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Furniture First Adopts FurnitureCore.com as its Source for Business Intelligence

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Impact Consulting Services, Inc. and Furniture First have announced an agreement that provides the 180 Furniture First members access to Impact Consulting’s industry portal, FurnitureCore.com. “Furniture First is committed to keeping our members in the most competitive position and that includes having the best market intelligence,” said Bill Hartman, President of Furniture First.

Impact Consulting Services will debut this new Market Intelligence data via FurnitureCore.com at Furniture First’s Annual Symposium to be held on September 10 – 12, 2010 in Greensboro, NC. The agreement grants Furniture First members access to ongoing measures of their Market Share at a product category level. This assessment of performance, in conjunction with other details of the Market Profile, such as demographic profiles of households, shoppers, and purchasers, will allow each retailer to identify areas of opportunity.

“We are delighted to expand our program with Furniture First in the area of business intelligence. This will only enhance the process begun within their Performance Groups that we manage. We look forward to working with Furniture First to continue the process of creating high performance retailers,” stated Bob George, Impact Consulting’s president.

Furniture First is a 16 year old National Buying Group serving the retail Home Furnishings and Mattress Industry. Furniture First has 180 company members representing 387 store fronts and $1.4 Billion in retail sales. For more information on Furniture First, please call Bill Hartman at 1-800-411-3477 ext 123. or email BHartman@FurnitureFirst.com.

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