Jabs' store a hybrid of new, old

Engel, Clint
December 2006
Furniture/Today;12/18/2006, Vol. 31 Issue 15, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports on the grand opening vendor party of American Furniture Warehouse Co. Inc.'s (AFW) superstore and warehouse in Firestone, Colorado. The store combines Ikea-like self-service and traditional furniture store displays. President and chief executive officer Jake Jabs aims to elevate AFW to even greater heights of efficiency. A floor also caters to youth furniture, ready-to-assemble furniture and home office. INSETS: AFW tests deferred payment option;Five ways AFW saves money;AFW at a glance;Retailer aspires to become retail/wholesale operation


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