La-Z-Boy® Brand – Evolution / Furniture Galleries
In the 1970s the company decided the brand was strong enough to support its own retail stores and in 1975 ten La-Z-Boy Showcase Shoppes opened. One year later there were more than 150 Shoppes across the United States.
By the early 1990s La-Z-Boy had become a full-line furniture manufacturer. La-Z-Boy was not just recliner chairs anymore as the company had the means of supplying furniture for every room in the house.
In 1989, the first La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries store opened in Las Vegas Nevada to present this full-line offering.
La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries began to replace the Showcase Shoppes in the early 1990s, as the company focused on positioning itself as a full-line provider.