Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.: Company Profile and SWOT Analysis

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					Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.

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Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.                                          Key Employees
                                                                           Name                      Job Title
Fast Facts
                                    One Ashley Way, Arcadia, 54612-1218,   Dale Barneson
Headquarters Address
                                    United States of America
                                                                                                     Chief Information Officer,
                                                                           Dwain Jansson
Telephone                           + 1 800 4772222                                                  Managing Partner - IT
                                                                           Ronald G. (Ron) Wanek     Chairman
Fax                                 + 1 608 3236139
                                                                                                     President, Chief Executive
                                                                           Todd Wanek
Website                             www.ashleyfurniture.com                                          Officer

Ticker Symbol, Stock Exchange       N/A
                                                                           Company Overview
Number of Employees                 18,000
                                                                           Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. (Ashley), a
Fiscal Year End                     December
                                                                           privately-owned company, is engaged in the
                                                                           manufacture and retail of home furniture. The
Revenue (in US$ million)            N/A
                                                                           company’s products include a broad assortment
                                                                           of furniture for living rooms, dining rooms,
                                                                           bedrooms, entertainment centers, home offices
                                                                           and related home accessories. It also offers
                                                                           imported furniture items. Ashley sells it
SWOT Analysis                                                              merchandise      through    Ashley     Furniture
                                                                           HomeStores and other retailers. It owns and
Strengths                           Weaknesses                             operates manufacturing facilities in the US,
                                                                           China and Vietnam. Ashley Furniture Industries,
                                                                           Inc. principally operates in Canada, Central
Efficient business model            Geographic concentration
                                                                           America, Japan, Mexico and the US. Ashley is
                                                                           headquartered in Arcadia, Wisconsin, the US.
Locally-owned stores strategy       Privately-owned company

Supply chain efficiencies
                                                                           Key Competitors
                                                                           Bassett Furniture Industries, Incorporated (Ticker:
Opportunities                       Threats                                BSET)
                                                                           Hooker Furniture Corporation (Ticker: HOFT)
Expansion of sourcing activities    Challenging economy
                                                                           IKEA Group
Increase in online presence         Increasing costs
                                                                           La-Z-Boy Incorporated (Ticker: LZB)
New marketing channel               Stiff competition in the market
                                                                           Rooms To Go, Inc.




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1     Business Analysis ................................................................................................................................... 4
    1.1     Company Overview .................................................................................................................................................4
    1.2     Business Description ...............................................................................................................................................4
    1.3     Major Products and Services ...................................................................................................................................5
2     SWOT Analysis ........................................................................................................................................ 6
    2.1     SWOT Analysis - Overview .....................................................................................................................................6
    2.2     Strengths .................................................................................................................................................................6
    2.3     Weaknesses ............................................................................................................................................................6
    2.4     Opportunities ...........................................................................................................................................................7
    2.5     Threats .....................................................................................................................................................................7
3     Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. - History ............................................................................................. 8
4     Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. - Key Employees ............................................................................... 9
5     Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies.......................................................... 10
6     Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. - Locations and Subsidiaries ......................................................... 11
    6.1     Head Office ............................................................................................................................................................11
    6.2     Other Locations and Subsidiaries ..........................................................................................................................11
7     Appendix ................................................................................................................................................ 14
    7.1     Methodology ..........................................................................................................................................................14
    7.2     Disclaimer ..............................................................................................................................................................14

				
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