Originally published as the December 26, 2016 issue of Furniture Today
Furniture Today's 2017 Retail Planning Guide includes our economic analysis of 2016. The exclusive issue includes:
- Economic Outlook - A detailed look at 2016 furniture and bedding sales at retail for the major metropolitan areas and retail sales projections for 2021. Sales data was estimated in partnership with Easy Analytic Software Inc., based in New York. Estimates for 2016 and projections for 2021 are given for all the 50 U.S. states, four major U.S. regions – Northeast, Midwest, South, West – and the top major markets.
- Distribution Report – Includes data revealing 2015 and 2014 furniture and bedding market share data through 12 distribution channels.
- Retail Forecast and Industry Outlook - Begins with an overview of furniture and bedding sales for 2016, including 2016 retail sales by product category and an overview of consumer spending on furniture and bedding from 2007 through 2016. This section also includes analysis, including style trends, for all major furniture product categories.
- Rankings - Highlights from Furniture Today's exclusive rankings from 2016, including the Top 100 U.S. Furniture Stores, Beyond the Top 100 Furniture Stores, Top 25 U.S. Furniture and Bedding Retailers, Key Sources for the U.S. market, Top 25 U.S. Bedding Producers and Top 25 Bedding Retailers.