Originally published in the August 2017 issue of Home & Textiles Today
How the companies were ranked:
Home & Textiles Today’s exclusive survey of the Top 50 home textiles retailers ranks the top U.S. retailers by sales of 2016 home textiles. All textiles categories, bed, bath, kitchen, table linen and window coverings, including alternative window coverings, custom decorating and accessories that are generally sold with textile items, are included in the sales estimates.
In order to be eligible for the ranking, each retailer must sell more than one home textile category.
The ranking crosses all formats of retailing. Companies are classified by their primary channel of distribution.
Channels include discounters; specialty stores; home improvement centers; department stores; dollar stores; direct-to-consumer retailers that sell primarily through the Internet, catalogs and/or television; warehouse membership clubs; furniture stores; and supercenters, which sell both food and general merchandise in their mix.
Sales estimates are based on information from a variety of sources including the companies themselves, public company fi lings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, discussions with industry analysts and suppliers and published and unpublished reports, including newspaper articles in various retail trading areas.