The quest for Value City may not require you to venture outside of your hometown. A leading home furnishings retailer, Value City Furniture (VCF) is operated by American Signature and is part of its network of some 125 superstores in 20 US states in the East, Midwest, and Southeast. The company offers furniture for the bedroom, dining room, and living room, as well as mattresses, bedding, and other accessories. VCF stores feature furnishings from more than 30 manufacturers and even carry American Signature's private-label furniture and bedding. The retailer also peddles its wares online. Founded in 1948, VCF is owned by holding company Schottenstein Stores.
VCF sets itself apart from competitors by keeping most of its inventory in stock for immediate delivery. This practice is unlike rival furniture retailers, who may require weeks for delivery. To help keep its inventory levels steady, the company is served by distribution centers in Ohio and Virginia.
Value City Department Stores, which until 2003 was a part of Schottenstein Stores, filed for bankruptcy protection in 2008, but Value City Furniture, a totally separate entity, was unaffected. – less