Latexco acquires additional manufacturing site

Decoration Table - November 5, 2019 Belgian latex foam, PU foam and pocket spring manufacturer Latexco has acquired a site belonging to textile manufacturer Seyntex near its headquarters in Tielt, Belgium. Latexco is transitioning from being a traditional latex supplier to a ....

New competition seeks contract design talent

Decoration Table - November 5, 2019 The Furniture Industry Research Association launched details of a new design competition to support new talent to/within the furniture industry. The 2020 Vision Design Competition will close with finalists being ....

Wood Bros’ charm offensive

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Scottish agents’ association welcomes honorary member

Decoration Table - November 5, 2019 Derek Young has been made an honorary member of the Scottish Furniture Representatives Association (SFRA), a group comprising 67 working (and 39 retired) members of the industry, and organises the Northpoint Show ....

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 ....