Is low interest a sales saviour?
- Calling it like it is: 4Q is unlikely to exceed 3.5%. Craig, Tim // DSN Retailing Today;10/11/2004, Vol. 43 Issue 19, p9
Forecasts the state of the retail trade for the fourth quarter of 2004 in the U.S. Stability in consumer confidence; Impact of the increase in interest rates on consumers; Effect of the increase in energy prices on the growth of the retail industry.
- Report predicts buoyant times. // Cabinet Maker;7/11/2008, Issue 5596, p3
The article presents a 2008 forecast on the condition of the furniture industry in Great Britain. According to industry analysts, dining and occasional furniture will face challenging times for the next year. It is noted that prospects for the market remain uncertain with an expected downturn in...
- Survival of the fittest. // Cabinet Maker;1/21/2005, Issue 5422, p35
This article focuses on the prediction for the furniture industry's business in 2005. This year, a slight slowdown in the furniture market is expected, partly because of the weaker housing market, but also because of other broad economic factors that will affect consumer confidence. For example,...
- Market still buoyant. Jones, Llewellyn // Finance Week;4/19/2004, p31
Assesses the performance of the furniture retail sector. Fluctuation in interest rates; Measurement of consumer confidence; Profitability
- Is housing dip set to bite? Pamben, Deven // Cabinet Maker;1/4/2008, Issue 5570, p10
The article reports on predictions for the furniture industry in Great Britain in 2008. It is predicted that the industry will have positive opportunities to keep or increase its sales performance in 2008. The decline of the housing market because of high interest rates and increased debt will...
- What's in store. // Cabinet Maker;1/15/2010, Issue 5670, p52
The article presents the 2010 outlook in the furniture retailing industry in Great Britain. It notes that the industry is still in an unstable state despite sales in the furniture sector are moving between positive and negative and the consumer confidence is rising in conformity with the...
- Little joy in retail. de Lange, Lucas // Finance Week;06/22/2001, p45
Focuses on general trends in South Africa's retail industry as of June 22, 2001. Negligible effect of the Reserve Bank's reduction of interest rates; Problems associated with low consumer confidence; Effects of continually rising fuel prices on consumers; Performance of certain retail stocks.
- Hoping for a New Year's gift. Pamben, Deven // Cabinet Maker;12/14/2007, Issue 5568, p10
The article focuses on the further interest rate cuts from Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to boost housing market in Great Britain. The furniture retailers have welcomed the early Christmas present by the bank of England's move to reduce its interest rate to 5.5%. Richard...
- What effect will the rate cut have? // Cabinet Maker;12/14/2007, Issue 5568, p10
The article focuses on the need for more interest rate cuts to be implemented in order to sustain the housing market in Great Britain. According to a furniture retailer, a quarter of percent does not help much, thus, he expects another cut in 2008 since the housing industry is not moving....