Millions of Americans shop for furniture each year. Whether they’re looking for a fine 100 percent leather sofa or a new solid oak wooden table, furniture and home furnishing stores exist in virtually every U.S. city. Because of this, these stores generate a lot of sales every year, about $101.41 billion in 2013 alone. Home furnishing stores alone generated $44.36 billion in sales, and experts expect that number to keep rising, just as they have been for years. For example, furniture and home furnishing sales totaled about $52.34 billion in 1992 but exploded to $101.41 billion in 2014.
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