FFO Home, which acquired two local stores with its acquisition of Service Furniture and Bedding Inc. last year, renovated and relaunched the stores last October under its corporate banner.
An additional change is coming to the Elizabethtown location with a new store-within-a-store concept. The FFO Home store in the Starlite Center shopping plaza will debut Mattress & More at FFO Home in June.
The 15 standalone Mattress & More stores in Kentucky, including the North Dixie Avenue location in Elizabethtown, will close in June following closeout sales.
Larry Zigerelli, president and CEO of FFO Home, said the change “will allow us to leverage our brand strengths and logistics as we look to build on our progress as a fast-growing home furnishings destination.”
In a news release announcing its plans, Zigerelli said the concept does not change the Arkansas-based firm’s “ambitious growth-oriented agenda.” In recent years, it has grown from 28 to 68 stores across nine states and he anticipates continued expansion in new and existing markets.
A spokeswoman for the company said the Elizabethtown store is its No. 1 performer in the Kentuckiana area.
Radcliff, which is a much smaller store, has bedding offerings but will not be host to the Mattress & More bedding concept, the company said.
Mattress & More at FFO Home will feature an array of brands and styles of mattresses, lift bases and bedding accessories, including Tempur-Pedic, Sealy, Stearns & Foster, I-comfort and Serta. FFO Home also offers its own Natural Elements mattress line manufactured in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
The news release said the company has offered jobs to many of the Mattress & More employees in the 13 FFO Home stores in the region “to strengthen the bedding expertise of the sales force.” The company declined to provide specific information regarding employment reductions associated with closure of the 15 Mattress & More stores in June.