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Home Furnishings Stores in the US: Market Research Report

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Home Furnishings Stores Market Research Report | NAICS 44229 | Oct 2014

Harvest table: Rising per capita disposable income and growing homeownership will boost revenue

IBISWorld’s Home Furnishings Stores market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$30bn
Annual Growth 09-14
1.9%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
181,116
Businesses
25,976
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

In the five years to 2014, the Home Furnishing Stores industry began to recover from the housing market collapse and recession. Declining per capita disposable income, falling consumer confidence and the collapse of the domestic housing market negatively affected revenue for industry operators. Moreover, the industry's decline was perpetuated by heightened internal and external competition, which further decreased industry profitability. Over the five years to 2019, however, the industry will experience better results. This is because continued economic improvements will likely boost overall consumer spending, encouraging increased consumption of home furnishing products. In addition, surges in home ownership levels are projected to drive demand further... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Home Furnishing Store industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on labor in 2014, $0.09 will be spent on capital. Assets include items such as fixtures and fittings, cash registers and point-of-sale (POS) systems. In general, capital expenditure for this industry is undertaken at the establishment of new operations, as assets are replaced or when stores undergo refurbishments. Over the past 10 to 15 years, the industry has undergone considerable change with the implementation of computer scanning technology. Its implementation simplified labor tasks and minimized the level of human error in processing purchases... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Home Furnishings Stores Industry?

Operators in this industry retail a range of home furnishing goods, including curtains, draperies, blinds, shades, kitchenware, outdoor furniture, home and personal care appliances, floor coverings and decorative accessories. Merchandise is purchased from manufacturers and wholesalers and then sold to the public. Retailers that operate primarily as furniture stores, flooring stores, or electronic shopping and mail-order houses are not included in this industry.

Industry Products
Kitchen and cookwareWindow coveringsTextile productsDecorative accessories and seasonal decorationsFurnitureOther furnishings
 
Industry Activities
Retailing kitchenwareRetailing curtains, draperies, slipcovers, vertical and horizontal blindsRetailing towels, sheets, blankets and table linensRetailing decorative accessoriesRetailing outdoor and patio furnitureRetailing small electric/personal care appliances Retailing soft-surface floor covering


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