Does Tempur-Pedic Really Rank Last In Their Class?

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I received my Furniture Today email and was very surprised to see THIS ARTICLE  from my good buddy Dave Perry recapping the most recent Consumer Reports (CR) article on the mattress industry. So what did it say?  That the top dog, the guys that created the entire memory foam class have dropped to last place based […]

Stearns and Foster’s Strategy For A Three Year Product Transition

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Stearns and Foster recently announced that from now on they are going to a three year replacement cycle. I watched their Chief Marketing Officer, Jay Spenchian, in an interview with Dave Perry at Furniture Today, and Jay did a great job communicating their intentions. Consumers are coming into the market all of the time so […]

Can You Feel The Shift?

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 When I started in this industry as a manufacturing rep I was told how important the brand was. We were given studies that demonstrated the consumer awareness of our brand and then we were taught how to leverage that with the retailer for more real estate. We convinced those retailers that if they didn’t advertise […]