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  • 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

    deets homestore

    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

  • Furniture Store Performance Report 2016

    Furniture Store Performance Report 2016

    Bedding and stationary upholstery are this year's winners in terms of sales market share within furniture stores, according to Furniture Today's latest Furniture Store Performance Report. More

Research Articles

  • 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

  • Retail furniture sales up 3.8% in April

    Furniture

    April sales for furniture and home furnishings retailers jumped 3.8% from the same month last year, lagging behind the 4.5% gain for the broader retail sector. More

  • Effect of hardwood plywood duties remains uncertain

    plywood art

    How any duties on Chinese-made hardwood and decorative plywood producers affect domestic residential furniture producers would depend to a large extent on how producers use those materials in their finished goods. More

  • Global Port Tracker expects imports to increase through fall

    port containers

    Imports at major U.S. retail container ports should see steady increases throughout the summer into the fall, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released Tuesday by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. More

  • Bayonne Bridge will allow larger ships by end of June

    bayonne bridge

    The Port of New York and New Jersey will accommodate larger container vessels as of June 30 with the raising of the Bayonne Ridge roadway, a $1.6 billion project.

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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!