Shopping centres gain ground in January, says Springboard

Decoration Table - February 11, 2020 January brought some stability for bricks-and-mortar stores, with a drop in footfall of just -0.5% from January 2019, when footfall dropped by -0.7% YoY, states Springboard. This was reinforced by ....

Duvalay named family business award finalist

Decoration Table - February 11, 2020 Duvalay has reached the finals in the Yorkshire category of the Family Business of the Year Awards 2020. The manufacturer is also on a shortlist of family firms eligible for the ....

Weavers – a brand new Boyteks

Decoration Table - February 11, 2020 Weavers, which will be present at the BFM Fabric Show London this month (Chelesea FC Stamford Bridge, 19-20th February), may be a new brand in the upholstery fabric industry, but ....

Decoration Table - February 7, 2020 МК-ИнтериоСохранить фотоРассчитать 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 ....

The trade’s take on Amazon’s own lines

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Furniture charity campaign exceeds 100 supporters

Decoration Table - February 4, 2020 The Furniture Makers’ Company has surpassed its target of 100 companies signed up to its One Step at a Time campaign three months early, after an overwhelming response from the ....

ScS CEO to retire as group performs “in line with expectations”

Decoration Table - February 4, 2020 ScS Group CEO David Knight, who joined the business 32 years ago, has announced his retirement from full-time executive responsibilities, and has given 12 months’ notice.  Chairman Alan Smith comments: “David ....

Chinese exhibitions respond to coronavirus spread

Decoration Table - February 4, 2020 The Shenzhen International Furniture Exhibition (SIFE) 2020 has been rescheduled due to the Chinese government’s fear of escalating the spread of coronavirus. The 35th edition of the exhibition was slated ....

CIFF postponed due to coronavirus

Decoration Table - February 4, 2020 The 45th CIFF Guangzhou and CIFM/interzum Guangzhou 2020, scheduled to take place across two phases from 18th-21st and 28th-31st March, are the latest events to be postponed due to the spreading coronavirus. CIFF ....

January findings hint at consumer confidence turnaround, says GfK 

Decoration Table - February 4, 2020 GfK’s Consumer Confidence Index increased two points to –9 for January. Four measures increased, but the Major Purchase Index, which monitors willingness to spend on big-ticket items such as furniture, decreased two ....

Shop prices continue to fall, reports BRC-Nielsen

Decoration Table - February 4, 2020 Shop Prices fell by -0.3% in January, compared to -0.4% in December, reports BRC-Nielsen. This was below the 12-month average of 0.0% and above the six-month average of -0.5%.   Non-food prices fell ....

Revenues down but eve Sleep optimistic

Decoration Table - February 4, 2020 D2C mattress brand eve Sleep achieved revenues of £23.8m (down from £29.3m in 2018) in the UK, Ireland and France in 2019. It also achieved a -43% YoY reduction in full-year EBITDA losses (£10.8m), a -51% ....

Life of Ryan

Decoration Table - February 4, 2020 Ryan McNeish is one of the industry’s most prolific designers. Boasting creative credits for the likes of Halo, Tetrad and At The Helm, plus numerous retail lines, Ryan now heads ....

How independents can punch above their (digital) weight

Decoration Table - February 4, 2020 EKM.com’s Rachel Smith explains how independent retailers can make the most of digital opportunities to compete in today’s complex omnichannel buying environment. Much has been written about how furniture buying ....

Emma reports record year

Decoration Table - January 28, 2020 After reporting revenue of €80.5m in the previous year, German mattress brand Emma – The Sleep Company (Bettzeit) achieved a turnover of €150m in 2019 – an increase of +86%. Emma's impressive growth across six ....

BRC urges action as retail employment falls in Q4

Decoration Table - January 28, 2020 In Q4 2019, the total number of retail employees fell -1.8% YoY, a lower rate of decline when compared to Q4 2018 when it fell by -2.8%, reports the British ....

Sainsbury’s CEO announces retirement

Decoration Table - January 28, 2020 After almost six years as CEO and 15 working for Sainsbury’s, Mike Coupe (pictured) has confirmed his intention to retire at the end of May. The board has agreed to appoint ....

Loaf appoints CFO as it eyes growth

Decoration Table - January 28, 2020 Loaf has appointed Anne Blixen-Finecke as its new CFO.  Anne joins having spent three years at Debenhams. As commercial financial director, she led the finance business partnering function, having financial oversight ....

Beales considers options after entering administration

Decoration Table - January 28, 2020 Department store Beales went into administration on Monday, putting more than a thousand jobs at risk. KPMG was appointed administrator after efforts to save the business or find a buyer ....

Export growth leads Portuguese brands to JFS

Decoration Table - January 28, 2020 The Portuguese Association of Wood and Furniture Industries (AIMMP) presented a selection of Portuguese companies at the January Furniture Show this week, as part of a project entitled Inter Wood and ....

Bensons and Harveys celebrate huge Christmas fundraiser

Decoration Table - January 28, 2020 Bensons and Harveys stores have helped Magic Radio raise over £14m in donations, and ensured 393,499 children across the UK received a visit from Santa, as part of a dedicated Christmas ....

New experts join FIRA International

Decoration Table - January 28, 2020 FIRA International has welcomed two new members of staff to its consultancy team. Mark Allison has joined as the new sustainability consultant, responsible for research and development and ensuring FIRA ....

Bright and Breasley – Clare Taylor

Decoration Table - January 28, 2020 Bed manufacturer and foam converter Breasley is one of the most innovative players in its field. A specialist in vacuum-packed mattresses and unique fillings, best known for its Salus and ....

JYSK earnings down but parent sees record growth

Decoration Table - January 28, 2020 ​With a turnover of €4.7b and earnings before tax of €499m (up +3.9%), 2018/19 was a record financial year for the Lars Larsen Group, owner of the JYSK global retail chain, despite significant ....

The Big Question: Who’s setting the best example in furniture retail?

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New exhibitors join fabric show

Decoration Table - January 21, 2020 Five new exhibitors have been announced for the BFM Fabric Show London 2020, taking place at Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge on 19-20th February and featuring fabric producers and suppliers. The new ....

FIRA International issues 2020 training schedule

Decoration Table - January 21, 2020 Furniture industry testing and training specialist FIRA International has released an initial training schedule for 2020, with a focus on domestic and contract flammability, upholstery regulations, CE Marking Electrically Powered ....