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Rank '07 Rank Company, HQ & Store Type 2008 2007 Percent Change Home Textiles as a Percentage of Store's Total Sales Share of Home Textiles Universe 2008 2007
Number of Stores
All home textiles sales information, except for publicly held companies that break out line-of-business sales for home textiles, are Home Textiles Today market research estimates.
All data for calendar year ending Dec. 31, fiscal year-end or trailing 12 months closest to that date.
NS=No stores; NA=Not available; NR=Not ranked; R=Revised
Store type: DTC=Direct-to-consumer; CH=Chain store; DC=Discount department store; DP=Department store; FC=Furniture chain; HIC=Home improvement center; PX=Military exchange; SC= Supercenter; SP= Specialty store; W=Warehouse club
Source: Home Textiles Today market research
1 1 Wal-Mart, Bentonville, Ark., DC/SC $3,540 $3,810 -7.1% 1.4% 14.2% 3,503 3,418
Fiscal Jan. 31. Stats for Wal-Mart stores, Web only. US store count 3,503, up from 3,418. In home rolled out BH&G, Canopy home program and Your Zone for teens. Emphasized Internet programs throughout home. Comps up 3.2%, total home down 11%. Up to 140 new supercenters planned for '09.
2 2 Bed Bath & Beyond, Union, N.J., SP $3,092 $3,100 -0.3% 42.9% 12.4% 993 930
Fiscal Feb. 28. Domestics, 43% of sales in '08, down from 46% in '06; Bedding, the largest domestics product group, dropped to 13% of sales, down from 15% in '06. Began marketing DKNY bed and bath products. Opened 66 stores in '08, plans 54 in '09 under BBB, Christmas Tree Shops and buybuy BABY nameplates. Total '08 sales up 2.3% to $7.21 billion.
3 3 JCPenney, Plano, Texas, DP/DTC $2,675 $3,058 -12.5% 14.5% 10.7% 1,093 1,067
Fiscal Jan. 31. Sales for store, catalog, online. Opened 35 new/renovated stores, mostly off-mall in '08. Launched largest brand intro in its history, store-wide American Living brand, including home, from Polo Ralph Lauren Global Concepts — now enhanced, Cindy Crawford Style home collection launches in Sept. joining Linden Street, Studio and JCPenney Home Collection. Total home down 11.4% in '08.
4 4 Target, Minneapolis, DC/SC $2,650 $2,710 -2.2% 4.2% 10.6% 1,682 1,591
Fiscal Jan. 31. Target Home brand to be restructured in '09, part of move to fewer, more powerful ones. Launched Dwell Studio in '08 joining Simply Shabby Chic, Thomas O'Brien, Room Essentials, Waverly, Woolrich and Fieldcrest. Launching limited edition for home by Dror Benshetrit. New program allows better awareness to local needs. Added more store-only items online to drive store traffic.
5 5 Kohl's, Menomonee Falls, Wis., DP $1,157 $1,163 -0.5% 7.1% 4.6% 1,004 929
Fiscal Jan. 31. Will add 55 stores in '09, including its first in Alaska, totaling 1,004 in 48 states. Home, 18% of total sales, trailed its '08 performance. Total sales were $16.39, down 0.5% from '07. Major home lines include Chaps, Simply Vera by Vera Wang. In '09, exclusive MUDD apparel program will extend to textiles. Will extend new exclusive Dana Buchman brand from apparel to textiles.
6 7 Kmart, Hoffman Estates, Ill., DC/SC $875 $949 -7.8% 5.4% 3.5% 1,368 1,382
Fiscal Jan. 31. Part of Sears Holdings, which also includes Sears, Lands End and The Great Indoors. Launched Jaclyn Smith Home Collection and Cannon brand (shared with Sears) in '08. Launched Hearst Magazines Country Living home program this summer. Martha Stewart home program continues this year. Total comp sales down 6.1%. In '08, had 1,368 stores.
7 8 Macy's Home Store, New York, DP $840 $890R -5.6% NA 3.4% 807 813
Fiscal Jan. 31. Part of Macy's, Inc. Private label brand sales, including macys.com, are 19% of total sales. Corporate online sales grew 29% in '08, total company sales were down 5.4%. April's switch to a national organization, bringing the Macy Home Store functions into the structure, eliminated the four divisions and established the functions in NY. My Macys local merchandising, which enables stores to fill local needs, is showing positive results.
8 6 Linens 'n Things, Clifton, N.J., SP $670 $980 -31.6% NA 2.7% 0 551
Filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy on May 2, 2008, closed stores in October. Operated 637 stores including Canada. Closed more than 571 stores before GOB sales began in October. In May '09, Hilco Consumer Capital and Gordon Brothers Brands, owners of the LnT name, internet domain names and brands since January, opened the online-only store at Lnt.com.
9 9 T.J Maxx/Marshalls, Framingham, Mass., DC $610 $620 -1.6% 4.9% 2.4% 1,680 1,623
Fiscal Jan. 31. Home at Marmaxx Group (T. J. Maxx and Marshalls), part of TJX, had comp sales declines versus '08 total group sales increases of 3.3% to $12.36 billion. Plans 17 net new stores for the division this year compared with 57 in '08. Home is expected to turn around in sales, both from sharper buying efforts and consumer demand.
10 10 Williams-Sonoma, San Francisco, SP/DTC $500 $580 -13.8% 14.9% 2.0% 611 585
Fiscal Feb. 1. With total sales down 14.8% from '07, Pottery Barn had the most severe comp drop at 21%, followed by Pottery Barn Kids with 17.8%, outlets down 17.1% and WS down 11.4%. Catalog and online were down 15.9%; all divisions except PBK had a drop in revenues in this segment. PBteen was the strongest with 2.7% net revenue growth. Textiles were among the better categories.
11 12 Family Dollar, Matthews, N.C., DC $396 $402 -1.5% 5.5% 1.6% 6,643 6,509
Fiscal Aug. 30. Sales and store counts are for trailing 12 months ended Feb. 28. Edited home offer as part of strategy to expand food and consumables. Home products including domestics, were 13.7% of '08 revenues, down from $14.9 for '07. Fast-growing dollar chain had total sales up 6.1% from '07 to $7,214 million. Opened 134 net new stores in '08.
12 14 IKEA, Conshohocken, Pa., SP $387 $355 9.0% 12.2% 1.6% 35 31
Fiscal Aug. 31. Sales and store count for U.S. only. Home textiles considered a major growth opportunity with a major expansion in utility bedding to create a more personal approach to sleep. Opened four stores in '08, one in '09. Plans two in the future. Total sales were $3.16 billion in '08, up 9%.
13 11 Big Lots, Columbus, Ohio, DC $387 $425 -8.9% 8.3% 1.6% 1,339 1,353
Fiscal Jan. 31. Home underperformed store in '08; company plans to focus on brand names and value in '09. Home, including home textiles, was 15.4% of '08 sales, down from 16.8%. Total '08 sales were down 0.2% to $4,645 million. Launched online deal of the day in October, posted daily at 8 a.m., with limited quantities.
14 15 Ross Stores, Pleasanton, Calif., DC $385 $355 8.5% 5.9% 1.5% 956 890
Fiscal Jan. 31. Operates two chains of off-price apparel and home goods — 904 Ross Dress for Less units and 55 dd's Discounts, the latter targeting a more moderate income customer. Strategy for '09 and '10 is to open stores in states where it currently operates to increase market penetration. Home was about 23% of total sales in '08, about the same as in '07.
15 13 Sears, Hoffman Estates, Ill., CH $340 $380 -10.5% 1.3% 1.4% 856 935
Fiscal Jan. 31. Part of Sears Holdings. Launched its mobile commerce site in November — Sears2go.com, and unveiled a mobile application for iPhone users in May. Began offering layaway during holiday '08 and has continued it. Launched Cannon bed and bath with Kmart and a new Ty Pennington home collection featuring bamboo product. Domestic comp store sales down 8% in '08.
16 16 Anna's Linens, Costa Mesa, Calif., SP $335 $345 -2.9% 95.4% 1.3% 260 254
Fiscal Feb. 1. Privately held, value-oriented home fashions chain operates in 17 states and District of Columbia with more than 80% of the stores located in California, Texas and Florida. Total sales down about 2.5% to $351 million in '08. Plans about 15 new stores in '09, including its first in New Jersey.
17 17 Luxury Linens, Burlington, N.J., SP $298 $304 -2.0% NA 1.2% 409 378
Fiscal May 31. Part of Burlington Coat Factory. Store counts and sales are for trailing 12 months ended Feb. 28. Sold online and through Luxury Linens departments within 409 stores. Trailing 12 month total home sales were $610.4 million, down 5.6% from '07. Total trailing 12 month sales for same period were $3,511 million, up 3.7% from same period in '07.
18 18 Tuesday Morning, Dallas, DC $240 $265 -9.4% 29.2% 1.0% 860 831
Fiscal June 30. Sales and store counts are trailing 12 months ended Dec. 31. One of the major off-price retailers with strong textiles presence. Last year's liquidations and bankruptcies hurt opportunities with the abundance of these products on the market at distressed pricing. Wants to expand and/or relocate stores in existing markets. Trailing 12 months sales down 10.7% to $820.9 million.
19 19 HomeGoods, Framingham, Mass., SP $239 $235 1.7% 15.1% 1.0% 318 289
Fiscal Jan. 31. Division of TJX Companies with free-standing stores as well as the Home Goods part of T. J. Maxx and Marshalls. Offers a broad home goods merchandise array — basics and fashion — from home textiles to furniture, wall décor, lighting, seasonal merchandise and other home lines. Comp store sales decreased 3% in '08.
20 20 Lowe's, Mooresville, N.C., HIC $222 $227 -2.2% 0.5% 0.9% 1,627 1,528
Fiscal Jan. 30. Sales and store counts exclude Canada. Opened 110 U.S. stores in '08 and plans up to 70 units in U.S., Canada and Mexico. New stores include three prototypes: 117,000 and 103,000 square feet for large markets and 94,000 square feet to smaller ones. Expanded window coverings and enhanced rug selection in '08. Average ticket fell to $65.15 in '08 from $67.05 in '07.
21 24 Sam's Club, Bentonville, Ark., W $212 $205 3.4% 0.5% 0.9% 602 591
Fiscal Jan. 31. Soft goods, including home textiles and apparel, accounted for 5% of sales. Sales and store counts are for Sam's Club only and Samsclub.com. Opened 11 units in '08. Opened first Mas Club, targeting Hispanic consumers, in July 2009 in Houston. Clubs average 133,000 square feet. Offered $10 membership for 10 weeks in '08, and is offering $15 membership for this summer.
22 22 Costco, Issaquah, Wash., W $210 $218 -3.7% 0.3% 0.8% 406 391
Fiscal Aug. 31. For trailing 12 months ended Feb. 15. Sales and store counts are for only U.S. and Puerto Rico stores. Closed its two Costco Home stores on July 3. Opened 15 new clubs in the trailing 12 months. Softlines, including domestics, accounted for 10% of fiscal '08 sales, down from 11%. Total trailing 12 months sales were up 7.4%.
23 23 Meijer, Grand Rapids, Mich., SC $201 $210 -4.3% 1.4% 0.8% 185 181
Family owned and operated. All stores are open 24 hours and average 200,000 to 250,000 square feet. Partnered with Katie Brown of PBS in November to serve as Home Solutions Advisor to develop new home lines and provide shoppers with home project solutions. Launched At Home private label program and Organics bed and bath line. Total '08 sales estimated at $14.6 billion plus.
24 21 Hanover Direct, Weehawken, N.J., DTC $200 $225 -11.1% NA 0.8% 3 3
Fiscal year December. Privately held direct marketer operating five home and apparel catalogs and related websites. Sales and store counts are for The Company Store, including Company Kids and Domestications. Company Store has two outlet stores. Domestications has one.
25 25 QVC, West Chester, Pa., DTC $175 $185 -5.4% 3.6% 0.7% 6 7
Fiscal Dec. 31. Part of publicly held Liberty Media and sells home textiles products through its QVC networks, online and at its six stores. In February, launched Williamsburg: Home of All Seasons collection, a range of home lines. Home is 44% of U.S. net revenues. U.S. sales in '08 were $4.91 billion, down 5.7%.
26 28 Pier 1 Imports, Fort Worth, Texas, SP $170 $180 -5.6% 14.2% 0.7% 1,018 1,041
Fiscal Feb. 28. Operated 1,134 stores in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Sales and store counts for U.S. and Puerto Rico. Textiles' share increased one percentage point in '08 with help from furniture pads where sales increased 19% to $30.9 million. Total '08 revenues in the U.S. were $1.2 billion, down 12.6% from '07. May close up to 80 stores this year if rent negotiations are unsuccessful.
27 29 Home Depot, Atlanta, HIC $155 $170 -8.8% 0.2% 0.6% 1,971 1,950
Fiscal Feb. 1. For U.S. stores only, online sales and sales from its Direct catalog division. Does not include EXPO Design. Opened 41 new stores in the U.S. in '08, including five relocations. Textiles include rugs, window coverings and decorative pillows. Comp store sales decreased 8.7% for fiscal '08. Total retail sales were $71.29 billion in '08, down 7.8% from '07.
28 26 Cornerstone Brands, Waltham, Mass., DTC $154 $181 -14.9% 17.8% 0.6% 12 10
Fiscal Dec. 31. Part of publicly held HSNi. On Aug. 22, became an independently traded company with HSN, as the spin-off from IAC/Interactive was completed. Figures are for catalogs and online with Ballard Designs, Frontgate, Garnet Hill and Smith + Noble. Also through retail and outlet stores for Garnet Hill, Ballards and Frontgate. Total '08 sales were $866.7 million, down 14.7% from '07.
29 27 Bloomingdale's, New York, DP $150 $172R -12.8% NA 0.6% 40 40
Fiscal Jan. 31. Emphasizing online instead of Bloomingdale's by Mail and direct-to-consumer, replacing them with the bHome catalogs showcasing fashion-forward home product and monthly catalogs. Major upgrading of product lines include bringing in Sferra and Ann Gish. Will launch Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams decorative bedding in September in both textiles and furniture departments.
30 32 Fred Meyer, Portland, Ore., SC $145 $152 -4.6% 1.7% 0.6% 166 158
Fiscal year Jan 31. Part of publicly held Kroger. Founded in 1922. Currently operates 124 stores under the Fred Meyer nameplate and 42 under the Marketplace banner. Opened one net Fred Meyer store last year and seven net Marketplace stores. Home features bed and bath, home accents, furniture, housewares, home improvement, garden and seasonal. Total '08 sales estimated at $8.3 billion.
31 30 Restoration Hardware, Corte Madera, Calif., SP $145 $165 -12.1% NA 0.6% 108 108
Fiscal year Jan. 31. Sells through 112 retail and outlet store locations, catalogs, including its specialty Bed & Bath catalog, e-commerce sites and Restoration Hardware Trade. Figures do not include stores outside the U.S. or sales from the Trade division. Launched the catalog Restoration Hardware Baby & Child in '08. In June '08, went private.
32 31 BrylaneHome, New York, DTC $141 $160 -11.9% 9.2% 0.6% NS NS
Fiscal Dec. 31. Division of Redcats Group, part of French-based PPR. Two divisions: BrylaneHome, known as America's White Sale Catalog; and BrylaneHome Kitchen, offering hard-to-find kitchen and home essentials. Also through BrylaneHome.com and OneStopPlus.com, a community space hosting four Redcats brands. Sales are for the U.S. Estimated '08 sales for Redcats USA were up 12% to $1.5 billion.
33 34 The Bon-Ton Stores, York, Pa., DP $132 $142 -7.0% 4.2% 0.5% 281 280
Fiscal Jan. 31. Operates under the Bon-Ton, Bergner's, Boston Store, Carson Pirie Scott, Elder-Beerman, Herberger's and Younkers nameplates and under the Parisian name in the Detroit area. Offers Calvin Klein, Croscill, Karen Neuburger Home, Living Quarters, Ruff Hewn and WestPoint Home. Total '08 sales were $3.13 billion, down 7% from '07. Expanded its Laura Ashley and Ruff Hewn in '08.
34 35 Crate & Barrel, Northbrook, Ill., SP $131 $134 -2.2% 10.3% 0.5% 166 160
Fiscal Feb. 1. Subsidiary of German-based Otto Group. Operates through stores, catalogs and online. Operates four CB2 units catering to consumers ranging in age from 25 to 50. In '08, opened its first store in Canada and its fourth CB2. Textiles include its exclusive Marimekko designs in bed and bath. Textiles accounts for about 10% of '08 sales. Total '08 sales were $1.27 billion, down 3.3% from '07.
35 36 Dollar General, Goodlettsville, Tenn., DC $119 $120 -0.8% 1.1% 0.5% 8,362 8,194
Fiscal Jan. 30. Owned by private equity group Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Operates in 35 states. Opened 207 stores in '08, closed 39 and remodeled/relocated 404. Plans to open 450 in '09. Home, including domestics, accounted for 8.2% of '08 sales, down from 9.2% in '07. Comp store sales increased 9% in '08. Total '08 sales were $10,458 million, up 10.1% from '07.
36 33 Mervyns, Hayward, Calif., DP $118 $145 -18.6% NA 0.5% 0 177
Privately held. Closed at the end of December. Filed Chapter 11 in July '08, with plans to close 26 of its 177 stores. Announced plans to liquidate its remaining locations and go out of business after the holiday season. Closing sales began Oct. 31 and concluded at the end of Dec. Kohl's, in a joint bid with apparel retailer Forever 21, acquired 31 locations, largely in California.
37 40 Shopko, Green Bay, Wis., DC $96 $100 -4.0% 4.4% 0.4% 135 132
Privately held affiliate of Sun Capital Partners. Sales and store counts are for Shopko only and exclude five Shopko Express Rx stores. Opened its fourth new 80,000 square foot prototype store in Council Bluffs, Iowa, this March. The other three prototypes, all of which opened in '08, are located in Suamico and Sussex, Wis., and North Branch, Minn. Total '08 sales estimated at $2 billion.
38 39 Dillard's, Little Rock, Ark., DP $92 $105 -12.4% 1.4% 0.4% 315 326
Fiscal Jan. 31. Operates in 29 states. All categories experienced declines in '08, with significant declines in home, furniture and apparel. Accounting for 7% of total sales, the home category was down 12% for the year. Total '08 sales were $6.74 billion, down 6.4% from '07. Closed 21 underperforming stores and opened 10 new stores last year.
39 41 Belk, Charlotte, N.C., DP $82 $90 -8.9% 2.3% 0.3% 307 303
Fiscal Jan. 31. Privately owned, operating in 16 states. Opened eight in '08 and completed expansions on four. Is slowing its growth plans, having opened three stores during first quarter '09 and one expansion. Two expansions are planned for the rest of '09. Home was 10% of total '08. Total '08 revenues were $3.5 billion, down 8.5% from '07. Comp store sales decreased 8.7%.
40 42 Country Curtains, Stockbridge, Mass., DTC $78 $85 -8.2% 93.4% 0.3% 25 25
Private, family-owned. Sells window treatments and drapery hardware, shades, fabrics, bedding, chair pads and decorative pillows, and home accents through its catalog, website and stores located in 12 states along the East Coast. Stores display window treatments in hundreds of styles, sizes and colors on real windows — 70 to 100 per store. Also offers custom window.
41 43 Lands' End, Dodgeville, Wis., DTC $75 $83 -9.6% NA 0.3% 14 15
Fiscal Jan. 31. Part of publicly held Sears Holdings Corp. Direct merchant through catalogs, including Lands' End Home catalog, retail stores, online and Sears full-line stores. Lands' End retail stores, averaging 8,600 square feet, offer merchandise primarily from catalog and Internet channel overstocks. In '08, grew the "store-within-a-store" departments to 222 from 200 in '07. Operates a store in Canada, sales not included.
42 47 Army & Air Force Exchange Service, Dallas, PX $69 $72 -4.2% 0.7% 0.3% 183 177
Revenues based on worldwide sales, excluding food, services and vending. Market areas include worldwide Army/Air Force posts and bases serving active-duty personnel, guard and reservists, retirees and their families, 7.3 million customers. Textiles are carried in 183 main stores and online sites and in catalogs. Worldwide total '08 sales were $9.9 billion, up 14% from '07
43 45 The Neiman Marcus Group, Dallas, DP/DTC $65 $73 -11.0% 1.6% 0.3% 67 63
Fiscal Aug. 2, 2008. Sales and store counts are for trailing 12 months ended Jan. 31. Operated 42 Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman stores at the end of Jan., along with 25 clearance centers and online and catalog operations of Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and Horchow. Opened four net stores in '08. Neiman stores and clearance centers accounted for 71.2% of sales in '08.
44 44 Stein Mart, Jacksonville, Fla., DC $65 $83 -21.7% 4.9% 0.3% 276 280
Fiscal Jan. 31. Home, gifts and linens continued to be weak categories. Gifts and linens' '08 sales decreased 20.8% from '07. Home dropped to 11% of sales in '08 from 13% in '07. Total '08 sales were $1.33 billion, down 9% from '07. In '08, added more branded merchandise and narrowed inventories. In '09, will focus on reducing its gifts and linens space.
45 50 HSN, St. Petersburg, Fla., DTC $64 $62 3.2% 3.3% 0.3% NS NS
Fiscal Dec. 31. Part of publicly held HSNi, which also owns Cornerstone Brands. On Aug. 22, HSN and Cornerstone Brands became an independently traded company. Sells through its TV home shopping programming and online. Total '08 sales were $1.96 billion, up 3.4% from '07.
46 48 LinenSource, Tampa, Fla., DTC $61 $66 -7.6% 88.4% 0.2% 0 1
Owned by Thompson and Company. Offers quality bedding, bath accessories, and home décor items through its catalog and website. Brands include Lauren Ralph Lauren, Liz Claiborne and Tommy Hilfiger as well as its own line. Closed the outlet store last year and now uses the location for special sales events held two to three times a year. Its 60+ page catalog is mailed each month.
47 46 Ashley Furniture HomeStores, Arcadia, Wis., FC $61 $72 -15.3% 2.9% 0.2% 390 353
Fiscal Dec. 31. Privately owned manufacturer with a dedicated store network in U.S., Japan, Mexico and Canada. Sales and store counts for the U.S. only. Covers beds with the company's decorative bedding and offers throws, decorative pillows and rugs. Averaging 35,000 square feet, stores carry promotional to mid-priced merchandise. Total '08 sales were $2.12 billion, down 15.3% from '07.
48 49 Garden Ridge, Houston, SP $59 $65 -9.2% 13.1% 0.2% 43 39
Privately held, fiscal year ended Jan. Owned by a group of investors led by New York, private equity firm Three Cities Research. Began as a one-store operation in San Antonio, in 1979, and now operates in 18 states. Opened four stores in '08. Textiles include bed-in-a-bag, sheets, top-of-bed, towels, window coverings, pillows, tabletop linens, area rugs and utility bedding products. Total '08 sales estimated at $450 million.
49 NR Hobby Lobby Stores, Oklahoma City, SP $58 NA NA 3.0% 0.2% 411 389
Privately held, family-owned. Also sells online. Stores, averaging 55,000 square feet, operate in 34 states and are closed on Sundays. Plans to open 27 new stores in '09, including five in Georgia and three each in New York, Arizona and Texas. Textiles include pillows, throws, table linens and rugs. Operates four-store Hemispheres, in Oklahoma City and Plano, Lewisville and Arlington, Texas, figures included. Total '08 sales estimated at $2 billion.
50 NR Dollar Tree, Chesapeake, Va., DC $56 NA NA 1.2% 0.2% 3,591 3,411
Fiscal Jan. 31. Operates stores as Dollar Tree, Deal$ and Dollar Bills. Opened 231 in '08, closed 51 and expanded or relocated 86. Added e-commerce functions online in April. Opened 69 new stores during the first quarter of '09 and closed three. Sales per square foot in '08, $158. Total '08 sales were $4,645 million, up 9.5% from in '07.

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