Mattress Firm program advances women in the industry

In January, retailer Mattress Firm launched an internal initiative to help women advance through the ranks within the Houston-based company. The “LeadHERship” program is the first in a series of efforts to promote the professional development of women at both the corporate and retail levels. It is of special importance, a company spokesperson said, as […]

Mattress Firm helps Texas flood victims

Houston-based retailer Mattress Firm came to the aid of flood victims in Texas in June, offering impacted residents a $700 store credit good at all Houston-area stores and presented a $50,000 check to the Central Texas chapter of the American Red Cross. “Mattress Firm was born and bred in Houston and so was I,” said […]

Mattress Firm launches the Atmos Bed

Houston-based sleep shop mega-chain Mattress Firm has introduced Atmos, a heated and cooled all-foam mattress that uses the Climate Control Sleep System from Gentherm, based in Northville, Michigan. Gentherm’s temperature-regulating mattress system uses the same thermoelectric technology that’s used in climate-controlled car seats. Sleep partners each have the ability to control the temperature of their […]

Mattress Firm reports mixed first quarter

Mattress Firm Holding Corp., the parent of Houston-based sleep shop chain Mattress Firm, reported net income of $5.5 million, a 29% decrease compared with the first quarter of 2014. Net sales increased 68.7% to $562.6 million and reflect comparable-store sales growth of 1.3% and incremental sales from new and acquired stores. First quarter earnings per […]

Mattress Firm reports on an acquisition-filled fiscal year

BRIEFLY Mattress Firm full-year snapshot Net income $44.3 million Net sales $1.8 billion Earnings per share $1.27 Mattress Firm fourth-quarter snapshot Net income $6.6 million Net sales $598.3 million Earnings per share $0.19 Houston-based sleep-shop chain Mattress Firm reported full-year net income of $44.3 million, a 16% decrease compared with full-year 2014, and full-year earnings […]

Mattress Firm to market BedJet heating and cooling unit

Mattress Firm to market BedJet heating and cooling unit

Houston-based sleep shop chain Mattress Firm has partnered with the maker of a climate-control system for mattresses, BedJet LLC, headquartered in Newport, Rhode Island. BedJet was invented by former NASA engineer Mark Aramli in 2013. BedJet is a stand-alone unit that can quickly heat or cool a bed to a desired temperature. It sits near […]

Mattress Firm third-quarter sales spike, profits slip

BRIEFLY Mattress Firm third-quarter snapshot Net sales $464.3 million Net income $15.6 million Earnings per share $0.45 Store count 1,986 Mattress Firm Holding Corp., the parent of Houston-based bedding retailer Mattress Firm, reported third-quarter net sales of $464.3 million, a 42.3% increase compared with the third quarter of 2013, reflecting comparable-store sales growth of 8.5%, […]

Mattress Firm completes Sleep Train acquisition

Houston-based Mattress Firm Holding Corp. completed its $425 million purchase of Sacramento, California-based Sleep Train Inc. on Oct. 20. Sleep Train, which operates about 310 sleep shops in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada and Hawaii, reported net sales of about $471 million in 2013. The sale brings Mattress Firm into 40 states, with 2,000 storefronts […]

Mattress Firm raises funds for pancreatic cancer research

Retailer Mattress Firm announced in November, National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, that it is committed to raising $1 million for earlier detection and treatment of the disease through its Mattress Firm Foundation. “We hope to help raise awareness of this deadly and complex disease,” said Steve Stagner, Mattress Firm president and chief executive officer. “Many […]

Mattress Firm and the ‘Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad’ movie tie-in

Mattress Firm and the ‘Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad’ movie tie-in

Houston-based mattress and sleep accessories retailer Mattress Firm has created a “Sleepstakes” inspired by Disney’s newest family film, “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” based on Judith Viorst’s popular picture book. The Mattress Firm contest runs Sept. 17 to Oct. 28. Details are available at Mattress Firm’s Sleepstakes Web page. “We […]