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Therapedic Honors Licensees, Retailers from Australia and New Zealand

Mattress producer Therapedic International honored several licensees and their key retailers from the Australia and New Zealand regions in a recent ceremony in the company’s Las Vegas showroom – a ceremony delayed more than two years due to Covid travel restrictions.

In a plaque presentation, three mattress producers received the International Licensee of the Year awards, and two dealers received the International Retailer of the Year awards.

“This group of honorees is quite special for a couple of reasons,” said Therapedic CEO/President Gerry Borreggine. “They demonstrated fortitude and excellence through the pandemic that hit their part of the world very hard and with more extreme lockdowns than here in the U.S. And secondly, they have come a long way after a long wait so we could recognize their achievements.”

The licensee awards were presented to Mattress Resources of Queensland, Australia; Slumbercare Bedding of Victoria, Australia; and Brownie’s Mattress Service of New Zealand.

Mattress Resources, owned by Matthew Hollis, has been part of the Therapedic International family for 34 years. Hollis began working at Mattress Resources in February 1993 and purchased the factory from its original owner in 2015.

“I’ve personally been involved with Therapedic brand for close to 30 years now,” said Hollis. “Our customers know, when they buy a Therapedic product from us it’s going to be a quality product that’s backed with one of the highest warranties in Australia.”

Slumbercare Bedding owned by Con Apostolidis, is another long-term Therapedic licensee, soon celebrating its 25th year with the group. The company launched in 1996, but bedding is in its blood, as co-founder Gregory Apostolidis, Con’s father, has been making mattresses since 1964.

“Our most important competitive advantage in this region is the product design and innovation for which we’re among the best. Our affiliation with Therapedic as a leader in the global bedding industry enables our business to continue innovating and stay ahead with global bedding trends,” said Apostolidis.

Brownies Mattress Service Owner Dean Brownie was affiliated with Therapedic as a sub-licensee beginning in 1998 and bought out another New Zealand factory, making Brownies the sole New Zealand licensee since 2015.

Retailer awards went to My Bedtime in Brisbane, Australia; and Haggle Co. Home + Furniture in South Australia.

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