Furniture distribution in France
AbstractFrance is Europe's fourth consumer of home furniture after Germany, the UK and Italy: with a volume of consumption of Euro 13.3 billion it provides 13% of total European demand. The specialist channel in France handles more than 86% of home furniture sales. Buying groups and franchises (UCEM, Mobilier Europen, MDF, Pem, Gram, Maxiam, etc.) had a market share of 37% in 2010. Independent furniture chains (IKEA, Alina, Conforama, etc.) accounted for 32%. Both this categories showed significant growth since 2006. The analysis of the home furniture retail industry in France 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 100 companies mentioned in the report are included.
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