Quality and efficiencies move centre stage

January 2005
Cabinet Maker;1/21/2005, Issue 5422, p36
Trade Publication
This article focuses on factors which will influence shoppers this year, and what furniture retailers need to do to grab a customer's attention. Consumers will continue looking for bargains, and as a result the climate will get more and more difficult for retailers. Several other factors will also affect consumer confidence this year, and as a result have an impact on the retail industry as a whole. Another major influence in dampening consumer confidence is that house price increases are beginning to slow down, and indeed actually decrease. But the most important thing is to look at sourcing. Retailers must have the right merchandise, irrespective of what price they sell at.


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