Posts made in July, 2017


After a multi-year hiatus, BIA returns to Cologne, Germany, and discusses licensing opportunities Stuart Carlitz President, CEO After being absent for several years, Bedding Industries of America successfully returned to Interzum in Cologne, Germany, to discuss licensing opportunities with manufacturers from around the world. Interzum, is the largest show in the world for sourcing machinery and equipment used in the manufacturing of...

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MANUFACTURING and LICENSING Pleasant Mattress, BIA, Jeffco Fibres, Heritage Sleep, Meet in Florida at FT Conference Stuart Carlitz,  President & CEO Summer 2017 With the goal of working on the introduction of a shared national line, Eastman House/Eclipse licensees met in Florida during the Furniture Today Conference. To initiate the dialogue, and to use as an inspiration, BIA executives shared in detail product specs and ticks of...

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Florida Meeting: A National Line? STUART CARLITZ President and CEO E-Brands From Stu Carlitz BIA CEO Friends, industry figures indicate that first quarter 2017 didn’t deliver the desired results. At the FT Bedding Conference, we heard that ISPA reported that in Q1 there was a 4.4% drop in units and 0.1% on wholesale value ($). Nevertheless, I sense that there is consensus that a weak Q1 is not as critical; seasonality shows...

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