Exclusive Research: 2012 Retail Planning Guide

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Furniture Today's 48-page Retail Planning Guide 2012 includes our economic analyses of the year that was 2011 and our outlook for 2012. (Click here for electronic report.)

The report is divided into five main sections:

Economic Outlook - A detailed look at 2011 furniture and bedding sales at retail for the major metropolitan areas and retail sales projections for 2016. Sales data was estimated in partnership with Easy Analytic Software Inc., based in New York. 2011 estimates and 2016 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 and an overview of 2011 Black Friday and Cyber Monday online shopping stats.

Distribution Report - Exclusive data revealing 2010 and 2008 furniture and bedding market share data through 12 distribution channels.

Industry Outlook - Begins with an overview of furniture and bedding sales for 2011, including 2011 retail sales by product category and an overview of consumer spending on furniture and bedding from 2002 through 2011. This section also includes analysis, including style trends, for all major furniture product categories.

Rankings - Highlights from Furniture Today's exclusive rankings from 2011, 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.

The 2012 Retail Planning Guide was part of our 26 December print issue of Furniture Today. Click here for the exclusive electronic version.

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Furniture Today covers all the news concerning manufacturers, retailers and suppliers in the home furnishings sector.


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