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Over the five years to 2019, the Home Furnishings Stores industry in Canada has, for the most part, performed well. The combination of the economic recovery, increasing consumer spending and overall strong housing market increased demand for home furnishings. Industry operators have had to endure substantial external competition. Large discount department stores and supercentres have been able to offer customers both lower prices and a diverse product selection beyond home furnishings. While economic growth during the outlook period will likely not match the accelerated economic growth experienced during the beginning of the period, housing market concerns will likely dissipate....read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Less macroeconomic volatility will likely moderate demand for home furnishings
  • The industry has experienced intense competition from large-scale discount stores
  • An expected housing cooldown will marginally lower consumer confidence
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Overall, the Home Furnishing Stores industry has medium barriers to entry. Capital costs associated with opening a store are relatively low however, prospective players have to obtain a line of credit to purchase inventory and establish relationships with suppliers. Moreover, new entrants have to deal with increasing price competition and larger operators.Both the recession and the resulting slow economic growth has made consumers much more price sensitive. Consequently, companies have had to offer price discounts to gain a larger market share. Large, big-box retailers have been able to effectively compete because low-prices, product variety, brand recognition and multiple locations have made them increasingly attractive to price-conscious customers. New...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Home Furnishings Stores Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Home Furnishings Stores Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Attractive product presentation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer Confidence Index and Consumer spending in the Home Furnishings Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Home Furnishings Stores Industry?

    Operators in this industry retail a range of home furnishing goods, including curtains, draperies, blinds, shades, cookware, glassware, dinnerware and decorative accessories. Merchandise is purchased from domestic, and in some cases international, manufacturers and wholesalers and then sold to consumers. Retailers that primarily operate as home furniture stores, used merchandise stores, electronic shopping outlets or mail-order houses are not included in this industry.

    Industry Products
  • Kitchenware and home furnishings
  • Window coverings and textile goods
  • Furniture
  • Industry Activities
  • Retailing kitchenware
  • Retailing curtains, draperies, slipcovers, vertical and horizontal blinds
  • Retailing towels, sheets, blankets and table linens
  • Retailing decorative accessories
  • Retailing outdoor and patio furniture
  • Retailing small electric/personal care appliances
  • Retailing soft-surface floor covering
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Consumer spending
  • Housing starts
  • Number of fixed broadband connections

  • Current Performance
  • Economic conditions
  • Intensifying competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand and headwinds
  • Continued competition
  • Table: Home Furnishings Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Home Furnishings Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Ceramics Manufacturing in Canada
  • Furniture & Furnishings Wholesaling in Canada
  • Glass Product Manufacturing in Canada
  • Textile Mills in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Kitchenware and home furnishings
  • Other
  • Window coverings and textile goods
  • Furniture
  • Chart: Home Furnishings Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Consumer confidence, per capita disposable income and consumer spending
  • Homeownership and housing starts

  • Major Markets
  • 40 to 54 years old
  • Younger than 30
  • 30 to 39 years old
  • 55 to 64 years old
  • 65 or older
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Home Furnishings Stores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesDepreciationMarketingRentUtilitiesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Home Furnishings Stores

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Home Furnishings Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    HomeSense, Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., Home Outfitters,
  • Table: HomeSense - financial performance
  • Table: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Home Outfitters - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Home Furnishings Stores Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Home Furnishings Stores Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Marketing (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)
  • Consumer confidence index (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
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  • One-Stop Shop Store
  • A retails store offering a large variety of merchandise from various categories.
  • Radio-Frequency Identification (Rfid)
  • A technology that tracks products from the time they leave the assembly line to the time they leave the store by releasing continuous signals from a chip.
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