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Lessons From Las Vegas

The neon metropolis holds some surprising lessons for retailers. When thinking about Las Vegas, a flurry of images comes to mind: dazzling neon lights, slot...




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Moving Forward

From sustainability tips to retail displays to goal-setting, this issue is full of good...

Up Close and Personal

Selling mattresses isn’t just about business. It’s about making lives better. Someone recently asked me...

A Good Read

BY MARY BEST A recent article in National Geographic sheds light on the science —...

What I Learned From Mattress Mack

40 years of retail visits revealed that the journey to excellence is ongoing. Suddenly, I was in charge of the mattress department at Gallery Furniture. But...

Making History

From the earliest iterations of sleep products to now, innovation is the cornerstone of the industry. Every night, we fall asleep on mattresses, rest our...

Imagining a Dramatic New Look for Mattress Stores

Immersive Van Gogh shows and Barnes & Noble transformation offer clues for change. It’s time to imagine an exciting new future for mattress stores. Our...

Taking a Beat

Even in slower moments, opportunities abound. Hello, everyone! In Beth English’s column in the July/August issue, she was kind enough to introduce me. For those...

Selling the Better Sleep Package

Sweet Dreams Mattress & Furniture wins with a powerful package strategy. There’s a lot of talk in mattress retail circles about selling better sleep. But...

The Future Is Here

Smartbeds offer personalization and ways to improve sleep and health. In 2005, I traveled to Seattle on a work trip. One of the highlights was...

Up Close and Personal

Selling mattresses isn’t just about business. It’s about making lives better. Someone recently asked me to name my favorite movies. I had to think about...

The Hopeful Season

While the economy is still troubling, some bright spots can be found. There’s something just so hopeful about this time of year. The short days...

Moving Forward

From sustainability tips to retail displays to goal-setting, this issue is full of good ideas for 2023. Every time the new year rolls around, I...

‘Retail Theater’ a Winning Idea for Mattress Retailers

Bedgear’s Eugene Alletto says compelling displays make in-store experiences special. Eugene Alletto, chief executive officer of Bedgear, has some refreshing thoughts on the state of...

A Moment of Thanks

Who do you appreciate? Let me tell you about a few people who make my life better. The holiday season is upon us, with its...

The Next Generation

What do Generation Z and sustainability have in common? Quite a lot. When I first started working with the International Sleep Products Association in 2014,...

To Sell More Sheets, Look to Sheetz

Fast-growing gas/coffee/food/convenience chain points way for mattress retailers to focus on sleep solutions. To understand why mattress stores should carry sheets, let’s take a look...

Kids These Days

Teens can open our eyes to the value of diversity, equity and inclusion I have two teenagers (well, one teen and one young adult) in...

Are You Frustrated?

Short days, Covid-19 variants, supply chain issues and more test our patience The last weeks of winter feel eternal. I'm lucky enough to live in...

Fresh Starts

What will 2022 bring? It's difficult to predict anything after the last two years There's just something about January, isn't there? We flip the calendar...

A Bittersweet Goodbye

As much as I love being the editor of Sleep Savvy, it’s time for me to move on. Here’s why Like many of us, I...

Milestones

This month marks two profound anniversaries in my life — one rewarding, the other horrific This month marks a personal milestone for which I am...

Summertime

Not only is the livin’ easy, but it just became more entertaining with a new video series Ah, summer. My favorite season. Weird, right? But...

The Sleep Issue

For Better Sleep Month, we have assembled lively articles to help you sell more and better bedding In this issue, we celebrate the importance of...

Assessing the Covid-19 Marketplace

As consumers focus on their sleep, retailers have an opportunity to boost sales of king-size mattresses and sleep accessories The bedding industry has experienced a...