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- Shoppers not deterred by terror attacks on London. // Cabinet Maker;7/15/2005, Issue 5447, p3
Reports on the positive reaction of furniture retailers despite the terror attacks in London, England. Citation of a survey indicating the get-on-with it attitudes of both retailers and consumers; Anticipation of retailers for a fall in visiting consumers; Acknowledgement of retailers to the...
- Furniture shoppers certainly get around. // Cabinet Maker;8/30/2002, Issue 5302, p12
Discusses the results of a British survey on factors considered by consumers before buying furniture. Number of stores that a consumer expects to visit before making a final choice; Determination of whether consumers are looking for the best price, product or service; Breakdown of results...
- 2005 forecast: Growth in furniture spending to slow to 4.1% rate. McIntosh, Jay // Furniture/Today;1/10/2005, Vol. 29 Issue 18, p12
Provides an industry forecast for the 2005 retail furniture sales in the United States. recovery of the industry in 2004; Consumer spending statistics on furniture and bedding; Expected increase on consumer spending; Meager rise in the furniture prices at retail; Slight increase in the wholesale...
- Furniture store staff take a beating. // Cabinet Maker;11/2/2007, Issue 5562, p5
The article reports on the concern over the heightened level of abuse received by furniture retail staff in Great Britain as revealed in the British Retail Consortium's "2007 Retail Crime Survey." According to the survey, complaints about furniture is ranked first in the list of consumer...
- Why do shoppers continually ask for a discount? // Cabinet Maker;1/18/2008, Issue 5571, p40
The article focuses on why furniture retailers are asked for a discount by their customers in Great Britain. It is noted that the public has become more aware of consumers' rights and believed that retailers be grateful in descending to spend money. According to the retailers, customers are too...
- Is there cause for complaint? // Cabinet Maker;4/2/2004, Issue 5382, p3
Explores the level of complaints about poor quality goods or services in the furniture industry in Great Britain. Problems with retailers and manufacturers; Weaknesses in handling complaints and quality control checks; Consumer complaint figures from the Office of Fair Trading.
- How brave are you? Gay, Alison // Cabinet Maker;5/28/2004, Issue 5390, p3
Comments on the practice of offering discounts to retail price of furniture in Great Britain. Consumer attitude; Reason behind offering sales and discounts; Advice to retailers to showcase the quality and comfort of the product instead of how much money can be saved.
- GOOD WEEK BAD WEEK. // Cabinet Maker;10/21/2005, Issue 5461, p35
Presents trends and developments affecting the furniture industry in Great Britain. Assessment of the study conducted by Brunel University researchers that men are genetically programmed to be the best shoppers; Details of the ugly furniture contest conducted by Keep America Beautiful Committee.
- 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.