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Casper cuts IPO price amid growing investor doubts

Feb 5, 2020
The company helped pioneer the direct-to-consumer mattress market, but the space got crowded quickly.
Casper, which sells direct-to-customer mattresses in boxes, has lowered the cost of its shares for its Thursday IPO.
Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Casper Sleep Inc.

Online mattress startups are disrupting the market

Oct 5, 2018
The industry is crowded with internet competition, forcing one retailer into Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
People check out Serta mattresses at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The economics of mattress recycling: the spring's the thing

Nov 29, 2016
Millions of mattresses are thrown out each year, creating an expensive challenge for waste managers.
Mattresses piled on the warehouse floor at Goodwill Industries in Duluth, Minnesota. Ultimately, as part of the recycling process, each of these mattresses will be deconstructed and separated into component parts.
Britta Greene

Why are there so many mattress stores?

May 2, 2016
It's not your imagination. Mattress stores are popping up everywhere.
A recently opened Mattress Firm in Chicago's South Loop. After a wave of acquisitions, Mattress Firm now has 3,500 stores in 48 states and controls one-third of the market.
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A merger meant to shake up the sleepy mattress biz

Dec 1, 2015
The deal is a response in part to changes wrought by the Internet