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Hilary Farr to Promote New HGTV Mattress Line

Hilary Farr

ROCHESTER, Mich.–HGTV Home Sleep Collection has named HGTV personality Hilary Farr as its spokesperson. Farr will be featured in national and local television, print and online advertising and marketing campaigns for the Sleep Collection that will debut this fall. Farr is the co-host of HGTV’s “Love It or List It” television show with David Visentin.More »

Last updated: July 31, 2014

Goodness Prevails in Vegas

Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS–Five home furnishings companies have been selected as winners of the third semi-annual Global Goodness Awards, recognizing eco-friendly, sustainable and socially responsible activities, to be presented this week at Las Vegas Market. The winners are Banded, Distinctly Himalayan, Naturepedic, Phillips Collection and Surya. They were selected based on integration of sustainable and socially responsibleMore »

Last updated: July 28, 2014

Traub Named Serta President

Michael Traub

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.-Serta Simmons Bedding has appointed Michael Traub president of National Bedding Co., parent of the Serta mattress brand. Traub, who had served as president and CEO of BSH Home Appliances’ North American operation, reports to Gary Fazio, CEO of Serta Simmons, in his new role. He will assume his post on Sept. 2.More »

Last updated: July 25, 2014

Tempur Sealy Loss Grows in Q2

Tempur+Sealy

LEXINGTON, Ky.-Tempur Sealy posted a second-quarter net loss of $2.2 million, compared to a second-quarter net loss of $1.6 million from last year. The loss occurred as the company continued to absorb integration costs of last year’s merger between Tempur-Pedic and Sealy. In addition, it reported a $20.4 million loss related to its disposal ofMore »

Last updated: July 25, 2014

Leggett & Platt Posts Q2 Loss of $23.9 Million

Leggett & Platt

CARTHAGE, Mo.-A one-time charge of $108 million put Leggett & Platt’s second-quarter bottom line in the red to the tune of $23.9 million. Last year, the company posted second-quarter net income of $71.3 million. The company recorded the pre-tax, non-cash impairment charge to write off all of the goodwill associated with its Store Fixtures group.More »

Last updated: July 25, 2014

Tempur Sealy Ups Hytinen to New Finance Post

Barry Hytinen

LEXINGTON, Ky.-Barry Hytinen has been promoted to executive vice president of corporate development and finance, a newly created position, at Tempur Sealy. In his new role, Hytinen is adding to his current responsibilities over corporate development and finance. He reports to Dale Williams, executive vice president and chief financial officer. Before this appointment, Hytinen hadMore »

Last updated: July 22, 2014

Protect-A-Bed Debuts REM-Fit Life YouTube Channel

Protect-A-Bed_REM-Fit Life

CHICAGO-Protect-A-Bed has unveiled a new video channel, called REM-Fit Life, on YouTube. The new channel features health and fitness tips from Kevin Houston, a Chicago-based CrossFit coach and personal trainer. It is designed to support Protect-A-Bed’s new bedding system, REM-Fit, which stands for “Rest, Energize, Motivate” and which is geared toward active individuals. A companyMore »

Last updated: July 22, 2014

Select Comfort Q2 Net Falls 14.6 Percent

Select Comfort

MINNEAPOLIS-Rising expenses trumped a significant sales gain to send Select Comfort’s second-quarter net income down 14.6 percent, to $8.5 million. Sales, marketing, general and administrative expenses jumped 12.5 percent in dollars in the quarter, which ended on June 28, although they did drop 33 basis points as a percentage of sales. Gross margin fell 270More »

Last updated: July 17, 2014