Rain dampens retail footfall through October

Decoration Table - November 12, 2019 Rain kept shoppers at bay in October, reports BRC-Springboard, identifying a YoY footfall decline of -3.2%. On the high street, footfall dropped by -4.9%, and by -2.4% in shopping centres. Retail park ....

On location: Stressless, TCR

Decoration Table - November 12, 2019 Norwegian recliner specialist Ekornes, purveyor of the Stressless brand, opened its first UK showroom this summer. Located on London’s fast-evolving furniture retail strip, the store – formerly occupied by Designer ....

Carpetright considers sale

Decoration Table - November 5, 2019 Carpetright has entered discussions with debt- and shareholder Meditor European Master Fund regarding a possible takeover. Meditor has made a 'possible offer' to acquire all the retailer's shares, which will enable the ....

100% Design rebranded for 2020

Decoration Table - November 5, 2019 100% Design is being rebranded for 2020. Twenty-five years after creating the UK's first dedicated design trade exhibition, the event is being reframed as Design London during next year's London Design Festival ....

Change proposed for mattress recycling regime

Decoration Table - November 5, 2019 The Environment Agency recently released details on proposed changes to its waste exemptions regime, which focuses on three areas: raising the standard of operator competence across permitted waste sites; reforming ....

Treasury report highlights flaws in business rates system

Decoration Table - November 5, 2019 The Government has published a Treasury Select Committee Report which identifies key flaws in the UK's business rates system. It found that: since they were introduced in their current form in 1990, ....

John Lewis begins third-party Click & Collect trials

Decoration Table - November 5, 2019 Starting with a trial in collaboration with Boden, John Lewis Partnership is looking to provide access to its Click & Collect distribution network to third-party retailers.  Boden customers can now use the John Lewis & ....

The Furniture Awards 2020 judges revealed

Decoration Table - November 5, 2019 The Furniture Awards, which returns to the January Furniture Show 2020 to celebrate the best businesses at the exhibition, is now open for entries. An expert judging panel has been ....

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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