Disconnect: Our reality, government's sales data

Epperson, Jerry
September 2007
Furniture/Today;9/10/2007, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p26
Trade Publication
The article presents the author's comments on the 2007 furniture retail sales data from the U.S. Department of Commerce and the factors affecting it. The author says that the various data over the years has been disagreed upon but in 2007 the evidence is overwhelming. He states that yes, bedding sales are up but bedding is nearly 9% of total furniture and bedding sales. The author says that the recent disconnect between the industry's reality and the government's statistics concerns him so much.


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