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Home Furnishings Market Report 2014

  • March 2014
  • -
  • Key Note Publications Ltd

Executive Summary

This Key Note Market Report analyses the market for home furnishings in the UK. In 2013, the total market grew by 0.7% from the previous year. The market is split across the five sectors included within the scope of this report. Market share is dominated by the window dressings sector, which includes curtains, blinds and shutters, although the bedding sector is now only slightly less valuable. The bathroom and kitchen textiles sector and the cushions and covers sector represent the mid-sized sectors in this market, while the table linen category, which includes tablecloths and napkins but excludes non-fabric placemats, is the least valuable and worst-performing sector in the wider market.

Table Of Contents

Home Furnishings Market Report 2014
Home Furnishings 2014
Foreword
Executive Summary
Market Definition
REPORT COVERAGE
MARKET SECTORS
MARKET TRENDS
Household Occupancy
The Property Market
Internet Sales
ECONOMIC TRENDS
MARKET POSITION
The UK
Overseas
Market Size
THE TOTAL MARKET
Producer Price Index
Retailers' Sales
BY MARKET SECTOR
Window Dressings
Bedding
Bathroom and Kitchen Textiles
Cushions and Covers
Table Linen
OVERSEAS TRADE
General Overview
Imports
Exports
Industry Background
RECENT HISTORY
NUMBER OF COMPANIES
EMPLOYMENT
REGIONAL VARIATIONS IN THE MARKETPLACE
DISTRIBUTION
Home Furnishings Specialists
Department Stores and Variety Retailers
Supermarkets
Franchise Operations
Direct Selling
Others
HOW ROBUST IS THE MARKET?
LEGISLATION
Trade Descriptions Act
The Consumer Protection Act
The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations
The Textile Products (Labelling and Fibre Composition) Regulations
KEY TRADE ASSOCIATIONS
The Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers
British Blind and Shutter Association
British Interior Textiles Association
British Textile Machinery Association
UK Fashion and Textile Association
Other Associations
Competitor Analysis
THE MARKETPLACE
MARKET LEADERS
Argos Ltd
Debenhams Retail PLC
Dunelm (Soft Furnishings) Ltd
House of Fraser (Stores) Ltd
IKEA Ltd
Laura Ashley Holdings PLC
Marks and Spencer PLC
Matalan Retail Ltd
Next PLC
Other Companies
OUTSIDE SUPPLIERS
MARKETING ACTIVITY
Main Media Advertising Expenditure
Exhibitions
Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats
STRENGTHS
WEAKNESSES
OPPORTUNITIES
THREATS
Buying Behaviour
AVERAGE WEEKLY HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE
By Age
HOUSEHOLD PENETRATION
PURCHASING PATTERNS
Reason for Purchase
Expenditure
Current Issues
THE CONSUMER-RETAILER RELATIONSHIP
Customer Intimacy Index
Office of Fair Trading Investigation
CORPORATE ACTIVITY
IKEA Ltd
John Lewis Partnership
Matalan Retail Ltd
Paul Simon (London) Ltd
The Global Market
INTRODUCTION
THE US
ASIA
EUROPE
Forecasts
INTRODUCTION
General Economic Forecasts
FORECASTS TO
MARKET GROWTH
FUTURE TRENDS
Growing Demand for Quality
Internet Sales and Quality of Service
Increasing Number of First-Time Buyers
Company Profiles
INTRODUCTION
DEFINITIONS
Turnover (Sales)
Pre-Tax Profit
Profit Margin
Average Remuneration
Sales per Employee
FURTHER INFORMATION
ARGOS LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Codes
Structure
Brand Information
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
DEBENHAMS RETAIL PLC
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Codes
Structure
Brand Information
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
DUNELM (SOFT FURNISHINGS) LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Codes
Structure
Brand Information
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
HOUSE OF FRASER (STORES) LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Code
Structure
Brand Information
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
IKEA LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Codes
Structure
Brand Information
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
LAURA ASHLEY HOLDINGS PLC
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Codes
Structure
Brand Information
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
MARKS AND SPENCER PLC
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Code
Structure
Brand Information
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
MATALAN RETAIL LTD
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Codes
Structure
Brand Information
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
NEXT PLC
Previous Name(s) and Date(s) of Change
Principal Activities
SIC Codes
Structure
Brand Information
Recent Developments
FINANCIAL PROFILE
Sales
Profits
Employees
Balance Sheet/Ratios
Further Sources
Associations
Publications
General Sources
Government Publications
Other Sources
Understanding Consumer Survey Data
Number, Profile, Penetration
Social Grade
Standard Region
Key Note Research
The Key Note Range of Reports

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