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Reports, surveys, and whitepapers compiled exclusively for the furniture and home furnishings industries by the leading publications in the home furnishings, home accents, infant and juvenile furnishings, toys, gifts, decorative accessories, home textiles, and bedding.

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Furniture Today
, Research, surveys, industry whitepapers from the number one business newspaper of the furniture industry.

Home Accents Today, Research, surveys, industry whitepapers from the information source for the home accent industry.

Casual Living, Research, surveys, industry whitepapers from the voice of the leisure marketplace.

Home & Textiles Today, Research, surveys, industry whitepapers from the fashion and business news source for the home textiles industry

Kids Today, Research, surveys, industry whitepapers from the new source for the infant and juvenile industries.

Playthings, Research, surveys, industry whitepapers from the first and only toy business authority.

Gifts and Decorative Accessories, Research, surveys, industry whitepapers from the number one gifts industry news source.

Bedding Today, Research, surveys, industry whitepapers from the suppliment to Furniture Today offerring complete coverage of the bedding industry.


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Furniture Today's Top 100 Furniture Stores - Updated for 2014!
Furniture/Today’s Top 100 U.S. Furniture stores posted a 7.8% increase in furniture, bedding and accessories sales in 2013, growing revenue to a combined $34.1 billion, up from $31.7 billion the year before. That growth wasn’t as impressive as the 9.9% gain in 2012 for the previous Top 100, but it blew away the meager increase for all U.S. furniture stores and led to a major capture of additional market share. details >>

Home Accents Retail Stars for 2014
The 2014 Retail Stars may be our most diverse group to date, ranging in size and personality from A Studio, a 400-sq.-ft. shop situated on Michigan's scenic “Tunnel of Trees” highway, to the 1.2 million-sq.-ft. showrooms of North Carolina's Furnitureland South. Included on this year’s list are a rug store, lighting store, several interior design boutiques and furniture stores, and our first Amish retailer, The Woods of Plainview, Minn., which accessorizes its handcrafted furniture vignettes with a few familiar accent and wall décor brands. details >>

Casual Living's Resource Guide 2013
The Resource Guide is a complete guide to the casual/outdoor home furnishings industry. It includes an alphabetical listing of vendors and manufacturer's representatives. As well, this book provides vendor listings arranged by product categories including supplier and retail services, a 2013 market calendar and exclusive research data on dining sets, conversation groups, fabric, grills and shade. details >>

Top 15 U.S. Bedding Producers, 2014
Furniture/Today uses public and private information to develop the wholesale shipment figures in its report of the Top 15 U.S. Bedding Producers. The newspaper begins the process by sending a survey to some two dozen bedding producers, asking them to supply audited and accountant-verified figures for their 2013 bedding shipments. Three leading bedding producers — Sealy, Tempur-Pedic and Select Comfort — were part of publicly-held companies last year and supplied shipment figures to Furniture/Today. details >>

Furniture Today’s Key 20 Sources for the U.S. Furniture Market, 2014
A number of top case goods and upholstery resources saw growth in 2013, a sign that economic tailwinds — ranging from lower unemployment to rising housing prices — continue to benefit the furniture industry. Collectively, sources Furniture/ Today identified on its annual list of Key Sources for the U.S. Market grew to $10.6 billion in sales in 2013, up 4% from $10.2 billion in 2012. While not the double-digit growth that many would prefer, it still marks the fourth straight year of gains since the 2007-2009 recession. details >>