Furniture News #378
Issue 378 - Mar 2021

In this month’s issue, we’re looking at retail technology.

Our sector is already proving adaptable, having been schooled in the necessity of ecommerce integration since Lockdown 1.0, and many discovering the joys of faster, smarter and more profitable ways to do business. We ask a panel of sector-specialist vendors how they can help prevent store owners from becoming the latest victims of ‘Retail Darwinism’.

We present interviews with Savoir’s Alistair Hughes, Rhenus’ Gavin Boden, The French Bedroom Company’s Georgia Metcalfe, and sales agent Karen Rowley. Elsewhere, we take a deep dive into what made The Online Furniture Show an instant success, explore some of the principles behind the design and installation of store interiors, and present some of the latest developments in beds and bedroom furniture.

Finally, in our Opinion section, we share tips on achieving a good omnichannel balance, and how to make the most of your sales staff – after all, a hi-tech business is only as good as the people behind it.

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