Retail Giants for 2020 are Greg and Katy Law, left, Harry Roberts and John Merwin.
HIGH POINT — Furniture Today has named three Retail Giants of Bedding.
The three — Mattress Firm franchisee Harry Roberts, Sweet Dreams Mattress and Furniture, and Brooklyn Bedding — will be honored at Furniture Today’s online Bedding Conference, set for Aug. 18-20.
The awards gala will be held at 5 p.m. on Aug. 19. It is sponsored by Serta.
“Success in the bedding arena comes in all shapes and sizes,” said Melanie Huet, chief marketing officer for Serta Simmons Bedding, who will address the honorees during the awards presentation. “Each of these retailers has found ways to stand out in the market and to provide their customers with excellent products and service.”
Harry Roberts, one of three founders of Mattress Firm, remains with that brand today as the largest Mattress Firm franchisee, operating stores in Oklahoma, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota. He runs that business with his brother, Charlie, and their market managing partners.
In 2013, the brothers brought the Mattress Firm brand back to South Dakota, the state that produced its three founders.
Sweet Dreams Mattress & Furniture, based in Mooresville, N.C., is a four-unit mattress and furniture retailer operated by owners Greg and Katy Law, college sweethearts who lead their “DreamTeam” of employees.
The family-owned retailer believes that great service starts with the way it treats its customers and employees.
Also being honored is Phoenix-based Brooklyn Bedding, headed by bedding maverick John Merwin, CEO, whose commitment to boxed beds and omnichannel retailing has made him a force in the bedding marketplace.
Brooklyn Bedding makes its own beds in a factory designed by Merwin and sells them online at BrooklynBedding.com. It also sells mattresses to other retailers, and it operates its own mattress retail chain.
Also being honored at the awards gala is long-time Tempur Sealy International executive Rick Anderson, who is being presented with the Lifetime Bedding Achievement Award.
The Bedding Conference features educational and networking sessions. “It’s All About the Online Experience” is the conference theme. Registration is now open at BeddingCon.com.