Tuft & Needle is firing staff and closing stores due to COVID-19 | The Verge

1881dc44708c396c64fd6703b3b414b78dc5d1e2_180827_6d_0124_lrpslr_180828final.0 Tuft & Needle is firing staff and closing stores due to COVID-19 | The Verge

Tuft & Needle is closing retail stores and letting go of a portion of its staff due to the coronavirus pandemic. The buzzy direct-to-consumer mattress company had six retail locations in cities including Seattle, Scottsdale, and Raleigh. It says it hopes to rehire workers when stores are able to open.

“Today we had to make the difficult but necessary decision to part ways with a portion of our retail team and temporarily close our retail locations in light of COVID-19,” the company said in a statement emailed to The Verge. “Our goal is to rehire those employees when stores eventually reopen.”

Tuft & Needle is among the direct-to-consumer companies that flourished over the past eight years. The mattress company operates primarily online,…

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