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Mattress Firm to close 200 stores

Mattress Firm will close about 200 underpeforming stores in the next 18 months, the company announced this week.

The Houston-based mattress retailer did not disclose what stores would close. Mattress Firm has about 3,300 stores around the U.S., including store locations in Beavercreek, Centerville, Dayton, Huber Heights, Miamisburg, Middletown, Troy, Springfield, South Lebanon, Liberty Twp., Hamilton and West Chester.

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The closures were announced at a recent meeting. Mattress Firm was purchased by Steinhoff International Holdings NV for $3.8 billion about a year ago.

Mattress Firm Inc. also announced this week that it entered into a credit agreement up to $225 million. The company said the credit facility would be available for working capital needs and other general corporate purposes. It has an initial principal availability of $75 million, but the company said it plans to upsize the facility in increments to boost the total principal amount to $225 million.

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“Over the past year we have made multiple strategic investments that position us to build on our long-term vision to become the largest U.S. vertically integrated mattress retailer,”he said. “These investments included accelerating our national rebranding to the Mattress Firm banner, adjusting our merchandise offering to offer better value to consumers, and improving our organizational structure.”

Earlier this year, international mattress maker Tempur Sealy announced it terminated its contract with U.S. retailer Mattress Firm Holdings Corp. following “considerable changes to their agreements, including significant economic concessions.”

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