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False comparative pricing futon: issue won’t die

  Jordan Marsh Stores Corp has agreed to refund $342,000 to customers in a settlement concerning false comparative pricing. Jordan Marsh was accused of inflating retail prices of futon mattresses and box springs to show customers that its sale prices were a big savings. Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshbarger says that “customers have a right […]

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Factory-directs try to alter image working to dispell the public perception

  TORONTO–Factory-directs are working to dispel the public perception of them as fast-talking, discount futon mattress salesmen, and are cultivating an image of bedding consultants who can help to solve sleep and comfort problems. Factory-direct operators meeting in Toronto last month said their biggest challenge is to improve their image. The industry is focusing on […]

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  As you may know, Heilig-Meyers is going to sell its profitable futon mattress retail store chain, Mattress Discounters. According to a professional analyst, it is recommended action that the company should do to become the largest furniture retailer in this country. Based on the official report, the company’s managers are considering to divest in […]

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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 hardware tends to fail too quickly, […]

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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 […]

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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, it really realized 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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