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SLUMBERLAND FURNITURE
www.slumberland.com / Headquarters: Little Canada, Minn. / Michael Larson, director
of real estate development: "It's the best-kept secret in the franchise world."

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Slumberland Furniture has 126 stores
throughout the Midwest, and 77 of its
locations are franchises.

Fulfilling Dreams
Slumberland has perfected a turnkey business model
that sets franchisees up for success. BY JANICE HOPPE
Slumberland Furniture has
evolved from a specialty bedding store
when it began almost 50 years ago to a
whole-home furniture store, specializing in quality and stylish merchandise. As the company's product lines
and store square footage expanded, so
did the concept when Slumberland be30

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gan franchising in 1975. Slumberland
has continued growing ever since.
"We are no stranger to the franchise
world and really started doing that
before any other furniture concepts
were franchising," Director of Real
Estate Development Michael Larson
says. "New franchise concepts are

selling a great idea or a dream, and
hoping it pays off. We have a solid
track record of success."
A father/son team opened the first
Slumberland location in Richfield,
Minn., as a mattress-only specialty
operation, which was purchased soon
after by Larson's father, Ken, to begin
the family owned chain. Mattress-only stores were a rarity at the time and
people could only purchase mattresses at furniture or department stores.
Slumberland not only sold mattresses and sleeper sofas, but also
provided sleep experts who spe-


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