Daily Archives: March 3, 2014

Supplement World to open on west side

WICHITA — Dustin West and Jeff McAnarney are ready to open their second Supplement World.

It’s “time for expansion and growth,” McAnarney says.

Their first store opened at 321 S. Andover Road in Andover in May.

The new 1,600-square-foot store will open near Cenral and Ridge in front of Gordmans on Friday.

“I’m a west-sider,” McAnarney says.

While the new store will be more convenient for him, he says, it also will be more handy for a lot of Supplement World’s customers.

The store, which is an independent one and not a franchise, sells a variety of supplements for such things as sports nutrition and weight loss.

McAnarney says he and West probably won’t do other stores in Wichita, but he says, “I think that we’re looking at other markets possibly down the road.”

He adds, “Basically, we just want to thank Andover and Wichita for the great support.”

You don’t say

“I don’t know why we have so much crime. All they have to do is pick up the paper and see what’s going to happen to them.”

– Wichita resident Joan Neugent on the “pretty stupid people” who she thinks must not be reading crime stories in The Wichita Eagle

IFurn.com CEO says company going out of business due to Internet competition

WICHITA — IFurn.com, a company that CEO Tracy Norris last year said was poised for growth, is going out of business.

“iFurn has proudly served customers across the nation for 17 years and delivered quality home and office furniture right to your door,” Norris wrote in an e-mailed response to Have You Heard?

In that e-mail and in one he sent to customers on Feb. 27, Norris wrote:

“Regrettably, iFurn.com, Inc. has been forced to cease day-to-day business activity. This has been caused by deteriorating sales activity and increased competition within the internet.”

Norris started iFurn.com in 1998 to sell home and office furniture. Last year, he told The Eagle the company had sales of more than $12.5 million in 2012.

Norris also reported sales of about $2.5 million for his other main company, PainReliever.com, which sells a variety of medical products to consumers and businesses.

It’s not clear if or how that company may be affected by iFurn’s struggles.

A former chiropractor, Norris sold his practice and began devoting his work full time to Internet companies in 2007.

Both of Norris’ companies have been named to Inc’s 5,000 fastest-growing companies list: iFurn.com in 2008 and Pain Reliever in 2010.

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