Warren Coomber has joined the staff of Furniture First as director of sleep products and Mattress 1st Stores.
Coomber is a 30-year veteran of the mattress industry. He started in retail as a student, working on the delivery truck at his family’s third-generation business, and worked his way up to the general manager, expanding it to a four-location sleep shop chain in the Seattle area called Bedzzz Mattress Outlet.
Later, Coomber worked with Sealy, Mattress Land SleepFit and International Bedding
“Furniture First is fortunate to have Warren join the staff,” said Andrew Kauffamn, CEO of Furniture First. “Experience on the retail and wholesale sides of the industry is a huge asset to our organization. We expect that this will help us grow our Mattress 1st retail store program even more.”
The buying group’s members operate a total of 88 store-within-a-store Mattress 1st galleries and freestanding Mattress 1st sleep shops.
Furniture First is a cooperative National Home Furnishings and Mattress Buying Group serving full-line independent retailers that achieve annual sales over $2 million. The group represents $2 billion in retail sales through its 484 member storefronts.