John Lewis opens experiential concept store

Decoration Table - November 19, 2019 John Lewis & Partners – in partnership with Waitrose & Partners – has unveiled a concept shop at its Southampton location, where a combination of services and experiences take centre stage. Offering experts ....

Richard Grafton Interiors prepares Wetherby showroom for launch

Decoration Table - November 19, 2019 Interiors, architecture and design business Richard Grafton Interiors, which has showrooms in Harrogate and Ilkley, is making a £500,000 investment in a showroom in Wetherby, which will initially create two new ....

Made opens first display apartment 

Decoration Table - November 19, 2019 Made.com has opened a display apartment above its new Amsterdam showroom, connecting both with a courtyard garden. The apartment features the original high ceilings and sash windows favoured in Amsterdam ....

How furniture can make a home feel bigger

Decoration Table - November 19, 2019 Property size is often one of the most important features that British people look for in a new home, writes fitted furniture specialist Hammonds. But achieving this has become much ....

Scottish representatives association welcomes honorary member

Decoration Table - November 12, 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 ....

Devonshire’s year of change

Decoration Table - November 12, 2019 It’s been a year of change at Devonshire – but rapid evolution means the cabinet supplier is better placed than ever to meet the market’s needs. Devonshire has changed a ....

Argos sales “ahead of the market” as Sainsbury’s integration continues

Decoration Table - November 12, 2019 In the 28 weeks to September 21st, Sainsbury's saw underlying retail sales (including VAT, excluding fuel) decrease by -0.6%, driven by declines in general merchandise and clothing sales. LFL sales (excluding fuel) were down ....

Lacking in social skills?

Decoration Table - November 12, 2019 For those in the furniture industry looking to raise their game on social media, the algorithm is king. It controls who sees your content and when they see it, and ....

Online investment helps IKEA achieve growth

Decoration Table - November 12, 2019 In FY19, IKEA UK enjoyed total sales of £2.120b (up from £1.965b in FY18). Sales were up +8% YoY (having grown +5.9% in FY18), while the retailer enjoyed a slight increase in ....

Autumn Fair unveils new furniture focus

Decoration Table - November 12, 2019 In response to "strong market growth", UK home and gift industry event Autumn Fair will introduce The Furniture Collection, a platform for mid- to high-end furniture, at next year's edition. The Furniture Collection will join ....

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, ....