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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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...
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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...
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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

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...

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,...
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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...
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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 ...
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The Importance of Merchandising: Creating a streamlined approach to showroom merchandising pays dividends, though many stores remain cluttered – Feb 2022

By Jennifer Bardoner When it comes to merchandising, industry and luxury marketing consultant Chris Ramey has a saying: A confused mind walks. Yet, he says, the majority of the flooring showrooms he...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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...
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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...

Nebraska Furniture Mart Sponsors 8th Annual Food Drive

Omaha, NE, July 22, 2019--Nebraska Furniture Mart, a National Flooring Alliance member, is sponsoring its 8th annual food drive event in all store locations August 1–29. Proceeds from this year&...
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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 ...
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Nebraska Furniture Mart Leads Big Boxes on Hot 100 Retailers List

Washington, DC, October 12, 2017-The National Retail Federation has released its Hot 100 Retailers list, and several retailers of flooring made the list. Nebraska Furniture Mart was listed at #48; Th...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/four-flooring-retailers-make-nrfs-hot-100-r...

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...
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Nora Gomez Named Chief Marketing Office for Nebraska Furniture

Omaha, NE, October 9, 2018-Nebraska Furniture Mart has named Nora Gomez chief merchandising officer.  Gomez will lead Nebraska Furniture Mart’s merchandising and supply chain teams. Gomez...
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Blumkin Transitions to Chairman of NFM; Boldt Named CEO

Omaha, NE, April 14, 2021- In the next step of a long-term succession plan Irv Blumkin, CEO of Nebraska Furniture Mart (NFM), is transitioning to a new role as chairman of the company founded by his g...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/blumkin-transitions-to-chairman-of-nfm-bold...

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

July 13, 2017—Dave Snedeker, division merchandise manager with Nebraska Furniture Mart, and Kemp Harr, discuss trends in the rug market while Dave is focused on this topic at the Atlanta Rug Mar...
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Dave Chambers Discusses Nebraska Furniture Mart's Flooring Business During the Virus Slowdown

August 19, 2020--Dave Chambers, director of flooring at Nebraska Furniture Mart, and Kemp Harr discuss how the flooring department is doing in light of the coronavirus. Listen to the interview as we a...
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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...
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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

David Chambers Discusses Growth at Nebraska Furniture Mart and the NFA Meeting in Vail, Colorado

March 25, 2022—David Chambers, Director of Flooring at Nebraska Furniture Mart, and Kemp Harr discuss flooring sales growth at NFM and a few highlights of the NFA meeting this week in Vail, Colo...
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