Beth and Waynette are here with your day two wrap-up of Las Vegas Market. From Serta Simmons to Therapedic to Brooklyn Bedding, they cover it all! Get caught up on their latest discoveries. Transcript Waynette GoodsonIt’s Waynette Goodson. I’m your managing editor of BedTimes and Sleep Savvy Magazines. And I’m here today with Beth English. […]
Join Waynette Goodson, managing editor of BedTimes and Sleep Savvy Magazines and Stuart Carlitz of Bedding Industries of America as they share their thoughts on the first day of the Las Vegas Market. Transcript Waynette GoodsonIt’s Waynette Goodson. I’m your managing editor of BedTimes and Sleep Savvy Magazines. And I’m here today with Stuart Carlitz […]
The bedding veteran, vice president of sales for bedding at Legends Furniture, talks about why his domestic bedding program is growing, and discusses a business book that has given him a boost. Transcript Dave PerryMy producer 30 years ago said, Dave, it sounded like you were announcing the start of World war III. You’re going […]
The chief executive officer of Bedgear discusses the importance of creating great in-store experiences, with ‘walls that talk,’ and pillows that build excitement. Transcript Eugene AllettoWell, she puts the light there. It’s almost like we’re two insects. Dave PerryWe’re drawn to the light. Eugene Alletto Dave PerryHold on a second. Dave PerryHey, it’s Dave Perry. Welcome to […]
The chief executive officer of Bedding Industries of America says higher-end consumers are still buying, notes the growing importance of higher retail prices, and shares his take on business prospects next year. Transcript Stuart CarlitzIt’s going to be a long afternoon. Dave PerryYeah, you can tell. All right. We’re going to have… Stuart CarlitzOff to […]
Industry consultant Mark Hobson, a former member of the Better Sleep Council, offers his take on BSC research that reveals the most-purchased sleep accessories, discusses the challenges of mattress retailers selling sheets, and comments on some consumers’ plans to hang on to their pillows for years. Transcript Dave PerryIt’s Dave Perry. I am here with […]
He’s not afraid to dress in a mattress costume: He’s Andrew Schlesser, aka “Mattman,” manager at Sweet Dreams Mattress in Charlotte, North Carolina. Schlesser, ahem, Mattman shares what he learned at the ISPA Sustainability Conference and how he plans to use it, along with his superpowers, at his retail chain. Transcript Dave PerryHey, it’s Dave […]
Editors Dave Perry and Waynette Goodson share their thoughts and key takeaways from the debut ISPA Sustainability Conference held Nov. 16-17 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Transcript Waynette GoodsonHey, it’s Waynette Goodson. You’re managing editor of BedTimes and Sleep Savvy Magazines. I’m here with Dave Perry, and we just wrapped up our day at our sustainability […]
How successful was the first-ever ISPA Sustainability Conference held Nov. 16-17 in Charlotte, North Carolina? So successful that ISPA President Ryan Trainer is already planning the next one. Look out for a survey in your inbox to give us feedback and help shape the conference next fall. Transcript Dave PerryHey, it’s Dave Perry. Welcome to […]
Today’s consumers are already about three-fourths through the buying process before they even begin to interact with a seller — meaning consumers are more informed than ever before. That’s according to Diamond Mattress President Craig McAndrews. How do companies handle these savvy shoppers? Check out McAndrews’ advice for how to meet them head on. Transcript […]
Formerly the senior vice president of South Bay International, Toby Konetzny was recently promoted to chief executive officer. Here he shares how South Bay is becoming even more important and valuable to clients during today’s challenging economy. Transcript Waynette GoodsonIt’s Waynette Goodson. I’m your managing editor of BedTimes Magazine. I’m standing in for the great […]
Our Dave Perry and Waynette Goodson share more notable products they saw at the recent High Point Market – and talk about an upcoming event you don’t want to miss. Transcript Dave PerryIt’s Dave Perry, editor at large of BedTimes and Sleep Savvy. And I am here with Waynette Goodson, our managing editor. Waynette and […]
Waynette Goodson catches up with the market’s keynote speaker, Justina Blakeney, a famed designer who recently appeared on the cover of Architectural Digest. Justina shares her point of view on bedroom design and reveals the quality that’s most important to her in a mattress. Transcript Waynette GoodsonIt’s Waynette Goodson. I’m your managing editor of BedTimes […]
Reverie CEO Martin Rawls-Meehan shares how they’re decreasing the size of the packaging in their express program to reduce the carbon footprint while helping their retail partners’ bottom line. Transcript Waynette GoodsonIt’s Waynette Goodson. I’m your editor of BedTimes Magazine, and I’m standing in today for Dave Perry for this edition of “Take 5”. We […]
Waynette Goodson battles the Ashley intercom system and discovers a new sleep invention at Luxfort Home. Then Dave Perry dives into a new sleep line at Legends. And both try to keep up with Laurie Tokarz, CEO of Restonic. Finally, let’s not forget: Kingsdown! Transcript Waynette GoodsonThe headrest comes. Dave PerryShould she just pick it […]
Dave Perry and Waynette Goodson report on all the fun events and new products they’ve seen during their first two days at market, from the new sustainable Eco Range line for Silentnight to the luxury Arthur bed, in honor of the late Arthur Diamonstein, at Paramount Sleep. Transcript Dave PerryHey, Dave Perry, welcome to a […]
Dave Perry and Waynette Goodson check in with Bill Hammer of Shifman Mattress to see what’s new with his company, and to share their own market plans and expectations.
Sleep Savvy Magazine Managing Editor, Waynette Goodson talks with Glenn Kobylarczyk, Executive Vice President of MLily, and Dr. Joe Betz of the International Chiropractors Association about the new ChiroPro Mattresses and bringing a value line to consumers. Transcript Waynette GoodsonIt’s Waynette Goodson. I’m your managing editor of BedTimes Magazine. And today, we’re going to take […]
Paramount President Richard Fleck says ultra-premium sleep sets help retailers ‘elevate the consumer experience.’ Transcript Dave PerryWe back to this?We’ve got 2 minutes to shoot this. No, I’m kidding. Dave PerryHey, it’s Dave Perry. Welcome to another “Take 5 With Dave”. I am with Richard Fleck, president of Paramount Sleep. We’re at the High Point […]
Award-winning Dallas-based designer Kristi Hopper shares her design aesthetic and her plans to partner with Kingsdown to launch a designer program that brings mattress know-how to the design community. Transcript Waynette GoodsonIt’s Waynette Goodson. I’m your Managing Editor of BedTimes and Sleep Savvy Magazines. And welcome. We have a fabulous designer with us today. Kristi […]
David Binke discusses King Koil’s sustainable Re-Spun mattress collection made from re-spun recycled denim. Transcript Waynette GoodsonIt’s Waynette Goodson. I am your managing editor of BedTimes Magazine. Welcome to” Take 5″. Obviously, I’m standing in for Dave Perry today, but I have David Binke. He is the CEO of King Koil. David, thank you for […]
What’s New in the Latex Bedding Market? Koen Gebruers, CEO of Latexco US, talks about new natural, breathable and cool-sleeping foams his company is bringing to the market. Transcript Dave PerryHey, it’s Dave Perry. I am with Koen Gebruers, the CEO of Latexco, U.S. We are talking about what’s new in latex. And what is […]
Join Beth English, Dave Perry & Waynette Goodson as they give you the inside scoop on the newest issue of Sleep Savvy Magazine! Gen Z, the truth about hybrid mattresses and oh yeah, Sheetz! Restaurant, convenience store…what exactly is Sheetz? All this and more! Transcript Beth EnglishHi, this is Beth English, editorial director of Sleep […]
BedTimes Managing Editor Waynette Goodson stands in for Dave Perry to chat with Restonic President Laurie Tokarz about her new role as the vice chair of ISPA, as well as what’s working well for Restonic, and what she loves about going to market. Transcript Waynette GoodsonIt’s Waynette Goodson; I’m your editor of BedTimes Magazine. Welcome […]
Therapedic CEO Gerry Borreggine says a shorter replacement cycle benefits consumers and the industry alike and weighs in on the firmer-softer mattress divide. Transcript Dave PerryHey, Dave Perry, welcome to “Inside the Mind of the Mattress Shopper”. I am with Gerry Borreggine, who’s been inside the mind of the mattress shopper for years as a […]
Rion Morgenstern talks about how art galleries inspired the McRoskey Mattress Works showroom in Las Vegas. Transcript Rion MorgensternSunset. yeah, actually born in San Francisco in 1899. Dave PerryYou know, this looks like a thoughtfully crafted masterpiece. Rion MorgensternIt absolutely does. Dave PerryWe’re looking at fine art. Rion MorgensternYes, it and it is exactly that. […]
Las Vegas Market to talk about the upcoming Sustainability Conference, Nov. 16-17, in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina. For more information or to register for the conference, go to ISPAsustainability.com. Transcript Waynette GoodsonIt’s Waynette Goodson. I’m your managing editor of BedTimes Magazine. And today I have Ryan Trainer, none other than our president of ISPA. Ryan, […]
Rick Sterzer explains how his company’s Sleep Essentials help retailers cross the goal line. Transcript Dave PerryNow. Do we need some quiet in the showroom? Rick SterzerWe got some good background. Dave PerryYeah, there’s a vibe. Dave PerryHey, it’s Dave Perry. Welcome to another. “Take 5 With Dave”. I’m with Rick Sterzer of Rize. Rize […]
Managing Editor, Waynette Goodson shares her finds from the 2022 Summer Las Vegas Market. We’re talking luxury, value, wellness and technology. Tune in to see if this LVM met expectations. Transcript Waynette GoodsonIt’s Waynette Goodson and I’m your managing editor of Bedtimes and Sleep Savvy Magazines. I’m here today to take you through our Las […]
Join Dave as he talks with Tres White about what’s working for Purple and shares the story of how Purple got its name. Transcript Dave PerryI tell you, I lost my shine. Tres WhiteI tell you, I lost my shine. Dave PerryI lost my shine. I can’t get it back. Dave PerryHey, it’s Dave Perry. […]
Follow along with Dave Perry and Waynette Goodson as they preview the 2022 Summer Las Vegas Market and all the excitement that awaits attendees Transcript Dave PerryHey, Dave Perry, editor at large of BedTimes. Welcome to our Las Vegas market preview. Waynette Goodson, our managing editor, and I are here to give you the quick […]
Dani Richard dishes on Malouf’s market meals – and its one-stop strategy for mattresses and sleep accessories Transcript Dave PerryCheers, fried ice cream at Malouf. Dave PerryHey, it’s Dave Perry, and welcome to “Take Five With Dave” from the Malouf showroom with Dani Richards. Dani, how are you doing today? Dani RichardsI’m really great, Dave. […]
Steve Rusing talks sustainability with Sealy Naturals line and says retailers need to invest in advertising for success in 2022 Transcript Dave PerryHey, Dave Perry. Welcome to Take Five With Dave. I am with Steve Rusing, president of u.s. sales for Tempur Sealy International. Steve, you’ve got an exciting new line called Sealy Naturals. Tell […]
Mary Helen Rogers talks about the BSC’s commitment to sharing consumer insights, and its strategy of keeping better sleep messages a priority for consumers Transcript Dave PerryIt’s Dave Perry, editor at large of Bedtimes and Sleep Savvy, and Mary Helen Rogers of the Better Sleep Council is a great person to be with. Mary Helen […]
Adam Lava of A. Lava By Irvin says the expanding online bedding channel is becoming the norm for some shoppers Transcript Adam LavaLike. Oh, right. Are we dancing yet? Dave PerryHey, it’s Dave Perry. Welcome to “Take Five With Dave”. I am with one of the industry’s most well-known executives, Adam Lava, with A. Lava […]
Bedding veteran Owen Shoemaker says information is power for retailers and talks about his company’s mattress monitoring system. Transcript Dave PerryHey, it’s Dave Perry welcome to “Take Five With Dave”. I’m in the Wright Global Graphic space at the ISPA EXPO with Owen Shoemaker who we have worked together for a long time. You are […]
Wes Keever has a favorable outlook for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, the traditional kickoff for the key summer selling season. Transcript Dave PerryHey, it’s Dave Perry. And welcome to another “Take Five With Dave” High Point edition. I am with Wes Keever president of Colonial LLC, which is a branding company based in High […]
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 High Point 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 […]