- Thinking the unthinkable? // Cabinet Maker;11/12/2004, Issue 5414, p3
Comments on the performance of the furniture retailer Courts PLC in Great Britain. Debts of the firm; Return of James Jacobs to the firm; Impact of management failures on the firm.
- Blow for structural guarantees. // Cabinet Maker;9/10/2004, Issue 5405, p3
Reports on the prospect of furniture retailers in Great Britain having to pay huge value-added-tax bills after a tribunal failed to rule in favor of Courts in the row over structural guarantees.
- Chain reaction: calm before the storm? // Cabinet Maker;12/10/2005, Issue 5418, p10
Focuses on effects of the business closure of Courts UK in Great Britain. Impact of the closure on the furniture industry and trade; Reaction of consumers to the closure of the company; Influence it has on consumer confidence with other retailers.
- Suppliers are 'owed Â£30m' claim. // Cabinet Maker;12/17/2004, Issue 5419, p3
The article reports that according to a member of its management team of Courts PLC, suppliers are owed Â£30 million by the company. Staff were apparently unaware of the seriousness of the situation until their expenses cheques bounced. Most of its 300 head office staff have been made redundant.
- Rates force out Roberts. // Cabinet Maker;8/17/2007, Issue 5551, p38
The article presents a furniture industry headline in Great Britain that was published on August 4, 1978 issue. It reports that a massive increase in rates is forcing Roberts to close after 105 years of trading. According to Victor Roberts, the gross rates on the company's freehold property have...
- E-retailing prediction proves eerily prescient. Perry, David // Furniture/Today;02/05/2001, Vol. 25 Issue 22, p43
Reports the failure of the furniture electronic retailing industry in the United States. Precision of the prediction from an industry observer regarding e-retailing; Enumeration of the industry's business closures and bankruptcies; Representation of the total online furniture sales in the total...
- Pressure mounts for quarter day. // Cabinet Maker;9/23/2005, Issue 5457, p6
Reports on the apprehension of furniture retailers over their advance quarterly rent payments in Great Britain. Negative effects of advance payments on furniture retailers; Release of forecast on business failures from Retail Furniture Board of Director Stoy Hayward; Statement from Former...
- Next for the bad news. // Cabinet Maker;9/23/2005, Issue 5457, p6
Reports on the pitiful growth of furniture retailers in the market based on the report from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) in Great Britain. Comment of Next chief executive Simon Wolfson on the downward growth of their company's retail sales; Prediction of business failures from...
- Challenging times for Ilva. // Cabinet Maker;1/18/2008, Issue 5571, p5
The article focuses on the decline of the retail sales of Ilva in Great Britain. The company has lost Â£62 million on sales of Â£26 million as of April 2007. This suggests that the furniture market becomes more challenging. It is noted that Ilva faced hardship in advertising, especially on...