United Furniture Warehouse Commercial 2002
United Furniture Warehouse (UFW) was a Canadian retail furniture chain operating locations in Western Canada and Ontario. The company billed itself as "offering warehouse-style shopping at the lowest possible prices." The company was founded in 1981 by John Volken, an immigrant who arrived in Canada from East Germany in 1960 at the age of 18. It "was one of the first businesses to sell at warehouse prices and to operate without commission sales staff or in-store decor.
In 2004, the company was acquired by another national furniture retailer, The Brick. In 2006, The Brick rebranded 24 of these under their own name in an attempt to save on advertising costs and increase sales, which had fallen 10.8% in the third quarter of 2005 for established UFW stores.
As of March 2017, all remaining UFW stores had been re-branded as “The Brick Outlet”.
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