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Regrouping at Fashion Bed; Fashion Bed Group still has growing pains, but is working hard to get its wealth of products delivered on time

Fashion Bed Group offers a wide variety of products from $49 brass-plated headboards to $1,500 wrought-iron canopy beds. The furniture manufacturer’s product mix includes shiny brass beds, iron beds in specialty finishes, painted metal beds and imported wood, wicker and juvenile metal furniture. Fashion Beds has introduced a cellular manufacturing approach to improve efficiency in […]

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Flammable mattress recall

Relaxsan distributor General Traders Has Been forced to Remember Countless its own Rush Easy single roll-up foam mattresses as soon as they neglected the flammability regulations. Derbyshire Trading Standards purchased a mattress in the Ilkestone Co-op section Shop that was analyzed by West Yorkshire Materials Testing and discovered it had neglected. Simon Schreiber, General Traders […]

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Bedding debuts in Dallas Englander Co will display its mattresses

Englander Co will display its mattresses at the Summer Home Furnishings Market in Dallas, TX, beginning Jul 11, 1992. The manufacturer was previously represented by its licensee in the show’s National Bedding Center. Value-added features are expected to be the focus of the show, especially mid-priced innerspring and flotation beds with extra features and high-contour […]

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Sleep Safety Council slates emission tests

The Sleep Products Safety Council (SPSC) has selected the Research Triangle Institute to conduct emissions tests on a random sample of mattresses to evaluated them for potential health hazards. SPSC decided to select an independent research organization after news reports by a Philadelphia television station reported earlier in 1993 on the potential health hazards of […]

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Future of Dallas Bedding Center in doubt

The National Bedding Center, located on the 13th floor in the World Trade Center, within the Dallas Market Center (DMC), may be forced to close its doors if the traffic does not improve. Attendance at the DMC for the first three days of the market was down 5% to 5,000 from 1992 attendance records. The […]

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Mattress subcontract upheaval; in a rebuff to Sealy, Sears shifts private label Sears-O-Pedic business to Spring Air

Sears, Roebuck and Co, in a surprise move, has given its private label Sears-O-Pedic business to Spring Air Co. Sealy Inc originally had the $35 million contract, but Sears claims the mattress manufacturer’s Posturepedic line too closely resembles the Sears-O-Pedic. Spring Air has promised to set up a dedicated marketing, sales and customer service staff […]

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Eastman House-Blue Bell pact: joint venture for King Koil licensee to distribute Eastman House mattresses in Northeast]

Chittenden and Eastman Company Inc has signed an agreement with Blue Bell Mattress Co for Blue Bell to market its bedding in New York and New England. Blue Bell will be able to offer an exclusive line of bedding that will increase its number of dealers, while Eastman House can increase its distribution. Eastman House, […]

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