The Midlands is known for its spicy dishes, but the chat at the NEC made the local restaurants seem as if they were offering a Devon cream tea. But the real taste is much more important.
The winners of the New Design Britain awards were revealed, reflecting the best of the next generation of designers.
Members of the six flooring buying groups will be able to attend both days of the Buying Groups National Flooring Show for the first time in May.
Consumer confidence dropped back in December, in contrast to anecdotal evidence, but is forecast to be a only short-term set-back.
The worst kept secret at Interiors UK has been officially confirmed, with the NEC appointing Furniture & Gift Fairs, the organiser of The Manchester Furniture Show, as organiser of its NEC Furniture Show event next January.
United Carpets and Floors2go have agreed to change how they advertise prices, including having proper RRPs and including VAT respectively.
Piero Ambrogio Busnelli, founder of B&B Italia, died on 25 January. 'He was a visionary entrepreneur on the scene of design and an extraordinary ambassador of Made in Italy in the world. The furnishing sector has lost a great interpreter in the history of Italian design, a pioneer who believed in it from the onset by furthering its success in the world with farsighted initiatives,' says the company.
Further changes to exhibitions have been revealed, in the wake of the NEC/Interiors UK shake-up.
Furniture was the star performer for the department store chain last week as overall sales jumped by almost a quarter. All of its stores saw sales rise.
GNG Group has appointed former Dunlopillo and Bensons for Beds executive Simon Williams as business development manager for its mattress division.
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