The editors of BedTimes bring you the ISPA EXPO 2018 wrap-up report

There was so much to see and do at ISPA EXPO 2018 March 14-16 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The editors of BedTimes were in the thick of things, buttonholing busy exhibitors to uncover their product news, networking with attendees at events and, all the while, taking copious notes. This report is the fruit of our labors. The biennial show is the largest industrial trade event in the world focused exclusively on mattress equipment and machinery. The overall mood of the event was upbeat, traffic was good and there was plenty of news to report about mattress components and factory equipment. One of the unusual things about this year’s show was the pervasive focus on consumers, and not just by companies like Wright Global Graphics, headquartered in Thomasville, North Carolina, which always has store shoppers in mind. From a variety of boxes for home delivery to new roll-packing technology, throughout the exhibition there was heightened awareness of the consumer and her needs. For example, Atlanta Attachment Co., based in Lawrenceville, Georgia, demonstrated the 1306 Roll-Pac Workstation that creates a perforated, easy-open seal on plastic films so consumers don’t risk cutting into t...

Amazon’s Best-Selling Cosori Air Fryer Is on Sale Now

There are so many delicious reasons for the air fryer hype: Tender meatballs, fluffy churros, crispy chicken wings, crunchy creamy avocado fries—all made without the heavy oil or butter you’d expect. It’s a miracle kitchen gadget that circulates hot air up to 400 degrees around your food, transforming it into crunchy perfection in a fraction of the time, mess, and calories of traditional frying. Heck, we went on a four-day air frying binge just to see how well the gadget works. (Spoiler: We can’t stop raving about it.)   And if you’re considering adding one to your kitchen, you’re in luck. Right now, Amazon’s best-selling air fryer, the Cosori Air Fryer, is on sale for just $92. Originally $120, shoppers can now save 24 percent on this mighty machine. The popular air fryer earned the coveted Amazon’s Choice badge, and has nearly 800 perfect five-star reviews from customers who rave about the variety of features and speediness. This Cosori model has 11 preset options to ease you into a range of recipes, like bacon, bread, and frozen foods, and has a handy preheating option that improves foods’ texture in under five minutes. “I have referred 12 friends to the Cosori Air Fryer sinc...