Originally printed in the June 15, 2015, issue of Furniture Today
Furniture/Today's exclusive Top 15 U.S. Bedding Producers report ranks mattress producers by their 2014 U.S. wholesale bedding shipments. Furniture/Today uses public and private information to develop the wholesale shipment figures in its report of the Top 15 U.S. Bedding Producers.
The newspaper begins the process by sending a survey to some two dozen bedding producers, asking them to supply audited and accountant-verified figures for their 2014 bedding shipments. Three leading brands ?? Sealy, Tempur-Pedic and Select Comfort ?? are owned by publicly held companies and supplied shipment figures to Furniture/Today.
Two other leading producers ?? Simmons and Serta, both owned by Advent International, a private equity firm ?? supplied accountant-verified reports of audited figures. Collectively, those five brands account for almost 75% of all bedding shipments. Only one other producer on the list ?? No. 13 E.S. Kluft & Co. ?? supplied accountant-verified and audited figures. The other producers on the list are ranked on the basis of a Furniture/Today survey of bedding producers and suppliers that is used to develop Furniture/Today market research estimates. In the case where companies have identical estimated 2014 bedding shipments, the one with the fastest growth over 2013 is ranked higher.
This listing is by no means comprehensive and does not represent the entire industry. More than the 15 bedding producers ranked are vital companies within the industry. Furniture/Today chooses not to include some companies due to lack of verification of shipment figures. Executive Editor David Perry and Dana French, director of research, collected the figures presented in this report, developed the estimates, and did the market analysis.
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