Making a mark
- Industry trade associations evolving to meet members' changing needs. Russell, Thomas // Furniture/Today;10/13/2003, Vol. 28 Issue 7, p32
Comments on the effort of furniture industry to compete with foreign retailers in the U.S. Improvement of home furnishing products; Development of marketing initiatives; Enhancement of product quality and service.
- 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.
- The gloves are coming off. Marks, Jennifer // Home Textiles Today;2/2/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 21, p28
Focuses on the views of various politicians and businessmen on the increase on the number of textile products from China in New York City. Factors causing the rise on the level of competition; Assessment on the quality of the products; Affordability on the prices of the items.
- Bolier venture importing high-end Chinese product. Slaughter, Powell // Furniture/Today;12/22/2003, Vol. 28 Issue 16, p6
Reports on the strategy of Bolier & Co. to compete with Chinese imported furniture products in High Point, North Carolina. Development of Domicile collection; Improvement of product quality and advertising campaign; Revision of product pricing.
- Quality is the best export. // Cabinet Maker;7/15/2005, Issue 5447, p10
Reports on the competitive advantage of the international recognition of Great Britain products' quality and design. Development of a strong image in the international marketplace; Success of exporting business in the country; Actions taken by the government to help furniture manufacturers...
- What lies in store for 2004? Kidd, Andrew // Cabinet Maker;12/19/2003, Issue 5369, p8
Focuses on the business performance of various furniture companies in the year 2004. Level of competition; Assessment on the quality of the products; Analysis on the revenue growth of the company.
- Amazing offers? // Cabinet Maker;4/16/2004, Issue 5384, p14
Focuses on the business performance of various furniture retailers in Great Britain. Level of competition; Assessment on the quality of the products; Affordability on the prices of the items.
- Brandishing quality. Gay, Alison // Cabinet Maker;10/15/2004, Issue 5410, p31
Focuses on the impact of the release of several China-made furniture items on the business performance of several furniture manufacturers in Udine, Italy. Assessment on the quality of the product; Affordability on the prices of the items; Level of competition. INSET: Fact file.
- Views. Spencer, Mike // Cabinet Maker;12/2/2005, Issue 5467, p9
The article argues against the view that the furniture and manufacturing industry in Great Britain is finished. According to the author, British determination and drive will ensure the survival of the industry. What the industry needs to do is to identify new opportunities. Also, entrepreneurs...