Las Vegas News Release Woburn, Mass. – Top 20 U.S. bedding manufacturer Spring Air International is betting “big” on a new brand with the introduction of Dura-Last, a mattress collection specifically designed for consumers looking for ultra-durable mattresses. Crafted using super-durable components, Dura-Last is a heavy-duty performance brand built to last, aimed at shoppers who […]
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On a snowy day in High Point, we look at some of the new products and companies set to debut at the upcoming Las Vegas Market.
Las Vegas Market exhibitors make the best of a difficult situation with limited showroom openings and lots of virtual tours It was no surprise that foot traffic at the Summer Las Vegas Market was low. Some of the feet not treading the halls of the World Market Center Aug. 30-Sept. 3 were our own. The […]
From Zenlike retreats to telescoping tornado shelters, Las Vegas vendors aim to help retailers lure consumers to stores By Barbara T. Nelles There were so many pleasant surprises for a bedding editor at a not-so-sleepy summer mattress and furniture show. Indeed, when it came to new sleep products and new showrooms, the Las Vegas Market […]
BY BARBARA T. NELLES Bedding retailers should check out these strategies for discouraging do-it-yourselfers When is a mattress delivery hazardous to your health? When it’s handled by an amateur. In a little more than two years, the editors of Sleep Savvy have bookmarked close to 50 mattress-related crashes and mishaps related to people transporting mattresses […]
BY BARBARA T. NELLES As we walked the Summer Las Vegas Market last week, the editors of BedTimes and Sleep Savvy persuaded and cajoled some bedding and mattress showroom exhibitors to describe their product introductions and updates–in 30 seconds or less–for a Twitter video! Thanks to all who consented 🙂 In no particular order and for […]
Vendors set out to solve retailer problems with super-functional sleep accessories, nifty sales tools and e-commerce options BY BARBARA T. NELLES The variety and features of new sleep accessories on display at the Las Vegas Market Aug. 2-6 were awe inspiring. The editors of Sleep Savvy visited as many of the more than 100 sleep […]
BY BARBARA T. NELLES It was a lazy Las Vegas Market Aug. 1-6–with light traffic in bedding halls and fewer product launches among bedding exhibitors than at past summer shows. I saw a handful of new mattress collections, some product redesigns and new technologies, as well as quite a few pillows. But, quiet shows make it a lot easier for […]
Regional mattress manufacturers, accessories producers expand offerings at spring High Point Market BY BARBARA T. NELLES AND BETSI ROBINSON UPCOMING MARKETS Las Vegas Market Aug. 2-6 World Market Center Las VegasHigh Point Market Oct. 17-22 International Home Furnishings Center & other locations High Point, North Carolina Retailers attending the High Point Market April 18-23 in […]
Bedding buyers greeted by raft of new products and brand designs At this exuberant show, vendors offered modern looks and new technologies from top to bottom BY BARBARA T. NELLES AND BETSI ROBINSON Heading to Winter Las Vegas Market Jan. 18-22 at the World Market Center, the editors of Sleep Savvy had a sense this could […]
BY BARBARA T. NELLES Might social media be reaching a tipping point among mattress folk? At this week’s Las Vegas Market, more members of the sleep-products industry than ever appeared to be on Twitter. I tweeted and shot six-second Vine videos during our travels from showroom to showroom, creating posts labeled with #mattress and #lvmkt hashtags. […]
It’s time to head to work, and you are anything but rested and ready. Here are some strategies to help you survive the workday after a sleepless night BY BARBARA T. NELLES You are in the business of selling the importance of a good night’s sleep, but what to do on those rare occasions when […]