IKEA faces possible back-tax bill

Decoration Table - October 15, 2019 The European Commission, the EU's competition watchdog, is nearing the end of a two-year investigation into IKEA's international dealings, and could be forced to pay millions in back taxes by the end ....

Made appoints new COO

Decoration Table - October 15, 2019 Made has announced the appointment of Nicola Thompson as Chief Operating Officer (COO). This is a new role, in which Nicola will be responsible for the merchandising, logistics and supply chain, customer ....

Dedicated website launched for At The Helm

Decoration Table - October 15, 2019 Upholstery specialist Hydeline has launched a standalone website for its new upmarket interiors brand, At The Helm. The team behind the launch says: "At The Helm have launched their maiden voyage ....

BFM updates legal advice service

Decoration Table - October 15, 2019 The British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM) has updated its legal advice service, offering members access to support geared up to the specific needs of the sector. The BFM Commercial Legal Helpline ....

Dreams publishes national sleep study findings

Decoration Table - October 15, 2019 Work-related sleep issues are creating a nation of unproductive “insombies” according to new research commissioned by bed retailer Dreams, which found three in four employees suffer from persistently poor sleep, causing weaker performance, ....

On location: Vispring at Harrods

Decoration Table - October 15, 2019 With a relationship going back more than 70 years, internationally renowned luxury brands Vispring and Harrods are firm partners – and their relationship is only set to grow stronger, as ....

Hamish Mansbridge talks Heal’s

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Protect-A-Bed urges retailers to go Platinum

Decoration Table - October 15, 2019 Mattress protection specialist Protect-A-Bed is working hard to help bed retailers grow profits against a difficult trading backdrop – principally through training and a bespoke reward system, the Protect-A-Bed Platinum Club. ....

Retail footfall down -10% in seven years, reports BRC-Springboard

Decoration Table - October 15, 2019 Retail footfall declined by -1.7% in September, compared to the same point last year when it declined by the same amount, according to the latest research by BRC-Springboard. Of that, ....

Registration now live for January Furniture Show

Decoration Table - October 8, 2019 Visitor registration is now live for the 2020 January Furniture Show (JFS). The four-day event show runs from 19th-22nd January across halls 1-5 of Birmingham’s NEC. The UK’s largest furniture ....

Bed sales volumes hold up but value down, says NBF

Decoration Table - October 8, 2019 Sales volume is holding up, but value is down, according to the National Bed Federation's (NBF) latest State of Trade report. Sales data from Q2 2019 has been gathered independently from NBF ....

Rebrand for BFM’s London Fabric Show

Decoration Table - October 8, 2019 Offering upholstery fabrics, soft furnishing fabrics and fabric treatments, the BFM's fabric show has been rebranded as BFM Fabric Show London. The 2020 event returns to the West Stand of Chelsea FC at ....

The potential of 3D visualisation technology

Decoration Table - October 8, 2019 The digital reality is gaining momentum, as more and more retailers are experimenting with technology to stand out and make their shopping experiences more engaging. Leading the charge is 3D ....

Camden, At The Helm

Decoration Table - October 8, 2019 At The Helm continues to stride boldly forward in a direction of comfort and style with the urban boho styling of the Camden Collection.  Camden offers a vibrant modern slant ....

On location: Made.com, Soho

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Why Harrison Spinks values Wool Week

Decoration Table - October 8, 2019 This year, The Campaign for Wool’s UK Wool Week will take place between 8th-21st October, and will once again highlight wool’s natural performance qualities, ecological benefits and uses across the ....

The BFM enters a new era

Decoration Table - October 8, 2019 As we approach the final quarter of the year, the work we’ve been focusing on at the BFM recently is coming to fruition – and it’s now at a stage ....

Emma appoints new CFO

Decoration Table - October 8, 2019 Sebastian Mertes has been appointed CFO of European D2C sleep brand Emma. "It is optimal timing that Sebastian Mertes will join our management team," says Dennis Schmoltzi, Emma founder and CEO. ....

Threat of no-deal suppresses September spend, says BRC-KPMG

Decoration Table - October 8, 2019 Retail sales decreased by -1.3% in September, against an increase of +0.7% in September 2018, reports BRC-KPMG, as the threat of a no-deal Brexit dissuaded shopper spend. It is the ....

2019 Bed Industry Awards winners revealed

Decoration Table - September 24, 2019 Six bed businesses received awards at the National Bed Federation (NBF) Bed Show Gala Dinner last night. Hosted by broadcaster Gyles Brandreth and attended by more than 450 guests from the industry, ....

Next exceeds expectations in H1

Decoration Table - September 24, 2019 Full-price sales at Next were up +4.3% (total brand sales, including markdown sales up +3.8%) YoY for the HY ended July 2019.  "Retail sales in the first half were better than we had expected," ....

New appointments at La-Z-Boy UK

Decoration Table - September 24, 2019 La-Z-Boy UK has announced a new commercial director, head of marketing and head of independent sales, based at its head office in Maidenhead. Mark Draper has been promoted to commercial ....

Heal’s pioneers app-less AR with Cylindo

Decoration Table - September 24, 2019 Heal’s has partnered with 3D product visualisation platform for commerce, Cylindo, to bring the retailer's customers product through web-native augmented reality (AR). Introducing app-less AR will help Heal's remain at the forefront of retail, enabling ....

BFM expands commodity price tracker data

Decoration Table - September 24, 2019 The British Furniture Manufacturers’ (BFM) commodity price tracker has been extended to enable the association's members to gain further insight into the cost of goods. Widely used across the furniture manufacturing ....

eve ends Simba merger talks

Decoration Table - September 24, 2019 Bed-in-a-box brand eve Sleep has announced that its early-stage merger talks with competitor Simba Sleep, announced on 12th August, have ended. eve's board decided that now is not the right time to pursue the potential merger, ....

Selling big-ticket across every channel

Decoration Table - September 24, 2019 Gone are the days when consumers would shy away from big-ticket furniture purchases online – just look at the success of upmarket pureplay Made.com, whose international sales recently rose +40%. ....

Sealy UK offers free bed collection with BHF

Decoration Table - September 24, 2019 Sealy UK has joined forces with the British Heart Foundation shops to offer a free bed collection service to its customers. The partnership means that the British Heart Foundation will arrange ....