Fast facts

June 2007
Furniture/Today;6/25/2007, Vol. 31 Issue 41, p19
Trade Publication
The article presents facts and statistics about the furniture industry in the United States in 2006. On average, the percentage of 2006 total sales generated by furniture and bedding is 81%. Of the 100 furniture stores on the roster, 12 are opening a total of 16 new stores in 2007 and 20 are expanding or renovating existing stores. Around 16% of furniture stores carry floor coverings, other than area rugs, and 14% carry major appliances.


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