14 June 2024, 02:55


As various industries experience acute labour shortages, November’s Furniture News highlights a business that’s putting staff retention at the top of its agenda, exploring how (and why) Scunthorpe’s Lebus Upholstery transformed itself into an Employee Owned Trust (EOT) earlier this year.

In our latest Eco Conscious special, we ask key players in the upholstery sector how they’re pioneering more eco-conscious paths to sustainable manufacture, and look at some of freshest ‘green’ products.

Elsewhere, we meet Claudio Deidda, who is spearheading the UK expansion of Turkish retail powerhouse Vivense, learn from consultant Gordon Hecht why “free” might not be the best way to pitch a sale, and look at the latest retail finance packages and outdoor furniture designs.

Finally, after spending a few weeks getting out and about again, we present reports from the Autumn Furniture Show and the Bed Show – including a comprehensive round-up of the winners of this year’s Bed Industry Awards.

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