Savoir launches online store and new showrooms

Decoration Table - August 27, 2019 Luxury bedmaker Savoir has unveiled a new online store, introducing ecommerce to its recently rebranded website to help increase its D2C reach. The expansion of Savoir’s ecommerce operation coincides with the opening of ....

Poor furniture sales contribute to Laura Ashley’s losses

Decoration Table - August 27, 2019 Total group sales at Laura Ashley for the year to 30th June 2019 were down £24.7m (to £232.5m) as LFL sales declined by 3.5%, resulting in a loss (before taxation, and ....

Owen Wilson returns to Sofology TV ad campaign

Decoration Table - August 27, 2019 Sofa retailer Sofology has again teamed up with actor Owen Wilson for a second instalment of TV ads. Owen says: “It’s nice to be working with Sofology again and it’s cool to ....

Sleepeezee – a bed brand for tomorrow

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Goodweave tackles child labour through new certification

Decoration Table - August 20, 2019 GoodWeave International, a global organisation dedicated to ending child labour in supply chains, has launched a new labelling standard to address the issue of child exploitation in retail production of ....

True sustainability will take three years, predict UK retailers

Decoration Table - August 20, 2019 According to a new survey commissioned by ITE Group, the organiser of exhibitions including Autumn Fair, two thirds (66%) of UK retailers believe it will take their business three years ....

Natuzzi outlines restructuring plans in response to US tariffs

Decoration Table - August 20, 2019 In a stock market filing, global Italian furniture brand Natuzzi has outlined the need for important changes to its business model, in response to the increase in US customs tariffs on ....

Mall world – Tom O’Neill on Sofa Club

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Jual-purpose designs

Decoration Table - August 20, 2019 As the adoption of personal technology in the home continues to rise, furniture designers are working hard to create modern living solutions which incorporate multipurpose features such as speakers and ....

The Big Question: Which new technologies are having the biggest impact on your business?

Decoration Table - August 20, 2019 What do you think? From emerging trends to the latest business principles, Furniture News is setting out to gauge the trade’s feelings on a variety of industry-specific topics. Today, we’re ....

Autumn Fair reveals rich talks programme

Decoration Table - August 20, 2019 Home and gift retail show Autumn Fair, taking place at the Birmingham NEC from 1st-4th September, will host three theatres that promise to educate visitors, elevate knowledge and encourage retail innovation. Across each ....

Casper goes in-store with John Lewis

Decoration Table - August 20, 2019 Online sleep brand Casper has announced its first brick-and-mortar retail partnership in the UK – with John Lewis & Partners. Casper’s sleep products will now be available at 24 John Lewis locations in ....

Jysk founder Lars Larsen passes away

Decoration Table - August 20, 2019 The founder of Jysk, Lars Larsen, has passed away aged 71. This morning (19th August), Lars Larsen – or The Tradesman, as he was best known among colleagues – passed ....

To boldly go – Harveys’ Kellie Oliver

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Apprenticeship standard at risk without financial support

Decoration Table - August 13, 2019 The Furniture and Interiors Education, Skills and Training Alliance (FIESTA) is urgently appealing to UK furniture manufacturers to financially support work needed to renew the level 2 Furniture Manufacturer Apprenticeship ....

Funding helps Time4sleep grow stock capacity

Decoration Table - August 13, 2019 One of the UK’s largest bedding retailers has established a brand-new warehouse with support from Yorkshire Bank, expanding the company's footprint. Time4sleep (T4S) received a major lending package from the ....

A question of trust

Decoration Table - August 13, 2019 Just recently, BBC director general Sir Tony Hall was widely reported in the press saying that the world is in the grip of the biggest attack on the truth since ....

Mattress recycling rate up +55% in three years, reports NBF

Decoration Table - August 13, 2019 The National Bed Federation’s (NBF’s) third report on the rate of mattress recycling in the UK has revealed a +55% increase in the number of mattresses being handled by recyclers ....

Stressless opens first UK brand store

Decoration Table - August 13, 2019 Norwegian recliner specialist Ekornes, purveyor of the Stressless brand, opened the doors of its first UK showroom in July. Situated on Tottenham Court Road, the new 3600 sqft store is set over ....

BBC goes Inside The Factory with Harrison Spinks

Decoration Table - August 13, 2019 Yorkshire bedmaker Harrison Spinks is set to star in an upcoming episode of Inside The Factory. Gregg Wallace and Cherry Healy visited Harrison Spinks' state-of-the-art factory, which makes 600 beds every day. Following ....

Jysk opens in Wakefield as UK expansion continues

Decoration Table - August 13, 2019 Rapidly-expanding Scandi furniture group Jysk opened its 19th (and largest new-concept format) UK store, in Wakefield on 3rd August. The opening saw queues build up an hour before the ribbon was cut ....

D2C sleep brand eve eyes Simba acquisition

Decoration Table - August 13, 2019 D2C bed-in-a-box brand eve Sleep has confirmed that it is in early discussions regarding a potential merger by way of the acquisition of rival brand Simba, which would consolidate its share in the online mattress ....

Shop vacancies peak as footfall drops in July

Decoration Table - August 13, 2019 According to BRC-Springboard, the shop vacancy rate hit its highest rate in four years in July, while footfall declined by -1.9% YoY – the worst July decline since 2012. The national town ....

Debenhams appoints new CEO

Decoration Table - August 13, 2019 Debenhams has appointed a new CEO, Stefaan Vansteenkiste. Stefaan joined Debenhams this April as its chief restructuring officer, and has been working closely with the executive team on a new ....

ScS reports growth in line with expectations

Decoration Table - August 6, 2019 Furniture and flooring retailer ScS has issued a trading update for the 52 weeks ended 27th July, ahead of announcing its preliminary results on 1st October. The group saw LFL order ....

Simba’s new ambassador leads #TRYFOR8 campaign

Decoration Table - August 6, 2019 Simba has signed elite athlete and international rugby star Maro Itoje as its brand ambassador, to lead #TRYFOR8, an integrated, digital-first campaign that encourages British people to aim for eight hours' sleep a ....

Parker Knoll employee wins ACID essay award

Decoration Table - August 6, 2019 Every year, The Furniture Makers' Company sponsors the Young Professional Industry Experience, a unique three-week programme which gives aspiring young people the opportunity to visit and understand all areas of the furniture ....