From Home Furnishing Business
FastFact: Bedding Sales Climb 5% in 2014
Strong sales in the first and third quarters of 2014 pushed mattress sales up 5 percent more than 2013 sales.
Total mattress sales for 2014 hit $12.62 billion.
The category, a consistent bright spot for retailers, has posted consistent year-over-year gains averaging 5.5 percent since the recession in 2009. Since 2009, mattress sales have increased 31 percent.
Bedding sales remain a strong contributor to overall industry sales. In 2007, mattress sales made up 14.9 percent of industry sales. Last year, the category made up 16.8 percent of industry sales.
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