Specialty delivers: national mattress chains are rising to the fore

THE LANDSCAPE OF MATTRESS retailing is changing with the development of a new creature: the federal specialty shop, or “category killer” Regional chains like Mattress Giant and Mattress Company have expanded their presence throughout the country, and have fostered their shop counts or by opening doorways. Inserting 1800mattress.com –that has 100 showrooms and , through […]

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Sale of Ohio Mattress set

  However, Wuliger will remain chairman and CEO CLEVELAND — The future of this Ohio Mattress Co., the world’s largest bedding company, that is slated to be sold for about $980 million, will break within the hands of the family that established it. Ernest M. Wuliger, chairman and chief executive officer, will stay at the […]

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Computer soft sell; Dial-a-Mattress rides superhighway

  Dial-a-Mattress Franchise Corp., which sells mattresses by phone, has increased earnings 50 percent by selling via Internet and online services. Along with two websites, Dial-a-Mattress utilizes CompuServe and Bloomberg. Typical price per sale diverse from $2.60 to $5.75, and the average online sale was 557, when compared with the organization’s overall average sale of […]

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Restonic adds premium mattresses to 2 lines

  Attempting to bridge the difference between its lines that were premium beddings, the promotional manufacturer Restonic has upgraded Chirotonic lines and its Sup-R-Posture at price points between $299 and $699 for versions using mattresses targeted. Bill Brey said he expects that the new versions will provide a presence at the superior end of this […]

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Futon mattress industry enters a new age

Futon mattress market Is growing up times nowadays. In 2005, it recorded a rise of over 2 percent to $924 million; nevertheless, producers keep on upgrading and expanding the category of merchandise, reaching a brand new market where people are affordable to pay higher cost range. “Futons are still growing, and several producers have diversified,” […]

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Furniture hot and cold , futon bed

Sales gains were produced in most furniture classes during 1996. Steel beds, furniture, queen size futon mattresses and machine-made region rugs sales rose by 6 percent to 14 percent. Portable lighting earnings increased by 4 percent, bedding earnings rose by 3.3percent and handmade area rugs earnings increased by.5 percent. Mobile lighting earnings were slow due […]

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Furniture maker tops in futons

Loewenstein Furniture Group Inc., that had no expertise with futons before this past year, has turned into the country’s biggest futon manufacturer nearly overnight. After increasing $17.2 million from its initial public offering last October, Loewenstein has turned on a purchasing series that started with the purchase of 2 wheeled producers and continued this week […]

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DOING THEIR FOAM WORK TRADITIONAL BEDDING MAKERS

  Maybe there is something specific about specialization bedding. Conventional, mainstream bedding makers of innerspring mattresses seemingly think so since they continue to leap onto the foam mattress bandwagon, a class once earmarked for the specialty class. They have never been shy about tapping to the inventions which are frequently introduced with those more compact […]

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MATTRESS MAKERS KEEP HOME FIRES FROM BURNING

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.- It is “business as usual” in Sit’n Sleep retail bedding stores around Southern California, since they inventory their flooring with the latest in flame-retardant mattresses. At least it is business as usual before customers get on to the cost rises, along with the sales team must sell this much tougher. The […]

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