Ashley Furniture HomeStore Ranks No. 1 on List of Top 100 U.S. Furniture Stores Sales of Furniture, Bedding and Home Accessories Jump to $2.13 Billion in 2009

ARCADIA, Wis., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Ashley Furniture HomeStore (http://www.ashleyfurniturehomestore.com) once again takes the number-one spot on Furniture/Today's 2010 Exclusive Survey of Top 100 U.S. Furniture Stores, posting sales of $2.13 billion in 2009. This is the fourth consecutive year that the company has held the coveted spot for its sales of furniture, bedding and home accessories.  

In addition to achieving the ranking of top furniture store, Ashley was also the only company among its peers in the Top 100 group to see either a sales or store increase in 2009. The furniture retailer posted a $35 million (or 1.7%) jump in sales and increased the number of company-owned stores in its network by 11, for a total of 401.

"In less than 10 years, we have become the number-one selling furniture brand in the world and the number-one retailer of furniture and bedding in the United States," says Ben Thorud, Senior Vice President. "There are several factors that have contributed to our success.  To begin with, we deliver quality and value everyday. Secondly, our store owners and team members live in the same communities in which their stores are located, giving us better insight into the needs of our customers. Most significantly, we are committed to our customers and strive to ensure an excellent experience at each of our stores."

The Top 100 list is compiled annually by Furniture/Today and ranks stores by sales of furniture, bedding and decorative accessories, including warranty, fabric and furniture protection. To qualify for the list, a store has to specialize in home furnishings, which may include electronics and appliances. However, furniture, bedding and home accessories must make up 25% or more of total sales and at least 25% of those sales need to come from the stores.

For more information about Ashley Furniture HomeStore, visit http://www.ashleyfurniturehomestore.com.

About Ashley Furniture HomeStore

Ashley Furniture HomeStore, a top furniture retailer in the United States, delivers quality, affordable furniture to customers at more than 400 independently owned and operated locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Japan. Ashley Furniture HomeStore is an exclusive provider of furniture from Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., the largest furniture manufacturer in the United States.

Paulette Rippley

608-323-3377

Media Relations

Ashley Furniture HomeStore

prippley@ashleyfurniture.com



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