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New Furniture Offerings Do Double Duty

4/21/2013 08:00:00 PM Eastern

NEW YORK — Furniture is one of the fastest-growing alternative categories for CE retailers, one that delivers healthy margins and serves a practical purpose for instore display and merchandising of A/V components.

Retailers know that a well-designed vignette, combining a home-theater setup with an appropriate cabinet and accessories, can not only can advance a sale but add valuable percentage points to the bottom line.

Several furniture manufacturers are rolling out spring lines of A/V specialty and ready-to-assemble furniture pieces in the second quarter. Some highlights appear here.