Sealy’s Rogers to Retire

Lawrence Rogers

LEXINGTON, Ky.-Lawrence Rogers, president and CEO of Sealy, will retire effective April 5, after a 34-year career with the mattress company. Rogers’ responsibilities will be moved to Tim Yaggi, chief operating officer of Tempur Sealy, Sealy’s parent; and to David Montgomery, executive vice president and president, international. Meanwhile, Rogers has been elected to the TempurMore »

Last updated: March 19, 2014

Serta Slates Loyalty Program

Serta Teams with City of Hope to Support Cancer Research

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.-Serta is planning to unveil its Serta VIP Rewards consumer loyalty program in May. The program will invite a shopper who purchases an iComfort or iSeries mattress to enroll and earn up to $1,000 toward his or her next Serta mattress purchase. A Serta VIP Rewards member will earn his or her firstMore »

Last updated: March 12, 2014

Mattress Firm Ups Three Execs

Ken Murphy

HOUSTON-Mattress Firm executives Ken Murphy, Sam Woods and Kindel Elam have been promoted to new roles at the specialty mattress retailer. Murphy, who had been executive vice president of sales and operations, has been appointed to the previously vacant position of chief operating officer. Murphy now oversees sales and operations, marketing, merchandising, information technology, businessMore »

Last updated: March 11, 2014

Mattress Firm Deals for Additional Stores

Mattress Firm

HOUSTON-Mattress Firm has made three deals that will add about 93 stores to its store base. The company has entered into an agreement to acquire the outstanding equity interests of Sleep Experts Partners, which operates Sleep Experts stores in Texas. It has also completed the acquisition of Yotes, which operates stores under the Mattress FirmMore »

Last updated: March 10, 2014

Pacific Coast Feather Opens Mattress-Pad Facility

Pacific Coast Feather

SEATTLE-Pacific Coast Feather is beginning to produce mattress pads at its new plant in Gastonia, N.C., and plans to have the facility at full-scale production by May 1. The new plant was built to replace a production facility in Wayne, Ind., which had been destroyed by a tornado in October. The company is installing equipmentMore »

Last updated: February 27, 2014

WithIt Announces 2014 Board

WithIt President Violette Forman

HIGH POINT, N.C.–WithIt, the women’s leadership development network serving the home and furnishings industries, has named its 2014 board of directors. New to the board in 2014 are: Kimberley Wray, co-founder of WithIt; retailer Dorian Sims, Stacy Furniture; Anita Wimmer, Stanley Furniture; and Cindi Williams, North American Home Furnishings Association. Serving in 2014 are: BoardMore »

Last updated: February 20, 2014

Mattress Firm Posts 20.8 Percent Increases in Q4

Mattress Firm

HOUSTON–Mattress Firm logged identical sales increases of 20.8 percent for both its fourth quarter and fiscal year ending on Jan. 28, according to a statement on its preliminary results for both periods. Net sales in the quarter totaled $312 million and included a same-store sales increase of 6.5 percent. For the fiscal year, net salesMore »

Last updated: February 19, 2014

HFN High Point, Tabletop Show Editorial Deadline: March 5


NEW YORK–HFN has started collecting new product information and high-resolution images for its editorial show coverage of both the High Point and tabletop markets in April. To be included, please send a brief product description, your company website and a hi-res image to us no later than Wednesday, March 5. Images (preferably jpegs, but weMore »

Last updated: February 14, 2014