Slow but sure sales

January 2005
Cabinet Maker;1/7/2005, Issue 5420, p3
Trade Publication
The article reports that the winter sales seem to have got off to a slow start at furniture stores, with many reporting sales on a par with 2004. Geoff Rayner, Kneller Furnishings partner in Whitton,Twickenham, opines that they have found it's going slowly and isn't upto expectation. The main problem is the lack of footfall. Trading was also quieter in Tunbridge Wells. In Northern Ireland Michael Black, Gilpins' managing director found shoppers looking for large discounts. It's on par with last year but New Year's Day was disappointing.


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