Rain and Black Friday skew November footfall

Decoration Table - December 10, 2019 Retail footfall declined by -3.4% in November, compared with -3.2% in November last year, according to the latest Springboard Footfall Monitor. However, November did not benefit from the success of Black ....

ScS to announce lower LFLs at AGM

Decoration Table - December 3, 2019 ScS, which will hold its AGM later today, reports group trading in line with the board's expectations. Chairman Alan Smith will make the following statement: “It is clear that the ongoing economic and ....

Black Friday shift affects John Lewis sales

Decoration Table - December 3, 2019 Sales were down -43.3% at John Lewis & Partners last week, but up +30% compared to the week before Black Friday last year, which fell earlier in the month. However, this ....

A guide to the UK furniture shows of 2020

Decoration Table - December 3, 2019 From one-stop shops to intimate affairs, 2020 is bursting with UK-based furniture trade exhibitions, giving buyers the opportunity to engage with sellers and experience those all-important tactile qualities of new ....

Innovate to mitigate as Brexit approaches

Decoration Table - December 3, 2019 In this article, Dalia Lasaite, CEO of CGTrader, explains how innovative technologies will be even more essential for retailers if and when Britain exits the EU … It’s no secret ....

Bedlinen specialist unveils new showroom

Decoration Table - December 3, 2019 Homewares specialist Bedeck has unveiled its new flagship Northern Irish store in Belfast, and its new trade showroom at its headquarters in Magheralin, County Down. Both were officially opened by architect, television presenter and writer George ....

Stressless pledges trees for sales

Decoration Table - December 3, 2019 Recliner specialist Stressless has committed locally through Trees for Cities to plant a tree for every seat sold across the UK and Ireland during the winter sale period, as well as pledging to plant ....

Heal’s opens new Chiswick outlet

Decoration Table - December 3, 2019 Heal’s has announced the expansion of its London portfolio with a new outlet store, opening on Chiswick high street next week. Heal’s will open the doors to its new 2080 ....

Consumer confidence flatlines in November

Decoration Table - December 3, 2019 GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index was unchanged at -14 for November. One measure increased, one stayed the same, and three measures decreased – including the major purchase index, which fell by ....

Meet Taskers of Accrington

Decoration Table - December 3, 2019 Furniture News meets Ivor Lefton, MD of independent retailer Taskers of Accrington, which sells leading lounge, dining and bedroom furniture brands, plus carpets and flooring from its flagship showroom in Lancashire, alongside ....

Habitat’s MD steps down

Decoration Table - December 3, 2019 Habitat's MD Clare Askem has decided the time is right to leave the business, and has stepped down. Taking on responsibility for the retailer is James Brown, commercial director of general merchandise and ....

Closing the furniture waste loop

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Villa Nova by LDP

Decoration Table - November 26, 2019 Louis de Poortere has created a range of rugs aimed at inspiring children with colours, larger-than-life patterns and imagination for their rooms. The rugmaker has captured the essence of Villa ....

Homewares drive sales growth at B&M

Decoration Table - November 26, 2019 B&M's UK stores delivered LFL sales growth of +3.7% in the HY to 28th September 2019, driven significantly by homewares. The retailer says the category is now "back on track", following additional ....

JYSK comes closer to nearing global ambitions

Decoration Table - November 26, 2019 Despite an EBIT decline, JYSK's turnover grew to €3.794b (up +6.3% YoY) in the last financial year, which saw the global retailer open 175 new stores, celebrate its 40th anniversary, open its first ....

Retail heavyweight joins The Children’s Furniture Company

Decoration Table - November 26, 2019 The Children’s Furniture Company (TCFC), which specialises in durable, affordable furniture, has appointed Gareth Williams, the former boss of retailer Sofa.com, as its chairman, as it enters a new phase of growth. ....

Improve your sales now, says RPS

Decoration Table - November 26, 2019 Why leave ‘comebacks’ to chance? How much sales potential is in your store right now, but not being made the most of by your sales team? How many people will ....

Tempur Sealy deal paves way for diversification

Decoration Table - November 26, 2019 In a multi-year deal, Media producer IMG has been appointed the global licensing representative for all brands in Tempur Sealy International's portfolio. IMG states that it will work with Tempur Sealy to ....

Bucks interior designer wins industry accolade

Decoration Table - November 26, 2019 Buckinghamshire designer/maker Knights of Beaconsfield won a five-star award for Best Residential Interior Design for South East England at the UK Property Awards last month. The awards are judged by an ....

Sleep Council issues its sleep commandments

Decoration Table - November 26, 2019 Definitive advice on getting a good night’s sleep is being promoted by The Sleep Council, as it calls on the Government to make a sound night’s rest a public health ....

Harrison Spinks’ core principles

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The Big Question: How do you achieve a good work/life balance (if at all)?

Decoration Table - November 19, 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 ....

John Lewis and Waitrose present Excitable Edgar Christmas ad

Decoration Table - November 19, 2019 This year, John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners have come together to create the company's Christmas advert, Excitable Edgar, which tells the story of a girl and her dragon ....

Alteri to acquire Steinhoff’s UK assets including Bensons and Harveys

Decoration Table - November 19, 2019 Specialist European retail sector investor Alteri Investors has reached an agreement to acquire Blue Group Hold Co, the owner of Bensons for Beds, Harveys Furniture, and upholstery and bedding manufacturers Relyon, Steinhoff UK ....

Shop Direct accesses £150m to counter PPI claim threat

Decoration Table - November 19, 2019 Having announced its intention to raise funding of £150m to address increased PPI claims liability, Shop Direct’s parent shareholder, SDHL, has secured committed funding for up to the full amount sought, ....

Registration live for BFM Fabric Show

Decoration Table - November 19, 2019 Registration is now live the 2020 BFM Fabric Show London (formerly known as The London Fabric Show). Organised and hosted by the BFM (British Furniture Manufacturers Association), the two-day event ....

Cash offer hastens Carpetright takeover

Decoration Table - November 19, 2019 Carpetright has agreed terms of a recommended cash offer from MHL to acquire the retailer's share capital not already owned by Meditor (see related), bringing a takeover one step closer. MHL ....