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Top 15 U.S. Bedding Producers, 2014 , Furniture/Today uses public and private information to develop the wholesale shipment figures in its report of the Top 15 U.S. Bedding Producers. The newspaper begins the process by sending a survey to some two dozen bedding producers, asking them to supply audited and accountant-verified figures for their 2013 bedding shipments. Three leading bedding producers ó Sealy, Tempur-Pedic and Select Comfort ó were part of publicly-held companies last year and supplied shipment figures to Furniture/Today.
2014 Retail Giants of Bedding
. Furniture/Today's special bedding issue highlights three retail giants of bedding. The 2014 winners of this annual award are Bedding Plus, Cardi's Furniture and Morris Furniture. Aside from our awards for the Retail Giants of Bedding, this bedding supplement features an eclectic mix of topics. Here are some of the features: the 70th anniversary of HSM; a feature on King Koil's president and COO Dave Roberts; a feature on Steve Stagner, CEO of Mattress Firm; a vintage car collection tour hosted by Roger Magowitz ...
Furniture Today's 2014 Bedding Forecast
, The bedding industry will record modest unit gains this year but will achieve stronger dollar growth in the value of bedding shipments, according to Furniture/Today's Consensus Bedding Forecast. Furniture/Today compiles its bedding forecast by asking CEOs and presidents of bedding producers to share their confidential unit and dollar predictions. Then it weights those predictions based on the market share enjoyed by the respondents, and averages the figures to arrive at its forecast numbers.
Bedding Yearbook-2013
, This year's Bedding Yearbook provides a compilation of key mattress reports we publish each year. The Bedding Yearbook includes our foundational bedding reports: the Top 15 U.S. Bedding Producers, the Top 25 Bedding Retailers, and our every-other-year bedding retail distribution report. Plus we've got some highlights of this year's Bedding Conference, our biggest event to date.
Furniture Today's 2013 Bedding Distribution Channel Report
, Bedding specialty stores continue to gain share in the retail mattress marketplace while the furniture store channel continues to lose ground. Other key bedding channels, meanwhile, are holding steady, but lag far behind specialty stores and furniture stores in their positions in the market. Furniture/Today's latest look at bedding's distribution channels found some significant changes for the top two channels.

Furniture/Today's Mattress Talk , While a majority of consumers currently own an innerspring sleep set, consumer satisfaction levels are much higher with specialty sleep sets. Those insights come from a Furniture/Today and Apartment Therapy Bedding Survey that offers a snapshot of bedding opinions held by consumers across the country. The two companies teamed up to take the pulse of consumers on a variety of mattress topics.

Furniture Today's 2013 Bedding Forecast . The mattress industry will record a 4% gain in unit shipments this year, while the wholesale value of those shipments will jump by 6.8%. The Furniture/Today forecast is more bullish than the industry forecast issued in October by the International Sleep Products Assn. The ISPA forecast, issued by that groupís statistics committee, calls for 2.3% unit growth this year and 6.3% dollar growth.

Bedding Yearbook - 2012 . Our annual Bedding Yearbook provides a compilation of key mattress reports we publish each year. On the producer side, we list the Top 15 Bedding Producers (reprinted from an earlier issue), a closely watched list that tells retailers which manufacturers are moving up and which ones are moving down. This year's ranking features a new name in the No. 1 position, Serta.

Furniture Today's Top 25 Bedding Retailers 2013 . The Top 25 U.S. Bedding Retailers, led by a sizzling Mattress Firm now in the top spot on the list, posted a 16.3% increase in bedding revenues last year. The strong performance of the group, which featured 12 double-digit sales gainers, demonstrates the growing clout wielded by major bedding retailers.

Furniture/Today's Under the covers with Millennials , This report focuses on Millennials and mattresses and mattress accessory products. The exclusive data provides what Millennials say about sleep and sleep accessories; where Millennials shop for mattresses and sleep accessories; and what Millennials say about allergens, dust mites and bed bugs.

2012 Retail Giants of Bedding , Furniture/Today's special bedding issue highlights four retail giants of bedding. The 2012 winners of this award are Metro Mattress, Broad River Furniture, Badcock Home Furniture & more and Sears. Aside from our awards for the Retail Giants of Bedding, this bedding supplement features an eclectic mix of topics. Here are some of the features: an overview of Bedding Editor David Perry's European mattress tour to London and Paris; bedding executives tackling body impression issue; the International Sleep Products Assn.'s biennial Expo; and a behind-the-scenes look at the shooting of Leggett & Platt's music video.

Sleep Accessories in Furniture Stores . The study, just completed, presents the views of almost three dozen furniture retailers around the country, the vast majority of whom have annual sales of more than $2 million. And some big players are on the list of respondents, too; 21% of the furniture respondents had sales last year of $20 million or more.

Bedbugs: New Survey Reveals Women's Bedbug Concerns , Women, bedding's key consumers, are very aware of bedbugs, see the bedbug problem as being a serious one in the country, but are confident that problem can be controlled. Those are some of the key conclusions of a survey of women consumers conducted by Furniture/Today in partnership with Medelia Inc., a business strategy firm headed by Delia Passi. Passi, a speaker at Furniture/Today's recent Bedding Conference, and Furniture/Today posed bedbug questions to a panel of women who shared their thoughts on key bedbug issues. Approximately 250 women answered a variety of questions. This is the first time that Furniture/Today has surveyed an exclusively female audience on bedbug issues.
Furniture Today's Bedbugs 101: Everything you need to know about bedbugs but are too disgusted to ask . This exclusive report includes: 20 facts about Bedbugs; Bedbug statistics from a nationwide phone survey of more than 1,000 adults conducted by Infogroup/ORC on behalf of Enforcer Brand pest control products; Comments from leading bedding executives concerning bedbugs; A roadmap for marketers looking to connect with consumers concerned about bedbugs, based on data from Furniture/Today's exclusive HGTV Bedding Consumer Survey

Furniture Today's Consumer Views: Spotlight on Sleep Accessories , Do sleep accessories contribute to a better nightís sleep? It depends on which accessories you are talking about, a new consumer survey reveals. Sheets get the nod, but mattress encasement products arenít viewed as contributors to that sometimes elusive better night of sleep.

Furniture Today's How gender issues affect the mattress sales process . Female sales associates, seen by some in the mattress industry as better able to connect with female consumers than their male counterparts, are in the minority in the bedding specialty stores, but are better represented on furniture store sales floors.

Furniture Today's Sleep accessories: Add-on sales opportunities . Hereís the set up: Consumers are sitting on their wallets. The housing market is lackluster. Unemployment is high. And, in our sector of the economy, mattress sales have been plummeting. Whatís a smart retailer to do? Easy. Sell more sleep accessories.

Rating Sleep Surfaces: Furniture Today and HGTV Bedding Consumer Survey . Previous consumer research has revealed comfort as the No. 1 feature consumers look for when choosing a mattress. But, which construction types do consumers think are the most comfortable? This exclusive consumer data reveals which types of beds consumers currently sleep on, the kind of nightís sleep consumers get with their current type and which type consumers think is the most comfortable and why.

Furniture Today Retail Planning Guide 2014 . Furniture Today's 2014 Retail Planning Guide includes our economic analyses of the year that was 2013 and our outlook for 2014. The exclusive issue and report includes: Economic Outlook, Distribution Report, Industry Outlook and Rankings.
Furniture Today - The List 2013
. The List includes all of Furniture Today's 2013 exclusive rankings, including both retailer and manufacturer rankings, together in one publication. Rankings include the Top 100 US Furniture Stores, Beyond the Top 100, Leading eTailers, Top 25 US Furniture and Bedding Retailers, Top 25 Bedding Retailers, Key Sources for the U.S. Furniture Market and the Top 15 U.S. Bedding Producers. Each ranking previously printed in a 2013 Furniture/Today issue.
Furniture Today's Top 25 Bedding Retailers 2013 . The Top 25 U.S. Bedding Retailers, led by a sizzling Mattress Firm now in the top spot on the list, posted a 16.3% increase in bedding revenues last year. The strong performance of the group, which featured 12 double-digit sales gainers, demonstrates the growing clout wielded by major bedding retailers.

 

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Top 15 U.S. Bedding Producers, 2014
Furniture/Today uses public and private information to develop the wholesale shipment figures in its report of the Top 15 U.S. Bedding Producers. The newspaper begins the process by sending a survey to some two dozen bedding producers, asking them to supply audited and accountant-verified figures for their 2013 bedding shipments. Three leading bedding producers ó Sealy, Tempur-Pedic and Select Comfort ó were part of publicly-held companies last year and supplied shipment figures to Furniture/Today. details >>

 

 

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