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Furniture distribution in Switzerland

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Among the European (17) countries, Switzerland accounts for share of 3.4% of total European furniture demand. Furniture consumption reached worth Euro 3.4 billion. Furniture consumption is largely satisfied by foreign products: Switzerland is, in fact, the country with the highest propensity for purchasing upholstered furniture of foreign origin. Swiss furniture sales are concentrated in the specialist channel. The buying groups are not so important in this country. The leading independent chains on the Swiss market include Pfister Arco, IKEA, Interior and Micasa, both part of the Globus Group. The analysis of the home furniture retail industry in Switzerland includes short profiles of major home furniture distributors with analyses of sales performances and retail formats (bedroom specialists, DIY, furniture discount stores, kitchen and bathroom specialists, large-scale furniture specialists, specialists in RTA furniture/jeune habitat). Analysis of home furniture imports by segment (upholstered furniture, non upholstered-seats, kitchen furniture, dining and living room furniture, bedroom furniture) and by country are also provided. Addresses of about 15 companies mentioned in the report are included.

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Paper provided by Centre for Industrial Studies (CSIL) in its series CSIL reports with number EU09CH.

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Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2011
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Handle: RePEc:mst:csilre:eu09ch

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