SIC 5712 | NAICS 442110
The following guide to industry analysis, trends, and statistics provides sources for market research and analysis, financial ratios and benchmarking data, compensation and salary surveys, and more.
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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts
Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:
Towse Publishing Co.
Furniture World Magazine
Bimonthly trade magazine features news and information for retail store owners and managers, with editorial feature topics addressed in various issues of the publication including retail marketing, sales management, operations management, finance, and retail sales education. Selected feature articles categorized by editorial content section and digital editions of the magazine are available free online.
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profile contents include:
Progressive Business Media
Information resources available from this organization include:
Store Performance Report
Top 100 Stores
Mintel Group Ltd.
US Furniture Retailing Market
Consumer research report provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. market for this product sector, with topics covered in the report including market size and forecast, consumer demographics, consumer style preferences, most recent purchase, types of products purchased, reasons for buying, retailers shopped, reasons for choosing a retailer, method of purchasing, and attitudes toward buying online.
Financial Ratios and Benchmarking Data
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Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
Home Furnishings Association
Retail Performance Report
HFA member survey provides financial and operational performance measures for furniture retailers, with various measures addressed in the report including sales performance, gross margin return on inventory investment, inventory turns, operating costs as a percentage of sales, salaries and wages by department, and personnel and floor space productivity. Contact association for more information.
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Compensation and Salary Surveys
Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this retail sector such as general manager, retail store manager, sales manager, assistant manager, sales associate, and delivery driver, with employers for which this data is provided including Ashley HomeStores, Ltd., Rooms To Go.com, Inc., IKEA Holding U.S., Inc., Restoration Hardware, Inc., and Pier 1 Imports, Inc.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and metro area level for personnel employed by retailers that sell household products (e.g., chairs, tables, sofas, consoles, bookshelves, beds, headboards, mattresses, dressers, nightstands, and dining room sets) and office products (e.g., desks, chairs, tables, file cabinets, and bookcases). Wage data is available free online.
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Business Valuation Resources
Small Business Valuation Multiples
Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based valuation multiples for small businesses that sell home, office, and outdoor furnishings, with products typically sold including living room, bedroom, dining room, and home office furniture as well as lamps, carpets, mirrors, and other decorative items.