TITLE

Wal-Mart remains No. 1 retailer; RTG is 2nd

AUTHOR(S)
Sloan, Carole
PUB. DATE
August 2005
SOURCE
Furniture/Today;8/22/2005, Vol. 29 Issue 49, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on a survey of the Top Retail Giants conducted by the journal "Furniture/Today." Three new players and major shifts in rankings were the newsmakers in the journal's 2004 list , with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. continuing to hold a big lead in first place. Overall, all furniture stores accounted for 56.6% of the Top 25, up slightly from the 56.1% the group recorded in 2003. Sales for the group were up 7.6% to $11.8 billion. Although all categories of furniture stores continue to dominate the ranks of the Top 25, the make-up by channel shifted a bit from 2003 to 2004.
ACCESSION #
18015764

 

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