Prospects dim for bedding rebound

Perry, David
August 2008
Furniture/Today;8/11/2008, Vol. 32 Issue 48, p1
Trade Publication
The article explores prospects for the mattress industry for 2008. The International Sleep Productions Association (ISPA) reported that unit shipments for producers were down 6.3% through June 2008, while the dollar value of shipments was down by 7.1% from the first half of 2007. Bedding producers claim that high gas prices, low consumer confidence and an economic slowdown are negatively affecting the mattress sector and home furnishings in general.


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