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Super Bowl -- A Retail Touchdown

By Home Furnishings Business in on February 2006 With the biggest sporting event of the year only a few days away, home furnishings retailers across the country could see an extra boost to their already increased sales thanks to rabid football fans.

BIGresearch, an online market researcher, predicts 800,000 pieces of furniture will be sold this year as consumers prepare for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Seattle Seahawks to meet in Super Bowl XL.

The company determined the number after conducting a survey for the Retail Advertising and Marketing Foundation, a part of the National Retail Federation.

The estimated figure for economic jolt for furniture retailers is nearly 170,000 higher than those found in their figures for 2005, the group reported.

Last year, 530,000 pieces were sold for those looking to new furniture -- especially home entertainment centers. BIGresearch determined 1.7 million new televisions will be sold to those looking to upgrade before the Super Bowl.


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