Ekornes appoints new CEO

Decoration Table - February 18, 2020 Roger Lunde has been appointed the new CEO of Ekornes (the business behind the Stressless seating brand). He will succeed Olav Holst-Dyrnes, who has led the Norwegian furniture group for six ....

Malaysia’s MIFF rescheduled due to coronavirus

Decoration Table - February 18, 2020 After close consultation with stakeholders regarding travel and safety concerns around the coronavirus, the Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) 2020 has been rescheduled from 6-9th March to 30th June to 3rd July. It will ....

Furmanac takes out £1.8m loan to assist growth

Decoration Table - February 18, 2020 Bed and chair manufacturer Furmanac has arranged a £1.8m loan with ThinCats to reduce its costs by refinancing existing loans, and increase working capital to assist growth. The funding will enable the company to advance its plans to develop and ....

All hands on deck at Bedeck

Decoration Table - February 18, 2020 Bedeck is a branded home textiles company with retail and wholesale divisions, selling from 24 stores UK-wide (plus shop-in-shops) alongside its website. Furniture News puts a quick Q&A to joint ....

Vita promises a better tomorrow

Decoration Table - February 18, 2020 Today’s consumers are environmentally aware, and expect a high degree of comfort in their homes, states pan-European foam manufacturer Vita, whose latest innovation pre-empts market demands … Vitafoam finds it ....

£17.5b spent on furniture and furnishings, reveals association analysis

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The Cotswold Company announces new delivery partner

Decoration Table - February 11, 2020 AO and The Cotswold Company have signed a 12-month rolling delivery contract which will enable customers to book specific delivery timeslots. David Ashwell, MD of AO Logistics, says: “The Cotswold Company premium product fits well ....

IKEA proposes Coventry store closure

Decoration Table - February 11, 2020 IKEA UK has announced the proposed closure of its Coventry store this summer. The IKEA store, one of 22 in the UK, was built in 2007 in the city centre, and ....

2020 vision: Jerry Cheshire, Surrey Beds

Decoration Table - February 11, 2020 When the going gets tough, the tough reassess, refine, and reap the rewards. Furniture News asks the businesspeople leading the charge towards success to share their views on the past year and ....

Going the extra mile

Decoration Table - February 11, 2020 Specialist two-person home delivery company Keen & Able is celebrating growth as it continues to deliver a five-star service.  Keen & Able, originally set up in Long Eaton, Derbyshire with ....

Sleepeezee partners with Jessica Ennis-Hill

Decoration Table - February 11, 2020 Bedmaker Sleepeezee has teamed up with Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, Olympic and three-times world champion heptathlete, to help promote the importance of a good night’s sleep and its effect on performance.  Sleepeezee marketing ....

Shows, shows, everywhere …

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Shopping centres gain ground in January, says Springboard

Decoration Table - February 11, 2020 January brought some stability for bricks-and-mortar stores, with a drop in footfall of just -0.5% from January 2019, when footfall dropped by -0.7% YoY, states Springboard. This was reinforced by ....

Duvalay named family business award finalist

Decoration Table - February 11, 2020 Duvalay has reached the finals in the Yorkshire category of the Family Business of the Year Awards 2020. The manufacturer is also on a shortlist of family firms eligible for the ....

Weavers – a brand new Boyteks

Decoration Table - February 11, 2020 Weavers, which will be present at the BFM Fabric Show London this month (Chelesea FC Stamford Bridge, 19-20th February), may be a new brand in the upholstery fabric industry, but ....

Decoration Table - February 7, 2020 МК-ИнтериоСохранить фотоРассчитать размер светильника поможет формула:D (диаметр светильника) = {A (длина комнаты) + B (ширина комнаты)} ÷ 10 Когда светильник квадратный или сложной формы, D — это длина квадрата либо ....

The trade’s take on Amazon’s own lines

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Furniture charity campaign exceeds 100 supporters

Decoration Table - February 4, 2020 The Furniture Makers’ Company has surpassed its target of 100 companies signed up to its One Step at a Time campaign three months early, after an overwhelming response from the ....

ScS CEO to retire as group performs “in line with expectations”

Decoration Table - February 4, 2020 ScS Group CEO David Knight, who joined the business 32 years ago, has announced his retirement from full-time executive responsibilities, and has given 12 months’ notice.  Chairman Alan Smith comments: “David ....

Chinese exhibitions respond to coronavirus spread

Decoration Table - February 4, 2020 The Shenzhen International Furniture Exhibition (SIFE) 2020 has been rescheduled due to the Chinese government’s fear of escalating the spread of coronavirus. The 35th edition of the exhibition was slated ....

CIFF postponed due to coronavirus

Decoration Table - February 4, 2020 The 45th CIFF Guangzhou and CIFM/interzum Guangzhou 2020, scheduled to take place across two phases from 18th-21st and 28th-31st March, are the latest events to be postponed due to the spreading coronavirus. CIFF ....

January findings hint at consumer confidence turnaround, says GfK 

Decoration Table - February 4, 2020 GfK’s Consumer Confidence Index increased two points to –9 for January. Four measures increased, but the Major Purchase Index, which monitors willingness to spend on big-ticket items such as furniture, decreased two ....

Shop prices continue to fall, reports BRC-Nielsen

Decoration Table - February 4, 2020 Shop Prices fell by -0.3% in January, compared to -0.4% in December, reports BRC-Nielsen. This was below the 12-month average of 0.0% and above the six-month average of -0.5%.   Non-food prices fell ....

Revenues down but eve Sleep optimistic

Decoration Table - February 4, 2020 D2C mattress brand eve Sleep achieved revenues of £23.8m (down from £29.3m in 2018) in the UK, Ireland and France in 2019. It also achieved a -43% YoY reduction in full-year EBITDA losses (£10.8m), a -51% ....

Life of Ryan

Decoration Table - February 4, 2020 Ryan McNeish is one of the industry’s most prolific designers. Boasting creative credits for the likes of Halo, Tetrad and At The Helm, plus numerous retail lines, Ryan now heads ....

How independents can punch above their (digital) weight

Decoration Table - February 4, 2020 EKM.com’s Rachel Smith explains how independent retailers can make the most of digital opportunities to compete in today’s complex omnichannel buying environment. Much has been written about how furniture buying ....

Emma reports record year

Decoration Table - January 28, 2020 After reporting revenue of €80.5m in the previous year, German mattress brand Emma – The Sleep Company (Bettzeit) achieved a turnover of €150m in 2019 – an increase of +86%. Emma's impressive growth across six ....