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Household Furniture Market Report 2014 Product Image

Household Furniture Market Report 2014

  • ID: 2885258
  • January 2014
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • 113 Pages
  • Key Note Publications Ltd
The living room is widely perceived to be the hub of the home, a place in which to relax and socialise. Many consumers therefore prioritise it when buying new furniture.

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • DFS Trading Ltd
  • Harveys Furniture
  • Ikea Ltd
  • John Lewis Plc
  • Silentnight Group Ltd
  • Sofaworks Ltd
  • MORE

This Market Report analyses the UK household furniture industry. In 2013, total market value increased by 2.4%, representing a third consecutive year of growth.

Within such a broad market, this growth is dispersed across five key sectors; of these, the market for living room furniture is the largest. The living room is widely perceived to be the hub of the home, a place in which to relax and socialise. Many consumers therefore prioritise it when buying new furniture. The bedroom furniture sector is the second-most valuable in the wider market for household furniture. It is the most personal room and, as such, it is important that it is aesthetically pleasing. Moreover, consumers are increasingly purchasing full sets of bedroom furniture, contributing significantly to sector value. The market for kitchen furniture has struggled since the recession as the number of big ticket purchases, like fitted kitchens, has dropped because of their expense. Nevertheless, a gradually stabilising economy, combined with widespread renewed interest in cooking and baking, is benefitting this sector. The two smallest sectors are those for dining room furniture and other furniture, although the latter READ MORE >

The living room is widely perceived to be the hub of the home, a place in which to relax and socialise. Many consumers therefore prioritise it when buying new furniture.

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • DFS Trading Ltd
  • Harveys Furniture
  • Ikea Ltd
  • John Lewis Plc
  • Silentnight Group Ltd
  • Sofaworks Ltd
  • MORE

Foreword

Executive Summary

Market Definition

REPORT COVERAGE

MARKET SECTORS
Living Room Furniture
Bedroom Furniture
Kitchen Furniture
Dining Room Furniture
Other Furniture

MARKET TRENDS
The Housing Market
Demand for British Furniture
Changing Nature of the Household

ECONOMIC TRENDS

MARKET POSITION
The UK
Overseas
Market Size

THE TOTAL MARKET

BY MARKET SECTOR
Living Room Furniture
Bedroom Furniture
Kitchen Furniture
Dining Room Furniture
Other Furniture

OVERSEAS TRADE
General Overview
Industry Background

RECENT HISTORY

NUMBER OF COMPANIES

EMPLOYMENT

REGIONAL VARIATIONS IN THE MARKETPLACE

RETAIL DISTRIBUTION

HOW ROBUST IS THE MARKET?

LEGISLATION
The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations
Copyright Law
Environmental Manufacturing Legislation

KEY TRADE ASSOCIATIONS
Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers
British Contract Furnishing Association
British Furniture Confederation
British Furniture Manufacturers' Association
Furniture Industry Research Association
Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom Specialists Association
National Bed Federation

Competitor Analysis

THE MARKETPLACE

MARKET LEADERS

DFS Trading Ltd
IKEA Ltd
Silentnight Group Ltd
Sofaworks Ltd
Steinhoff UK Retail Ltd
The Symphony Group PLC
Wren Living Ltd
OUTSIDE SUPPLIERS

MARKETING ACTIVITY
Main Media Advertising Expenditure - Furniture Companies
Main Media Advertising Expenditure - Retailers
Exhibitions and Trade Shows

Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats

STRENGTHS

WEAKNESSES

OPPORTUNITIES

THREATS

Buying Behaviour

PURCHASING PATTERNS
Living Room Furniture
Dining Room Furniture
Kitchen Furniture
Bedroom Furniture
Current Issues

ONLINE SHOPPING AND INTERACTIVE APPLICATIONS

POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS

GARDEN FURNITURE SALES BOOM

OFFICE OF FAIR TRADING FURNITURE INVESTIGATION

THROW-AWAY CULTURE

CORPORATE ACTIVITY
Harveys Furniture
John Lewis PLC
Silentnight Group Ltd
Sofaworks Ltd

The Global Market

TOTAL MARKET SIZE

OVERVIEW
Forecasts

INTRODUCTION
General Economic Forecasts

FORECASTS TO

MARKET GROWTH

FUTURE TRENDS
Increasing Number of Online Purchases and Smaller Showrooms
High Demand for Innovation Within a Changing Household
Continued Demand for Furniture Manufactured in the UK

Company Profiles

INTRODUCTION

DEFINITIONS
Turnover (Sales)
Pre-Tax Profit
Profit Margin
Average Remuneration
Sales per Employee

FURTHER INFORMATION

DFS TRADING 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

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

SILENTNIGHT GROUP 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

SOFAWORKS 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

STEINHOFF UK 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

THE SYMPHONY GROUP 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

WREN LIVING 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

Further Sources
Associations
Publications
General Sources
Government Publications
Other Sources

Understanding Consumer Survey Data
Number, Profile, Penetration
Social Grade
Standard Region

The living room is widely perceived to be the hub of the home, a place in which to relax and socialise. Many consumers therefore prioritise it when buying new furniture.

- DFS Trading Ltd
- Harveys Furniture
- Ikea Ltd
- John Lewis Plc
- Silentnight Group Ltd
- Sofaworks Ltd
- Steinhoff Uk Retail Ltd
- The Symphony Group Plc
- Wren Living Ltd

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