Is it safe to leave a deposit for furniture?
- 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...
- Business is booming at Barton Square. // Cabinet Maker;6/27/2008, Issue 5593, p16
The article reports that twelve weeks after the opening of the unique Barton Square at Manchester's Trafford Centre, business is booming in England. It states that more than 500,000 visitors have visited, which for the first time brings together big-name home and lifestyle retailers under one...
- Do customers believe that sale prices are genuine? // Cabinet Maker;3/2/2007, Issue 5527, p46
The article provides information on the findings of a survey of 956 adults concerning their views on furniture retailers' sales conducted by GfK NOP from January 19-21, 2007 in Great Britain. It indicated that 60 percent of the respondent customers believed that most independent retailers' sales...
- 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.
- 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...
- Industry needs to do the right thing by the consumer. de Melim, Richard // Cabinet Maker;3/16/2007, Issue 5529, p9
The author reflects on the continued absence of the furniture industry-wide consumer deposit protection scheme in Great Britain. He urges that the retailers should center their attention less on volume of sales, but more on sales and profit densities. He suggests that the consumers should do the...
- The worst of times ... or the best of times? Epp, Loreen // Furniture/Today;3/7/2005, Vol. 29 Issue 26, p29
Focuses on the maker-retailer-consumer chain in the furniture industry in the U.S. Importance of building a retail brand ahead of time; Impact of competitive pressure on a company's profitability; Strategies used by retailers to keep up with tight competition.
- Pay attention to the oldies and good times may return. // Cabinet Maker;3/26/2004, Issue 5381, p6
Reveals the spending power of old couples in Great Britain. Sale of three-bedroom homes to purchase estate-type house; Purchase of traditional style furniture; Advice to retailers.
- How buying hot deals can hurt bottom lines. // Furniture/Today;6/27/2005, Vol. 29 Issue 41, p67
In this article the author presents her views about furniture industry and trade. According to her furniture buyers need to understand how profits, not just sales, happen; to purchase products responsibly, with freight, packaging, service, terms and ordering efficiencies as important as low...