Pier 1 Imports Inc a Delaware corporation was incorporated in 1986. The Company is a specialty retailer of imported decorative home furnishings and gifts in North America. It directly imports merchandise from many countries, and sells a variety of decorative accessories, furniture collections, bed and bath products, candles, housewares and other seasonal assortments in its stores. The Company conducts business as one operating segment and operates stores in the United States and Canada under the name Pier 1 Imports. The specialty retail operations of the Company consist of retail stores and e-Commerce operations conducting business under the name 'Pier 1 Imports' which sell a variety of furniture, decorative home furnishings, dining and kitchen goods, candles, gifts and other specialty items for the home. Pier 1 Imports offers a selection of merchandise consisting of items imported from many countries. The principal categories of merchandise include Decorative accessories and Furniture. Decorative accessories include decorative wood accents, lamps, vases, dried and artificial flowers, baskets, ceramics, dinnerware, bath and fragrance products, candles, bedding, seasonal and gift items. Furniture consists of furniture and furniture cushions to be used in living, dining, office, kitchen and bedroom areas, sunrooms, and on patios. Also included in this group are wall decorations and mirrors. The Company operates 984 Pier 1 Imports stores in the United States and 81 stores in Canada. Pier 1 Imports stores in the United States and Canada average approximately 9,900 gross square feet, which includes an average of approximately 9,900 square feet of retail selling space. The stores consist of freestanding units located near shopping centers or malls and in-line positions in shopping centers. Pier 1 Imports operates in all U.S. metropolitan areas and many of the primary smaller markets. The Company competes with specialty sections of large department stores, furniture and decorative home furnishings retailers, small specialty stores and mass merchandising discounters.
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