Home furnishings retailers are drawing keen interest from both consumers and investors alike lately. TJX Cos. is preparing to launch a new concept that features much more furniture than its other brands. Wayfair continues to be adept at using e-commerce to boost top line growth and Rent-A-Center has attracted two acquisition offers, even though it reportedly turned away both, prompting demands for a sale from shareholders.
Taken together with strong housing sector fundamentals, it would be
tempting to conclude that furniture retailers are on more solid ground
than other retail sectors.. . . more