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Furniture Today's Top 100 Furniture Stores

Top 100 stores' sales jumped 9.9% in 2012

Top 100 CoverHIGH POINT - Furniture/Today's Top 100 U.S. Furniture Stores posted a 9.9% increase in furniture, bedding and accessories sales last year as the big continued to get bigger, gobbling up market share in the midst of a slowly improving economic climate.

It was the third consecutive annual gain for the Top 100 - a nearly double-digit increase at that - as combined sales jumped to $31.4 billion from $28.6 billion for the same companies in 2011.

The Top 100, which Furniture/Today began ranking 22 years ago, also saw its first healthy gain in overall store count in years, up 7.3%, or 621, stores for a total of 9,137 units at year's end. Last year's Top 100 companies increased store count by 1.3%, and the figure has bobbed up and down by a similar margin since the 2008 report.

For the complete report, see the 20 May 2013 print issue of Furniture Today, or click here for the exclusive online edition.

Clint EngelClint Engel | Senior Retail Editor, Furniture Today
cengel@furnituretoday.com

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