Serta to Donate to Fisher House Foundation


HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.-Serta will give $50,000 in product and monetary donations to Fisher House Foundation, which runs a network of homes where military and veterans families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving medical treatment. The initiative, called the “Serta Comfort Tour,” is part of the first year of the mattressMore »

Last updated: December 18, 2014

Brummett Tabbed as Comfort Revolution VP

Dave Brummett

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.-Comfort Revolution has named sleep-products industry veteran Dave Brummett vice president of product development and merchandising, a newly created position. In his new role, Brummett is responsible for developing new products in mattresses, pillows and toppers, and a comprehensive merchandising strategy. Comfort Revolution produces collections for its own brand and for Sealy’sMore »

Last updated: December 9, 2014

Latex International Reaches Agreement with Creditors; Won’t Be Sold


SHELTON, Conn.-Latex International said it has reached a consensual agreement with the committee representing its unsecured creditors on a plan of reorganization under its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, and added that it would not longer try to sell the company. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for theMore »

Last updated: December 3, 2014

Mattress Firm: Q3 Sales Jump, Net Falls

Mattress Firm

HOUSTON-Acquisitions proved to be both a plus and a minus for Mattress Firm in its fiscal third quarter, pumping sales but also leading to a drop in its bottom line. Net sales in the quarter, which ended on Oct. 28, rose 42.3 percent to $464.3 million, while net income fell 13.9 percent to $15.6 million.More »

Last updated: December 2, 2014

Show and Tell

Housewares Show to Stay in Chicago

The trade show calendar begins with a bang in January as retailers have lots of opportunities to look for the next big thing. Here is HFN’s Trade Show Preview for the first half of the year.­—HFN Staff Report JANUARY Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market Jan. 6-13 Atlanta International Area Rug Market Jan. 7-10 ForMore »

Last updated: December 2, 2014

Spenchian Tabbed to Head Tempur Sealy Marketing

Jay Spenchian

LEXINGTON, Ky.-Tempur Sealy has hired Jay Spenchian as its executive vice president and chief marketing officer, a newly created position for the mattress manufacturer. The move puts Spenchian in charge of all of the company’s marketing activities including brand management, new product development strategy, innovation, consumer insights, all forms of traditional and digital advertising, andMore »

Last updated: November 18, 2014

HFN Deadline for Winter Markets is Nov. 21


NEW YORK–HFN is preparing its editorial coverage of the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, Jan. 6-13, the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, Jan. 7-10, the Dallas International Lighting Market, Jan. 14-18, which is during Dallas Total & Gift Market, Jan. 14-20, and the Las Vegas Market, Jan. 18-22. The Atlanta markets and DallasMore »

Last updated: November 13, 2014

Furniture First Adds Members, Announces New Las Vegas Showroom

Furniture First logo

HARRISBURG, Pa.- Furniture First recently approved two retailers as new members of the national buying group: Stacy Furniture & Design of Grapevine, TX, and Bowen Town & Country Furniture of Winston-Salem, N.C. With the additions, Furniture First membership is up to 212 stockholders with 450 storefronts in 47 states. Also, Furniture First will move toMore »

Last updated: November 7, 2014