Originally printed in the January 18, 2016 print issue of Furniture/Today
The bedding industry will record moderate unit gains this year, but will see stronger growth in the wholesale value of bedding shipments, according to Furniture/Today's Consensus Bedding Forecast.
Furniture/Today compiles its bedding forecast by asking CEOs and presidents of bedding producers to share their confidential unit and dollar predictions. Then it weights those predictions based on the market share enjoyed by the respondents, and averages the figures to arrive at its forecast numbers.
Companies that provided forecasts or insights on business conditions in 2016 were Serta, Tempur Sealy, Simmons, King Koil, Therapedic, Englander, Restonic, Kingsdown, Symbol, E.S. Kluft, Spring Air, Reverie, Dormeo N.A., Boyd Specialty Sleep, Gold Bond, Pure Talalay Bliss, Shifman Mattress, Naturepedic, Leggett & Platt, Klaussner, Customatic, Spink & Edgar USA, Posh +Lavish, and OMI.
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