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Furniture distribution in the United Kingdom

XIV Ed. , 50 pages
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Language: English
Report Code: EU9.UK
Publisher: CSIL
Copyright: CSIL Milano
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The UK is the second home furniture consumer in Western Europe, providing about 17% of WE demand, and the third importer, absorbing about 15% of WE imports. Compared to the other European countries, furniture distribution in the UK shows the highest share of non-specialist retailers, due to the significant presence of alternative channels like e-commerce, hypermarkets, homeware retailers and department stores. Consumers increasingly use stores as 'try before you buy' showrooms to make purchasing decisions, but use online methods to buy the goods.



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

  • Macroeconomic indicators with information on the British economy;
  • Historic and average trends and value of home furniture consumption at retail prices, 2011-2017;
  • Analysis of home furniture imports by segment (upholstered furniture, non-upholstered seats, kitchen furniture, dining and living room furniture, bedroom furniture, mattresses). Value of furniture imports between 2011 and 2016 and imports penetration ratio by segment 2011-2016. The main countries of origin of furniture imports into the UK;
  • Home furniture sales by distribution channel (large-scale specialist distribution, small independent retailers, non-specialist furniture distribution);
  • Furniture retailers: profiles of 35 retailers including sales performances; and other furniture retailers operating in the UK with their product specialisation and number of stores;
  • Business Profile: forecasts, demand determinants and market opportunities in the UK;

 Also available for 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 and the United Kingdom) providing trends in home furniture consumption, market shares of distribution channels, retail formats and home furniture imports with short company profiles of the leading retailers.

Abstract of Table of Contents

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

Selected companies mentioned:

DFS, Dreams, House of Fraser, Howden Joinery, ScS, Steinhoff UK Retail Group

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