Mattress licensing group Spring Air International, with headquarters in Chelsea, Massachusetts, has been selected as an approved supplier partner of national buying group Furniture First.
Furniture First, based in Middletown, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1994 by a small group of independent furniture retailers who partnered to compete with national chains by pooling their buying power. The purchasing cooperative currently has 223 members with 495 store locations in 47 states.
“As the leading buying group for independent furniture retailers, Furniture First is a great organization for us to be affiliated with,” said Nick Bates, president of Spring Air International. “Teaming with the group gives us the opportunity to expand Spring Air with creative merchants who are passionate about retail. Our product development team is already working on new designs for the buying group members.”
Mack Kauffman, Furniture First’s sleep products assistant merchandiser, added: “(We’re) pleased to add Spring Air International to our group of supplier partners in our sleep products division. The Spring Air name resonates with consumers and gives our retailers another strong bedding brand on their floors.”