U.S. Consumer Confidence Dips in June

U.S. Consumer Confidence Dips in June

U.S. consumers also are feeling pretty good about the economy, although they appear to have more niggling concerns. The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index was 126.4 in June, down slightly from 128.8 in May, but well above the 117.3 charted in June 2017. The consumer confidence index from the New York-based business research group measures […]

Manufacturers Pumped About the Future

Manufacturers Pumped About the Future

U.S. manufacturers are feeling more optimistic about the future than at any time in the past 20 years, according to the latest Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey from the Washington, D.C.-based National Association of Manufacturers. Some 95.1% of respondents said they were either somewhat or very positive about their own company’s future — the highest rate since […]

Serta Simmons Names Horan to New Top Sales Role

Following an extensive search, Serta Simmons Bedding LLC has appointed Dan Horan chief sales officer, a new position for the company. He reports to Michael Traub, chief executive officer of the Atlanta-based mattress manufacturing major, and will manage all channel sales leaders who previously reported directly to Traub. Horan steps into his new role Aug. […]

Tempur Sealy Sees Sales Rise in 2nd Quarter

Tempur Sealy Sees Sales Rise in 2nd Quarter

Bedding major Tempur Sealy International Inc. reported total net sales of $669.7 million for the second quarter, a 1.6% increase from the same quarter of 2017. The company also reported that Tempur-Pedic’s U.S. sales increased 10% in the latest quarter. On a constant-currency basis, Lexington, Kentucky-based Tempur Sealy’s total net sales increased 1.2% in the […]

Croft Bedding Co. Opens for Business

Croft Bedding Co. Opens for Business

Independent mattress manufacturer Croft Bedding Co. has launched in a 26,000-square-foot facility in Joplin, Missouri. The new plant, equipped with $500,000 in mattress manufacturing machinery, is owned by retail veterans and husband-and-wife team Brian Croft and Della Emory Croft, the principals of retailer Joplimo Mattress and Springfield Mattress, along with their manufacturing business partner Josh […]

Major Benefits of Side Sleeping

Major Benefits of Side Sleeping

Sleeping on your side can prevent health problems ranging from Alzheimer’s to stillbirth. Researchers posit that sleeping on your side — rather than your stomach or back — helps the brain’s lymphatic pathway clear out chemicals linked to Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases, said Dr. Josh Axe in a Sunday Express article published June 21. […]

Sleep Problems Tied to High Blood Pressure

Sleep Problems Tied to High Blood Pressure

The medical community already knew that routinely not getting enough sleep can increase high blood pressure, but a new study shows mild sleep disturbances and poor sleep quality also put women at risk. Researchers studied 323 healthy women ages 20 to 79 who had participated in an ongoing American Heart Association Go Red for Women […]

How to Attract Top Talent? Avoid These Hiring Pitfalls

How to Attract Top Talent? Avoid These Hiring Pitfalls

BY LIN GRENSING-POPHAL Craft a candidate experience that keeps potential employees engaged from start to finish Even in a tough economy, finding skilled workers can be difficult. In any economic environment, though, human resources professionals, hiring managers and the companies they work for need to ensure that the application, interview and hiring process is appealing, […]

Blue Bell Mattress Welcomes Big Changes

Blue Bell Mattress Welcomes Big Changes

BY GARY JAMES New ownership, strategic partnerships and expanded manufacturing capacity set stage for growth Heading toward its centennial in 10 years, East Windsor, Connecticut-based Blue Bell Mattress Co. is not resting on its laurels. On the contrary, the company recently took several big steps that significantly increased its production and distribution footprint, setting the […]

Sam Malouf and Company Recognized by Glassdoor Recruiting

Sam Malouf, chief executive officer of Logan, Utah-based bedding supplier Malouf, has been recognized by job and recruiting site Glassdoor with an Employees’ Choice Award honoring the Top CEOs in 2018 in the U.S. Small & Medium Companies category. Sam Malouf ranked No. 23 out of 50 top CEOs with a 100% approval rating from […]

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