Chancellor announces business rate holiday for retailers

Decoration Table - March 24, 2020 In light of the impact of the economic impact of the coronavirus, the Government has announced emergency measures to support retail and hospitality businesses, including a 12-month business rates holiday for all firms. ....

Exploring the business rates burden

Decoration Table - March 24, 2020 With the Chancellor declaring a 12-month business rates holiday for retailers due to the impact of coronavirus, Furniture News looks back at its retailer panel's take on a system that, to ....

New summer dates for Clerkenwell Design Week

Decoration Table - March 24, 2020 In the light of the global impact caused by Covid-19, this year's Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) will be postponed from 19th–21st May until 14-16th July. 'We will continue to consult with ....

Sofas, duvets and mattresses worst landfill offenders, says TRG Group

Decoration Table - March 24, 2020 Sofas, duvets and mattresses take up more than 26.2 million cu m of England's landfill space each year – the equivalent of 17,129 forests – according to new research by TFR Group. England faces a ....

Next outlines coronavirus stress-test alongside 2019 results

Decoration Table - March 24, 2020 Next has reported revenue growth of +2.4% and profits up +1.9% to £610.2m for the year to January 2020 (on a statutory basis), and revealed its stress-test scenarios around coronavirus' impact on ....

Carpetright agrees sponsorship deal with Exeter City FC

Decoration Table - March 24, 2020 Carpetright has agreed a three-year deal to become the new main club sponsor for Exeter City Football Club, starting from the 2020/21 season. Carpetright, which has more than 300 stores and ....

Airsprung veteran passes away

Decoration Table - March 24, 2020 Bed industry veteran Ken Hillier passed away peacefully on March 14th at the RUH in Bath. Ken went from humble beginnings to becomes sales director of Airsprung Beds, where he played a significant ....

Chancellor unveils historic business support measures

Decoration Table - March 24, 2020 The Chancellor has unveiled further measures to support jobs and businesses through the coronavirus crisis, including a pledge to cover workers' wages, a VAT payment deferral and loans for SMEs. ....

Harrison Spinks plants trees at local school

Decoration Table - March 24, 2020 Harrison Spinks has enhanced its sustainability credentials further by planting 90 native British broad leaf trees at Sharp Lane Primary School in South Leeds. The company has also committed to planting ....

Demand will return following virus disruption, says DFS CEO

Decoration Table - March 17, 2020 Revenues were down -5.7% at DFS in H1 2020 (to 29th December 2019), in part due to a strong comparative period bolstered by latent demand and a higher opening order bank. YoY, this ....

JYSK Oldham attracts record-breaking opening footfall

Decoration Table - March 17, 2020 JYSK broke its UK store opening records when its new Oldham store on Alexandra Retail Park welcomed almost 1600 customers on Saturday 7th March. According to JYSK, the queues stretched into the car ....

Bed retailer ad banned for potential to cause offence

Decoration Table - March 17, 2020 An advert by Vic Smith Bedding, a bed retailer based in Southgate, Enfield and Whetstone, has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for its potential to cause widespread offence ....

Spring High Point Market postponed

Decoration Table - March 17, 2020 The High Point Market Authority has announced the postponement of key US trade exhibition Spring High Point Market (originally scheduled for 25-29th April) until early June, should conditions around the ....

More consumers sleeping alone, says NBF

Decoration Table - March 17, 2020 More and more people are sleeping or living alone, according to research by the National Bed Federation (NBF) which found that a third of all mattress sales are now going ....

Coronavirus fears curb shopper activity, reports Ipsos

Decoration Table - March 17, 2020 As fears for public health grow, UK retail footfall took a hit of -12.7% YoY on the day that new coronavirus cases exceeded 100 for the first time, reports Ipsos Retail ....

eve sleep pioneers night mode ad break

Decoration Table - March 17, 2020 Bed brand eve sleep partnered with Channel 4 to create a world first in TV advertising by removing the blue light from its TV adverts on Sunday 15th March (which fell in the ....

Heal’s Kris Manalo – keeping in touch

Decoration Table - March 17, 2020 Simple, natural and confident, Heal’s SS20 collection is the closest the retailer has yet come to meeting consumer demand, says its upholstery lead, senior buyer Kris Manalo, in conversation with ....

Hypnos invests for the future

Decoration Table - March 17, 2020 Royal Warrant holder and sustainable bed manufacturer, Hypnos, part of Keen and Toms Holdings, has shared an update on its 2018/19 group-wide financial performance, reporting strong investment, internal changes within ....

Clarion’s James Howard gets to grips with the industry

Decoration Table - March 17, 2020 It may be a trial by fire, but there’s nothing like going out on-site when you’re starting a new job in event management, says Clarion Events’ new head of sales, ....

Coronavirus prompts Proposte delay

Decoration Table - March 10, 2020 Furnishing fabric and curtain sourcing event Proposte has been rescheduled from 27-29th April to 23rd-25th September, due to the impact of the coronavirus in Italy and the wider world. Show president Piercarlo ....

Homebase welcomes dwell concessions

Decoration Table - March 10, 2020 Home and garden project retailer Homebase has signed a concession partnership with lifestyle brand, dwell, which will see a selected range of the latter's furniture and accessories join Homebase's extensive in-store offer. The first concession ....

Sleep champions call for Government action

Decoration Table - March 10, 2020 The Government received a wake-up call on the importance of sleep on Wednesday, as two of the UK’s sleep champions – The Sleep Council and The Sleep Charity – launched the Wake ....

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ADP – the trade’s multi-service provider

Decoration Table - March 10, 2020 ADP Distribution is a family-run company based in the West Midlands, which boasts over 50 years' combined specialist experience in the visual merchandising industry. ADP provides five main services, including ....

British manufacturers optimistic pre-coronavirus

Decoration Table - March 10, 2020 The latest survey from the British Furniture Manufacturers shows confidence across the sector has risen to a significant new level. Business optimism in the BFM’s January 2020 State of Trade & ....

Retail park footfall strong despite February downpours

Decoration Table - March 10, 2020 February's retail performance highlighted the fragility of high streets, with the severe rain leading to a YoY drop in high street footfall of -7.8%, reports Springboard. Shopping centres and retail ....

Profits down as John Lewis embraces transformation

Decoration Table - March 10, 2020 Profits at John Lewis Partnership were down -23% in 2019/20 (to £123m), driven by significantly reduced profitability at John Lewis. It was the third year of declining profit across the partnership as a ....