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  • Serta remains No. 1 on list of U.S. bedding producers

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    Serta experienced a tough year in 2016, with a 5.1% decline in revenues, but still ranks as the No. 1 producer on Furniture Today’s list of the Top 15 U.S. bedding producers. More

  • Imports Exports Report for 2017

    Import Export Report for 2017

    Despite continuing values represented by imported furniture and a strong dollar that typically makes those goods more affordable, furniture shipments to the U.S. market rose a meager 1% in 2016, according to figures compiled by Furniture Today for the 2017 Imports/Exports Report. More

  • Who are the Top 100 Furniture Stores?

    Top 100 for 2017

    The nation's largest furniture stores racked up another good year, combining for a 7.2% sales gain in 2016. It wasn't nearly as strong as the 11% gain for last year's list of top stores, but the growth far outpaced that of the overall furniture store channel. More

  • Deets founders killed in crash

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    Martin and Norma Deets, founders of what is now Deets Homestore in Norfolk, Neb., died following a Dec. 21 traffic accident, according to local reports. More

  • Bedding Yearbook for 2016

    Bedding Yearbook

    The 2016 Bedding Yearbook provides a compilation of key mattress reports we publish each year, including the Top 15 U.S. Bedding Producers, Top 15 Bedding E-tailers and the Top 25 Bedding Retailers. More

Research Articles

  • Drewry: Container rates down this week

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    The World Container Index for this week from supply chain research and consulting firm Drewry – a composite of container freight spot rates on eight major routes to and from the United States, Europe and Asia – is down by 2.1%. More

  • Port of Va. has record year in 2017

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    A record setting 231,675 20-foot equivalent units handled in June propelled the Port of Virginia to a record July-June fiscal 2017. More

  • S.C. ports chalk up record year

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    South Carolina Ports Authority moved a record 2.14 million 20-foot equivalent units in its 2017 July-June fiscal year, an increase of 10% over the previous year’s container volumes. More

  • ITC sets hearing date, comment deadlines in hardwood plywood case

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    The U.S. government has scheduled the final phase of its investigation into hardwood plywood imports from China, including final public comment and hearing dates associated with the case. More

  • NRF: Imports could hit new record in July and August

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    July and August should be two of the busiest months ever seen for imports at the nation’s major retail container ports, possibly setting a new record as merchants enter the back-to-school season and begin to stock up for the holiday season that will follow. More

Featured Report

Economic Forecast 2016

Furniture/Today's exclusive Economic Forecast indicates consumer spending on furniture and bedding is expected to top $100 billion for the second straight year in 2016. Find out more details!