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 ....

Collins & Hayes scoops award win with new launches

Decoration Table - March 10, 2020 Collins & Hayes celebrated its 150th year at this year's January Furniture Show. The brand started its story in 1870, and has always delivered enduring comfort and understated living room ....

La-Z-Boy UK now supplying Minerva

Decoration Table - March 10, 2020 La-Z-Boy UK is now supplying the Minerva Furniture Group. The global recliner brand’s new models became available to the buying group’s 200-plus retail members on 1st March.  La-Z-Boy will exhibit at Minerva’s private ....

Big-ticket purchase interest recovers in February, says GfK

Decoration Table - March 3, 2020 GfK’s Consumer Confidence Index increased two points to –7 for February. Three measures increased, including the Major Purchase Index, which increased five points to +6 (up one point YoY). Overall, February saw the third ....

Italy’s I Saloni postponed to June

Decoration Table - March 3, 2020 Italy's Salone del Mobile.Milan has been postponed due to the coronavirus crisis to 16th–21st June 2020. The decision was taken on Tuesday, following a meeting of the board of Federlegno Arredo Eventi, which states that the ....

Vietnam’s VIFA postponed due to coronavirus fears

Decoration Table - March 3, 2020 Like the majority of the furniture exhibitions in the region, VIFA Expo, Vietnam's annual show, has been postponed due to fears around the coronavirus. The show was due to take ....

The Sleep Council reveals new look

Decoration Table - March 3, 2020 The Sleep Council, the consumer education arm of the NBF, has unveiled a new look and vision as it celebrates its 25th anniversary. Developed in collaboration with a specialist branding agency, the ....

Northern conference promises to assist training

Decoration Table - March 3, 2020 A second Closing the Gap conference promoting how companies can access funded training for upskilling staff and apprenticeship programmes is taking place this month in the north of England. The ....

Luxury homewares brand acquires Houseology

Decoration Table - March 3, 2020 Luxury furniture and homewares brand Olivia’s has completed a deal to buy Houseology, which went into administration in January. Olivia’s is part of The Moot Group, one of the UK’s fastest-growing ....

In Design: Laurent Peacock’s Piper X credenza

Decoration Table - March 3, 2020 Back in 2001, Laurent studied 3D Industrial Design at Birmingham Institute of Art & Design. Some time later, in 2017, he completed a course in Fine Furniture Making at Robinson ....

Indonesia’s IFEX joins roster of postponed fairs

Decoration Table - March 3, 2020 This year's Indonesia International Furniture Expo (IFEX), scheduled to take place from 12-15th March at Jakarta International Expo, has been postponed due to the coronavirus. The success of last year’s edition ....

New chairman for industry parliamentary group

Decoration Table - March 3, 2020 The industry's political lobbying consortium, the British Furniture Confederation (BFC), has welcomed a new chairman to the newly-formed All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the furniture and furnishings industry. APPGs ....