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Marketing to Gen Z
10/08/2018
Marketing to Gen Z

Marketing to Gen Z

Gen Z will account for 40% of all consumers by 2020. If you haven’t already taken them into account in your marketing plans, clearly, you should.

Four Day Weeks, not 5
10/05/2018
Four Day Weeks, not 5

Four Day Weeks, not 5

For eight weeks last spring, an Auckland, New Zealand, company tried an experiment: It allowed employees to work four day work weeks but get paid for five.

Reserve Your Exhibit Space at Interzum
10/04/2018
Reserve Your Exhibit Space at Interzum

Reserve Your Exhibit Space at Interzum

ISPA supplier members should plan to be part of the ISPA Bedding Centre at Interzum Cologne May 21-24, 2019, in Cologne, Germany.

Menopause shouldn’t sabotage your #sleep! Discover how to ease back into those quality ZZZs. #BetterSleep
10/04/2018
What to Do When Menopause Sabotages Your Sleep

Menopause shouldn’t sabotage your #sleep! Discover how to ease back into those quality ZZZs. #BetterSleep

Don’t let sleep disturbances torpedo your health and quality of life.

Study: Getting Six Hours of Sleep Is as Bad as Not Sleeping at All
09/27/2018
Study: Getting Six Hours of Sleep Is as Bad as Not Sleeping at All

Study: Getting Six Hours of Sleep Is as Bad as Not Sleeping at All

You might think you can power through the work week on six hours of sleep each night and daily double espresso shots, but a sleep deprivation study reveals that’s far from true. In fact, while running on six hours of sleep, you’d function as poorly as if you had you not slept at all.In the [...]

WATCH: Nap Pods, the High-Tech Sleep Alternative for Students
09/26/2018
WATCH: Nap Pods, the High-Tech Sleep Alternative for Students

WATCH: Nap Pods, the High-Tech Sleep Alternative for Students

WATCH: Nap Pods, the High-Tech Sleep Alternative for Students By Chinwe Oniah When Melissa Hsu and Sarah Barett were students at UC Berkeley, the university launched a campaign advertising late-night study spaces with the tagline “sleep is for the weak.” For Melissa and Sarah, two typically over...

Treating Sleep Like a Sport
09/11/2018
Treating Sleep Like a Sport

Treating Sleep Like a Sport

Whether you’re an aspiring marathoner, a kickboxing ju**ie, or the reigning golf champion at your country club, you’re an athlete – through and through. Sport…

Take a look at the world through their eyes and see how your company stacks up
08/31/2018
The digital natives are here - Sleep Savvy

Take a look at the world through their eyes and see how your company stacks up

We asked digital natives to share their perspectives on large companies, as both consumers and employees. This article reflects what we learned.

Understanding sleep disorders
08/29/2018
Understanding sleep disorders

Understanding sleep disorders

While sleep disorders should be treated by a medical professional, this cheat sheet of common sleep problems can help you help your customers

Digital natives - Sleep Savvy
08/28/2018
Digital natives - Sleep Savvy

Digital natives - Sleep Savvy

What you need to know about millennials, digital natives, and Gen Z to attract them as shoppers, customers, and employees

U.K. company makes and even grows components as it strives to create the most environmentally friendly bed.
08/27/2018
Harrison Spinks wants to revolutionize bedding

U.K. company makes and even grows components as it strives to create the most environmentally friendly bed.

U.K. company Harrison Spinks makes and even grows components as it strives to create the most environmentally friendly bed

Young professionals from BrandSource member businesses around the United States gathered June 11-14 in Tahoe, California...
08/24/2018
BrandSource Gathers Young Professionals

Young professionals from BrandSource member businesses around the United States gathered June 11-14 in Tahoe, California, for the Tustin, California-based buying group’s annual BrandSource Young Professionals University that featured more than 20 speakers.

Young professionals from BrandSource member businesses around the United States gathered for the annual BrandSource Young Professionals University.

BrandSource Gathers Young Professionals
08/23/2018
BrandSource Gathers Young Professionals

BrandSource Gathers Young Professionals

Young professionals from BrandSource member businesses around the United States gathered for the annual BrandSource Young Professionals University.

Huge Bed Draws Attention to Serta Campaign
08/22/2018
Huge Bed Draws Attention to Serta Campaign

Huge Bed Draws Attention to Serta Campaign

Serta spotlighted its “Serta Comfortable” campaign that featured a giant bed made of 12 queen-size Serta iComfort Hybrid mattresses.

Sleep Geek, powered by Carthage, Missouri-based industry supplier Leggett & Platt Inc., kicked off a contest in July to ...
08/21/2018
Leggett & Platt Marks Geek University Milestone With Campaign

Sleep Geek, powered by Carthage, Missouri-based industry supplier Leggett & Platt Inc., kicked off a contest in July to celebrate its 1,000th graduate from Geek University, an online program designed to supplement sales training.

Sleep Geek, powered by Leggett & Platt Inc., kicked off a contest in July to celebrate its 1,000th graduate from Geek University.

Give Better Sleep the Old College Try
08/20/2018
Give Better Sleep the Old College Try

Give Better Sleep the Old College Try

If you haven’t been in a dorm or on-campus apartment lately, expect to be amazed. Colleges and universities are going all out to create impressive…

Mattress manufacturer and retailer Hilding Anders International, with world headquarters in Malmö, Sweden, has entered ...
08/20/2018
Hilding Anders Teams Up With ReST Responsive Surface Technology

Mattress manufacturer and retailer Hilding Anders International, with world headquarters in Malmö, Sweden, has entered into a strategic partnership with ReST Responsive Surface Technology LLC, an Atlanta-based provider of smart beds.

Hilding Anders International has entered into a strategic partnership with ReST Responsive Surface Technology LLC, an Atlanta-based provider of smart beds.

Reverie Expands Sleep Coach Program
08/16/2018
Reverie Expands Sleep Coach Program

Reverie Expands Sleep Coach Program

Reverie has enhanced its Reverie Sleep Coach program with additional content, more coaches and an enhanced customer experience.

ISPA Issues Statement Supporting Administration’s Efforts to Address China’s Unfair Trade Practices
08/15/2018
ISPA Issues Statement Supporting Administration’s Efforts to Address China’s Unfair Trade Practices

ISPA Issues Statement Supporting Administration’s Efforts to Address China’s Unfair Trade Practices

ISPA’s Executive Committee has issued the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s proposal to impose a 10% tariff on hundreds of products imported from China: The International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) represents manufacturers of mattresses and other sleep products and ...

ISPA Report: Motion Base Sales Are on the Move
08/14/2018
ISPA Report: Motion Base Sales Are on the Move

ISPA Report: Motion Base Sales Are on the Move

Motion base sales are going up — a bright spot for the industry at a time when unit sales of mattresses and flat foundations have been dipping.

Skills needed by 2030
08/13/2018
Skills needed by 2030

Skills needed by 2030

As automation moves into workplaces, the types of employee skills needed will shift, according to a new report by McKinsey Global Institute.

The digital natives are here
08/10/2018
The digital natives are here

The digital natives are here

We asked digital natives to share their perspectives on large companies, as both consumers and employees. This article reflects what we learned.

Dressed for Bed
08/09/2018
Dressed for Bed

Dressed for Bed

Ticking suppliers were plentiful at this year’s ISPA EXPO and beautifully designed fabrics with a soft hand and dramatic color pops drew oohs and aahs.

Welcome to the Newly Redesigned BedTimes
08/08/2018
Welcome to the Newly Redesigned BedTimes

Welcome to the Newly Redesigned BedTimes

As with mattress making, design and redesign plays a crucial role in fulfilling the mission of a magazine. We decided now is that time for BedTimes.

Delivery teams from brick-and-mortar stores can wow customers in ways a boxed bed left on the porch never will
07/30/2018
Delivering service in 7 steps - Sleep Savvy

Delivery teams from brick-and-mortar stores can wow customers in ways a boxed bed left on the porch never will

Delivery teams from brick-and-mortar stores can wow customers with delivering in ways a boxed bed left on the porch never will.

How to respond to sexual harassment at work - Sleep Savvy
07/27/2018
How to respond to sexual harassment at work - Sleep Savvy

How to respond to sexual harassment at work - Sleep Savvy

Survey finds 72% of employees who experience unwanted advances do not report the incidents. As accusations of sexual harassment at work continue to rise, it’s not surprising CareerBuilder.com, an employment services website, commissioned a survey on the topic.

No signature required - Sleep Savvy
07/26/2018
No signature required - Sleep Savvy

No signature required - Sleep Savvy

Because of more secure financial technologies, credit card companies no longer require a signature on the dotted line from consumers

four-store sleep-shop chain in northern California scores big by promoting and providing its customer base with quality ...
07/25/2018
Moore’s Sleep World revolves around restorative rest - Sleep Savvy

four-store sleep-shop chain in northern California scores big by promoting and providing its customer base with quality bed sets

The four-store sleep-shop chain, Moore’s Sleep World, based in northern California scores big by promoting and providing its customer base with quality bed sets

ISPA report: Motion base sales are on the rise - Sleep Savvy
07/24/2018
ISPA report: Motion base sales are on the rise - Sleep Savvy

ISPA report: Motion base sales are on the rise - Sleep Savvy

Sales of adjustable bases are going up, up, up—a bright spot for the sleep products industry at a time when unit sales of mattresses and flat foundations have been dipping. Unit sales of adjustables grew significantly in the first quarter of 2018, compared with the same period of 2017, according t...

Even with the air conditioning running full blast at home and office, it can be hard after a day in and out of the heat
07/20/2018
How to get a cool night’s sleep in a heat wave - Sleep Savvy

Even with the air conditioning running full blast at home and office, it can be hard after a day in and out of the heat

Much of the country has been suffering through a heat wave and when it lifts, we’re still facing the hottest time of the year: July and August.

Um, we need to, like, talk about verbal tics
07/19/2018
Um, we need to, like, talk about verbal tics

Um, we need to, like, talk about verbal tics

Annoying verbal tics can distract shoppers from your outstanding sales presentation. So, today, we’d like to, um, discuss how you can, like, get rid of all those conversational space fillers that, uh, distract from what you’re, er, trying to communicate, you know what I’m sayin’?

Put your trips on the calendar now to get the time off you need to relax and restore
07/18/2018
Don’t let vacation time go unused - Sleep Savvy

Put your trips on the calendar now to get the time off you need to relax and restore

Don't let vacation time go unused. Americans are notoriously lax about taking all the vacation time owed to them by their employers. In 2016, workers took an average of 16.8 vacation days—up slightly from 16.2 days in 2015, but still below a long-term average of 20.3 days that held until a decline...

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