Nebraska Furniture Mart

Nebraska Furniture Mart Nebraska Furniture Mart logo.png Type Subsidiary Industry Retail Founded 1937; 81 years ago Founder Rose Blumkin Headquarters Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. Number of locations 4 Parent Berkshire Hathaway Nebraska Furniture Mart is the largest home furnishing store in North America selling furniture, flooring, appliances and electronics.

Nebraska Furniture Mart Hopes To Rev Up Market

Kansas City, MO, Aug. 27--Bruce and Paula Copsey didn't mind driving more than an hour to hunt for a bedroom set for their teenage son, according to the Kansas City Star. The Copseys, who live...
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Nebraska Furniture Mart Expanding To Kansas City

Kansas City, KS, August 4-- In the midst of the Great Depression, Rose Blumkin, a Russian Jewish immigrant, borrowed $500 from her brother to open a little furniture store in the basement of a buildin...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/nebraska-furniture-mart-expanding-to-kansas...

The Rug Market - December 2012

By Jessica Chevalier   Regardless of whether it is the best way to buy a rug, online area rug sales are here to stay. Customers may not be able to feel the texture of a rug before they purcha...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/the-rug-market--december-2012

AmericasMart Receives Think Big Award

Atlanta, February, 5--AmericasMart has been awarded Nebraska Furniture Mart’s inaugural Think Big Award according to Jeffrey L. Portman, president of AmericasMart parent AMC, Inc. Commissioned by R...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/americasmart-receives-think-big-award

Tony Boldt Named President & COO of Nebraska Furniture Mart

Omaha, NE, December 19, 2016— Ron Blumkin, president and chief operating officer of Nebraska Furniture Mart, will step out of his position as part of the company’s long-term succession pla...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/tony-boldt-named-president--coo-of-nebraska...

Focus 100 Retail: The residential market has underperformed this year

  By Darius Helm   After encouraging growth last year, retailers and residential contractors had high hopes for 2014, but a winter of historic proportions checked any early momentum, and ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/focus-100-retail-the-residential-market-has...

Hardwood Update: Independent retailers find ways to thrive - Oct 2015

By Calista Sprague   Year after year, hardwood remains at the top of consumer preference surveys, and retailers report that sales continue to climb. However, selling hardwood, despite its pop...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/hardwood-update-independent-retailers-find-...

Nebraska Furniture Mart's New Store Causing Co

Kansas City, MO, Aug. 18--The arrival of Nebraska Furniture Mart in Kansas City, KS, is a slight cause of concern for some local furniture stores, accoroding to the St. Joseph News Press. The 712,...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/nebraska-furniture-mart39s-new-store-causin...

Focus 100 Retail: Top retailers and contractors are coming out ahead - Nov 2015

By Darius Helm   As is often the case with markets emerging from recessions, expectations exceed results, and this year is no exception. In 2014, a brutal winter set the tone for the year, le...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/focus-100-retail-top-retailers-and-contract...

Nebraska Furniture Firm Thriving In Spite Of The M

Omaha, NE, Nov. 20--The economy is still sluggish, your competitor, Nebraska Furniture Mart, is still the nation's biggest furniture store, and it's still owned by a company headed by one of t...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/nebraska-furniture-firm-thriving-in-spite-o...

Focus 100 Retail: Rebounding markets and hard surface gains - Nov 2016

By Darius Helm   This year, the top flooring retailers and residential contractors are making solid gains, in most cases up by high single digits and even double digits, driven by both strength...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/focus-100-retail-rebounding-markets-and-har...

Nebraska Furniture Mart, contract dealers and direct sales: Strategic Exchange

By Kemp Harr Thank goodness the first quarter in the flooring business is historically the weakest, because for a multitude of reasons sales have failed to materialize. But we’ve still got th...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/nebraska-furniture-mart-contract-dealers-an...

Nebraska Furniture Mart Announces New Location

Omaha, Nebraska, November 15, 2011--Nebraska Furniture Mart has announced the location of its fourth store, which will be in The Colony, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. The company is still finalizing the...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/nebraska-furniture-mart-announces-new-locat...

Surfaces 2012: The Total Experience - January 2012

By Jessica Chevalier   Surfaces has been the national residential flooring expo since 1996, and over the years the show has had its ups and downs, mirroring the state of the U.S. economy. For...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/surfaces-2012-the-total-experience--january...

Warren Buffett Speaking at Nebraska Furniture Mart Benefit

Dallas, TX, March 9, 2015—Nebraska Furniture Mart will the host the Live Big Benefit, which aids the Cancer Support Community North Texas, on April 8 at its new store in The Colony, Texas, an...
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Big Bob’s Adds Furniture

Kansas City, MO, July 1--Some area home furnishing stores have struggled to compete with Nebraska Furniture Mart. But one home furnishings company is expanding to try to take some of Nebraska Furnitur...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/big-bobs-adds-furniture

Dave Snedeker Discusses Nebraska Furniture Mart's Dallas Store Opening

March 25, 2015—Dave Snedeker, Division Merchandise Manager of Flooring for Nebraska Furniture Mart, and Kemp Harr, talk about Nebraska Furniture Mart's new store opening at The Colony, just nort...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-interviews/dave-snedeker-discusses-nebraska-f...

NFA Spring Meeting: NFA members are optimistic about business conditions this year - May 2017

By Kim Gavin Business thus far is looking good, and WPC and rigid core products are dominating new introductions-those are key themes from the spring meeting of the National Floorcovering Alliance (N...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/nfa-spring-meeting-nfa-members-are-optimist...

Nebraska Furniture to Expand its Kansas City Locat

Kansas City, MO, July, 28--Nebraska Furniture Mart plans a $28 million expansion at its Kansas City, store that will more than double the size of the company’s warehouse, according to the Kansas City ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/nebraska-furniture-to-expand-its-kansas-cit...

Gary Cissell Discusses Business Conditions at Nebraska Furniture Mart

January 25, 2011—Gary Cissell, Director of Flooring for Nebraska Furniture Mart, and Kemp Harr talk about the profile of today's consumer from Cissell's perspective, and the trend Cissell is see...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-interviews/gary-cissell-discusses-business-co...

Dave Snedeker Discusses Spring NFA Meeting and Nebraska Furniture Mart's Flooring Business

April 16, 2018—Dave Snedeker, President of the NFA and Div. Merchandise Manager at Nebraska Furniture Mart (NFM), and Kemp Harr discuss the spring NFA meeting in Cancun and NFM's Flooring busine...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-interviews/dave-snedeker-discusses-spring-nfa...

Dave Snedeker Discusses the Atlanta Rug Market and Nebraska Furniture Mart's Business

Jully 10, 2014—Dave Snedeker, Merchandise Manager with Nebraska Furniture Mart, and Kemp Harr discuss the trends from this week's Rug Show in Atlanta. Listen to the interview to hear what's goin...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-interviews/dave-snedeker-discusses-the-atlant...

Nebraska Furniture Mart's Louis Blumkin Dies

Omaha, NE, Feb. 28, 2013 -- Louis Blumkin, whose mother founded the Nebraska Furniture Mart in Omaha, Nebraska, died at age 93. Blumkin helped his mother run the store she founded for decades. Most o...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/nebraska-furniture-marts-louis-blumkin-dies

Dave Snedeker Discusses Nebraska Furniture Mart's Flooring Strategy at the New Dallas Store

April 9, 2015—Dave Snedeker, Flooring Merchandise Manager for Nebraska Furniture Mart, and Kemp Harr, discuss NFM's 40,000 square foot flooring department at its new store in The Colony, Texas. ...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-interviews/dave-snedeker-discusses-nebraska-f...

Dave Snedeker Discusses the NFA Spring Meeting and Nebraska Furniture Mart's Business

April 12, 2016—(Recorded at the Grove Park Inn, North Carolina) Dave Snedeker, President of the NFA and Division Merchandise Manager for Nebraska Furniture Mart, and Kemp Harr discuss the health...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-interviews/dave-snedeker-discusses-the-nfa-sp...

Gary Cissell Discusses Nebraska Furniture Mart's Decision to Open Its Fourth Store In Dallas

November 16, 2011—Gary Cissell, Director of Floors for Nebraska Furniture Mart, and Kemp Harr discuss NFM's decision to open its 4th superstore location in The Colony, a suburb of Dallas, Texas....
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Gary Cissell with Nebraska Furniture Mart at NFA in Cabo

May 8, 2009—Gary Cissell of Nebraska Furniture Mart, former president of the NFA, discusses the benefits of NFA membership, Best Practices at Retail, and the outlook for the future.
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Gary Cissell Discusses Nebraska Furniture Mart's Sales Growth at NFA Meeting

October 26, 2011—Gary Cissell, Director of Floors at Nebraska Furniture Mart, and Kemp Harr discuss retail flooring volume at NFM's three midwest stores. Listen to the interview to hear Gary tal...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-interviews/gary-cissell-discusses-nebraska-fu...

Dave Snedeker Discusses Surfaces and Nebraska Furniture Mart's Business Mix

February 18, 2016—Dave Snedeker, Head of Flooring for Nebraska Furniture Mart, and Kemp Harr discuss Dave's observations from the Surfaces Expo in Las Vegas and NFM's business conditions and mix...
http://www.floordaily.net/flooring-interviews/dave-snedeker-discusses-surfaces-a...

Gary Cissell with Nebraska Furniture Mart Discusses his Purpose for Coming to Surfaces Every Year

February 2, 2010—Gary Cissell, Director of Flooring at Nebraska Furniture Mart, and Kemp Harr talk briefly the day before Surfaces about why Gary comes to Surfaces every year. Listen to the inte...
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