podcast connects with […]

Adjustables—on the move and in ISPA statistics

Adjustables—on the move and in ISPA statistics

The International Sleep Products Association has developed a new program to collect and publish aggregate statistics on motion foundations sold in the United States at wholesale. Currently, the statistics ISPA publishes on motion foundations is limited to units sold under mattress brand names. The new program will broaden the published data to cover all motion […]

Better Sleep Council gains new leadership

Better Sleep Council gains new leadership

Rosien appointed chair, Limer accepts vice chair position The International Sleep Products Association has named Julia Rosien, brand director for Restonic Mattress Corp., and Brent Limer, chief sales officer for Latexco LLC, to the leadership of the Better Sleep Council, the consumer-education arm of ISPA. The BSC also appointed a new committee member, Tim Witherell, […]

‘Tis the season to sleep, snuggle and smooch

‘Tis the season to sleep, snuggle and smooch

Better Sleep Council study says Americans stay warm in bed during the coldest months ALEXANDRIA, VA, Nov. 6, 2017 – A little more than half of Americans (51%) sleep more in the wintertime, and 42% find winter the best sleeping season, according to a new survey from the Better Sleep Council (BSC), the nonprofit consumer-education […]

U.S mattress sales dip in third quarter

U.S. mattress sales dropped again in the third quarter of 2017, compared with the same three-month period in 2016, according to Bedding Market Quarterly, a sales trend report (paywall). The report is published by the International Sleep Products Association, the mattress industry trade group, and provides quarterly and year-to-date mattress market data obtained from a […]

ISPA issues second forecast for 2017

ISPA’s Statistics Committee has released the 2nd forecast for the U.S. mattress market for 2017. This forecast covers calendar years 2017, 2018 and 2019.  Unit and value growth is expected to continue over the forecast period. Based in part on an economic analysis prepared by the University of Michigan, and input from the Committee, the consensus […]

ISPA EXPO 2018 registration is now open  

ISPA EXPO 2018 registration is now open  

ISPA EXPO 2018—the largest showcase of bedding products and services in the world—will be three action-packed days of quality networking, education sessions and efficient one-stop shopping. Registration for ISPA EXPO 2018, March 14-16 in Charlotte, North Carolina, is open at ISPAEXPO.com. Register by Friday, Jan. 19 to lock in your early-bird rate. Also visit ISPAEXPO.com to […]