People love rankings. Movies, actors, TV shows, sports teams, athletes, politicians - nobody is immune. But what about furniture? The best furniture retailers in the country were ranked in two lists, and American Furniture Warehouse (AFW) placed toward the top in both of them.Home Furnishings Business (HFB) recently released its 5th Annual Power 50 Retailers. As it says on the company's website, “Home Furnishings Business is the magazine written for the passionate home furnishings retailer. The retailer who is looking for intelligent discourse that will allow them to thrive in today's environment.” In the Power 50 rankings, American Furniture Warehouse ranked No. 4 for furniture companies in the U.S.The ranking takes into account retail sales volume, social engagement and market share and industry involvement.
“It is an honor to be recognized on the Home Furnishings Business Power 50 retailers list this year, especially due to the ranking components they used this year,” AFW's head of public relations Charli Shaulis said. “I believe it says we are doing a lot of things right. One of the key components used in its evaluation was social engagement, which we have made a focused effort on over the last two years. We have extended our reach out to additional channels and have really managed our engagement with our followers. To be listed at number four along with this prestigious group is quite an honor.”For a complete breakdown of how HFB got its Power 50 Retailers, please visit the site.AFW also made it onto another list, this time from Furniture Today.The top 100 U.S. furniture stores were exclusively ranked on “the list” of industry partners. Furniture Today is “the business newspaper of the furniture industry.” For that list, AFW ranked No. 19. (There's no link for this particular list). That's a jump of three spots from 2014 when it was No. 22.