Originally in the December 30, 2014 print issue of Furniture Today
Furniture Today's 2014 Retail Planning Guide includes our economic analyses of the year that was 2013 and our outlook for 2014. The exclusive issue and report includes:
Economic Outlook - A detailed look at 2013 furniture and bedding sales at retail for the major metropolitan areas and retail sales projections for 2018. Sales data was estimated in partnership with Easy Analytic Software Inc., based in New York. 2013 estimates and 2018 projections are given for all the 50 U.S. states, the Northeast, Midwest, South, West, the fastest-growing small metro markets, the top 15 major markets and the fastest-growing major markets. E-Intent - Featuring online furniture traffic figures from FurnitureDealer.net including 2013's most-shopped holiday weekends online and data revealing online traffic via mobile devices.
Distribution Report - Exclusive data revealing 2012 and 2011 furniture and bedding market share data through 12 distribution channels.
Industry Outlook - Begins with an overview of furniture and bedding sales for 2013, including 2013 retail sales by product category and an overview of consumer spending on furniture and bedding from 2004 through 2013. This section also includes analysis, including style trends, for all major furniture product categories.
Rankings - Highlights from Furniture Today's exclusive rankings from 2013, including the Top 100 U.S. furniture stores, Beyond the Top 100 Furniture Stores, Top 25 U.S. furniture and bedding retailers, Top 25 Sources for the U.S. market and Top 25 U.S. bedding producers.
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