TRINITY, N.C., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sealy, Inc. (NYSE: ZZ), the largest bedding manufacturer in the world, has announced a Black Friday promotion in order to draw customers to retail stores on one of America's busiest shopping days. According to the National Retail Federation, a record 226 million shoppers visited stores and websites over the Black Friday weekend in 2011, spending an estimated $52.4 billion. This year, the organization predicts national holiday retail sales in November and December will increase 4.1 percent. To capitalize on this excitement, and continue the momentum on its successful Optimum™ line, Sealy will offer consumers a free box spring with the purchase of a new Optimum ™TM mattress from November 12–26. "Black Friday symbolizes the start of the holiday shopping season," said Jodi Allen, chief marketing officer, Sealy. "With our strategically-timed promotion, we hope to build on the excitement surrounding the holidays to encourage consumers to visit one of our retail partners and try out one of our newest, most innovative mattresses." The Black Friday promotion is a continuation of the company's 2012 advertising and promotional program, which consists of its largest advertising spend in five years, including an unprecedented national TV campaign, digital buy and in-store programs. For additional information on the Sealy products and promotions, please contact Jenny Sherman at email@example.com or 312-861-5257. About SealySealy owns one of the largest bedding brands in the world, with sales of $1.2 billion in fiscal 2011. The Company manufactures and markets a broad range of mattresses and foundations under the Sealy(R), Sealy Posturepedic(R), Sealy Posturepedic Optimum (TM), Stearns & Foster(R), and Bassett(R) brands. Sealy operates 25 plants in North America, and has the largest market share and highest consumer awareness of any bedding brand on the continent. In the United States, Sealy sells its products to approximately 3,000 customers with more than 7,000 retail outlets. Sealy is also a leading supplier to the hospitality industry. For more information, please visit www.sealy.com. Media Contact: Jenny ShermanJenny.Sherman@mslgroup.com 312-861-5257 SOURCE Sealy, Inc.