Long Talks and Line Extensions

Long Talks and Line Extensions

BY BARBARA T. NELLES AND BETH ENGLISH Slower summer Las Vegas show meant more time to talk, rest-test hybrids, and check out adjustables and tech tools To the editors of BedTimes, the Las Vegas Market July 29-Aug. 2 appeared to have the least foot traffic in sleep products showrooms of the past 10 summer markets. […]

Longtime pillow supplier Soft-Tex raises profile

Longtime pillow supplier Soft-Tex raises profile

BY GARY JAMES New products, lines and partnerships increase its visibility as a key player in sleep products While Soft-Tex International has been a major supplier of pillows and other sleep products to big retail chains such as Bed Bath & Beyond and Macy’s for years, the 32-year-old company has kept a relatively low profile […]

Kingsdown Canada acquires Zedbed Inc.

Kingsdown Canada acquires Zedbed Inc.

Canadian manufacturing major Kingsdown Canada, part of Toronto-based Owen & Co. Ltd., has acquired Zedbed Inc., a Shawinigan, Québec-based producer of specialty bedding. The acquisition is part of an aggressive growth plan undertaken by Kingsdown Canada to increase its market penetration and broaden its luxury sleep product offerings across North America, a news release said. Zedbed has […]

Art Van PureSleep teams with Bedgear

Sleep products producer Bedgear has partnered with retailer Art Van Furniture, based in Warren, Michigan, to open branded boutiques within 17 Art Van PureSleep stores. The Bedgear Performance Sleep Shops provide “an interactive experience” and feature a full display of the Farmingdale, New York-based company’s mattresses, pillows, sheets, blankets and protectors. “Our vision for our […]

Video: Mattress industry news at Summer Las Vegas Market

Video: Mattress industry news at Summer Las Vegas Market

At this week’s Las Vegas Market held at the World Market Center, the editors of BedTimes and Sleep Savvy magazines shot these short videos of some new bedding products and technologies that launched at this show. Check out these silents and talkies fresh from market. The videos are all under 30 seconds and they’re all […]

Malouf Achieves First-Ever 4,000 Thread Count with Release of 4K Ultra TC Sheet Set

Malouf Achieves First-Ever 4,000 Thread Count with Release of 4K Ultra TC Sheet Set

NEWS RELEASE WRITTEN BY MALOUF AND PUBLISHED, UNEDITED, BY BEDTIMES LOGAN, Utah, April 1, 2017—Well-known for luxurious sleep products, Malouf just revealed one of the biggest innovations in sheets since Egyptian cotton, the achievement of combining 4,000 threads per square inch to create its newest line of sheets: the aptly named 4K Ultra TC sheet set. […]

Study Shows Sleep Deprivation Negatively Affects Workplace

Study Shows Sleep Deprivation Negatively Affects Workplace

As sleep products professionals, we all know the importance of a good night’s rest. Now, the word on sleep deprivation is getting out to business audiences. Vicki Culpin, professor of organizational behavior at Hult International Business School, located in London and six other campuses, researched the effects of lack of sleep in a business setting. […]

ViscoSoft Launches Muse, a New Website and Product Line

ViscoSoft Launches Muse, a New Website and Product Line

Charlotte, North Carolina-based sleep products manufacturer ViscoSoft has revamped its website to target the growing boxed-bed category with its newest product line, Muse. In addition to selling Muse mattresses direct to consumers, ViscoSoft is targeting regional brick-and-mortar retailers with the new line.  A major feature of the new site, ViscoSoft.com, is a Sleep Personality Quiz designed […]

Malouf Takes On Mannequin Challenge

Sleep products supplier Malouf has gotten in on the viral Mannequin Challenge (#mannequinchallenge) trend with its own video, which doubles as an engaging tour of the company’s state-of-the-art headquarters and distribution plant in Logan, Utah. The rules of the video challenge require that all actors remain frozen in place throughout the clip. Malouf created its […]

Enjoy a Healthy 2017 with Rising Employment, Confident Consumers

Enjoy a Healthy 2017 with Rising Employment, Confident Consumers

Rising employment, confident consumers drive economy Businesses should enjoy a healthy 2017, thanks to more jobs, higher wages and continuing gains in housing and business investment BY PHILLIP M. PERRY For any business looking to enjoy a more profitable, healthy 2017, the economic stars are shifting into happy alignment. Major drivers of the economy—such as capital […]