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September 2008
Furniture/Today;9/8/2008, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p16
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The article discusses the furniture stores' sales performance report for 2007 in the U.S. It shows priority for in-store manufacturing, longer payments and use of credit financing for multi-store operations, as well as decline in the share of sales for bedding and master bedrooms. However, there was an increase in the best-selling tickets in leather and an addition to stock-keeping units (SKUs). The effects of higher energy costs and weak dollar on importing stores are also presented. INSET: Definitions and formulas.


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