Ashley Furniture opens 500th store as rapid expansion plan gets underway

Ashley Furniture HomeStore, the largest furniture retailer in the U.S., celebrated the opening of its 500th store in Longview, Texas, on Feb. 21. and says that 50 more stores are set to open by the end of the year. The Longview location, like all of the Ashley stores, is owned and operated by a licensee. The company's rapid expansion in 2014 comes on the heels of a strong 2013, during which the company earned over $3 billion in sales. Story