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- 'Little guys' are still an important part of the industry. Reed, Randy // Furniture/Today;11/20/2000, Vol. 25 Issue 11, p22
Presents the point of view of small furniture retailers in the United States, regarding its importance in the industry. Criticism of the industry's move toward the big/consolidated/huge-volume stores.
- Don't forget smaller independents. Sloan, Carole // Furniture/Today;7/8/2002, Vol. 26 Issue 43, p67
Discusses opportunities for growth offered by the furniture retailing sector. Success of Pier 1 Imports' Cargokids division; Family-owned business enterprises that are among the leaders in their product categories; Benefits that manufacturers would derive from smaller independent companies.
- Occasional sources continue to spark good growth with fresh ideas. Linville, Jeff // Furniture/Today;12/26/2005, Vol. 30 Issue 16, p34
The article reports on the growth of occasional furniture sales in the U.S. despite soft business conditions in 2005. One of the biggest problems for furniture manufacturers is the diminishing dealer base as a number of small stores and big chains alike have closed. With this regard, the Home...
- Realities of Middle England. Munro, Caroline // Cabinet Maker;4/4/2008, Issue 5582, p14
The article presents an outlook for the furniture industry in West Midlands, England. Many retailers have seen varied sales. The common future they see in the industry is a tough market, being influenced by the negative economic forecast of the Confederation of British Industry. Many retailers...
- Planners are killing small independents. // Cabinet Maker;10/20/2006, Issue 5510, p4
The article focuses on the impact of the British government's town planning systems to small independents. According to the Federation of Small Businesses, these town planning systems favor the large supermarkets and resulted to the closure of retail parks. As a result, smaller shops are...
- Think big. Hollyer, Tony // Cabinet Maker;10/02/98, Issue 5108, p22
Discusses the challenges faced by small firms competing with larger outfits in Great Britain's furniture industry. Production of and quality control for door manufacturing at the CNC UK company; Steps taken at Regis Furniture to avoid waste; Includes in-house tool setting and sharpening.
- More members join TFO. // Cabinet Maker;7/9/2010, Issue 5695, p10
The article reports that the Associate Member scheme, which was developed to appeal smaller business, by The Furniture Ombudsman (TFO) at the end of January 2010 has attracted 30 new members in Great Britain.
- PFP aims to do more with smaller retailers. // Furniture/Today;6/5/2006, Vol. 30 Issue 38, p6
The article reports on the plan of the retail sale specialist Planned Furniture Promotions (PFP) to promote its brand as a value-driven and professional partner for the small and medium-size furniture retailer in the U.S. According to its founder Gene Rosenberg, the future of the planned...
- SPECIAL DELIVERY. Moran, Gwen // Entrepreneur;Jul2005, Vol. 33 Issue 7, p76
Reports on how fast delivery services can benefit retailers like New Albany, Indiana-based furniture retailer Classic Furniture and Sleep World. Reason why the company sends its salesperson when delivering the furniture; Advice of James E. Dion, president of Dionco Inc., to retailers.