20 July 2024, 14:31
By Furniture News Mar 23, 2021

Home furnishings retailer enjoys lockdown sales boom

Home furnishings retailer Terrys has announced that it has seen overall revenue increase by +109% over the last 12 months, after a huge surge in demand throughout recent national lockdowns.

The family-run business, which has a store in Staffordshire and an ecommerce site which serves customers across the UK, specialises in homewares and textiles including curtains, blinds, and soft furnishings.

In a year in which so many industries have suffered, the homes and gardens sector has flourished, with searches for blackout curtains up +47% and roman blinds up +49% compared to this time last year.

Paul McGuiness, Terrys' MD, says: “It’s been a really challenging year for many industries, but we are really delighted to have seen a continued demand for home furnishings during this time. The past 12 months has seen many people investing in their homes, and this is a trend that we anticipate will continue throughout the coming months.”

The retailer has seen several brand wins throughout Q1 2021 to date, bolstering its already extensive offering with the addition of popular homeware collections including Emma Shipley, Cath Kidston and Tess Daly. In a first for the retailer in its over-50 years of trading, Terrys recently launched an exclusive collection with designer Orla Kiely.

Gareth Coxall, marketing and creative director at Terrys, comments: “We have ambitious plans for expanding our offering to not only include some of the UK’s most popular and much-loved designer collections, but also a range of collections that will be exclusive to Terrys. We’re working with some really exciting designers and we can’t wait to reveal all soon!”

The retailer's made-to-measure arm has gone from strength to strength – it now stocks over 3500 fabric variations for both made-to-measure blinds and curtains. The retailer is set for another strong year, with ambitious plans for growth over the next 12 months, including an aim to become the UK’s largest supplier of “Day and Night Blinds” and the launch of an exclusive homeware collection with one of interior design's biggest names, set to be revealed this month.

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