Kingsdown forges first domestic licensing partnership with Biscayne Bedding

Mebane, North Carolina-based mattress manufacturer Kingsdown has signed a licensing agreement with Biscayne Bedding International that gives Biscayne the rights to produce and sell the entire line of Kingsdown products throughout the state of Florida. The agreement with the Miami-based bedding manufacturer marks Kingdown’s first domestic licensing deal. The agreement strengthens Kingsdown’s capacity in the […]

Sealy U.K. begins listing contents of mattresses

Aspatria, England-based Sealy U.K., a licensee of Tempur Sealy International Inc., with headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky, created what it is calling “ingredient lists” for its mattresses. The lists are available online for both consumers and suppliers. Sealy U.K. said the move was inspired by the food industry and designed to offer transparency in its products. […]

Gold Bond goes on the road

Hartford, Connecticut-based mattress maker Gold Bond, which decided not to exhibit at the Fall High Point Market in High Point, North Carolina, for the first time in many years, began in October hosting a series of private, regional shows for retailers. The regional shows run through March and enable the company to create a more […]

How to create and sustain apprenticeship programs

How to create and sustain apprenticeship programs

A report by four Swiss and American organizations released Oct. 12 offers insight into effective ways to develop apprenticeship programs. Accenture, the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, the Global Apprenticeship Network and ETH Zurich/KOF Swiss Economic Institute released the report, “Jobs Now,” which lays out key elements of Switzerland’s apprenticeship model. Access the report here. Nearly 70% […]

Office holiday party alternatives for a more relaxed season

Office holiday party alternatives for a more relaxed season

For some people, the holiday season is equal parts wonderful and stressful. Likewise, the traditional office holiday party is viewed by some with great expectation and by others as a drain in a time-crunched season. With that in mind, TheBalance.com, a personal finance website, offers the following low-key alternatives in a Nov. 7 article: 1. Make […]

Plan to attend the ISPA Industry Breakfast at ISPA EXPO 2018

Did you know your ISPA EXPO 2018 registration includes tickets to the ISPA Industry Breakfast? This industrywide event, held at 8 a.m. Friday, March 16, in Charlotte, North Carolina, will feature keynote speaker Johnny “Cupcakes” Earle, a highly successful entrepreneur and branding expert and chief executive officer of Johnny Cupcakes.  Founded by Earle, Johnny Cupcakes […]

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, […]

Brooklyn Bedding offers higher-end Aurora in-store and online

Brooklyn Bedding offers higher-end Aurora in-store and online

Phoenix-based mattress manufacturer and retailer Brooklyn Bedding, which operates 19 retail locations in Arizona and Utah, as well as an e-commerce site, has added a new model. The Brooklyn Aurora, priced to retail at $1,699 in queen size, brings the number of beds the company sells online to two and the number it sells in-store […]

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