15 July 2024, 03:47


After spending so much time apart, the trade enjoyed numerous opportunities to come together this spring – none bigger than the redeployed January Furniture Show at the NEC. June’s Furniture News features an in-depth review, and celebrates the winners of The Furniture Awards.

Furniture News also talks to the outdoor furniture specialists who made hay while the sun shone and the populace was confined to quarters. It seems even the ‘great’ British weather can’t dent consumer appetite for going all out in the garden – but how long can this boom last, and how has demand shifted since those first balmy days of UK lockdown?

Other highlights this month include: a conversation with Anna Carrabs, CEO of Australia’s King (now on TCR); a look at how two independents are transforming their physical portfolio; and a treatise on handling the cost of living crisis, courtesy of the experts at the Retail Think Tank.

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