RESEARCH & ANALYSIS

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  • Why Amazon is absent from the Top 25 ranking

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    Amazon did an estimated $1.15 billion in furniture and bedding sales last year, which would place it at No. 17 on Furniture Today’s Top 25. More

  • 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

Research Articles

  • ‘Imports 101’ set for High Point

    Steve Fodor, founder and CEO of customs brokerage specialist Customs Services & Solutions, will lead “Imports 101,” a day-long course examining the process of importing goods into the United States from start to finish. More

  • Port of L.A. chalks up record August

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    U.S. ports have been setting records for container traffic this summer, and the Port of Los Angeles is no exception. More

  • August furniture store sales climb 5.4%

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    Furniture and home furnishings stores sales last month topped the broad retail sector and were among the best performing categories, with a 5.4% increase over the same month last year, according to the latest U.S. Department of Commerce report. More

  • Container imports on track for yearly record

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    Imports at major U.S. retail container ports set an all-time monthly record this summer, and 2017 is expected to reach a new yearly record, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. More

  • Georgia Ports to close for Irma

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    The Georgia Ports Authority will cease operations at the ports of Savannah and Brunswick, effective Saturday, Sept. 9, through Tuesday, Sept. 12, in response to the approach of Hurricane Irma. 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!