Furniture Today Furniture Store Performance for Report 2016
Originally published in Furniture/Today's November 28, 2016 print issue
Bedding and stationary upholstery are this year’s winners in terms of sales
market share within furniture stores. The mattress category gained two percentage points of market share from 14% last year to 16% in 2016. And, stationary upholstery gained one percentage point of share to a full 25% of furniture store sales. Furniture stores also increased the number of lines carried for bedding and sofas. In 2016, stores carry a median of four bedding lines, up from a median of three last year, and a median of eight fabric stationary sofa lines, compared with seven last year.