How to Generate Creative Solutions

How to Generate Creative Solutions

According to new research, a combination of collaboration and isolation are best when working on a project. In the study, Boston-based researchers — Harvard Business School associate professor Ethan Bernstein, Boston University business professor Jesse Shore and Northeastern University professor David Lazer — analyzed three groups to see how well each completed a complex task, […]

The State of Email

The State of Email

For the fourth year, Adobe surveyed 1,000 office workers about their email habits and feelings about the communication vehicle. According to an Aug. 28 Associations Now article, the survey found: People are more likely to read work email (39% said they read all of work emails) versus personal emails (17% said they read them all). […]

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 […]

Reserve Your Exhibit Space at Interzum

Reserve Your Exhibit Space at Interzum

International Sleep Products Association supplier members should plan to be part of the ISPA Bedding Centre at Interzum Cologne May 21-24, 2019, in Cologne, Germany. You’ll benefit from the prestige of participating with a group of ISPA member companies while highlighting your own brand. Take advantage of an all-inclusive ISPA Bedding Centre booth package. For […]

California Passes Amended FR Ban Favorable to Mattress Industry

California Passes Amended FR Ban Favorable to Mattress Industry

In late August, the International Sleep Products Association persuaded a California legislator to amend a bill he introduced earlier this year that could have prohibited all mattress sales in the state beginning in 2020. As originally drafted by assembly member Richard Bloom, Assembly Bill 2998 would have banned the use of all FR chemicals in any […]

A Fashion Flair for Bedding

A Fashion Flair for Bedding

BY GARY JAMES Fabric supplier Tricots Liesse builds on expertise gained in years of creating knits for apparel Tricots Liesse may be a relatively new name in mattress ticking, but in the world of luxury sportswear and swimwear, the Montreal-based producer has a well-established global reputation for creating innovative, on-trend stretch knit fabrics. Founded in […]

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. […]

Marketing to Gen Z

Marketing to Gen Z

Gen Z — those born between 1995 and 2012 — will account for 40% of all consumers by 2020, according to a May 15 article on Inc. If you haven’t already taken them into account when designing your marketing plans, clearly, you should. To gain insight into this generation, Stamford, Connecticut-based MNI Targeted Media Inc. surveyed […]

4 Work Days, not 5

4 Work Days, not 5

For eight weeks last spring, an Auckland, New Zealand, company tried an experiment: It allowed employees to work four days a week but get paid for five. The result was encouragingly positive. Employees at Perpetual Guardian, a trust and estate planning firm, got the same amount of work done (if not more) in the shorter […]

The Open Road

The Open Road

BY BETH ENGLISH “I think I might have heard the highway call” — James Taylor, “Carolina in My Mind” We have a newly minted driver in our house. Because he’s our oldest, our son’s journey to get behind the wheel has been a source of great excitement, joy and a little (maybe more than a […]

1 2 3 90