non-innerspring mattress breakouts, a two-year forecast issued bi-annually, and an annual report of sales that includes statistical data for AUSP
, size, and twenty-year trends for unit shipments and wholesale dollars, price point data and more.
The statistics package includes monthly reports on mattress and foundation shipments, a two-year forecast issued bi-annually, and an annual report of sales statistics, which includes AUSP
, size, regional and innerspring vs.
The changes in volume and AUSP were a result of increased sales of lower priced OEM products in Europe as well as select pricing actions in Canada.
These include driving AUSP growth through new product mix and selective price increases, controlling our product launch costs, creating new advertising strategies for retail and our Sealy Posturepedic brand, expanding our latex production and product lines, achieving meaningful cost reductions in fixed operating expenses and infrastructure, and building on our strength in our international markets.
6% increase in unit volume, partially offset by a decrease in AUSP
The decrease in AUSP is primarily due to strategic pricing actions implemented in the first quarter of fiscal 2007 on selected products such as the Stearns & Foster and TrueForm lines and a shift in product mix.
The decline in gross profit as a percentage of net sales was driven by a decline in AUSP, an increased share of sales from promotional products, and $1.
2% increase in unit volume, partially offset by a decrease in AUSP
primarily due to strategic pricing actions in Canada and increased sales of lower priced OEM products in Europe.
4% decline in conventional bedding unit volume, partially offset by an increase in conventional bedding AUSP