HOUSTON-Mattress Firm executives Ken Murphy, Sam Woods and Kindel Elam have been promoted to new roles at the specialty mattress retailer. Murphy, who had been executive vice president of sales and operations, has been appointed to the previously vacant position of chief operating officer. Murphy now oversees sales and operations, marketing, merchandising, information technology, business … More »
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HOUSTON-Mattress Firm has made three deals that will add about 93 stores to its store base. The company has entered into an agreement to acquire the outstanding equity interests of Sleep Experts Partners, which operates Sleep Experts stores in Texas. It has also completed the acquisition of Yotes, which operates stores under the Mattress Firm … More »
SEATTLE-Pacific Coast Feather is beginning to produce mattress pads at its new plant in Gastonia, N.C., and plans to have the facility at full-scale production by May 1. The new plant was built to replace a production facility in Wayne, Ind., which had been destroyed by a tornado in October. The company is installing equipment … More »
HIGH POINT, N.C.–WithIt, the women’s leadership development network serving the home and furnishings industries, has named its 2014 board of directors. New to the board in 2014 are: Kimberley Wray, co-founder of WithIt; retailer Dorian Sims, Stacy Furniture; Anita Wimmer, Stanley Furniture; and Cindi Williams, North American Home Furnishings Association. Serving in 2014 are: Board … More »
HOUSTON–Mattress Firm logged identical sales increases of 20.8 percent for both its fourth quarter and fiscal year ending on Jan. 28, according to a statement on its preliminary results for both periods. Net sales in the quarter totaled $312 million and included a same-store sales increase of 6.5 percent. For the fiscal year, net sales … More »
NEW YORK–HFN has started collecting new product information and high-resolution images for its editorial show coverage of both the High Point and tabletop markets in April. To be included, please send a brief product description, your company website and a hi-res image to us no later than Wednesday, March 5. Images (preferably jpegs, but we … More »
BUFFALO, N.Y.–Restonic Mattress Corporation announced that Catherine Arkema has joined its marketing team as designer of record for the company. Arkema will be responsible for creating inspiring designs to support the Restonic brand and all marketing and product initiatives. In addition to lending her skills to the development of the look, feel and visual experience … More »