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Boscov's to expand furniture selection

READING, Pa. - Department store Boscov's said it plans to eliminate its appliance and electronics offerings and expand its furniture selection with new bedrooms and dinettes in its more than 40 locations.
     The company told the Reading Eagle that furniture sales are seeing growth, while sales of televisions and other related products are not, due in large part to competition from electronics specialists such as Best Buy.
      Company Chairman Albert R. Boscov also told the Eagle that his company is one of the last to sell appliances.
     As part of the furniture expansion, the paper reported, Boscov's will add Bombay shops that sell globally inspired classic furniture and home décor offered licensed under the Bombay Company name. Powell Co. is the Bombay licensing partner for furniture, with a lineup including dining, occasional, youth and accent items.
      Boscov's also plans to expand its contemporary rug offerings, the paper said.
    It was unclear how much floor space Boscov's now devotes to furniture in each store and how much additional square footage will be devoted to the category. Company officials did not respond to Furniture/Today's requests for comment.

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