The Campaign for Wool last night unveiled its most ambitious project: Wool House. Here's the first look. Wool House, located at Somerset House in central London until 24 March, showcases the many uses of wool across the interiors and fashion industries.
The new md of Nolte Mobel's UK arm has promised a shake-up at the bedroom company, addressing concerns over consumer care, displays and marketing. 'We have more direct contact with end users than the majority of furniture manufacturers and I will be putting structures and processes in place within the business to ensure customer enquiries are resolved quickly and to satisfaction,' says Geoff Hawkes, Nolte Mobel UK md.
Argos and Homebase parent Home Retail Group says it is expecting profits to be almost 10% higher than it previously thought.
One of Northern Ireland's best-known furniture retailers is to close next month, blaming falling sales amid a weak housing market.
Well-established North-West retailer and manufacturer Ena Shaw has invested £250,000 in a store revamp.
Italian upholstery brand Incanto is to be relaunched in the UK.
Households are spending £1,750 less a year on discretionary spending. Analysis from Which? reveals consumers have cut back more than £3,000 a year since 2007. The average household is spending £3,150 less a year than they were in 2007, the equivalent of £220bn over the period. According to Which? the drop in discretionary spending contributed 84% of the drop in GDP from 2007 to the third quarter of 2012.
Furniture importer Furniture Link UK has boosted its management with the appointment of a general manager.
Every branch of John Lewis enjoyed an increase in sales in the week to 9 March, with the At Home stores leading the way.
Distributors and contractors across the UK are signing up to Back to the Floor, a new collection and recycling scheme for installation offcuts of Forbo flooring products. The initiative is the latest of a growing number designed to boost the industry's environmental credentials and cut costs.
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