Mattress Firm Awards Tempur Sealy at BEDTalks Conference

Mattress Firm Holding Corp presented Tempur Sealy International, Inc. with the Strategic Partnership of the Year award as well as the Best In Store Service award at its annual leadership conference, BEDTalks.

“We are proud to partner with a company that has the same long term goals to transform the industry through innovation and a commitment to excellence,” said Steve Stagner, CEO of Mattress Firm. “These awards are a reflection of the value we place on Tempur Sealy and our recognition of their strategic part in moving the industry forward, as well as identifying more than $1,000,000 in operating efficiency improvements.”

The Strategic Partnership of the Year award debuted at the company’s BEDTalks leadership conference last year, and is awarded to a vendor partner that demonstrates excellent ongoing performance, as well as active participation in strategic collaboration to drive sales and profits. The Best In-Store Service award recognizes the supplier that excels in providing service to individual retail stores, distribution centers and associates. Associates vote for the partner that best delivers an exceptional service experience.

“The Strategic Partnership award was the highlight of the conference for our team,” said Rick Anderson, executive vice president and president, North America of Tempur Sealy International, Inc. “We are honored to be recognized by Mattress Firm and look forward to continued collaboration and shared strategic efforts that support both of our company’s growth ambitions.”

Mattress Firm presented a number of other honors at the conference, including the Service Excellence and Partner of the Year awards.

The Company of Others, the Houston-based ad agency, has had a five-year relationship with Mattress Firm, providing media buying and advertising consulting services. The Company of Others was honored with the inaugural MFRM Service Excellence award. The Company of Others planned and secured over one million radio and TV spots in 2014 for Mattress Firm using a customized, data-driven approach that maximized exposure.

“We’re extremely dedicated to our clients’ business success,” said Jose Lozano, CEO of The Company of Others. “Mattress Firm is on a significant growth trajectory, and we are helping them innovate along the way to evolve with their customers.”

Progressive was awarded Mattress Firm’s Partner of the Year based on its willingness to create unique programs geared toward driving top line sales and overall profit. The Progressive team’s service helped more consumers sleep happy on a new mattress from MFRM’s family of brands.

“Progressive is honored to receive the Partner of the Year award. It means a lot to each and every employee who interacts with Mattress Firm on a daily basis,” said Blake Wakefield, president and chief revenue officer of Progressive Leasing. “Mattress Firm has played a key role in the success and growth of our company, and we are grateful for the partnership. We look forward to a strong 2015 and many years to come with the MFRM nation.”

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About Mattress Firm: With more than 1,700 company-operated and franchised stores across 36 states, Mattress Firm has the largest geographic footprint in the United States among multi-brand mattress retailers. Founded in 1986, Houston-based Mattress Firm is the nation’s leading bedding retailer with more than $1.2 billion in sales for 2013. The company offers a broad selection of both traditional and specialty mattresses, bedding accessories and other related products from leading manufacturers.

About Tempur Sealy International, Inc.: Tempur Sealy International, Inc. is the world's largest bedding provider. Tempur Sealy International develops, manufactures and markets mattresses, foundations, pillows and other products. The Company's brand portfolio includes highly recognized brands in the industry, including Tempur®, Tempur-Pedic®, Sealy®, Sealy Posturepedic®, Optimum™ and Stearns & Foster®. World headquarters for Tempur Sealy International is in Lexington, KY.