Why Harrison Spinks values Wool Week

Decoration Table - October 8, 2019 This year, The Campaign for Wool’s UK Wool Week will take place between 8th-21st October, and will once again highlight wool’s natural performance qualities, ecological benefits and uses across the ....

The BFM enters a new era

Decoration Table - October 8, 2019 As we approach the final quarter of the year, the work we’ve been focusing on at the BFM recently is coming to fruition – and it’s now at a stage ....

Emma appoints new CFO

Decoration Table - October 8, 2019 Sebastian Mertes has been appointed CFO of European D2C sleep brand Emma. "It is optimal timing that Sebastian Mertes will join our management team," says Dennis Schmoltzi, Emma founder and CEO. ....

Threat of no-deal suppresses September spend, says BRC-KPMG

Decoration Table - October 8, 2019 Retail sales decreased by -1.3% in September, against an increase of +0.7% in September 2018, reports BRC-KPMG, as the threat of a no-deal Brexit dissuaded shopper spend. It is the ....

2019 Bed Industry Awards winners revealed

Decoration Table - September 24, 2019 Six bed businesses received awards at the National Bed Federation (NBF) Bed Show Gala Dinner last night. Hosted by broadcaster Gyles Brandreth and attended by more than 450 guests from the industry, ....

Next exceeds expectations in H1

Decoration Table - September 24, 2019 Full-price sales at Next were up +4.3% (total brand sales, including markdown sales up +3.8%) YoY for the HY ended July 2019.  "Retail sales in the first half were better than we had expected," ....

New appointments at La-Z-Boy UK

Decoration Table - September 24, 2019 La-Z-Boy UK has announced a new commercial director, head of marketing and head of independent sales, based at its head office in Maidenhead. Mark Draper has been promoted to commercial ....

Heal’s pioneers app-less AR with Cylindo

Decoration Table - September 24, 2019 Heal’s has partnered with 3D product visualisation platform for commerce, Cylindo, to bring the retailer's customers product through web-native augmented reality (AR). Introducing app-less AR will help Heal's remain at the forefront of retail, enabling ....

BFM expands commodity price tracker data

Decoration Table - September 24, 2019 The British Furniture Manufacturers’ (BFM) commodity price tracker has been extended to enable the association's members to gain further insight into the cost of goods. Widely used across the furniture manufacturing ....

eve ends Simba merger talks

Decoration Table - September 24, 2019 Bed-in-a-box brand eve Sleep has announced that its early-stage merger talks with competitor Simba Sleep, announced on 12th August, have ended. eve's board decided that now is not the right time to pursue the potential merger, ....

Selling big-ticket across every channel

Decoration Table - September 24, 2019 Gone are the days when consumers would shy away from big-ticket furniture purchases online – just look at the success of upmarket pureplay Made.com, whose international sales recently rose +40%. ....

Sealy UK offers free bed collection with BHF

Decoration Table - September 24, 2019 Sealy UK has joined forces with the British Heart Foundation shops to offer a free bed collection service to its customers. The partnership means that the British Heart Foundation will arrange ....

Pasquale Junior Natuzzi – creative director and stylist, Natuzzi

Decoration Table - September 24, 2019 Founded in 1959 by Pasquale Natuzzi, leather upholstery pioneer Natuzzi is Italy’s largest furniture brand and one of the furniture industry’s biggest players, with an extensive manufacturing footprint and a ....

WS Dennison marks 40 years of business

Decoration Table - September 24, 2019 Furniture logistics specialist WS Dennison recently celebrated 40 years in business with a family fun day for friends, family and other associates that “helped to build the business”. The event took place on 7th ....

Artisan acquires online rights to PD Global

Decoration Table - September 17, 2019 London-based online drop-shipping specialist Artisan Furniture has acquired the online brand rights to PD Global, a 40-year-old furniture and accessories brand which is currently in administration. Artisan Furniture states it embodies the ethos PD Global online ....

Furniture association hosts annual Westminster reception

Decoration Table - September 17, 2019 The Furniture Industry Research Association held its 23rd annual reception at the House of Lords last night, with baroness Warsi hosting for a third year running. Over 250 delegates from across ....

Dura Beds suspended from bed federation

Decoration Table - September 17, 2019 Batley-based manufacturer Dura Beds has been suspended from National Bed Federation (NBF) membership for failing its stringent Code of Practice audit process this summer. "To achieve a Preferred A rating a company ....

John Lewis champions own-brand home goods amid H1 losses

Decoration Table - September 17, 2019 The John Lewis Partnership reports a pre-tax loss of -£25.9m (compared to £0.8m profit last year) for H1 (ended 27th July 2019), despite enjoying profit at Waitrose & Partners. In John Lewis ....

Why managers need to become coaches

Decoration Table - September 17, 2019 If you think of the sporting world, all the top sportspeople have coaches to help them to perform at their highest level and win at their chosen sport. But it’s ....

Vispring broadens scope with affordable line

Decoration Table - September 17, 2019 Last month, Vispring launched a new sub-brand, J.Marshall by Vispring, which draws on the legacy of Canadian-born engineer James Marshall – a spring visionary who had a close association with ....

Mlily – a whole new ball game

Decoration Table - September 17, 2019 Want a better life? Buy a better bed. Catalysed by the online disruptor brands, the mattress sector has been quick to tap into growing consumer demand for a good night’s ....

Power to the pureplays?

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Laura Ashley appoints China licensing partner

Decoration Table - September 17, 2019 Home and fashion retailer Laura Ashley has appointed IMG to exclusively license its brand in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, through consumer home, fashion, beauty and lifestyle products that ....

Etailer Amara pushes into Belgium

Decoration Table - September 10, 2019 After a period of strong European growth, UK-based interiors etailer Amara will launch its 10th localised site this month, in Belgium. Mirroring the infrastructure of its existing French and German sites, Amara plans to expand ....

Bed Industry Awards 2019 finalists revealed

Decoration Table - September 10, 2019 The National Bed Federation (NBF) has announced its finalists for the 2019 Bed Industry Awards, now in their ninth year. Over 20 bed manufacturers, suppliers and retailers are competing for the top ....

Harrison Spinks – where tradition meets innovation 

Decoration Table - September 10, 2019 Fifth-generation luxury bedmaker Harrison Spinks was established in 1840 but is today focusing on the future more than ever, while still maintaining its family-run roots. In this article, MD Simon ....

Buyer beware!

Decoration Table - September 10, 2019 In August's issue of Furniture News, the NBF’s executive director Jessica Alexander talked about trust, and focused on how the internet appears to enable rogue traders to operate with ease ....