HEILIG-MEYERS TO SELL ITS 236 MATTRESS STORES: DIVESTITURE MAY ENABLE RETAIL GIANT TO PAY DOWN ITS DEBT

Heilig-Meyers’ plan to sell profitable Mattress Discounters is a positive step toward getting the nation’s largest furniture retailer back on track, according to an industry analyst. The retailer revealed that it is weighing the divestiture of 236- unit Mattress Discounters and 96-unit Rhodes. It also named turnaround specialist Don Shaffer as its new president and […]

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Platform assist: Hatchlift’s super-stout RV Bedlift Kit provides under-mattress storage access without having to use the ol’ noggin for support

One of the most precious commodities in any RV is storage space. While owners take advantage of every nook and cranny, the storage space under a platform bed is generally regarded as highly valuable to house bulky items. The use of gas struts facilitates access, but the factory hardwaretends to fail too quickly, leaving the […]

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Dial-A-Mattress is rousing lazy bed buyers

Who shops for bedding at 2 a.m.? Robert Klein, president and co-owner of Dial-A-Mattress, thinks the question instead should be: Where can you get a brand-name mattress for bargain prices delivered to your door in two hours? He and Geoffrey Chasin this month opened the Norwood franchise that offers an “800” number to purchase bedding […]

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Let your fingers find a mattress – via telephone

Traditional retailers doubt marketing When Dial-A-Mattress U.S.A. ventured into the South Florida market last year, little did it realize that the move would leave its principals counting more dollars than sheep, and so soon. In the year since the New York-based direct retailer of bedding opened its first Florida distribution center in Deerfield Beach, it […]

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Mattress mfrs. targeting younger generations

Hoping to ride the coattails of the fast-growing youth furniture market, several mattressmanufacturers have developed products exclusively for the younger generation. Producers are hoping to get parents out of the habit of either buying their children the cheapest twin-size mattress on the market, or simply giving them a mattress once used by another family member. […]

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Slimmed manufacturer retailer emerges from Chapter 11

Slimmed down and out of Chapter 11, longtime Southland manufacturer-retailer Ortho Mattress of Gardena is springing back, and targeting expansion and new products for the second half of the 1990s. “In 1994, for the first time in four years, we are experiencing same-store growth in sales,” said Howard Roeder, 37, who was named chief executive […]

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Foreign exchange: commerce company exports mattresses to address Chinese consumers’ worries about product safety

IN the past few years, Chinese consumers have unwittingly bought fake French wine and famously shopped at a bogus Apple store stocked entirely with counterfeits. More alarmingly, they’ve fallen victim to tainted baby formula, glow-in-the-dark pork and phony birth-control pills. Each new incident seems more frightening than the last. But in that environment, executives at […]

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CPSC Reviews Mattress Safety, Small flame bench scale test recommended

Small flame bench scale test recommended. On August 23, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released a briefing package developed by Commission staff detailing the need for a national standard on mattress flammability and specifically focusing on open-flame ignition of mattresses and bedding. This briefing package–which will likely be voted upon by the three […]

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