For better, for worse
- High-end sales growing nicely. // Furniture/Today;9/8/2003, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p24
Focuses on the increasing sales of the bedding retailers in the U.S. Product quality; Production of flame retardant mattresses; Growth of consumer spending.
- Furniture retailers urged to go for quality. Kidd, Andrew // Cabinet Maker;11/9/2001, Issue 5263, p6
Reports the urged of National Furniture Conference attendees to switch from quantity to quality retailing for furniture retailers in Great Britain. Explanation of training expert Mike Dudley-Jones on switch in retailing; Failure to provide quality customer service since 1960s; Appeal of...
- Poland not yet ready for prime time. Russell, Thomas; Allegrezza, Ray // Furniture/Today;9/20/2004, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p1
Reports on the estimate of some United States furniture retailers that, as of 2004, Polish manufacturers are three to five years away from making and selling products of the style, quality and price points suited to the U.S. market. Five-day trip taken by six retailers in late August to four of...
- Picking up designer tips. Gay, Alison // Cabinet Maker;4/16/2004, Issue 5384, p3
Highlights the 2004 trade show of various furniture retailers in Milan, Italy. Assessment on the design and quality of the products; Prices of the furnitures; Number of retailers attending the event.
- Secrets and ties to the Far East. Gay, Alison // Cabinet Maker;4/9/2004, Issue 5383, p3
Comments on the fairs in furniture industry in East Asia. Evaluation of buyers' and manufacturers stamina and ability to spot a trend without pausing to stop; Delivery of value and margins for retailers by sourcing; Improvement in producing quality products.
- Wanted: Canada's best producers. Knell, Michael J. // Furniture/Today;12/4/2006, Vol. 31 Issue 13, p4
The article invites retailers to elect the best Canadian furniture manufacturer for the Canadian Home Furnishings Awards. The retailers are advised to vote on the grounds of product quality, marketing, service, distribution and sales support. Information related to the awards function wherein...
- Bolger: Product defects growing due to corner-cutting, sloppiness. // Furniture/Today;7/7/2003, Vol. 27 Issue 43, p13
Focuses on the quality problem on the furniture industry in the U.S. Blame thrown to sloppy manufacturers; Concern on the problems caused by suppliers of domestic and import case goods for the retailers; Advantage of communication between the warehouse and delivery managers of a retailer and...
- Views. Morgan, Michael // Cabinet Maker;7/14/2006, Issue 5496, p9
The article presents the author's views on consumer complaints pertaining to the furniture industry and trade. Home maintenance, home improvements and furniture are three most complained about goods. The government scrutiny of Great Britain is already focusing on the furniture sector. With time,...
- Live up to expectations or deal with the complaints. // Cabinet Maker;7/30/2004, Issue 5399, p6
Comments on the customer expectations from furniture retailers in Great Britain. Complaints of customers on the quality of products and services; Importance for the sales staff to know their products; Complaint rates of stores.