Friday Feels March 2

While mattress giants such as Mattress Firm close their doors to hundreds of stores, online retailers like Casper are coming in hot. With a cutting edge concept and 15 pop-up locations coming this year, my bet is that Casper will have a location in Knox-Henderson before 2018 comes to a close!

“The direct-to-consumer business, which has been selling its items in Target stores and via its own temporary shops (16 of them), joins a growing list of e-retailers deciding to invest in bricks and mortar to build brand awareness and offer shoppers the opportunity to touch and feel products. Names such as Warby Parker, Allbirds, Away, M.Gemi, Everlane and Birch Box have also established a presence in SoHo within the past year.”

Online mattress start-up Casper just opened its first store. You might want to move in

Casper to open 15 pop-up stores across North America

Mattress-maker Casper plans brick-and-mortar stores

These photos of empty stores show why Mattress Firm could be on the verge of closing hundreds of locations so numerous it spurred a wild conspiracy theory

Below are a few articles that I found interesting this week both locally and on a national scale:

Study: Real estate assets are ‘surprisingly resilient’

Fast-casual sandwich chain growing fast

Best Buy to close all 250 of its smaller, mobile phone stores

JC Penney announces management shakeup and cuts 360 jobs

Starbucks’ Schultz: We’re opening more stores because ‘rents are coming down!’

Amazon’s Ring acquisition to boost its delivery service allowing couriers in your home: Credit Suisse

Redevelopment Continues To Draw Tenants

Two Things Driving Downtown Dallas To The Top And One Thing Pulling It Down

Lowe’s deepens its partnership with Sherwin-Williams in the paint aisle

Allen’s Foundation Is Firmly In Place For Growth

How Albertsons Paves A Path For Amazon To Buy Express Scripts

Walgreens and AmerisourceBergen deal talks have cooled as takeover looks unlikely

Pizza Hut tapped as new NFL sponsor after Papa John’s fallout

Survey reveals No. 1 reason people shop at convenience stores

What have you been reading this week? Please comment below with any interesting articles or topics you would like to see covered.

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