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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    September 17, 2014

    Some answers to key questions on the Mattress Firm-Sleep Train deal

    This week we pose three questions on the blockbuster announcement that Mattress Firm has agreed to acquire West Coast powerhouse Sleep Train. We will take these questions one at a time. (See earlier article.) With this move, will Mattress Firm dominate the retail bedding landscape? Given the chain’s high profile, one that gets even higher with each major acquisition, it might seem that Mattress Firm does dominate the retail mattress world. But the numbers tell a very different story. With the addition of Sleep Train, the No. 4 bedding retailer, No. 1 Mattress Firm will have a market share ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    September 10, 2014

    A small vendor's plight: No one ever calls back

    We will call this "The Plight of the Small Vendor." It includes some heartfelt comments from a vendor seeking to find a niche in the bedding arena. The vendor shared these thoughts with me but then had serious second thoughts about going public with his views, and asked me not to publish them. I agreed. Since then I’ve reflected on this vendor’s letter to me. It contains some points that deserve public discussion, I think. So I’ve taken out all personal references, and I’ve gotten permission from the vendor to release this version of his letter ...

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