Originally published in Furniture Today’s September 14, 2009, print issue
This exclusive presentation provided market share data based on sales and selling space in 2008 for 15 different furniture product categories (including bedding, master bedroom, youth bedroom, cribs and other infant furniture, formal and casual dining, RTA, entertainment centers, desks and other home office, occasional tables and other occasional furniture, stationary upholstery, motion upholstery and motion chairs). For these same product categories, retailers were queried about the number of lines they carried and the number of SKUs they had on display in 2008.
Using a representative product from each product category, retailers were asked:
*the 2008 best-selling price point and
*the average mark-up for 2008
These exemplars included a queen-size mattress; a queen bed and a twin bed for master and youth bedroom; a table and four chairs for both casual and formal dining; a cocktail/coffee table; a fabric-covered and a leather-covered stationary sofa and motion sofa along with a fabric-covered and a leather-covered recliner.
Furniture Today conducted an exclusive survey of furniture stores through both a mail and an online survey, beginning data collection in early May. This year’s survey continues a series of store performance surveys spanning nearly two decades, with the last one conducted in 2008. Presented as two separate reports, the first one, focusing on store operational practices, appeared in the August 24 issue. The second report, published in the September 14 issue, featured the sales floor and merchandise.
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