Furniture distribution in the United Kingdom
AbstractAmong the European (17) countries the United Kingdom is the third largest home furniture consumer (behind Germany and Italy). With a volume of consumption at retail prices of about Euro 13.7 billion, it claims a 14% share of total European home furniture demand. Furniture retail in the United Kingdom is driven by specialist retailers. If compared to the other European countries, British furniture distribution is the one with the highest share of non-specialist retailers . The analysis of the home furniture retail industry in the UK 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 50 companies mentioned in the report are included.
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Length: 44 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2011
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