In the latest “Take 5 With Dave” Don Wright and Vicki Fishman of Wright Global Graphics talk about their newest offerings to the bedding industry, unveiled at the recent ISPA EXPO Transcript Dave PerryHey, it’s Dave Perry and welcome to “Take Five with Dave”. I am with some of the key execs at Wright Global […]
Shaun Pennington talks about possible acquisitions for his company in the D2C space and shares his philosophy on the power of gratitude. Transcript Dave PerryLook to side camera. We’re in and out of A. B is on you the whole time. But when you and I talk, we should just kind of talk like this. […]
Better Sleep Council member Brent Limer looks at how the bedding industry will fare in a post-Covid world and sees an opportunity to regain sales lost to supply chain woes. Transcript Dave PerryHey, it’s Dave Perry. I’m with Brent Limer of the Better Sleep Council, and we’re getting inside the mind of today’s mattress shopper. […]
“Take 5 With Dave” – Hank Little of Atlanta Attachment Company talks about key issues facing bedding producers these days and previews a new encased coil recycling machine his company is bringing to market. Transcript Dave PerryHey, it’s Dave Perry. Welcome to another Take Five with Dave. Today I am with Hank Little, the President […]
Packed showrooms & great energy dominated the latest Highpoint Market. From Hemingway to Downton Abbey to luxurious Spa lines – Beth English and Waynette Goodson break it down for you.
ISPA’s Mary Helen Rogers and Dave Perry talk about the strong attendance at the EXPO and the positive vibe at the event.
Susan Mathes, vice chair of the Better Sleep Council, analyzes key findings of a supply chain survey conducted by the BSC.
Dave Perry chats with Colin House, CEO of Intellibed, about how his company’s technology helps sleepers, what’s new at Intellibed, and the outlook for 2022. Intellibed social media.
Sleep Savvy editor at large Dave Perry chats with Brooklyn Bedding CEO John Merwin about why the direct-to-consumer player is courting bedding retailers and how the company is going vertical to keep up with demand.
Casper’s Bryan Umiker, VP wholesale, reveals what’s new from the DTC company, talks about opportunities for his brand, and channels Henry V in one of Shakespeare’s most famous speeches.
Dave Perry and Mary Helen Rogers wrap up a fun, high-energy Day 2 at Market reflecting on the strides that have been made in innovation, accessories and sustainability.
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.
Dave Perry and Mary Helen Rogers discuss their first day at Market where energy is strong and new products abound.
Industry consultant Mark Hobson tells us about his positive outlook for 2022, cites supply chain challenges, and says AW Industries is doing a ‘tremendous job’ with its Silentnight bedding line.
Shifman President Bill Hammer tells us about investing in High Point, the strength of the high-end bedding market, pursuing designer business, and how he sleeps.
Eclipse regional VP Steve Karns tells us about the need for compelling retail displays, bedding’s market share gains, and what Ernest Hemingway would think of Eclipse’s new Hemingway models.
GhostBed EVP Alan Hirschhorn tells us about showing in High Point, driving traffic to retail stores, and how family ties will bring a Venus Williams mattress line to the Las Vegas Market.
Silvia Galasso of Magniflex USA tells us that high-end beds can be shipped in boxes, reviews her company’s history in the boxed bed category, and says in-stock goods are driving success at Magniflex.
Better Sleep Council member Tim Witherell, vice president/general manager of bedding at Hickory Springs, tells us why mattress shoppers now prefer brick-and-mortar retailers and predicts that cocooning will remain important in the new year in this segment of Inside the Mind of the Mattress Shopper. The series looks at the implications of BSC research during […]
Southerland Chief Executive Officer Bryan Smith tells us about the challenging bedding climate, what’s new at his company, and the education that the International Sleep Products Association provides to the industry.
Better Sleep Council vice chair Susan Mathes tells us why mattress shoppers continue to favor online shopping and looks at how consumers are sleeping in this segment of Inside the Mind of the Mattress Shopper. The series looks at the implications of BSC research during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Spring Air President Nick Bates tells us why his licensing group is having a strong year, reflects on lessons learned during the pandemic, and gets personal on his sleep habits.
What should retailers do to boost their business these days? I found three answers to that question at the Las Vegas Market, as these video highlights illustrate:
Here’s a rundown of more new mattresses, adjustable bases and sleep accessories that caught my eye at the Summer Las Vegas Market. Plus, a “celebrity” sighting.
Terry Cralle tells us about conversations she often has with mattress shoppers at Green Front Furniture, where she emphasizes the importance of a great night’s sleep.
The Better Sleep Council’s Mary Helen Rogers tells us what the latest BSC research can teach retailers. (Spoiler: There are consumer dollars you may be missing out on.)
Dave Perry, Sleep Savvy’s editor at large, talks with Den about how his Virginia-based home furnishings store sells more than just mattresses and how he blocks out blue light to get better sleep.
Sleep Savvy’s Dave Perry was heading into the Las Vegas Market with two key questions. One: How are mattress supply chains holding up? Two: How is the industry coping with rising Covid-19 cases? Plus, a visit to an iconic building in High Point, North Carolina, ahead of the October market there.
In this episode of “Take 5 With Dave,” John Grove with manufacturer MattressGrove asks editor at large Dave Perry to explain the differing missions and audiences of BedTimes and Sleep Savvy magazines. Grove also discusses some recent business successes.
Therapedic International President Gerry Borreggine tells editor at large Dave Perry that Better Sleep Council research continues to affirm the importance of good sleep to health, and notes that consumers give their new mattresses high marks.
Editor at large Dave Perry chats with Latexco’s Brent Limer, who says brick-and-mortar retailers learned from the pandemic and will regain lost market share and talks about his love of days at the beach.
ISPA’s Kerri Bellias tells Dave Perry there is an early buzz for the next EXPO, set for March in Orlando, and explains why she is anticipating a strong turnout for the event.
MattressGrove President John Grove tells Dave Perry why family businesses like his have an advantage in the market these days, and talks about his love of hockey.
Editor at large Dave Perry talks to Vicki Fishman of Wright Global Graphics, who says no company is immune from cyberattacks and reflects on the joys of North Carolina barbecue.
Paul Kahl of AW Industries tells Dave Perry that retailers are looking for producers who can ship, and talks about Maryland crab cakes and Broadway musicals.
In a new video series on Better Sleep Council research, BSC Chair Brent Limer tells editor at large Dave Perry the mattress shopping experience gets better reviews than critics suggest, and says both brick-and-mortar and online shopping are here to stay.
In the second episode of the new video series “Take 5 With Dave,” Sleep Savvy and BedTimes editor at large David Perry interviews Therapedic International President Gerry Borreggine
In the premiere episode of the new video series, Sleep Savvy and BedTimes editor at large David Perry interviews the Better Sleep Council’s Mary Helen Rogers
Take 5 With Dave video series launches June 21 Sleep Savvy magazine and its sister publication BedTimes magazine will launch a weekly video series, Take 5 With Dave, Monday, June 21. Hosted by the one-and-only Dave Perry, editor at large for BedTimes and Sleep Savvy magazines, the brief, high-energy and cheeky videos will highlight bedding […]