Furniture retailer Art Van is putting major emphasis on mattress sales with the opening of its fifth freestanding sleep shop, the latest in Ann Arbor, Mich.
A dozen additional standalone PureSleep stores are slated to open in Michigan in the next year or two, the Warren, Mich.–based retailer told The Detroit News. The company is converting bedding departments in its furniture stores to the PureSleep format, as well. In addition, the company has plans to franchise PureSleep—both the store–within–a–store and the freestanding concepts—nationally.
PureSleep retails several brands, including Comfort Solutions, E.S. Kluft & Co., Kingsdown, Natura World, Sealy, Simmons and Tempur–Pedic.
The retailer opened its first PureSleep store in 2009 and recently purchased another sleep shop chain, Mattress World, which has about two dozen locations in Michigan and Indiana.
Art Van Furniture ranks No. 17 among Furniture Today’s Top 100 Retailers.