This report originally appeared in the July 2010 print issue of Casual Living.
The results of this exclusive survey provide a glimpse into the store operations of retailers operating more than 3,500 retail stores. The report offers operations, space allocation and merchandise mix data, as well as efficiency measures.
Casual Living’s exclusive retailer survey was fielded in April and May, 2010. Responding retailers include casual furniture specialists; hearth, pool, and/or spa stores; full-line furniture stores; home improvement centers and garden centers, as well as interior designers, gift and home retailers, propane dealers and recreational equipment dealers.
Store locations represent all regions of the country with 36% in the South, 23% in the West, 21% in the Midwest and 20% in the Northeast.
Nearly three out of 10 of the responding retailers had 2009 annual sales of $1 million to $1.99 million and 27% had sales in excess of $3 million.
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