Slideshow: ISPA Women’s Network Flamingle

Slideshow: ISPA Women’s Network Flamingle

At the ISPA Industry Conference, March 13-14 at the Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg, Florida, the ISPA Women’s Network held a “Flamingle” reception. We caught up with old and new industry friends, sipped cocktails and pink bubbly and munched on mini bouquets of fresh veggies with dips. Attendees brought donations such […]

Once Upon a Time . . .

A few days ago, I cleaned out my car and found something surprising. Wedged between the passenger seat and console was a Warby Parker glasses case that should have been in the house. I opened it to see if it held an old pair of glasses that should be put away or a new pair […]

Wright Global Graphics Gets Creative

Wright Global Graphics Gets Creative

Family-run business Wright Global Graphics thrives on “thinking up fresh ways to do things” BY GARY JAMES When Wright of Thomasville opened its doors for business in 1961, the Thomasville, North Carolina-based company had one main mission: to provide home furnishings producers a reliable, affordable source of custom-printed fabric labels for bedding, floor coverings and […]

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, […]

Wright Global Graphics picks up 12 printing industry awards

Printing and marketing solutions provider Wright Global Graphics accepted 12 awards at this year’s annual Printing Industry of the Carolinas Awards celebration April 29 in Concord, North Carolina. The Thomasville, North Carolina-based company took five “best of” awards, six “special judges” awards and an award of excellence. “We’re honored by the awards and by the […]

Wright Global Graphics opens new plant in China

Wright Global Graphics opens new plant in China

Printing and marketing solutions provider Wright Global Graphics, headquartered in Thomasville, North Carolina, has expanded its manufacturing operations in China. The company’s new 32,000-square-foot factory in Guangdong province is 52% larger than its previous facility there, the company said in a news release. The plant remains in the city of Foshan in the Shunde district, […]

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? BY BARBARA T. NELLES 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 […]

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 BARBARA T. NELLES AND BETH ENGLISH 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 […]

ISPA Welcomes New Trustees

ISPA Welcomes New Trustees

ISPA NEWS RELEASE Incoming Board Members Bring a Wealth of Knowledge and Leadership to the International Sleep Products Association (Alexandria, VA) – The International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) welcomes the following members to its Board of Trustees: Kim Grubb, vice president of sales, Wright Global Graphics; Jeffrey Sherman, owner, The Bedding Group; Wade Wallace, president and chief […]

Wright Global Graphics Promotes Garry Jones to VP of Manufacturing

Wright Global Graphics Promotes Garry Jones to VP of Manufacturing

Printing and marketing solutions provider Wright Global Graphics, based in Thomasville, North Carolina, has named Garry Jones vice president of manufacturing. Jones succeeds Doug Floyd, who has retired after 42 years with the company. Previously, Jones was vice president of showroom solutions. In his new position, he oversees all production at the company’s four domestic […]