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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    November 26, 2014

    Innerspring segment losing edge to specialty sleep?

    The innerspring category continues to maintain an edge over the specialty sleep segment, but recent developments suggest the tide is turning in favor of specialty sleep. Those are my conclusions after reading the September Bedding Barometer report issued by the International Sleep Products Assn. They may or may not be correct. More on that in a moment. First we look at the raw numbers. In the first nine months of the year, innerspring mattress units are up 2.1%, compared to a 0.2% growth rate for specialty mattress units. In that same time period, innerspring mattress dollars are up ...

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  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    November 25, 2014

    Consumers Want It Their Way, Winners Will Oblige

    For those of us at a certain age the catchphrase, “Have it your way,” brings back memories of Burger King’s 1970’s commercials featuring singing servers telling customers they could have their fast food burger made to order; (“hold the pickle, hold the lettuce, special orders don’t upset us . . . “). For consumers who were growing up in the then-emerging era of fast food, defined by cookie cutter store formats and mass produced sandwiches it was a unique and appealing proposition. And while it may seem like a small and not particularly significant development today, at the time the logistics ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    November 21, 2014

    New York Times is right: Mattress shopping can be a challenge

    The New York Times recently took a look at the mattress shopping experience, and the results weren’t pretty. The Times story, headlined “An Easy Choice? Dream On,” said that mattress shoppers “must navigate a Kafkaesque maze” to find the right mattress. Among its findings: The products all look alike, there is too much “marketing-speak,” and the industry offers “one-day sales for 365 days a year only.” In the full disclosure category, I was among those quoted in the story — and accurately, I might add. Among other things, I decried the industry focus on low prices in mattress ads, telling ...

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