Art Van Furniture Named One Of The Top Three U.S. Furniture Retailers In 2013 By Prestigious Home Furnishings Business Magazine 3rd Annual Power 50 Ranking Based on Retail Sales Volume, Market Share and Social Media Clout

WARREN, Mich., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More power to Art Van Furniture! The Midwest's No. 1 furniture retailer has been named one of the country's top three furniture retailers by Home Furnishings Business magazine in the prestigious publication's 3rd Annual Power 50 Ranking for 2013. Art Van Furniture's third place ranking was based on retail sales volume, market share, social media power and furniture industry votes.

"It's truly an honor to be included among the best of the best in the furniture industry nationwide," said Kim Yost, CEO of Art Van Furniture. "We are passionate about collaborating with our guests to create comfortable, inviting living spaces for themselves and their families. It's humbling to be able to enhance people's homes as well as to be recognized for our efforts by our industry peers."

R.C. Willey Home Furnishings with stores in Utah, California, Nevada and Idaho, earned the first place ranking and Nebraska Furniture Mart ranked second and has locations in Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and Texas.

In 2013, Art Van Furniture expanded outside of its home state of Michigan to Chicagoland, Indiana and Ohio with additional stores set to open in 2014. The retailer also converted 31 Mattress World locations to its signature Art Van PureSleep stores throughout Michigan and Indianapolis, creating a total of 77 mattress locations.

Growing in more ways than one, Art Van Furniture's social media presence has catapulted into a social force all its own. With more than 76,000 Facebook fans, 8,500 Twitter followers and a growing presence on Pinterest, Art Van Furniture interacts with fans daily, creating relationships and sparking conversations with all of the retailer's guests.

Home Furnishings Business, founded in 2005, is a business and strategy magazine dedicated to the home furnishings industry.

About Art Van Furniture
Art Van Furniture is the Midwest's largest furniture retailer and America's largest independent furniture retailer. The company operates 37 stores throughout Michigan, five stores in Chicagoland, one store in Toledo, Ohio, a full service e-commerce website, plus 39 freestanding Art Van PureSleep bedding stores in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. Founded in 1959, the company is family-owned and headquartered in Warren, Michigan. Visit artvan.com for more information.

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