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- Furniture retailers can increase sales. // Cabinet Maker;1/20/2006, Issue 5472, p115
The article reports that furniture and furnishings makes up less than half of the homewares market in Great Britain. This means that furniture retailers have the opportunity to increase sales by moving into new areas. The upholstery business is worth Â£4 billion and is the largest in the...
- Whew! What a year it's been! Sloan, Carole // Furniture/Today;12/18/2000, Vol. 25 Issue 15, p31
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- Double take. Baum, Stephanie // Cabinet Maker;02/25/2000, Issue 5176, p12
Discusses how changing social patterns have presented retailers and manufacturers with a furniture challenge in Great Britain. Space as a valuable commodity; Manufacturers and retailers' need to be innovative in their response; Ikea's offering of affordable furniture for low to moderate income...
- It's official: Mass stakes claim in RTA. // DSN Retailing Today;9/22/2003, Vol. 42 Issue 18, p21
Reports on the changes in home furnishing retailing in the U.S. Improvement of merchandising in retailing; Shift in mass-market assortment; Benefits of the changes for the furniture business.
- The outdoor furniture market. // Casual Living;Nov2009, Vol. 49 Issue 11, p38
The article focuses on a study being conducted by "Casual Living" magazine which found a decrease in the sales of outdoor furniture in the U.S. in 2008. It states that the whole outdoor furniture category is predicted to total 2.23 billion U.S. dollars in 2009. It mentions that the discount...
- A return to sales growth? // Cabinet Maker;7/9/2004, Issue 5396, p8
Analyzes whether the return to sales growth of furniture and furnishings retailers in Great Britain will last for the rest of 2004. Sales rise in the household textiles market; Recovery in the carpet and floorcoverings sector; Rise in the value of sales.
- The Asian connection. Russell, Thomas // Furniture/Today;3/8/2004, Vol. 28 Issue 27, p18
Reports on the emergence of pure play importers, a group of furniture retailers that design, market and help distribute imported products exclusively for U.S. consumers. List of pure play furniture importer companies; Asian countries that are sources of home furnishings to the U.S.; Challenges...
- When customers become competitors. Sloan, Carole // Furniture/Today;3/8/2004, Vol. 28 Issue 27, p39
Focuses on direct furniture imports to the U.S. Decision of Target to move from indirect importing to direct importing; Effect of deflation on furniture retailers; Challenges that faces furniture suppliers.
- Orpington/Bromley. // Cabinet Maker;6/24/2005, Issue 5444, p30
Examines the furniture stores in Orpington, London, England, and concludes that this busy and affluent commuter town is a good location for furniture retailers. Ethan Allen; Furniture Village; MFI; Thornburrow and Co.; Harveys.
- Q+A. // Cabinet Maker;8/2/2002, Issue 5298, p4
Provides answers to inquiries related to retail trade of home furnishings and furniture in Great Britain. Importance of stating the purpose and use of a particular furniture; Ways of handling consumer complaints concerning products marked as 'ex-display' and 'shop soiled.'