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Thomasville Stores of New Jersey and Virginia Plans To Open 5 Stores

Furniture World Magazine

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Article Summary: Company plans to open five additional New Jersey stores in the next five years.

Thomasville Stores of New Jersey and Virginia, a licensed dealer of Thomasville brand furniture with nine locations, is aggressively expanding its presence in New Jersey with plans to add five new stores there over the next five years. Currently, Thomasville Stores is looking for sites for two new stores in New Jersey, which the company plans to open in early 2008. By 2010, the company expects to have 10 locations in the state, says company president and chief executive officer, Michael Massood. “We are focusing on expanding the Thomasville Stores chain by developing new store locations and building more retail relationships in New Jersey. This is where our roots are, and more importantly, we are choosing locations where our customers expect us to be,” says Massood. “We are working toward the goal of being the ‘top-of-mind’ furniture retailer in our market. We’ve had huge success with our New Jersey stores, which are among the best-performing Thomasville-licensed stores in the country, and, now we are building on that achievement,” he adds. In just five years, Thomasville Stores has become a major home furnishings retail player in the New Jersey market. The company opened its first store in Woodbridge in late 2002, followed by locations in Paramus, Princeton, Eatontown and East Hanover. “I attribute a great deal of our success to our people. Most of our salespeople have at least 15 years of experience selling home furnishings in this market. They really understand who our customers are, what our customers need are, and what they need to do to keep our customers happy and coming back,” says Massood. In order to better concentrate on growing its market share in New Jersey, Thomasville Stores has sold its Virginia stores to Thomasville Furniture Industries, a division of Furniture Brands International, Inc. The four northern Virginia stores are located in Alexandria, Fairfax, Tyson’s Corner and Woodbridge. About Thomasville Stores of New Jersey and Virginia: Based in Fairfield, N.J., Thomasville Stores of New Jersey and Virginia is a nine-store retail chain licensed to sell Thomasville brand fine furniture and accessories. Thomasville Stores currently operates five New Jersey locations in Woodbridge, Paramus, Princeton, Eatontown and East Hanover. The chain’s northern Virginia stores are located in Alexandria, Fairfax, Tyson’s Corner and Woodbridge. For more information about Thomasville Stores of New Jersey and Virginia, please visit www.thomasvillestores.com.

Furniture World is the oldest, continuously published trade publication in the United States. It is published for the benefit of furniture retail executives. Print circulation of 20,000 is directed primarily to furniture retailers in the US and Canada.  In 1970, the magazine established and endowed the Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library (www.furniturelibrary.com) in High Point, NC, now a public foundation containing more than 5,000 books on furniture and design dating from 1620. For more information contact editor@furninfo.com.

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