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Home Furnishings Stores

SIC 5719 | NAICS 442200


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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts



Home Furnishings Stores  (view report)
Online Household Furnishings Sales  (view report)

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:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Operating conditions
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Five-year growth forecast


Progressive Business Media
Home Furnishings News (HFN)
http://www.hfndigital.com/

Monthly trade publication features news and information for senior executives and decision makers in the home retail sector, with special features including the annual "Top 50 Retailers" report (June) and "State of the Industry Report" (July). Selected articles from the magazine categorized by news category, product category, retail distribution channel, and omni-channel can be viewed free online.



Home Furniture & Housewares Stores
http://www.firstresearch.com

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:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast


PBM Progressive Research Store
Research reports available from this organization include:

Top 50 Retailers
http://www.furnishingsresearchstore.com/
Annual report published in the June issue of HFN Magazine ranks the top 50 home retailers by their estimated annual sales for the most recent 12-month reporting period, with retailers categorized by primary retail distribution channel and household furnishing product categories covered in the report including furniture, mattresses, lighting, housewares, table top, textiles, and decorative accessories.

State of the Industry
http://www.furnishingsresearchstore.com/
Annual report provides estimated retail sales and distribution channel data for the home retail sector, with product categories covered in the report including housewares, tabletop, textiles, furniture, floor coverings, mattresses, lighting, and decorative accessories, and retail distribution channels covered including mass merchandisers, supermarkets and drug stores, online retailers, and specialty stores.


Catalina Research
Home Furnishings Retailers
http://www.catalinareports.com/

Catalina First Look research report analyzes sales trends for this sector, with data provided including sales by product category (e.g., kitchenware and bathware, bedroom and bathroom linen, decorative accessories, and window coverings) and retail channel (e.g., home furnishing, window covering, and furniture stores, home centers, mass merchandisers, home shopping networks, and online retailers).


Mintel Group Ltd.
Research reports available from this organization include:

Shopping for Home Décor - US
https://store.mintel.com/
Market research report provides in-depth analysis of this product sector from a consumer standpoint, with topics covered in the report including market size and forecast, factors affecting demand, recent market trends, consumer demographic profiles, timing of most recent purchase, types of décor items purchased, styling preferences, reasons for buying, purchasing method, and retail channels shopped.

Home Linens - US
https://store.mintel.com/
Consumer research report provides a detailed analysis of the household linens market, with products covered in the study including kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and decorative linens and topics covered including market size and forecast, key factors affecting demand, recent trends, impact of household size, purchases of linens, factors influencing purchases, replacement factor, and product innovations.




Financial Ratios and Benchmarking Data



Industry Financial Ratios
Home Furnishings Stores
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "4422"

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.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios


IBISWorld
Home Furnishings Stores
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of sales for companies that sell kitchenware, dinnerware, small appliances, textiles (e.g., towels, sheets, blankets, and table linens), decorative items (e.g., lamps, shades, mirrors, and picture frames), and window and floor coverings (e.g., curtains, blinds, draperies, carpets, and rugs).


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Compensation and Salary Surveys


PayScale
Home Furnishing Stores
https://www.payscale.com/

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this retail sector such as operations manager, visual merchandiser, interior designer, retail store manager, and sales person, with retailers for which data is provided including Crate & Barrel, Inc., Williams-Sonoma, Inc., Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., Pier 1 Imports, Inc., Pottery Barn, Inc., West Elm, Inc., and Homegoods Inc.


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Home Furnishing Stores
https://www.bls.gov/oes/

Annual employment and wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and metro area level for personnel employed by firms that sell dinnerware, kitchenware, small appliances, textiles (e.g., towels, sheets, blankets, and table linens), decorative accessories (e.g., lamps, shades, mirrors, clocks, and vases), and window and floor coverings (e.g., curtains, blinds, drapes, and rugs).


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Business Valuation Resources


Small Business Valuation Multiples

Drapery and Window Covering Shops
http://valuationresources.com/

Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based valuation multiples for small businesses that sell ready-made and custom-made window treatment products such as vertical and horizontal blinds, woven blinds and shades, curtains and draperies, and curtain rods, hooks, rings, tie backs, and clips.








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