At the top of the agenda is a resolution that the furniture families will indefinitely suspend use of the following marketing slogans:
- Blow-out Sale!
- Fire Sale!
- Explosive Savings!
One area of disagreement may be the slogan "Sizzlin' Savings." Three of the five Furniture Families have had decades-long success with that slogan, and an anonymous spokesperson says it will continue to be used because it was an explosion that destroyed the William C. Franks store, not a fire.
"'Sizzlin' Savings' remains on the table," our source says.
No one would go on record, but there have been rumblings amid the Michigan furniture cartel that the explosion at the William C. Franks store was no accident.
"It's suspicious," said one source who declined to be identified. "Let's just say that the hands that set up this explosion are the same hands that require customers to put together their own furniture using Allen wrenches. I won't say anymore than that!"