Research and Markets: 2012 Report on the $25 Billion US Home Furnish..
May 28, 2012 08:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time
Research and Markets: 2012 Report on the $25 Billion US Home Furnishings Stores Industry Featuring Bed Bath & Beyond and Williams-Sonoma
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dublin - Research and Markets (www.researchandmarkets.com/research/kf7kjc/home_furnishings_s
) has announced the addition of the "Home Furnishings Stores" report to their offering.
The US home furnishings store industry includes about 20,000 stores with combined annual revenues of about $25 billion. Major companies include Bed Bath & Beyond and Williams-Sonoma. The industry is concentrated: the 50 largest companies account for about 75 percent of industry revenue.
Furniture stores and retailers of floor coverings are covered in separate industry profiles.
Demand is driven by consumer income. Large companies compete through volume purchasing, breadth of products, and effective merchandising and marketing. Small companies focus on a market segment and compete through depth of products and superior customer service.
Competition for home furnishing stores includes department stores, mass merchandisers, home improvement stores, and online and mail order retailers.
Products, Operations & Technology:
Major product categories are domestics (20 percent of sales); window treatments (20 percent), cookware (10 percent); and dinnerware (7 percent); and decorative accessories (7 percent); . Domestics are towels, sheets, blankets, and table linens. Decorative accessories include lamps, mirrors, pictures, clocks, and desk sets. Dinnerware includes china, glassware, and flatware. Window treatments are curtains, draperies, blinds, and shades.
Home furnishings retailers include national chains and independent stores. Major chains, such as Bed Bath & Beyond, offer superstores that vary from 20,000 to 50,000 square feet and are located in suburban strip malls. Other chains, such as Williams-Sonoma, operate stores of 5,000 to 15,000 square feet located in enclosed shopping malls and strip centers. Independent stores range from 2,000 to 20,000 square feet.
Key Topics Covered:
Quarterly Industry Update
Call Preparation Questions
Web Links and Acronyms
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