New Sears store sells just mattresses and appliances

Hoffman Estates, Illinois-based Sears has opened its first Sears Appliances & Mattresses store. Located in Pharr, Texas, the freestanding store is dedicated to two of the retailer’s strongest categories and builds on the success of the Sears Appliances store that opened last year in Fort Collins, Colorado, the company said in a news release. “Response to […]

Mattress industry news, compressed: Will it box?

Mattress industry news, compressed: Will it box?

As in, can I get this mattress, foundation, adjustable base or decorative bed into small cartons for easy shipping? That is the overall theme as I walk through the moderately busy Summer Las Vegas Market visiting mattress and sleep accessories exhibitors. It seems easy-ship has become the mantra of the sleep products industry. It’s not […]

Serta Campaign Encourages Peace in the Bedroom

In a campaign earlier this summer, Hoffman Estates, Illinois-based Serta, part of Serta Simmons Bedding LLC, with headquarters in Atlanta, encouraged people to take some time out of their busy lives and “Declare Peace.” Serta’s campaign reminded everyone that there’s no better place than the bedroom to find complete comfort, whether it’s for 15 minutes […]

ISPA Welcomes New Trustee, Scott Tinsley, Plus Additions to Committees

ISPA Welcomes New Trustee, Scott Tinsley, Plus Additions to Committees

The International Sleep Products Association has appointed Scott Tinsley, vice president of sales for Serta International, as the newest addition to its board of trustees. “I am honored and humbled to have been selected by Serta to represent our company as a trustee on the ISPA board,” Tinsley said. “ISPA does great work supporting our […]

Forecast for Spring is Cool and Gray at 2017 Winter Las Vegas Market

Forecast for Spring is Cool and Gray at 2017 Winter Las Vegas Market

New products and retooled brands reflect industry’s fascination with a trendy shade—and the importance of sleeping cool BY BETH ENGLISH AND BARBARA T. NELLES The editors of BedTimes braved rain and wintry weather at the Winter Las Vegas Market Jan. 22-26 in search of news from sleep products exhibitors. It was well worth the effort […]

Mattress Firm And Serta Simmons Bedding Expand Strategic Partnership

Mattress Firm And Serta Simmons Bedding Expand Strategic Partnership

News release written by Mattress Firm Inc. and published, unedited, by BedTimes – Aligns Number One U.S. Mattress Retailer with Number One U.S. Mattress Manufacturer – Mattress Firm and Serta Simmons to Co-invest $100 million in Incremental Advertising – Serta Simmons Has Capacity to Immediately Fulfill Mattress Firm’s Requirements – New Products Will Offer Consumers […]

Serta Simmons Bedding Announces Multiyear Investment in U.S. to Meet Increased Demand

News release written by Serta Simmons Bedding LLC and published, unedited, by BedTimes SSB Bolsters Manufacturing and Broadens Advertising to Drive Retail Growth February 13, 2017 04:05 PM Eastern Standard Time ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC (“SSB”), the largest manufacturer and distributor of mattresses in the United States, announced today that, in response to strong […]

Bob Sherman’s Visionary Sleep Adds Restonic licensees Alliance Sleep and Sleep Products Inc.

Bob Sherman’s Visionary Sleep Adds Restonic licensees Alliance Sleep and Sleep Products Inc.

Buffalo, New York-based mattress licensing group Restonic has announced that a new entity, Visionary Sleep, led by industry veteran Bob Sherman, has purchased Restonic licensees Alliance Sleep and Sleep Products Inc. Visionary Sleep will continue with the Restonic group as its largest licensee. Its management group includes Sherman as chief executive officer; his wife, Barbara […]

Salt Lake Mattress Going Strong after 125 Years

Salt Lake Mattress Going Strong after 125 Years

Serta licensee Salt Lake Mattress embraces history, retailer relationships, challenges BY DOROTHY WHITCOMB Although they are acutely aware of the challenges facing independent manufacturers throughout the country, executives at Salt Lake Mattress & Manufacturing Co. are optimistic about the continuing stability and growth of their business. As they prepare to celebrate their 125th anniversary this […]

Serta Launches Tongue-in-cheek ComfortSutra

Serta Launches Tongue-in-cheek ComfortSutra

Hoffman Estates, Illinois-based Serta, part of Atlanta-based Serta Simmons Bedding Co. LLC. has created a provocative content marketing series called ComfortSutra, with tips, tricks and positions that it says brings comfort back to the bedroom. The online series, which began Labor Day weekend, aims to help solve comfort problems through an assortment of quizzes, videos […]

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