In a sad turn of events, Art Van, the once legendary furniture store died this week in Warren, Michigan. What happened you ask? If you listen to industry insiders, they will tell you Art Van was the victim of private equity oversight.
Consumers are shopping for mattresses online more than ever because there are bullshit review sites that over-promise on sub-par products that ultimately fall short of expectations. Many of these online brands could care less about profitability which means they are playing a different game than most of us, resulting in a big increase in acquisition […]
Do you want to make the Christmas season a “mattress holiday”? Mark Kinsley and I brainstorm 10 ideas on how to connect Santa to great sleep which will produce great sales, so don’t miss this episode of the Dos Marcos Podcast. Speaking of Kinsley, he introduced me to a man named Roy H. Williams several […]
Is your store a brand or do you carry “RELEVANT” brands in your store? We have a good discussion in this episode of the Dos Marcos Podcast about these questions and much, much more. How do you know if you even have a brand? Listen to find out! My daughter Gabby is 17 and my […]
Before I get started on this week’s blog I want to direct you to this podcast featuring Rick Anderson, the President of Tempur Sealy International. We talk about the reunion with Mattress Firm, MAP pricing, the value of the Tempur-Pedic brand, and Ricks’ very cool Caddy Shack golf bag so check it out. Q1 of […]