TITLE

Changing face of furniture

AUTHOR(S)
Gay, Alison
PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
Cabinet Maker;2/4/2005, Issue 5424, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the challenges facing the furniture industry and trade. According to the author, it will be interesting to see how the furniture industry evolves in future given its reliance on the independent retail sector till now. While many independent businesses are feeling the pressures of the multiples, some are just closing. As is often the case with family owned firms, the children are not interested in taking over, so the only options are to sell up or close the firm. In the future, retailers will be forced to justify their prices and quality even more. And this will have to be through design and service if they want to compete.
ACCESSION #
16193411

 

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