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May 10, 2010 Issue #12

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Rising Prices Loom Large in Utility Bedding Recovery

Utility bedding, traditionally one of the strongest of the bedding categories, declined about 4.6% overall last year, despite a “comeback” fourth quarter in late 2009. Most vendors are optimistic going forward, expecting a boost in year-to-year comparisons — admittedly, not too difficult a thing considering the recent economic rollercoaster.