Montana retailer Wagner's joins Furniture First group
Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, April 20, 2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Missoula, Mont.-based Wagner's Home Furnishings has joined the Furniture First buying group.
Founded in Missoula in 1953, Wagner's is a full-line retailer offering special ordering and an in-house design consultation.
Like most Furniture First members, the retailer is family- owned and operated and maintains a strong connection with its community, the group said.
With the addition of Wagner's, Furniture First now has 202 owner members with 423 furniture stores in 47 states and an estimated $1.6 billion in annual sales.
"Each new member brings a unique business expertise to the group, and Furniture First's strength comes from that diversity," Furniture First President Bill Hartman said in a release. "We aim to continually improve members' advantage by building profitable programs with manufacturers and offering exclusive merchandise, rebates, discounts and networking opportunities."
The buying group is meeting in New Orleans May 13-15 at the Roosevelt Hotel for its sold-out member Symposium. It's expecting 300 attendees.