Specialty Stores Show Strength

Sloan, Carole
February 2005
Home Textiles Today;2005 Business Annual, Vol. 26, p44
Trade Publication
This article focuses on the market share of retail stores. As the only retail channel showing an increase in market share in 2003, the latest year for which complete numbers are currently available, specialty stores continue their march to dominate the home textiles business. The specialty store channel increased its share by 2 percentage points, increasing its presence on 2004's Top 50 Retail Giants ranking from 22 to 24 percent. In contrast, the discount stores/supercenters, while still the dominant segment, saw a slightly declining market share, slipping 1 percentage point to 42 percent of the Top 50.


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