Memory Makers Win the Day for Broad River Retail » Sleep Savvy

Fast-growing Ashley licensee in the Carolinas and Georgia thrives with dynamic leadership, culture The Memory Makers at Broad River Retail are moving a lot of mattresses these days. And even in a challenging retail environment, more bedding growth is in the forecast. This is a fast-flowing river. HARD-CHARGING DUO Charlie Malouf, left, and Manny Rodrigues … Read more

Shoppers want to upgrade to better sleep accessories » Sleep Savvy

And they are most likely to visit big discount retailers or e-commerce sites to make their purchases Sheets and pillows were the most commonly purchased sleep accessories in the past year, a new Better Sleep Council consumer survey reveals. The survey found that 83% of the consumers who purchased a sleep accessory in the past … Read more

Bedding Retailers May Need to Work Harder to Lure Customers » Sleep Savvy

Industry analysist Jerry Epperson forecasts a challenging economy ahead but offers practical ways retailers can attract shoppers’ interest The International Sleep Products Association recently had the opportunity to talk with industry veteran Jerry Epperson about how inflation, inventory buildups and other economic factors are affecting the mattress sector. In addition to his take on the … Read more

Laws Find Sweet Success at Sweet Dreams Mattress » Sleep Savvy

Family-operated business builds its Dream Team to help customers get their best rest LOOK, UP IN THE SKY It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Mattman. Sweet Dreams Mattress & Furniture owners Katy Law, left, and Greg Law, right, pose with “Mattman” (aka store manager Andrew Schlesser) at their store in Cornelius, North Carolina. … Read more

The Coronavirus Marketplace » Sleep Savvy

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the mattress marketplace in a number of significant ways, a consumer study reveals. Consumers affected by the pandemic are more likely to look for a new mattress, especially a king-size model; purchase sleep accessories like pillows, sheets, mattress pads and mattress protectors; and cite home improvement projects as a trigger … Read more

Sleep No. 1 » Sleep Savvy

When it comes to good health, mattress buyers say a good night’s rest is more critical than healthy eating and exercise, according to a BSC tracking survey A new national survey of mattress buyers commissioned by the Better Sleep Council reveals that mattress buyers say a good night’s sleep is even more important than diet … Read more

It’s the Temperature, Silly » Sleep Savvy

Thermoregulating innovations in bedding products — including mattress pads, protectors and toppers — can help keep your customers from sleeping too hot or cold. Here’s a rundown of the latest technologies Too hot. Too cold. Too hot again. No one can get a good night’s sleep when sweating or shivering, tossing bed linens off — … Read more

Almost Half of Consumers Still Not Getting Good Night’s Sleep » Sleep Savvy

The majority of those who say they are sleeping well recently bought a mattress, according to the Better Sleep Council Q1 tracking survey. Almost half of the respondents in a new consumer survey say they still aren’t getting a good night’s sleep, with insomnia, health problems and stress all taking their toll. But many of … Read more

Mattress Matters » Sleep Savvy

Consumers are almost evenly split on firmness, but softer beds have gained ground, according to research conducted by the Better Sleep Council Consumers are divided in their preferences for firm and soft mattresses, but the Covid-19 pandemic is sparking growing interest in softer mattresses, which are preferred by many younger consumers. A major consumer study … Read more

E-Commerce in the Age of Covid-19 » Sleep Savvy

How are bedding retailers weathering the coronavirus pandemic? Better than expected, especially for those who are sharpening their cyberskills Spring often is seen as the season of renewal, when everything seems possible. But this spring is different in many aspects of life, including business. However, while the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the commercial … Read more