40th Anniversary of the Top 100

May 27, 2021

Celebrating 40 Years of Furniture Today’s Top 100

On May 11, 1981 Furniture Today introduced its first national ranking of furniture stores. Presented under the title: “Nation’s foremost furniture retailers in 4 categories,” it listed retailers based on annual sales in four dollar ranges: Furniture Retailers with more than $100 million in sales; Furniture Retailers with $50 to $99 million in sales; Furniture Retailers with $25 to $49 million in sales; and Furniture Retailers with $1 to $24 million in sales.

Over time the list would evolve, incorporating new segments of business such as mattress specialty stores, lifestyle stores and department stores and would soon take its current form as a ranking of the Top 100 furniture and bedding stores in the U.S.

Furniture Today’s Top 100 has established itself in the history of the furniture industry and today is often used as store classification to describe furniture operations of a particular size and scope.

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of this prestigious list and the venerable retailers it represents, Furniture Today is proud to announce honorees for the Top 100 40th Anniversary Celebration.

Keynote Speaker: Jerry Epperson

We are thrilled to welcome Jerry Epperson, industry expert and managing director of Mann Armistead & Epperson, as the keynote speaker of Furniture Today’s 40th Anniversary celebration of the Top 100. Epperson will reflect on retailers past and present and discuss why some retailers have developed into powerhouses.

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