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Fourteen Mattress Outlets will switch to new owner, Sleep Country USA

Sleep Country USA has acquired more than 10 Mattress Outlet locations across Eastern Washington and North Idaho, the company announced on Wednesday.

The news announcement, at, explains that the acquisition means 14 stores in Ellensburg, Spokane, Yakima, Wenatchee, Richland, Kennewick, Moses Lake, Lewiston and Coeur d’Alene are now part of the Sleep Country family.

Those stores will reopen later this year. Sleep Country USA is one of the three largest U.S. bed retailers. Its home office is in Kent, Wash.

Ken Mullinax, of Spokane, is the guy who's selling the 14 regional Mattress Outlets.

“We are continually looking for strategic  growth opportunities that allow us to reach new communities,” said Dale Carlsen, CEO of Sleep Country USA. “Acquiring Mattress Outlet enables us to expand rapidly into a brand new region with over a dozen stores,” he said.

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