Major retailers support consumer safety net
- Customer protection: Lord Kirkham says yes, small retailers no. Baylis, Sophie // Cabinet Maker;02/16/2001, Issue 5225, p2
Reports a consumer payment protection scheme supported by DFS executive chairman Lord Kirkham in Great Britain. Concerns of smaller furniture retailers about the potential cost; Views of Kirkham on the issue; Effect of consumer protection scheme on smaller retailers.
- Protection scheme gains further support. Baylis, Sophie // Cabinet Maker;02/09/2001, Issue 5224, p3
Reports the comments of retailers on the consumer payment protection scheme for the furniture industry in Great Britain. Plans of Homestyle chief executive Michael Rosenblatt for growth; Remarks of Conroy's Furniture merchandise director Michael Conroy on the scheme; Opinion of Furniture...
- Safe shopping is a step nearer. // Cabinet Maker;02/09/2001, Issue 5224, p7
Focuses on the plan for a consumer payment protection scheme for furniture retailers in Great Britain. Value added tax demands of Customs & Excise officials; Impact of the scheme on the performance of companies; Conference of retailers for the establishment of a protection scheme.
- A collapse too far for consumers. // Cabinet Maker;02/02/2001, Issue 5223, p8
Examines the long-term implications of the collapse of furniture retail chain New World of Leather for furniture retailers in Great Britain. Need for furniture retailers to offer consumers payment protection; Challenges and rewards of implementing a payment protection scheme.
- 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...
- Ask The Ombudsman... // Cabinet Maker;8/16/2013, Issue 5849, p14
The article offers information concerning the six-year claim concept in the furniture and retail industry in Great Britain. It highlights the Limitation Act 1980 which covers maximum timescales for a broad range of various areas of law. An overview of the Furniture Ombudsman (TFO), an...
- War worries may divert holiday money to home. // Cabinet Maker;3/14/2008, Issue 5579, p38
The article reports that furniture retailers in Great Britain could benefit from consumers' fears over a war with Iraq. According to John Hancock, MFI chief executives, retailers were competing for the leisure pound and consumers could switch to spending on their homes instead of a foreign...
- Consumers need to be protected. Kidd, Andrew // Cabinet Maker;04/07/2000, Issue 5182, p8
Stresses the importance of consumer protection in the furniture industry.
- Safe shopping progress. // Cabinet Maker;04/13/2001, Issue 5233, p1
Focuses on a consumer payment protection scheme for furniture retailers in Great Britain. Promotion of policy offering individual cover for specific retailers; Demands for financial information; Restoration of reputation after collapse of retailers.