Canada could soon see substantially more Ashley Furniture HomeStores. Winnipeg-based Dufresne Group plans to open as many as 16 Ashley locations in Ontario and Alberta over the next few years. We spoke with its Canadian broker to learn more about Ashley’s real estate requirements.

Founded in 1945 and headquartered in Wisconsin, Ashley Furniture HomeStore has 551 U.S. locations and retails lines including bedroom, dining room, casual dining, upholstery, motion upholstery, leather, leather match, occasional tables, entertainment centres, home office, youth bedroom, recliners, curios, mattresses and accessories. Remarkably, Furniture Today named Ashley Furniture HomeStore as the number one conventional furniture store in 2015 in the United States, with sales in excess of $3.27 billion. Sales increased 5.1% between 2013 and 2014. Ashley’s Canadian stores are located in the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and Ontario. Read the rest of the article through our friends @Retail-Insider