Robert Bridgman’s sofa sector disruptor

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The winners of The Furniture Awards 2020

Decoration Table - January 21, 2020 The results are in for The Furniture Awards 2020, as the UK’s top suppliers present their latest products at the January Furniture Show (Birmingham NEC, 19th-22nd January). After inspecting the ....

Next pays tribute to former chairman

Decoration Table - January 14, 2020 Sir David Jones CBE, the former chairman and chief executive of retailer Next, passed away late last month. David was responsible for taking next from the brink of collapse to becoming a ....

Natural habitat: Sir Terence Conran in the hotseat

Decoration Table - January 14, 2020 The founder of Habitat, industry icon Terence Conran has led a rich life in furniture design. At 88, he remains busy developing contemporary lines for Benchmark, The Conran Shop, and ....

Furniture importer fined for EUTR offences

Decoration Table - January 14, 2020 West Midlands-based importer Heartlands Furniture (Wholesale) Ltd pled guilty to two criminal offenses under the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) on September 20th 2019 at Birmingham magistrates court, reports sustainable forestry champion Forest Trends. Heartlands ....

John Lewis MD to depart and Christmas sales dip

Decoration Table - January 14, 2020 Gross sales at John Lewis Partnership were down -1.8% YoY to £2167m over the Christmas period (1th November to 4th January), with gross sales at John Lewis & Partners down £1134m (-2.3% ....

Furniture Industry Research Association seeks new chairman

Decoration Table - January 14, 2020 The Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA) is seeking a successor to take up the voluntary role of chair, as current chairman Charles Vernon plans to step down in September, after four years of service. Among ....

Dunelm finds digital groove in strong quarter

Decoration Table - January 14, 2020 Dunelm saw LFL sales increase +5% in Q2 (to 28th December 2019), reflecting strong growth online (+32.1%) and in-store (+1.2%) against strong YoY comparatives (+10.8% in Q2 2018). Total growth – including that derived ....

The trade’s take on JLP’s management integration

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BRC-KPMG laments worst retail year on record

Decoration Table - January 14, 2020 BRC-KPMG states that 2019 was the worst year for retail since its records began in 1995, and the first year to show a decline in total sales, which fell by -0.1%, compared with ....

Rose & Grey: the sweet smell of success

Decoration Table - January 14, 2020 Rose & Grey sells everything from sofas to wall art, with a predominantly online customer base alongside a flagship showroom in Altrincham, south of Manchester. The company was founded by ....

Retail footfall sees “difficult ending to tough year” says Springboard

Decoration Table - January 14, 2020 The five weeks to 28th December proved a "difficult ending to a tough year" in retail footfall terms, according to Springboard, whose index saw a decline of -2.5%. Although a ....

Lighting Articles

Decoration Table - January 11, 2020 Рассчитать 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 большая ....

Glasswells charity quiz raises £1140

Decoration Table - December 25, 2019 A charity quiz night held by four-store retailer Glasswells has raised £1140 for the My WiSH Charity, to provide festive decorations for the children’s Rainbow Ward at West Suffolk Hospital. Now in its ....

Spring Fair promises three stages of insight

Decoration Table - December 25, 2019 Spring Fair, taking place from 2nd-6th February at the Birmingham NEC, has announced its new theatre line-up for 2020. Across five days and three stages, visitors will be treated to fresh retail ....

Young Furniture Makers to feature at exhibition

Decoration Table - December 25, 2019 Following on from sponsoring the awards ceremony for the Young Furniture Makers’ Awards (YFM) at The Furniture Makers’ Awards ceremony in October, January Furniture Show will include a feature showing ....

Sealy proposes a diet for good sleep

Decoration Table - December 25, 2019 Bed manufacturer Sealy UK has launched a campaign to educate the nation on the best diet to follow in order to get a good night’s sleep, after its research revealed that ....

Manufacturing apprenticeship pathways to be renewed

Decoration Table - December 25, 2019 The Furniture and Interiors Education, Skills and Training Alliance (FIESTA) has confirmed that eight level 2 manufacturing apprenticeship pathways will be renewed in 2020, following campaigning by the trade body. In ....

Carpetright opens FV concessions in Leeds and Gateshead

Decoration Table - December 25, 2019 Carpetright has opened new concessions in Furniture Village stores on the West Yorkshire Retail Park in Leeds, Birstall, and on the Metro Retail Park in Gateshead. The concessions, which opened ....

Brexit uncertainty holds back wage increases

Decoration Table - December 25, 2019 New figures from the British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM) reveal the impact of Brexit on pay across the industry. A total of 56% of respondents reported that their ability to increase pay ....

Bensons for Beds’ James Hollas talks trends

Decoration Table - December 25, 2019 What do leading national bed retailers look for in the bedroom? Furniture News speaks to James Hollas, bedframes and bedroom furniture buyer at Bensons for Beds. James Hollas has been ....

GfK predicts rebound in consumer confidence

Decoration Table - December 25, 2019 GfK’s Consumer Confidence Index has recorded a sharp increase in optimism for the economy over the coming year, with the overall index increasing three points to –11 for December. Four measures ....

Bensons partners with sleep scientist

Decoration Table - December 25, 2019 Bensons for Beds has announced a new partnership with sleep scientist Dr Sophie Bostock. As the retailer’s official sleep expert, Sophie will become an integral part of its 2020 plans, ....

Christmas predictions from the BRC

Decoration Table - December 17, 2019 Consumers are set to spend approximately £82b across the festive period, states the British Retail Consortium (BRC), which has published a Festive FAQ outlining its predictions for the near future of the national retail sector. ....

Tackling the challenges (other than Brexit) facing the furniture industry

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Kaymed celebrates double award win

Decoration Table - December 17, 2019 International furniture and bedding group Harvey Norman selected leading mattress specialist Kaymed as its Homewares and Linen Product of the Year 2019, for its innovative Sleep Studio Pillows – and the Kaymed brand ....

Ex-HRG CEO joins Debenhams parent company

Decoration Table - December 17, 2019 Debenhams Group has appointed John Walden and Kevin Conroy as non-executive directors of Celine Jersey Topco, the group's parent company. John Walden was formerly CEO of Home Retail Group and ....