Abt Electronics expands into mattress sales » BedTimes Magazine
Family-owned Abt Electronics, which distinguishes itself as the largest appliance and electronics retailer in one store, has added a 5,000 square foot bed department to its Glenview, Illinois business. This is the retailer’s first foray into mattress sales.
“We have always offered furniture such as home theater seating, leather parts, bar stools and dining furniture – mattresses seemed to be a logical next step,” said Geoff Imhof, General Manager of Abt. “And the bedroom is becoming a place where people are more Spending time on their iPads, laptops, and watching TV. Someone who visits our store for a new bedroom TV might think, “Hey, we should replace our mattress while we’re here.”
The new bed loft is staffed with trained, dedicated retailers and 36 models of mattresses and sleeping accessories from Carpe Diem, Simmons and Tempur-Pedic. It also stocks Protect-A-Bed accessories, as well as headboards and frames from Leggett & Platt and Wesley Allen. Mattresses open at $ 399 and cost $ 29,000. Old mattresses can be delivered, set up and removed within 100 miles of the store free of charge.
“Listening to our customers and providing them with unbeatable service has always been our priority,” said Jon Abt, co-president of the company. “With the introduction of the new bed department, we are expanding our range to meet the growing demands.”