Originally printed in the May 22 issue of Furniture Today
The nation’s largest furniture stores racked up another good year, combining for a 7.2% sales gain in 2016. It wasn’t nearly as strong as the 11% gain for last year’s list of top stores, but the growth far outpaced that of the overall furniture store channel and gave the Top 100 yet another bump in market share as the big kept getting bigger.
About the data
Furniture Today’s exclusive Top 100 U.S. Furniture Stores ranks furniture stores by 2016 sales of furniture, bedding and decorative accessories, including fabric and furniture protection, warranties and delivery charges. To qualify, a store must specialize in home furnishings. Sales from furniture, bedding and accessories must account for 25% or more of total sales, and at least 25% of those sales must come from brick-and-mortar stores. A store’s mix may also include electronics, appliances, flooring and other home furnishings.
All sales figures are Furniture Today market research estimates, unless these figures are reported specifically to the Securities and Exchange Commission. All estimates are for the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2016 and 2015 , unless otherwise indicated. Estimates are based on information collected from surveys sent to retailers and from a variety of other sources, including company filings with the SEC, discussions with industry analysts and suppliers, and published and unpublished reports, including newspaper articles in various retail trading areas.
This ranking is by no means comprehensive and does not represent the entire industry. More than the 100 furniture stores listed are vital companies within the industry. Furniture Today chooses not to include some companies due to lack of verification of sales figures.