Think Straight: The Bedding Industry’s Manufacturer-Retailers

Think Straight: The Bedding Industry’s Manufacturer-Retailers

Get a line on factory directs — both the benefits and challenges of being in control of the mattress manufacturing process and selling to consumers Even with the attendant challenges, owners of factory directs are committed to their business model, which gives them control over the entire mattress manufacturing process — and allows them to sell […]

ISPA EXPO 2018 mattress components and machinery slideshows

ISPA EXPO 2018 mattress components and machinery slideshows

By Barbara T. Nelles Photos Bert VanderVeen Yes, “Mother Natural” went a little wild at the Jones Nonwovens booth (right). Sometimes things get out of hand at ISPA EXPO. It’s thrilling to see so many innovations in mattress components and manufacturing equipment, all in one place. You get sensory overload. This is the bedding industry’s biggest […]

Kingsdown, Hooker combining beds and furniture

Kingsdown, Hooker combining beds and furniture

Mattress manufacturer Kingsdown, headquartered in Mebane, North Carolina, has partnered with Hooker Furniture Corp., a full-line furniture vendor based in Martinsville, Virginia, to allow retailers to buy bedroom furniture and mattresses from one source. Called Hooker Furniture by Kingsdown, the exclusive mattress collection is shipped directly from Hooker Furniture in Martinsville. It features models in […]

Art Van promotes Zimmer, hires Dillon

Art Van promotes Zimmer, hires Dillon

Warren, Michigan-based furniture and mattress retailer Art Van Furniture has promoted Neil Zimmer to senior vice president for its sleep shop chain Art Van PureSleep. Brenda Dillon has been hired to fill the new position director of e-commerce merchandising for Art Van Furniture. Zimmer previously was vice president of merchandising. His new position also has […]

Online bed brand Purple expands business into Canada

Online bed brand Purple has expanded into the Canadian market and is shipping its mattresses, pillows and cushions directly to Canadian consumers at no extra cost. “A good night’s sleep is a universal need,” said Sam Bernards, chief executive officer of the Alpine, Utah-based company. “We’re excited to extend the availability of our products to […]

Pillows, mattresses part of Ergomotion transition

Pillows, mattresses part of Ergomotion transition

Ergomotion, with U.S. headquarters in Santa Barbara, California, has taken steps to transition itself from being solely an adjustable base supplier to mattress manufacturers into what it calls a provider of innovative, complete luxury sleep solutions to retailers. This includes developing a direct-to-retail solution, establishing what it refers to as a “motion bedroom furniture product […]

Protect-A-Bed Raises Awareness About Allergies; New Pillow Reduces Neck Pain

Protect-A-Bed Raises Awareness About Allergies; New Pillow Reduces Neck Pain

Protect-A-Bed, a supplier of mattresses, protection products and sleep accessories, has teamed up with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America on a national campaign to draw attention to household allergens. The Chicago-based company also announced its Zefiro memory foam innerspring pillow has earned internationally recognized Ergocert certification for neck and spinal alignment. Protect-A-Bed’s AllerZip […]

High Point Market: Kingsdown Expands Vintage Mattress Collection

High Point Market: Kingsdown Expands Vintage Mattress Collection

NEWS RELEASE WRITTEN BY KINGSDOWN AND PUBLISHED, UNEDITED, BY BEDTIMES 4/22/17 HIGH POINT, N.C. – Building on the success of its Vintage Collection®, top 15 luxury mattress supplier Kingsdown will highlight an expanded Vintage Collection Elite at the upcoming Spring High Point Market. The expanded line includes two new designs, which will boost the collection’s […]

Fall High Point Market Bedding News

Fall High Point Market Bedding News

BY BETH ENGLISH AND BARBARA T. NELLES After touring sleep products showrooms at the quietly interesting High Point Market Oct. 22-26, we bring you this series of vignettes filled with some intriguing finds–from two-sided mattresses to pillows with springs. Gold Bond thinks young Mattress and futon manufacturer Gold Bond, with headquarters in Hartford, Connecticut, rolled […]

Carpenter U.K. Expands with Aurora Collection

Carpenter U.K. Expands with Aurora Collection

Glossop, England-based Carpenter Ltd., part of Richmond, Virginia-based Carpenter Co., is launching a new line of mattresses and pillows, called the Aurora Collection, just for the U.K. market. The Aurora collection, part of the Sleep Better range, uses a next-generation, high-density foam offering high resilience, as well as good bounce, the company said in a […]