Mattresses

Weiss Upped to Mattress Firm CFO

Mattress Firm

HOUSTON-Mattress Firm has promoted Alex Weiss, senior vice president of finance, to executive vice president and chief financial officer. The appointment will take effect on July 30. Jim Black, the current chief financial officer, will serve in this role until then, at which time he will transition into the role of senior corporate advisor toMore »

Last updated: June 11, 2014

HFN Editorial Deadline for Las Vegas Market

HFN

NEW YORK–HFN is preparing its editorial coverage of the Las Vegas Market (July 27-31). Exhibitors are invited to submit information and high-resolution images of debuting products for possible inclusion. Furniture materials can be sent to Duke Ratliff (dratliff@hfnmag.com), rug, lighting and home decor submissions can be sent to Andrea Lillo (alillo@hfnmag.com), mattress and textile submissionsMore »

Last updated: June 11, 2014

Mattress Firm Q1 Net Drops on Rising Costs

Mattress Firm

HOUSTON-Increased expenses trumped a healthy gain in sales to drive down Mattress Firm’s first-quarter net income by 35.7 percent, to $7.7 million. Selling, general and administrative expenses were up 28.3 percent in dollars and 185 basis points as a percentage of sales, to 31.9 percent. During the quarter, which ended on April 30, Mattress FirmMore »

Last updated: June 4, 2014

Simmons Debuts “Smart” Mattress

Web page for the ComforPedic iQ

ATLANTA-Simmons has unveiled the ComforPedic iQ mattress, which the company described as its “smartest” and most innovative mattress yet. The ComforPedic iQ is designed with Smart Response Technology, which is designed to help people fall asleep faster and experience increased REM sleep. The technology continually calibrates and naturally adapts to an individual’s body weight andMore »

Last updated: May 21, 2014

Serta to Launch Campaign for iComfort Line

Serta iComfort

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.-Serta will debut a new advertising effort for its iComfort mattress collection tomorrow. Called “Always Comfortable,” the campaign will include television advertising spots and social-media promotions. In addition, the company will introduce testimonial films online that will highlight real consumer experiences with iComfort. The intent, according to a Serta statement, is to communicateMore »

Last updated: May 13, 2014

airweave Tabs Bubba Watson as Spokesman

Motokuni Takaoka and Bubba Watson

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-airweave, a manufacturer of bedding toppers and bed pillows, has named pro golfer Bubba Watson as its global ambassador. Watson is the two-time winner of the Masters Championship, including his victory in the tournament this year. He will be featured in airweave’s global marketing and advertising initiatives, and the company has agreed to supportMore »

Last updated: May 7, 2014

Tempur Sealy Q1 Net Up 119.2 Percent

Tempur+Sealy

LEXINGTON, Ky.-With the integration of Sealy into the former Tempur-Pedic still ongoing, Tempur Sealy posted a 119.2 percent gain in net income in its fiscal first quarter, totaling $27.4 million. The company closed the Sealy acquisition in March of last year, and the comparisons between the two quarters include Sealy’s numbers from March 18 throughMore »

Last updated: May 2, 2014

Las Vegas Market Continues Expansion and Refinements

Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS–Las Vegas Market said it will continue its exponential rate of change, growth and redefinition during the upcoming Las Vegas Summer Market, Sunday, July 27, to Thursday, July 31. Key highlights for the summer Las Vegas Market include sustained growth in permanent and temporary furniture, gift and home decor resources, as well as categoryMore »

Last updated: April 29, 2014