Celebrations are underway at the Southeast division over new furniture favorite
La-Z-Boy Southeast, a subsidiary of Tipperary Sales, has claimed the 88th spot in Furniture Today‘s Top 100 US Furniture Stores with annual sales of $70.7 million, which is up $18.2 million from 2021 – more than a 23 percent increase year-over-year.
Furniture Today, known as the premier publication for the retail and manufacturing home furnishings landscape, compiles its 2023 list ranking furniture stores by 2022 sales of furniture, bedding and decorative accessories, including fabric and furniture protection, warranties and delivery.
Tipperary Sales’ growth is especially notable in a year marked by dramatic sales decline. The report noted that: “Consumers shifted their spending away from their homes and into other areas, including travel and entertainment.”
However, during a year that was largely disappointing for most furniture retailers, Tipperary Sales exceeded internal goals and marked the third highest increase on the Ttp 100 in year-over-year sales.
“We are grateful to once again achieve a spot in the mag’s Top 100, which includes some of the industry’s highly regarded retail operations,” said Martha Brown, CEO of Tipperary Sales. “As a family-owned and operated company, we are deeply committed to providing the best furniture buying experience in our markets. This sincere pledge to our customers is being realized by our dedicated staff who made this achievement possible.”
Customers are offered the opportunity to engage with a professional, qualified interior designer on a complimentary design program that was created to take the fear out of buying.
“Each year, through our commitment to best serving our customers, we challenge ourselves to improve experiences through a variety of in-store, virtual, and technological improvements – all necessary in our digitally driven marketplace,” continued Martha. “We also remain committed to charitable organizations, which we hope demonstrates a dedication to the communities where our employees and clients live and work.”
A firm emphasis on building well-trained teams with a focus on bold leadership, innovative problem-solving, and a sincere commitment to excellence remains a top priority for the company. “We were pleased to see our sales team develop strong skills relating to customer leads, follow-up, and closing sales,” continued Martha.
“Anticipating the needs of our buyer, identifying solutions, and first-rate customer service will be an ongoing focus as we aim to provide a remarkable furniture buying experience, hopefully resulting in a continued climb of the Furniture Today Top 100.”