Bedding supplier Spring Air International has been approved by the Furniture First board of directors as an Approved Supplier Partner for the national buying group’s 223 retail members. The new partnership opens the door for Spring Air to expand its network to include more independent retailers.
As a Furniture First approved supplier partner, Spring Air joins the organization’s designated home furnishings vendors that the family-owned retailers turn to when merchandising their stores.
“As the leading buying group for independent furniture retailers, Furniture First is a great organization for us to be affiliated with,” said Nick Bates, president of Spring Air International. “Teaming with the group gives us the opportunity to expand Spring Air with creative merchants who are passionate about retail. Our product development team is already working on new designs for the buying group members.”
Furniture First was founded in 1994 by a small group of independent furniture retailers who partnered to compete with national chains by pooling their buying power. Today, the organization boasts 223 members with 495 store locations in 47 states. As a group, members generate more than $2.5 billion in sales.
“Furniture First is pleased to add Spring Air International to our group of supplier partners in our sleep products division,” said Mack Kauffman, assistant merchandiser – sleep products. “The Spring Air name resonates with consumers and gives our retailers another strong bedding brand on their floors.”
About Spring Air: Founded in 1926, Chelsea, Massachusetts-based Spring Air International is a Top 20 U.S. bedding manufacturer and widely recognized consumer brand. The company boasts of its ability to service retail customers from north to south and coast to coast in the U.S. and is produced in more than 40 countries through its international network. The company is committed to helping retailers drive business while leveraging its reputation for trust and integrity inspired by its name.