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Pier 1 Reports Better-Than-Expected Sales Trends

Retailer Pier 1 Imports (PIR), which is being pressured by activist shareholders to improve results, said sales in the current quarter are better than expected to date, and noted that sales and earnings should be at the higher end of the projections issued in late September.

Pleasant Mattress Promotes 2 in Operations Posts

Pleasant Mattress, a West Coast mattress producer, has promoted Mingo Urrea and Vue Yang to management positions in its manufacturing operations.

FastFact: Median Size of New Homes Jumps 23% in 2000s

A new report by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development shows that new single-family homes averaged 2,540 square feet in 2015, up from 2,060 feet in 2000.

Tony Smith Leaving Serta Simmons Bedding

Longtime bedding industry executive Tony Smith, president of sales at Serta Simmons Bedding, is leaving the company on Nov. 30.

Customatic Adjustable Bedz Creates National Service Team

In response to its rapid growth in the adjustable foundation category, Customatic Adjustable Bedz is beefing up its customer service efforts with a network of 40 brand-dedicated field service technicians in cooperation with Saw Enterprises.

Sauder Successfully Tests New Product Registration Platform

Following a successful pilot program with ready-to-assemble furniture producer Sauder Woodworking, receipt management company Shoeboxed has officially launched a product registration platform called BrandLoop that eliminates the need for consumers to submit paper warranty registration cards.

Tempur-Pedic Aids Military, Veterans with Mattress Donations

More than 3,000 active duty military personnel, veterans and their families have received Tempur-Pedic beds during the past year as part the brand’s ongoing commitment to “deliver life-changing sleep to our nation's heroes.”

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