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Tempur-Pedic’s President on Evolving and the Future with Mattress Firm

Rick Anderson, President of Tempur Sealy International, sat down with Dos Marcos to talk about the reunion with Mattress Firm, their evolution as a marketing company, and the value of a brand (hint: it’s $3.5 billion).

We talk about Tempur-Pedic’s new power base that automatically detects and responds to a snoring event. Snoring is the #2 reason people stay awake.

Rick came to the mattress industry from Duracell, the battery company. Find out how he uses that background in “portable power production” to influence his work in the bedding business. 

Thank you to all our listeners who submitted questions for this interview on the Dos Marcos Facebook page

Thank you to our headline sponsor Nationwide Marketing Group. Your world class team put together an inspiring, memorable event. We are thankful to be part of the family.

Nationwide serves more than 5,500 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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Inside Steven Stone’s 45 Store BedMart Operation

Steven Stone started Portland, Oregon based BedMart with $10,000 and a dream. When his wife cut the check, she told him when the money ran out he’d need to go back and get a real job.

That five figure loan launched what would become a 45 store chain operating in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii. 

How did Steven and his team grow BedMart? How is the family involved? What does the future hold for his daughter Elana? Listen and find out.  

Thank you to our headline sponsor Nationwide Marketing Group. Your world class team put together an inspiring, memorable event. We are thankful to be part of the family.

Nationwide serves more than 5,500 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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Fighting Amazon.com and Losing a Chicken

In their first ever co-hosted speech, Dos Marcos took the stage at Nationwide’s 2019 PrimeTime event in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

The Rocky theme song kicked on. Kinsley came out punching. Quinn was coaching. There was training. A chicken chase. A brawl broke out. A big guy went down. And Nationwide won!

Get all the hard-hitting details, plus a rundown of the speech and the takeaways that can impact on your business. 

Scroll down for pics. Dos Marcos lost a chicken, but found a baby!

Thank you to our headline sponsor Nationwide Marketing Group. Your world class team put together an inspiring, memorable event. We are thankful to be part of the family.

Nationwide serves more than 5,500 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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Part 2: Mattress Firm’s Founder on the Future of the Bedding Business

In 1986, Harry Roberts, Paul Stork and Steve Fendrich founded Mattress Firm. Today, it’s the only coast-to-coast sleep shop in the USA. 

During the first session with Dos Marcos, Harry Roberts told the story of how Mattress Firm was founded.

In this juicy follow up episode, Harry gives his perspective on the changing nature of the mattress business.

What does the industry need to do to better serve consumers? How has confusion reigned over our industry and what can we do about it?

Harry has an opinion and some glistening insights. 

Be sure to listen to both episodes with Mattress Firm’s founder.

Thank you to our headline sponsor Nationwide Marketing Group. Nationwide serves more than 5,500 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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Mattress Firm Founder Harry Roberts Tells His Story

Harry Roberts is one the original founders of Mattress Firm, the largest sleep shop chain in the United States. 

In this episode, Harry tells the story of how Mattress Firm got started.

You’ll find out how three guys from South Dakota launched a retail concept that would become the first coast-to-coast mattress store chain. 

You’ll hear stories of what it was like in the early days. 

Where did they get the name “Mattress Firm” and why did it attract customers?

What were the big inflection points for the business?

This episode is packed with answers, insights, and wisdom from one of the industry’s most motivational thinkers. 

Thank you to our headline sponsor Nationwide Marketing Group. Nationwide serves more than 5,500 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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Purple Rain and Rocking Beds

Prince impersonator, a Rocking Bed, and the first ever Dos Marcos listeners meet-up. In other words, SUMMER LAS VEGAS MARKET! 

What were the highlights and lowlights? Mark Kinsley and Mark Quinn take you on a recap tour.

Thank you to our headline sponsor Nationwide Marketing Group. Nationwide serves more than 5,500 retail members with tools, resources, training and technology to help their businesses grow.

Be sure to sign up for Nationwide Primetime, coming up August 17-20 in New Orleans. Dos Marcos will be speaking. This event is one of the best ways to invest in your business. You will walk away inspired and ready to go big!

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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Serta’s New iComfort Mattress Line

Serta invited Dos Marcos to tour the new iComfort roll-out at summer market.

How did the bedding major make the product demonstrable? Will that display system get the message across to consumers?

Are the feels good? How about the step-up story and visual merchandising?

Get the inside scoop.

Thank you to our headline sponsor Nationwide Marketing Group. Nationwide serves more than 5,500 retail members with tools, resources, training and technology to help their businesses grow.

Be sure to sign up for Nationwide Primetime, coming up August 17-20 in New Orleans. Dos Marcos will be speaking. This event is one of the best ways to invest in your business. You will walk away inspired and ready to go big!

Also, thanks to our sponsor, PureCare. PureCare recently launched its Zensory Weighted Blankets and Duvets, which Sarah Bergman talks about in this episode.

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

Watch the live video of most episodes at Facebook.com/DosMarcosPodcast

Make sure and subscribe to our email to get a direct dose of Dos Marcos.