Therapeutic Honors Licensees & Retailers » Bedtimes Magazine

The applause of companies in Australia and New Zealand was halted due to the pandemic,

Therapeudic International has awarded a number of licensees and their major retailers in Australia and New Zealand. The company waited two years through the pandemic to bring the group together for special recognition.

At a plaque presentation at the company’s Las Vegas Market showroom, three mattress producers received the International Licensee of the Year award and two dealers received the International Retailer of the Year award.

“This group of respected people is very special for a couple of reasons,” said Gerry Borregin, president and chief executive officer of Princeton, a New Jersey-based company. “He displayed perseverance and excellence through the pandemic which hit his part of the world very hard and here with more extreme lockdowns than in the US and secondly, he has come a long way after a long wait so that Let us recognize their achievements.”


Long-time licensee Mattress Resources, based in Queensland, Australia, and owned by Matthew Hollis, has been part of the Therapeutics International family for 34 years, the company said in a news release. Hollis began working at Mattress Resources in February 1993 and bought the factory from its original owner in 2015.

“I’ve personally been associated with the Therapeutics brand for almost 30 years,” Hollis said. “Our customers know (that) when they buy a therapeutic product from us, it is going to be a quality product backed with one of the highest warranties in Australia.”


In the Queensland market, MyBedtime, the leading dealer in Brisbane, received the Retailer of the Year honor, acknowledged by owner Tony Kokia. He is a featured guest in an episode of “Inside Track with Gerry Borregin”, a video series for bedding retailing professionals.

Slumbercare Beds, based in Victoria, Australia, and owned by Con Apostolidis, another long-term therapeutics licensee, is celebrating its soon-to-be years with the group. The company was launched in 1996, but co-founder Gregory Apostolidis, Conn’s father, has been making mattresses since 1964.

“Our most important competitive advantage in this area is product design and innovation, for which we are among the best. Our association with Therapedic as a leader in the global bedding industry allows our business to continue to innovate and keep up with global bedding trends. enables living,” Apostolidis said.

In that area, major retailer Haggle Co. Home + Furniture was recognized for its top selling. Accepting the award for the South Australian family-owned retail business was Adrian Manera, Managing Director.

The third International Licensee of the Year award went to the Brownies Mattress Service of New Zealand. Owner Dean Brownies has been associated with Therapeutics as a sub-licensee since 1998 and has purchased another New Zealand factory, making Brownies the only New Zealand licensee since 2015.

“Our position as a top brand choice is made possible by this type of longevity with our licensing partners and their success with dealers,” said Susan Maths, Vice President of Brand Relations for Therapedic.