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Furniture distribution in the United Kingdom

  • June 2016
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  • CSIL Milano
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  • 43 pages

Among the Western European markets the UK is the second home furniture consumer, providing about 20% of WE demand and the third importer, absorbing about 16% of WE imports. If compared to the other European countries, British furniture distribution is the one with the highest share of non-specialist retailers, due to the relevant presence of alternative channels like e-commerce, mail order/catalogues and department stores. Consumers increasingly use stores as 'try before you buy' showrooms to make purchasing decisions, but use online methods to purchase.

This report on the home furniture retail industry in the UK includes:

  • Macroeconomic indicators with information on British economy;
  • Trend and value of home furniture consumption;
  • Analysis of home furniture imports by segment (upholstered furniture, non upholstered-seats, kitchen furniture, dining and living room furniture, bedroom furniture) and by country;
  • Home furniture sales by distribution channels and retail formats (Upholstery specialists, Kitchen specialists, Bedroom specialists, Large scale furniture specialists, Furniture discount stores, Specialists in RTA furniture/ Jeune Habitat, Equipement du Foyer, Furnishing and decoration specialists, Department stores, DIY);
  • Short profiles of 28 retailers including sales performances;

Also available on the European Union as a whole, Furniture distribution in Europe, which offers a comparative analysis of home furniture distribution in 13 European countries (Austria, Belgium-Luxembourg, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, providing trends in home furniture consumption, distribution channels' market shares, retail formats, home furniture imports and short company profiles of leading retailers

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Furniture distribution in the United Kingdom

THE FURNITURE DISTRIBUTION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
Home furniture market and performance
- Home furniture consumption at retail price
- Home furniture imports
- Furniture prices
- Consumption by segments (Kitchen furniture, Upholstered furniture, Bedroom furniture, Furniture for dining and living rooms, Mattresses, Non-Upholstered seats)
Home furniture distribution channels
- Furniture distribution channels (furniture chains, franchises, buying groups; independent furniture retailers; non-specialist distributors (department stores, multi-stores, hypermarkets, DIY, mail order); direct sales and craftsmen)
Leading furniture retailers
Forecasts, demand determinants and market opportunities
Home furniture imports

Companies Mentioned
Barker andamp; Stonehouse, DFS, House of Fraser, Howden Joinery, Multiyork Furniture, Stokers

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