ISPA welcomes nearly 80 new members

The International Sleep Products Association says membership in the organization is strong and growing, with nearly 80 new members joining the mattress industry trade group in 2012. New members—including startups, longtime mattress producers, component suppliers and ISPA’s newest category, manufacturers of top-of-bed accessories—reflect the industry’s diversity. Established in 1915, ISPA is dedicated to protecting and […]

ISPA: U.S. mattress sales were nearly flat in January

U.S. mattress sales were nearly flat in January 2013 compared to this time last year, according to the latest Bedding Barometer, a monthly sales report published by the International Sleep Products Association. Unit sales increased by 0.1% in January 2013 over the same month in 2012, while the wholesale dollar value of those units grew […]

Legislation introduced to improve used mattress recycling in California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Shelly Sullivan February 13, 2013 (916) 858-8686 LEGISLATION INTRODUCED TO IMPROVE USED MATTRESS RECYCLING IN CALIFORNIA SACRAMENTO, CA –Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) introduced legislation (SB 245) which seeks to promote California mattress recycling in a prudent and balanced manner. Senator Correa stated, “I am pleased SB 245 balances landfill pressures […]

ISPA creates unparalleled executive learning experience for the 2013 Industry Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2013 Contact: Karin Mahoney kmahoney@sleepproducts.org (703) 683-8371, ex 1131 ISPA CREATES UNPARALLELED EXECUTIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR THE 2013 INDUSTRY CONFERENCE New Condensed Conference Created for the Busy Mattress Industry Professional (Alexandria, VA) – Knowing how busy mattress industry executives are today, the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) shortened its biennial […]

Mattress Recycling Locator

The International Sleep Products Association maintains a searchable database of dozens of mattress recycling facilities throughout the United States and Canada that dismantle used mattresses and recycle the reclaimed materials. Most collect a processing fee to help defray the costs of running such operations. You can see the entire list at ISPA’s Bye Bye Mattress Recycling Locator.

ISPA: 2012 mattress sales were up 11.7%

ISPA’s December 2012 Bedding Barometer, reports year-to-date unit shipments and wholesale revenues increased by 7.6% and 11.7%, respectively, over 2011 levels. Average unit price (AUP) for the year also increased 3.9% over 2011. The month of December 2012, however, showed a decrease over December 2011 levels, in both unit shipments and wholesale revenues, of 5.9 % […]

Las Vegas Market: ISPA to update industry on mattress recycling legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Shelly Sullivan January 18, 2013 (916) 858-8686 ISPA TO UPDATE THE INDUSTRY ON MATTRESS RECYCLING LEGISLATION AT LAS VEGAS MARKET Market Trends, Public Policy, Collaborative Relationships All On The Agenda ALEXANDRIA, VA – Members of the International Sleep Products Association and others in the mattress industry from across the nation will […]

Must-attend information session on mattress recycling legislation at Las Vegas Market

Must-attend information session on mattress recycling legislation at Las Vegas Market

Recycling legislation will pose a big threat to the mattress industry this year. Several states are considering burdensome recycling laws that could cost the mattress industry millions. The International Sleep Products Association successfully defeated these expensive state bills in 2012.  But with the recent elections, we expect even bigger challenges in 2013. Don’t miss ISPA’s […]

ISPA pursues National Mattress Requirement

The International Sleep Products Association has launched an effort to develop a National Mattress Requirement that would establish national labeling and reporting procedures, set sanitation standards and improve enforcement. The proposal also would define when a returned mattress is considered to be a used product, addressing the issue of “comfort returns” offered for resale. The […]

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