Las Vegas Market Reaches 96 Percent Occupancy on Home Furnishings Floors

Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS–International Market Centers has announced the highest-ever occupancy in its furniture and mattress space leading up to the Winter Las Vegas Market, fueled by a growing demand among its existing base of tenants looking to expand their footprint along with new suppliers joining Las Vegas Market’s growing roster of exhibitors. The 2014 Winter LasMore »

Last updated: January 16, 2014

Seahawk Designs Partners with City of Hope

RIVERSIDE, Calif.-Seahawk Designs has formed an alliance with City of Hope in which the mattress-foundation manufacturer will host a silent auction in its showroom during the upcoming Las Vegas Market. The proceeds from the auction will be donated to City of Hope, and the winner of the auction will receive Seahawk’s Jewel sleep system alongMore »

Last updated: January 16, 2014

Las Vegas Market Adds Seven Sleep-Products Vendors

Las Vegas Market Opens Today

LAS VEGAS-Seven bed-products resources will exhibit in their own showrooms for the first time at the upcoming Las Vegas Market. They are: •Blu Sleep Products, a vendor of bed pillows and mattress toppers, in room B-960 •Dreams Sleep Products, a vendor of innerspring and specialty mattresses, pet beds, flat and adjustable foundations, decorative bed framesMore »

Last updated: January 15, 2014

Select Comfort Names Brown Chief Marketing Officer

Kevin Brown

MINNEAPOLIS-Select Comfort has appointed Kevin Brown senior vice president and chief marketing officer. In his new role, Brown is responsible for formulating a marketing strategy and media formula for the company’s Sleep Number brand. He reports to Shelly Ibach, Select Comfort’s president and CEO, and has succeeded Michael Bills, who has left the company. BeforeMore »

Last updated: January 7, 2014

Select Comfort Sales Rise 5 Percent in Q4

Select Comfort

MINNEAPOLIS-In a preliminary report on its fiscal fourth quarter, Select Comfort said total net sales in the quarter rose 5 percent to $231 million. The company’s sales included a flat sales performance from its company-controlled stores. Through November, Select Comfort was experiencing solid results in both sales and expense controls. From Cyber Monday through theMore »

Last updated: January 6, 2014

Fabrictech Rebrands as PureCare


FAIRFIELD, N.J.-Fabrictech International has rebranded itself as PureCare, and is expanding its product line beyond mattress and pillow protectors. The PureCare brand will now consist of “a full lineup of sleep essentials products promoting health, wellness and comfort within the sleep environment,” according to a company statement. It will begin its product-line expansion with theMore »

Last updated: December 13, 2013

Mattress Firm Net Climbs 45.6 Percent in Q3

Mattress Firm

HOUSTON-With sales rising from both existing and recently acquired stores, Mattress Firm logged a 45.6 percent gain in third-quarter net income, which totaled $18.1 million. Total net sales in the quarter, which ended on Oct. 29, were $326.2 million, up 17.7 percent and including a gain in same-store sales of 2.9 percent. Speaking yesterday inMore »

Last updated: December 5, 2013

Trade Show Preview: Travel Plans for 2014


December is a time for planning. Along with organizing for the holidays and family gatherings, retailers and executives in the home furnishings world must also start firming up their plans for the plethora of trade shows to come in the new year. HFN’s Trade Show Preview for the first half of the year is hereMore »

Last updated: December 2, 2013