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Eco-friendly home furnishings

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  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    November 30, 2015

    Is the furniture industry in the cross hairs?

    Whitney Tilson is at it again. The investor who shorted Lumber Liquidators stock last spring, resulting in a critical report on “60 Minutes” alleging the retailer was selling laminate flooring containing unsafe levels of formaldehyde, has turned his attention to the furniture industry. In a series of presentations and online interviews, Tilson advised that he is shorting Wayfair’s stock based on what he considers to be an untenable business model and — more potentially dangerous to the furniture industry — the retailer’s sale of furniture made from MDF (medium density fiberboard), a commonly used material in RTA furniture. In a ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    November 25, 2015

    In the shadows of bedding giants, Tier Two players find success

    Lately I've been hearing surprisingly positive news from Tier Two bedding producers. They are reporting that there is life in the shadows of the bedding giants. Bedding's Big Four — Serta, Sealy, Simmons and Tempur-Pedic — command 70% of the market, boast plenty of marketing firepower, and possess the industry’s best-known brands. They have been gaining share in recent years. But some smaller bedding producers are finding paths to success on this highly competitive bedding landscape, three of them told me in recent meetings and interviews. No. 8 producer Therapedic just wrapped up an upbeat annual meeting at the ...

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  • Thomas Lester


    Thomas Lester

    November 24, 2015

    #MattressTags: Banish the blue light?

    How to beat the blues By now we've all heard how bad blue spectrum light is for sleep preparation, yet millions of us wind down at night in front of the TV (which, by the way, emits its share of blue spectrum light). Saffron, a company that specializes in sleep-oriented smart lights, is introducing Drift, a product that connects to the television and reduces blue spectrum light an hour before you tell it you want to go to sleep.     This is your brain without sleep Last week, ABC News' Dan Childs went 40 hours without sleep - all live on ...

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