Originally published in the December 25th 2017 issue of Furniture Today
Furniture Today's 2018 Retail Planning Guide includes our economic analysis of 2017. The exclusive issue includes:
- Economic Outlook - A detailed look at 2017 furniture and bedding sales at retail for the major metropolitan areas and retail sales projections for 2022. Sales data was estimated in partnership with Easy Analytic Software Inc., based in New York. Estimates for 2017 and projections for 2022 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 2016 and 2015 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 2017, including 2017 retail sales by product category and an overview of consumer spending on furniture and bedding from 2008 through 2017. This section also includes analysis, including style trends, for all major furniture product categories.
- Rankings - Highlights from Furniture Today's exclusive rankings from 2017, 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.