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$169.8 Million.

Something was missing from our May 27 list of Arkansas' 75 largest private companies:

FFO Home of Fort Smith.

Marketing and Event Coordinator Braden Fouts called our attention to the fact that the retailer of furniture, mattresses and home accessories had 2018 revenue of $169.8 million, which means it should have been No. 58 on the list. That was a 66% increase in sales compared with 2017, when its $102.4 million top line would not have been enough to earn a spot on last year's list.

FFO Home, formerly known as Furniture Factory Outlet, relocated its corporate headquarters to Fort Smith from Muldrow, Oklahoma, in 2015. Headed by CEO Larry Zigerelli, FFO operates 68 stores in nine states and employs about 800 people.

Adding FFO to the list will bump the previous No. 75, Slim Chickens of Fayetteville. But since Tom Gordon and Greg Smart are predicting 2019 revenue of $160 million, we figure the fast-growing chicken restaurant chain will be back in 2020.

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Date:Jun 24, 2019
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