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Big name and small furniture companies tackle the pandemic

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - The American and foreign furniture industry is tackling the pandemic supply-chain challenge.

Manufacturer Ashley Furniture and retail business Boyer's Budget Furniture tell News 19 that the demand for furniture is higher than the supply.

Rick Boyer, the owner of Boyer's Budget Furniture, said he's noticed an increase in sales for specific furniture items. Those items include recliners and sofas because of the pandemic, partly because many are working from home.

"The whole furniture industry around the country has been impacted, like everything else from COVID," Boyer said. "I think the fact that people are in their homes more, they are remodeling their homes and buying more furniture."

Cole Bawek, the Director of Public Relations for Ashley Furniture Industries, said this company has not necessarily seen an increase in any specific furniture items.

"Because of this pandemic, there are a lot of people working from home. We are seeing students purchasing office furniture, while others are remodeling their homes and doing that, so it is a little," Bawek said. "We are constantly rolling out new products every quarter."

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Lindsey Ford

Lindsey Ford is a multimedia journalist.

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