Mattress sales rise in June

Mattress sales rise in June

Mattress sales advanced 8% in June 2015 compared with the same month in 2014, according to the Bedding Barometer (paywall), a monthly report of U.S. mattress sales published by the International Sleep Products Association. The wholesale dollar value of those units sprang up 12.2%, while the average unit selling price increased 3.9% compared with June […]

1966-1990: Advent of three-day holiday weekends bolsters mattress sales

1966-1990: Advent of three-day holiday weekends bolsters mattress sales

The International Sleep Products Association’s first 100 years—Part III of the third installment Uniform Monday Holiday Act brings sales, promotional opportunities BY JULIE A. PALM The mattress industry counts on three-day holiday weekends sprinkled throughout the year to juice its bottom line: The upcoming Labor Day period is one of the biggest annual sales generators […]

May mattress sales continue steady growth

May mattress sales continue steady growth

Mattress sales increased by 2.4% in May when compared with the same month in 2014, according to the latest Bedding Barometer (paywall), a monthly report of U.S. mattress sales published by the International Sleep Products Association. The wholesale dollar value of those units grew by 5%, and the average unit selling price climbed 2.5%, compared with […]

Mattress sales spring forward in February

Mattress sales spring forward in February

Unit sales of mattresses and foundations grew a healthy 9.3% in February, compared with the same month of the prior year, according to the International Sleep Products Association’s February Bedding Barometer (paywall). The wholesale dollar value of those bedding units rose 8.3%, compared with February 2014, and the average unit selling price of mattresses and foundations sold […]

ISPA forecasts continued gains in U.S. mattress sales

ISPA forecasts continued gains in U.S. mattress sales

The U.S. mattress industry is expected to see continued gains in both the dollar value and number of mattresses and foundations shipped in 2015 and 2016, according to the latest forecast from the International Sleep Products Association. The forecast, released in April, expects the number of units (mattresses and foundations) shipped in 2015 to rise […]

Selling sleep goes high-tech

Selling sleep goes  high-tech

A plethora of new digital tools provide powerful ways to put information about your products into the hands of today’s tech-savvy consumers. BY GARY JAMES Technology is adding an extra dimension to the mattress shopping experience, providing a new way to deliver information and help consumers more easily select the right sleep system for their […]

Bedding sales show slight August decline

Bedding sales show slight August decline

Unit sales of mattresses and foundations decreased 2.5% in August, as compared with unit sales in the same month of 2013, according to the International Sleep Products Association’s August Bedding Barometer. The wholesale dollar value of mattresses and foundations grew 0.5%, as compared with August 2013, and the average unit selling price increased 3%. Year-to-date […]

Bedding Barometer: Mattress industry revenues up in April

Bedding Barometer: Mattress industry revenues up in April

According to the International Sleep Products Association’s April Bedding Barometer (paywall), a monthly sales report on the U.S. mattress industry, unit sales of mattresses and foundations decreased 1.2% in April, as compared with the same month in 2013. The wholesale dollar value of those units grew 3%, as compared with April 2013. The average unit selling […]

Mattress industry revenues bump up in December, show slight increase for the year

The International Sleep Product Association’s December Bedding Barometer reports that U.S. mattress sales rose 7% to $414.6 million in December, while unit sales rose 4.8%, as compared with the same month in 2012. Average unit selling prices of mattresses and foundations showed an increase of 2.1% to $221.86 in December, as compared with the same month of […]

ISPA: U.S. mattress sales rise in 2nd quarter

ISPA’s June 2013 Bedding Barometer reports that during the second quarter of 2013, U.S. bedding sales in units rose 4.7% compared with the second quarter of 2012, and dollar sales were up 4.6% over the prior-year quarter. Year-to-date unit shipments and wholesale revenues increased 0.5% over 2012 levels, while year-to-date average unit price (AUP) remained […]