Formal dining market smaller but still vibrant
  • Hooker Furniture
    Hooker Furniture
  • Lexington Home Brands
    Lexington Home Brands
  • Thomas & Gray
    Thomas & Gray
  • Standard Furniture
    Standard Furniture
  • A.R.T. Furniture
    A.R.T. Furniture
  • Homelegance
    Homelegance
  • Najarian Furniture
    Najarian Furniture
  • The Orleans
    Hooker Furniture
  • The business sold
    Lexington Home Brands
  • Skyline
    Thomas & Gray
  • Since the fire,
    Standard Furniture
  • The Newport dining set
    A.R.T. Furniture
  • Saundra’s Furniture
    Homelegance
  • Steve Codella, Couristan executive vice president of sales (left) stands with Emma Gardner in front of Twinkle Party Pink, a hand-hooked, indoor/outdoor rug from Couristan’s Emma at Home collection.
    Najarian Furniture
 
For manufacturers placing less emphasis on the category, it's a given that formal dining continues to lose ground to more casual dining footprints. Yet resources still developing and marketing formal dining say there is still plenty of business to be had, especially among consumers with larger homes that have a dedicated dining area.
 
Posted: July 16, 2013