I've always wondered why we have so many mattress stores on Pico Blvd. in Rancho Park and West LA.

t turns out mattress stores are a big business that is only growing. The news program Marketplace has provided some answers, which I have summarized here:

We buy them more often, we want to test them out in person, they are inexpensive to run, and concentrations of them turn out to be better for business. 

“We have yet to hit peak mattress," says Sam Woods, the mattress man quoted in the story.

Learn more and listen here.

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