Sleepmaster driving for Serta dominance

Thomas, Larry
July 2000
Furniture/Today;07/24/2000, Vol. 24 Issue 45, p42
Trade Publication
Presents news about bed retailers in the United States as of August 2000. Serta licenses acquired by New Jersey-based Sleepmaster; Mattress Discounters' sales in Chicago; Federal Trade Commission's `consumer alert' outlining labeling requirements for used bedding.


Related Articles

  • 2 heavyweight retailers face tough times.  // Furniture/Today;6/25/2001, Vol. 25 Issue 41, p57 

    Discusses the financial challenges facing United States bedding retailers, Mattress Discounters and Sleepmaster in 2001. Companies' failure to comply with several key financial covenants in their loan agreements during the first quarter of 2001; Financial performance of the companies.

  • Discounters wins extension.  // Furniture/Today;10/7/2002, Vol. 27 Issue 6, p4 

    Reports that the bedding retailer, Mattress Discounters has extended its standstill agreements with its secured lenders and note holders while it continues to explore a financial restructuring. Failure of the Mattress Discounters to meet an interest payment; Terms under the company's standstill...

  • Food retailers put on their `game' face to fight FTC. Rankin, Ken // Discount Store News;11/20/95, Vol. 34 Issue 22, p14 

    Looks at the retail industry's efforts to counter the Federal Trade Commission's imposition of regulations on games of chance promotions. Supermarkets and gasoline retailers as the affected segment of the rule; Next-best solution to the rule.

  • Washington watch.  // Discount Store News;1/5/98, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p14 

    Presents legislation concerning the retail trade industry of United States. Proposed changes by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on its `Made in USA' labels; Complexity of the welfare-to-work plan of Maryland; Proposed bill that would tax tobacco vending machines.

  • FTC fines e-tailers for unfulfilled promises. Fonseca, Brian // InfoWorld;07/31/2000, Vol. 22 Issue 31, p12 

    Reports on the rulings of the United States Federal Trade Commission to fine online retailers for violating the Mail and Telephone Order Rule. List of companies that agreed to pay the commission; Comments from Heather Hippsley, assistant director of the enforcement division at the commission's...

  • Clear the air.  // Advertising Age;4/3/2000, Vol. 71 Issue 14, p40 

    Reports on the United States Federal Trade Commission's plan to hold a public workshop on slotting payments to retailers. Allegations of abuse; Claims that slotting fee system has become a barrier to smaller marketers willing to pay to get prime shelf space in stores.

  • OFF THE SHELF. Barlas, Stephen // Entrepreneur;Aug2000, Vol. 28 Issue 8, p120 

    Reports that the United States Federal Trade Commission is investigating the slotting fees levied by retailers fighting for space on grocery shelves. Regulation governing slotting fees; Increase in the demand for slotting allowances; Congressional investigation into corrupt practices involving...

  • MAP Decision Won't Hinder CE Companies' Way To Profit. Gerson, Bob // TWICE: This Week in Consumer Electronics;06/26/2000, Vol. 15 Issue 15, p16 

    Reports on the United States Federal Trade Commission's crack-down on linking the Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) to co-op ad funds and other promotional allowances to retailers. Agreement reached by the commission with major music merchants, who it alleges, used MAP to control retail pricing,...

  • Orders From Washington. Scheraga, Dan // Chain Store Age;Sep2000, Vol. 76 Issue 9, p122 

    Comments on the applicability of the United States Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Mail and Telephone Order Rule to electronic commerce. Investigation made by the FTC regarding on-line retailer violations of the Mail and Telephone Order Rule during the holidays; Fine imposed to violators; How...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics