Not ready

October 2004
Cabinet Maker;10/22/2004, Issue 5411, p17
Trade Publication
The article focuses on a cabinet maker survey that reveals that some retailers still do not offer sufficient access for wheelchair users. A survey of High Wycombe furniture stores reveals a serious lack of awareness of the legislation. But furniture retailers are not alone. A survey by the Disability Rights Commission (DRC) of 11 major high streets across the country conducted on the eve of the legislation's introduction, found that 80% of all retailers were not ready. On some high streets, that figure rises to 90%. Agnes Fletcher, DRC assistant director of communications, is surprised by how little the retail industry has done to become compliant. INSET: What to do.


Related Articles

  • Consumers give industry overdue wake-up call.  // Cabinet Maker;7/27/2001, Issue 5248, p13 

    Highlights a consumer survey conducted by 'Cabinet Maker' which revealed that consumers in Great Britain are suspicious of furniture stores and that they dislike shopping for furniture. Factors behind the attitudes of consumers toward shopping for furniture and furniture stores; Furniture...

  • Six in a row for growth.  // Cabinet Maker;7/9/2004, Issue 5396, p7 

    Reports on rise in sales among the majority of furniture retailers according to the CBI Distributive Trades Survey. Overall retail sales; Balance of retailers reporting growth.

  • Is it safe to leave a deposit for furniture?  // Cabinet Maker;2/25/2005, Issue 5427, p44 

    The article discusses that following Courts' collapse, consumers are worried about leaving deposits. The hapless front-line staff of Courts took a hammering from disgruntled customers as the retailer toppled into administration last November. Then, two months later Allders makes headlines for...

  • In IKEA we trust.  // Cabinet Maker;5/15/2009, Issue 5637, p7 

    The article reports on the finding of the survey released at the World Retail Congress in Great Britain. One of the survey's findings is the reality that Swedish furniture retailer IKEA AB became one of the most trusted brands in the world. According to a spokesperson from IKEA, they are pleased...

  • Casual furniture accounts for nearly half of sales. Garland-McLean, Daphne // Casual Living;Jul2010, Vol. 50 Issue 7, p42 

    The article reports on the results of the store operations survey by "Casual Living" magazine for 2010. Casual furniture accounts for almost 50 percent of the sales floor space as for space allocation for products. It was shown that 47 percent of store sales come from casual furniture. The...

  • Store profitability takes hit as tough times continue.  // Furniture/Today;9/15/2003, Vol. 28 Issue 3, FURNITURE STORE. pS3 

    Focuses on the business performance of furniture stores based on the annual Furniture Store Performance Report of the journal 'Furniture/Today.' Disclosure of the financial results of the industry; Measurement of the store's financial operations; Frequency of markdown sales.

  • Specialty bedding grew while we slept. Sloan, Carole // Furniture/Today;11/15/2004, Vol. 29 Issue 10, p31 

    The article focuses on issues related to the bedroom furniture industry in the U.S. A survey of bedding sales done through alternative retail channels in last week's edition of the journal "Furniture/Today," revealed in real terms should be disturbing to the conventional retailers of bedding,...

  • Supermarkets catch big-ticket buys.  // Cabinet Maker;6/30/2006, Issue 5494, p5 

    The article reports on the survey on customer's preferences on where to buy furnitures. According to the survey, 42% of shoppers would buy flatpack furniture from a supermarket and 38% are willing to buy solid cabinet furniture. The survey also show that one in five over the age of 55 would not...

  • Bedding majors post healthy 15.8% gain.  // Furniture/Today;5/29/2006, Vol. 30 Issue 37, p60 

    The article reports on the increase in sales gained by the 11 bedding specialty stores included in the Top 100 listing furniture store listing of the periodical "Furniture/Today". The positive results were a continuation of the 2005 rebound as the combined group posted a 15.8 percent gain in...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics