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Distribution / NATIONAL / 4th Jun, 2014

John Lewis opens Heathrow store today

 

John Lewis’ first ever airport shop opened this morning with a 3,500sqft store at London’s Heathrow Airport.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014 06:59
 

Distribution / NATIONAL / 3rd Jun, 2014

Sofaworks moves away from sales staff commission model+

Retailer to reward based on customer experience

 

sofUpholstery chain Sofaworks has moved away from a sales commission model in favour of a system that rewards staff for delivering high customer service.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 07:26
 

Register / LEGALS / 3rd Jun, 2014

Hilco provided stock and trading assistance to Paul Simon+

Administrator tries to fulfil outstanding orders

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 07:08
 

Markets / DATA / 3rd Jun, 2014

Indicators point to positive Bank Holiday weekend furniture trading+

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 07:01
 

Distribution / REGIONAL / 2nd Jun, 2014

Furniture & department store retailer Boyes closes in on 50 stores+

Value retailer expands in year to end January

 

boyesBoyes, the value department store retailer that carries furniture and flooring departments in its larger stores, expanded its store portfolio as it enjoyed further growth last year.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2014 07:04
 

Markets / FURNITURE / 2nd Jun, 2014

Yorkshire cabinet furniture firm marks showroom expansion

 

Case goods manufacturer Treske will formally open its expanded premises and showroom at an event later this week.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2014 07:36
 

Distribution / SOURCING / 2nd Jun, 2014

January & Manchester Furniture Show organiser agrees three-year contractor deal

 

Trade events company Furniture Fairs has signed a three-year deal with global exhibition contractor Freeman UK to provide services for all its furniture shows.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2014 07:07
 

Register / DEALS / 30th May, 2014

Neville Johnson group targets showroom rollout as takeover confirmed+

KCP sells furniture maker in £20m deal

 

njNeville Johnson will embark on a programme of showroom expansion following its sale in a secondary buyout to investment firm Alcuin Partners.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 May 2014 07:32
 

Markets / FURNITURE / 30th May, 2014

Boardroom reshuffle at trade kitchens supplier Howdens

 

Howdens has reorganised its management structure with a number of senior execs to take on new roles across the group.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 May 2014 07:23
 

Distribution / REGIONAL / 30th May, 2014

Furniture vertical Avanti revamps showrooms as it targets growth return+

Investment in key stores, Midlands firm says

Last Updated on Friday, 30 May 2014 07:20
 

Distribution / ECOMMERCE / 29th May, 2014

Ecommerce furniture giant Home24 to build new distribution centre+

€90m retailer trebles capacity with new build

 

home24Internet furniture retailer Home24 is to treble its warehousing capacity with a new purpose built DC serving all its European markets.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014 06:55
 

Markets / DATA / 29th May, 2014

Furniture and carpets sales solid in early May

CBI Distributive Trades Survey results

 

A balance of six in ten furniture and carpet stores enjoyed sales growth in early May trading according to business group the CBI.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014 07:03
 

Distribution / SOURCING / 29th May, 2014

Ramadan and the Manchester Furniture Show

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014 07:11
 

Markets / RESEARCH / 3rd Jun, 2014

Pushy sales staff & fake sales: Shoppers rank pet hates

 

Long queues and pushy salespeople are among the top gripes for shoppers, according to research commissioned by upholstery retailer Sofaworks.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 07:42
 

Markets / UPHOLSTERY / 3rd Jun, 2014

Production delays impact Natuzzi in Q1+

Staff turnover high following Chinese NY

 

natNatuzzi said higher than expected staff turnover in China and low productivity in Italy impacted sales in the first three months of the year.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 07:27
 

Markets / DATA / 3rd Jun, 2014

Easter furniture sales strong in Ireland+

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 06:57
 

Distribution / REGIONAL / 2nd Jun, 2013

Five-store beds & flooring independent aims for store growth+

Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2014 07:28
 

Markets / FURNITURE / 2nd Jun, 2014

Tvilum targets return to profit as it arrests earnings slide+

Flat-pack cabinet giant on 2013 trading & outlook

 

tviDanish ready-to-assemble furniture maker Tvilum says it is expecting to return to profit in the first full year under its new US private equity owner.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2014 07:22
 

Markets / BEDS / 2nd Jun, 2014

NBF launches 2014 Bed Show Awards

 

The National Bed Federation has opened the entry process for the 2014 Bed Show awards.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2014 07:33
 

Distribution / NATIONAL / 30th May, 2014

Sales director leaves upmarket beds retail chain+

Last Updated on Friday, 30 May 2014 07:17
 

Distribution / NATIONAL / 30th May, 2014

Furniture ahead again at John Lewis

15pc growth in 7 days to 24th May

 

jlpJohn Lewis built on last week’s double-digit uplift in furniture sales with a larger increase in the seven days to 24th May.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 May 2014 07:27
 

Markets / BEDDING / 30th May, 2014

Bedding brand Slumberdown trades up with premium launch+

Last Updated on Friday, 30 May 2014 07:35
 

Markets / UPHOLSTERY / 29th May, 2014

New CEO at Stressless brand owner Ekornes+

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014 07:05
 

Distribution / INTERNATIONAL / 29th May, 2014

Double-digit growth for B&Q in Q1+

Outdoor lines outsell indoor merchandise

 

bqBetter weather and weak comps helped B&Q deliver double-digit growth in the first quarter with outdoor merchandise the star performer.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014 06:59
 

Distribution / SOURCING / 29th May, 2014

Visitor numbers up at May Design Series

Event saw Furniture Show preview ahead of 2015 launch

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014 07:08
 
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