Home News Now launches first annual ranking of top furniture and bedding retailers

Home News Now 125 will feature comprehensive ranking of e-tailers and brick-and-mortar stores selling furniture and bedding

HIGH POINT — This spring Home News Now is launching its first annual listing of the industry’s top furniture and bedding retailers.

The Home News Now 125 will list home furnishings e-tailers and traditional brick-and-mortar stores based on estimated 2021 furniture and bedding sales.

Compiled by furniture industry research experts Stephanie Nickell and Dana French, this ranking will be published at www.homenewsnow.com in installments of 25 companies each week over a five-week period starting the first week in April. The last segment featuring the largest 25 companies will be published the first week in May.

“The Home News Now 125 will be the definitive industry ranking going forward,” said Rick Harrison, Home News Now founding publisher. “We have taken a comprehensive approach to address the range of channels where furniture is being sold so that non-traditional retailers that have an impact on our market will be included.” 

“Beginning in April, we’ll roll out the new directory over a five-week series of newsletters and then make the listing accessible to all through a tab on the Home News Now site,” Harrison added. “We’re grateful to Storis for sponsoring this research. Home News Now has reassembled the research team of Stephanie Nickell and Dana French — two people who know our industry well and can lend invaluable perspective to this project.  If you care about furniture, you’ll refer to this directory frequently.”

Both Nickell and French said they were pleased to be involved in the project.

“The furniture industry, like many others, has seen great changes over the last couple of years,” Nickell said. “I am looking forward to providing a list that serves to highlight those who are weathering the challenges.”  

“This inclusive retailer listing will provide vital information to the industry,” French added. “I’m excited to be part of the research team and contribute.”

As sponsor, Storis said it also is pleased to support the effort.

“STORIS is proud to sponsor the brand-new “Home News Now 125. This inaugural home furnishings industry report will provide detail on the holistic market across brick-and-mortar, e-commerce, and multi-channel retailers for a comprehensive outlook on the industry. As the leading provider to enterprise furniture retailers, we are aligned to support this industry research,” said Kaitlin Surdoval Deane, STORIS senior marketing manager.

For more information about the project, contact Harrison at rick@homenewsnow.com

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