The Right Fluff: Today’s pillows provide an array of comforts and price points that are sure to please

The Right Fluff: Today’s pillows provide an array of comforts and price points that are sure to please

Today’s pillows are as multifunctional as mattresses, using many of the same materials and constructions to provide support and comfort to sleepers. Pillows offer temperature regulation, allergen protection and more, while newer hybrid constructions combine the benefits of two components, say memory foam paired with feathers and down, for new feels. The advancements allow consumers, […]

All About Mattress Protectors and Sheets

All About Mattress Protectors and Sheets

BY JULIE A. PALM Changing business formulas afford manufacturers of protectors and sheets growth opportunities for production, marketing and sales With new players emerging and long-time producers changing their strategies or business models, there’s nothing sleepy about the accessories category that includes mattress protectors and sheets. Culp Inc., a mattress fabric and sewn cover supplier […]

Protect-A-Bed Boosts Sales Team

Protect-A-Bed, a Chicago-based supplier of mattresses and sleep accessories, has expanded its sales team with the addition of several new positions. The changes started in late 2017 when the company hired Keith Mackey as senior vice president of sales. Mackey has worked in furniture and bedding for more than 30 years and has extensive retail […]

Protect-A-Bed success

Protect-A-Bed success

Protect-A-Bed, a Chicago-based supplier of mattresses and sleep accessories, says its training team is celebrating its outstanding success. According to Jennifer Wright, director of training, retailers who participate in Protect-A-Bed University, an in-person and online training course, can expect to see per-store accessories sales climb to about 20% of total sales. This compares with an […]

Marrero, Magliulo assume new roles at Protect-A-Bed

Marrero, Magliulo assume new roles at Protect-A-Bed

Chicago-based Protect-A-Bed has promoted Miguel Marrero from manager of information technology product development to director of international sales. Mark Magliulo has moved into the manager of information technology product development role after serving as executive assistant to James Bell, Protect-A-Bed’s chief executive officer, for the past year and a half. The changes come on the […]

Protect-A-Bed focuses on web services to assist retailers

Protect-A-Bed focuses on web services to assist retailers

Protect-A-Bed, a Chicago-based supplier of mattresses, protection products and sleep accessories, says it is stepping up its investment in the online space. “When we took a hard look at the bedding industry, we realized that our retail partners have strong core competencies around merchandising and sales, but not necessarily in the digital space,” said James […]

Protect-A-Bed releases pillow product line, partners with TGen in technology study

Protect-A-Bed releases pillow product line, partners with TGen in technology study

News release written by Protect-A-Be and published, unedited, by BedTimes. Protect-A-Bed Bids to Own the Premium Pillow Business with Massively Expanded Product Line   Top-of-bed Leader Delivers Unsurpassed Health and Comfort with the Perfect Pillow  CHICAGO – Protect-A-Bed, the nation’s leader in premium sleep accessories, is proud to announce the largest selection of pillow models in market history.  The […]

Finding things to love at a subdued Fall High Point Market

Finding things to love at a subdued Fall High Point Market

Two-sided beds, fancy fabrics and lots of boxed product for grab-and-go shoppers BY BETH ENGLISH AND BARBARA T. NELLES While the Fall High Point Market Oct. 14-18 in High Point, North Carolina, was a quiet one in bedding halls, the editors of BedTimes uncovered a healthy amount of new product news to share. Take a […]

Ante4Autism adds more sponsors

Ante4Autism adds more sponsors

The 10th annual Ante4Autism Poker Tournament, which will take place on a new night (Saturday, Jan. 27) at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino during the Winter Las Vegas Market, has gained more industry sponsors. Joining presenting sponsor Leggett & Platt Inc. and a host of others, Karl and Cathi Glassman agreed again to be […]

Las Vegas Market is a mellow show with maximally cool products

Las Vegas Market is a mellow show with maximally cool products

Bedding exhibitors engage buyers with aesthetics, boxed goods and lots of temperature talk BY BARBARA T. NELLES AND BETH ENGLISH Home furnishings buyer attendance at the Summer Las Vegas Market July 30-Aug. 3 was on a par with last summer’s show, according to officials at the World Market Center in Las Vegas, although to the editors of BedTimes, […]

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