Talalay Global Brings in Consumer Goods Experts Kurilla and Nanni

Latex components and finished products supplier Talalay Global has named Jack Kurilla vice president of business development and Margaret Nanni vice president of product development. Both are new posts for the Shelton, Connecticut-based company. Kurilla has more than 20 years of experience across diverse product categories. His resume includes a variety of textile companies, including […]

Talalay Global Appoints Costa as Marketing VP

Talalay Global Appoints Costa as Marketing VP

Talalay Global, the Shelton, Connecticut-based latex supplier and maker of the Pure Talalay Bliss bedding brand, has named seasoned marketing executive Jennifer Costa vice president of marketing. She succeeds Jim Huffstetler, who left the company. Costa, who has extensive experience in brand management, integrated marketing campaigns and social media, most recently worked for Reed Exhibitions, […]

Navarre named Talalay Global chief executive officer

Talalay Global, the Shelton, Connecticut-based latex supplier and maker of the Pure Talalay Bliss bedding brand, has named Marc Navarre chief executive officer. Navarre replaces Dave Fisher, who has left the company. Fisher had been CEO since 2010. A 30-year veteran of the housewares, electronics and consumer products industries, Navarre most recently was CEO of […]

Denton joins Talalay Global as EVP

Denton joins Talalay Global as EVP

Talalay Global, a Shelton, Connecticut-based latex supplier and finished products manufacturer, has named Scott Denton executive vice president and brand manager of its direct-to-retail division, Pure Talalay Bliss. He replaces Ed Reardon, who has left the company. Denton is a mattress industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience in management and executive sales […]

At the Las Vegas Market, hustle and bustle, plus hybrids aplenty

At the Las Vegas Market, hustle and bustle, plus hybrids aplenty

BY BARBARA T. NELLES AND BETH ENGLISH The Winter Las Vegas Market Jan. 28-Feb. 1 in Las Vegas buzzed with happy energy, and bedding showrooms were filled with manufacturers and retailers excited about product debuts, new looks and bigger spaces. From high-tech components to super supportive feels, this year’s Las Vegas Market crop of mattresses, […]

Latex foam gets new bounce in beds

Latex foam gets new bounce in beds

BY BARBARA T. NELLES “Latex—it’s what everyone in the bedding business sleeps on, but no one sells.” Maybe this adage has finally had its day. The biggest news in latex foam as a bedding component is that mattress makers are using more of it. There also is growing demand for this premium core and cushion […]

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, […]

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 […]

Talalay Global Pushes Pillows on Facebook

Talalay Global Pushes Pillows on Facebook

Talalay Global, a Shelton, Connecticut-based latex supplier and maker of the Pure Talalay Bliss bedding brand, used social media in April to introduce consumers to its new Talalay pillow line. The company took to its Pure Talalay Bliss Facebook page to engage consumers with questions about their sleep. Facebook visitors answered questions about their preferred […]

Talalay Global Promotes Ed Reardon to Executive VP Post

Talalay Global Promotes Ed Reardon to Executive VP Post

Talalay Global, the Shelton, Connecticut-based latex supplier and finished products manufacturer, has promoted Ed Reardon to the new position of executive vice president of its direct-to-retail division, Pure Talalay Bliss. Reardon is a mattress industry veteran who previously was vice president of sales for Bliss products in the Eastern United States. He now oversees sales […]

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