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Sleep Startup Casper Is Reimagining Labor Day Mattress Sales With This Ingenious PR Ploy


If Labor Day mattress sales have become something of a seasonal staple, startup is aiming to put its own irreverent spin on a tradition that CEO Philip Krim says "has become almost laughable."


Mattress sales on Labor Day (and Memorial Day) originated because these holidays tend to be popular moving dates when school is beginning and ending, explains Krim, and shoppers are frequently in the market for a new . But brash posters from traditional retailers proclaiming 'Closeout Sales' and 'Lowest Prices Ever' tend to be largely meaningless, he says.

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