Thursday, August 12, 2010

Bedroom furniture 2010

Bedroom Furniture 2010

Table of Contents : CHAPTER 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 6 Key findings 6 Summary 7 Furniture and floorcoverings is the hardest hit out of all retail sectors 7 Furniture has marginally outperformed floorcoverings 7 Inflation is set to return to the market 7 Specialists are set to struggle from the increased threat of non-specialists 8 DIY specialists are set to gain a greater share of the furniture market 8 IKEA has overtaken Home Retail Group for the number one spot in furniture 8 Administrations have heavily affected the major floorcoverings specialists 9 Carpetright has accelerated its share gains 9 The market is set to evolve away from being solely price-driven 9 Growth will become harder to achieve in 2010 10 The internet is set to become more important for retailers 10 Kitchens are set to become a strong growth area 10 CHAPTER 2 MARKET ANALYSIS 12 Market definitions 12 Overview 13 The recession caused a sharp fall at the end of the decade 13 Furniture remains the dominant sector in the furniture and floorcoverings market 16 Furniture 17 The housing downturn has reversed the trend in a previously buoyant market 17 Beds and bedroom furniture 18 Upholstery 19 Dining and living room furniture 19 Kitchen furniture 19 Bathroom furniture 19 Home office furniture 20 Floorcoverings 21 Floorcoverings has underperformed compared to furniture 21 Carpets and rugs 22 Hard floorcoverings 22 Vinyl and linoleum flooring 22 Furniture specialists 24 Furniture specialists 24 Floorcoverings specialists 26 Channels of distribution 28 DIY retailers are the big winners in the challenging furniture market 28 Multiple

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