Despite all the curveballs of recent years, January remains a prime time for our industry, and here we are again, with a chance to kick off the new year firmly in the black.
A bevy of sourcing opportunities are poised to cap off the winter sales, and everything points to a return to form in the supplier base. You’ll find a wealth of product teasers in our show previews, from INDX Furniture and Spring Fair to our colossal January Furniture Show special (find us there on stand 5-D6).
Given this month’s potential, you’ll need your best people on the job – but are you working with the best? Our lead feature focuses on the trade’s ongoing staffing crisis, and the challenges of recruitment and retention.
Other highlights include an exclusive report from Airsprung’s factory, top tips on upcoming trends, and personal insights from the people behind Arighi Bianchi, Kettle Interiors, La-Z-Boy UK, The Libra Company, Tetrad, Simba Sleep, Qualita and many more. You’ll also find features dedicated to delivery fulfilment, and the buying groups and associations behind the trade (including an exclusive profile of AIS).
Best of luck to all in 2023, and we hope you enjoy this month’s bumper, milestone, new-look issue!