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Brexit uncertainty holds back wage increases

New figures from the British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM) reveal the impact of Brexit on pay across the industry. A total of 56% of respondents reported that their ability to increase pay in 2020 was negatively impacted by Brexit uncertainty, in the trade body’s annual Wages and Conditions Survey. Respondents also cited that increases in National Living Wage […]

GfK predicts rebound in consumer confidence

GfK’s Consumer Confidence Index has recorded a sharp increase in optimism for the economy over the coming year, with the overall index increasing three points to –11 for December. Four measures increased – including the major purchase index, which increased by three points to +3 (one point higher YoY). Joe Staton, client strategy director at GfK, says: “There’s a clear […]

Spring Fair promises three stages of insight

Spring Fair, taking place from 2nd-6th February at the Birmingham NEC, has announced its new theatre line-up for 2020. Across five days and three stages, visitors will be treated to fresh retail sector insights from world-renowned industry innovators and disruptors. Recognising that consumers’ needs and wants are evolving, Spring Fair’s theatre programme has been curated to help visitors […]

British associations respond to election result

Following the Conservative Party’s election victory, prominent UK associations are begining to return their verdicts on the result. Helen Dickinson OBE, chief executive of the British Retail Consortium (BRC), comments: “We look forward to working with the new Government on the many issues facing retailers. The Prime Minister must now fulfil his manifesto pledge and urgently […]

Kaymed celebrates double award win

International furniture and bedding group Harvey Norman selected leading mattress specialist Kaymed as its Homewares and Linen Product of the Year 2019, for its innovative Sleep Studio Pillows – and the Kaymed brand was named Sleep Surface Supplier of the Year at Harvey Norman’s annual award ceremony, hosted in Dublin this month. The award is contested by some […]

FDW Leather Single Modern sofa Home Theater Seating for Living Room, Black

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New technology at January Furniture Show

January Furniture Show, which will take place from 19th-22nd January at Birmingham’s NEC, will take a step into the future with three advanced technology systems in 2020. The first of these is a collaboration between Symmetry CGI, [show organiser] Clarion Events, KeyShot software and MC Designs, which will demonstrate how 3D modelling can be used in […]

Dunelm positive after web platform transition

Dunelm has positively revised its profit expectations for the year, thanks to the transition of its customers to a new digital platform. The retailer says that its modern, flexible, cloud-native platform will be used to accelerate the development of its customer proposition. “Customers have responded well to the new website and we are delighted that during this […]