Legislation recently signed into law in North Carolina gives the Commissioner of Agriculture the right to enter commercial establishments to enforce the provisions of the state’s bedding law. It also allows the commissioner to obtain an inspection warrant if entry is refused. The new law took effect July 1.
Comfort Solutions presented St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis with a $250,000 donation—the result of the mattress licensing group’s yearlong fundraiser for the cancer treatment center. Licensees and retailers for the Willowbrook, Ill.-based licensing group contributed to the fundraiser. In addition to the check, Comfort Solutions gave the hospital 200 mattress sets and 400 […]
Adjustable base importer Customatic Bedz, headquartered in Natick, Mass., has partnered with Rize Adjustables by Mantua to introduce the Revolution adjustable bed. According to a company press release, the bed includes new “features and functions designed to offer consumers more in the growing trend in custom sleep.” The Revolution offers state-of-the-art adjustable features, including lumbar […]
U.S. mattress sales increased slightly in May 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 1.3% in May 2013 over the same month in 2012, while the wholesale dollar value of those units grew 2.0%. The […]
Simmons Bedding Co.’s Hospitality Division rolled out updated Recharge Beautyrest models at the Hospitality Design Expo in Las Vegas May 13-15. The beds promise “a recharging sleep experience through exceptional durability, support, undisturbed sleep and designs to help manage temperature,” the Atlanta-based mattress maker said. The beds have a proprietary EverNU replaceable top upholstery layer, […]
In an agreement with Denver-based manufacturer Denver Mattress, Lippert Components Inc., headquartered in Goshen, Ind., has obtained exclusive distribution rights to the recreational vehicle and horse trailer segments. Under the agreement, LCI warehouses and distributes specific Denver Mattress products to manufacturers of RVs and horse trailers. “This allows us to provide our (original equipment manufacturers) […]
Vita Cellular Foams Ltd. has won the FIRA Innovation Award for a medical mattress with built-in anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. The award, presented by the furniture industry group FIRA, is given to unique products based on their innovation, safety and performance. Vita Cellular Foams, a polyurethane foam supplier in the United Kingdom, worked with anti-microbial […]
What do consumer and technological trends portend for beds and sleep? We asked leading trend watchers to speculate. Consumers hunger for inner peace, better health and increased vitality Futurist Melinda Davis, author of The New Culture of Desire, describes the pervasive hunger for inner peace this way: “We are physical beings living in an imaginational […]