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  • E-commerce bedding update with Magnusson

    E-commerce bedding update

    Mike Magnuson, the CEO of, talks about the rapid growth of the online mattress category, which sees the entry of a new player every week. (Video series sponsored by Symbol Mattress.)

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    September 19, 2017

    Matt Firm leads strong pack of retail bedding standouts

    Mattress Firm continues to lead the pack in bedding, standing high above its competition and continuing to set a sizzling growth pace. But several other bedding retailers are also doing well, a look at Furniture Today’s list of the Top 25 Bedding Retailers reveals. Each year we update that list, and each year Mattress Firm finds new ways to post spectacular sales gains. Last year’s increase, a 27.8% jump in bedding revenues, was fueled largely by the addition of Sleepy’s to the Mattress Firm portfolio. Sleepy’s added about 1,050 stores and more than $1 ...

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  • Bill McLoughlin

    Furniture Everyday

    Bill McLoughlin

    September 14, 2017

    How to win the Internet in 3 easy steps

    If only it was that easy. Every retailer today is wrestling with existential questions around the integration of e-commerce and digital marketing into established business models. There is no longer a debate about the need to play in these spaces, but many questions remain about the most effective steps to execute against that need: How can the store experience be integrated with the digital one? Does a larger digital footprint mean a smaller brick-and-mortar one? How can you own your market when consumers are free to shop across a national, even international, landscape? The retail furniture business today faces unprecedented ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    September 12, 2017

    Old issue provides timely look at Len Gaby’s bedding career

    While my old friend Len Gaby was in the final days of his battle with cancer, I was sorting through a big stack of old issues of Furniture Today. That stack, tucked into a corner of our bedroom for years, commanded my attention now that it was time for us to move to a condominium elsewhere in High Point. I flipped through the issues, assigning most to the discard pile, until I came to the issue of July 29, 2002. There on the cover was a picture of Len and Debbie Gaby of Sleep America, who were featured in my ...

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  • Mike Root

    From A Rep's Perspective

    Mike Root

    September 12, 2017

    How do you want to be remembered?

    A 2014 song, by a group called Magic is on my mind these days. The opening verses go like this: “How do you want to be remembered? As a sinner or a saint, as a hero or a villain Think about the steps you take How do you want to be remembered? When they're standing at your grave On your tombstone, what is written? Think about the steps you take” One of the tricks self-help gurus tell their audiences is to imagine what you would like your obituary to read. The idea being that if you can envision what ...

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