Ashley king of the retail hill ... for now

Sloan, Carole
September 2008
Furniture/Today;9/1/2008, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p34
Trade Publication
The author reflects on the business expansion achieved by Ashley Furniture HomeStore in the U.S. According to the author, Ashley Furniture already heads the nations' largest retailer of furniture and bedding which added various decorative products. However, the author asserts that with a couple more stores, other large furniture retailers may also desire to beat Ashley for the number 1 slot.


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