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How Retailers and Mattress Industry Are Responding to COVID-19

Responses to the coronavirus pandemic are widespread.

Mattress factories are shutting down. Retailers have closed stores. Some suppliers are stopping production on raw materials. 

In this episode, Dos Marcos talk about the responses from the mattress industry.

We’re working to keep the you connected and informed during this difficult time. 

PureCare is producing Twin and TwinXL mattress protectors for the medical industry. Many times PureCare is selling products at cost to help with the efforts.

Sweet Dreams Mattress & Furniture in Lake Norman, North Carolina is getting creative with how they are serving members. Here are some highlights and you can click here to watch their heartfelt message.

  • Shopping by appointment so people can be the only one in the store. 
  • Dropping deliveries at customers’ front door. 
  • Using trucks to deliver food and supplies to those in need. 
  • Selling office furniture for people who need to set up a work space from home. 

Trent Bedding in Bowling Green, Kentucky is on a mission to make one person smile every day and has launched a Local Business Challenge that encourages engagement to build local businesses social media presence and stay top of mind.

Englander, Avocado, and Heritage Sleep Concepts have factories sewing face masks.

SSB donated 10,000 mattresses to New York City hospitals and medical facilities.

Malouf has been donating to food pantries in need.

Tempur Sealy is building mattresses for medical facilities and producing Tempur material for use in CT and X-ray scanning equipment

To keep tabs on what’s happening with members, Nationwide Marketing Group gathered survey results from 633 respondents.

Here are some highlights:

• 42% reduced store hours

• 97% are doing more to be sanitary

• 74% plan to rehire all their staff once they’re able

Also, Nationwide has launched a section on their website dedicated to helping retailers: Coronavirus Resource and Best Practices for Independent Retailers.

Thank you to our headline sponsor Nationwide Marketing Group. As a member of Nationwide Marketing group, you instantly have access to over 200+ ambitious, entrepreneurial-minded advocates who are dedicated to helping your business thrive.

Nationwide serves more than 5,500 independent retail members with tools, resources, training, and technology to help their businesses grow.

Also, thanks to our sponsor, PureCare. PureCare designs essential elements necessary to create a healthy sleep environment. PureCare manufactures the official mattress and pillow protectors of both the National Sleep Foundation  and the Woman’s Choice Award.

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At the end of this episode, we played this song from founder and CEO Michael Magnuson. Thanks, Mike! We love the creativity and positivity during a difficult time.

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