Originally published in the November 16, 2009 issue of Furniture Today
Furniture Today’s exclusive 2009 Furniture and Bedding Distribution Report reveals 2008 furniture and bedding market share through 11 distribution channels. Figures are based on 2008 retail sales of all residential furniture and bedding product categories.
Furniture Today used a variety of sources to estimate the percentage of furniture and bedding sales in each channel, including:
*Retail sales figures from Furniture Today’s exclusive rankings and retailer reports, including the Top 100 U.S. furniture stores, Top 25 furniture and bedding retailers, Top 25 bedding retailers, Beyond the Top 100 and Online-only home furnishings retailers
*Furniture and bedding product and price data from Furniture Today and HGTV’s Consumer View Surveys Retail trade figures from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Census of Retail Trade
*Personal Consumption Expenditure data from the U.S. Department of Commerce and Bureau of Economic Analysis
*Consumer Expenditure Survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics
*Import figures from the International Trade Commission
*Furniture Today’s 2009 Furniture Store Performance Reports
*Furniture Today’s 2009 Bedding Distribution Report
*Furniture product category data from EASI Demographics
Public company filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission
*Conversations with retailers, vendors and industry analysts
*Newspaper and other reports on various retailers and retail markets
*Industry reports on the furniture and bedding market.
The 2009 Furniture and Bedding Distribution Report was compiled by Furniture Today’s market research team, led by Group Research Manager Dana French.
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