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Millennial makeover

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  • Much is made of millennials and how they differ from previous generations. Discussions centre around their markedly different demands, priorities and shopping habits, and companies are increasingly benefitting from targeting this segment.
    The home and furniture market is no exception, and as millennials start to increase their spend in this sector, both operators and investors

    Homes fit for heroes

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  • Whether you call them stores, show rooms, or “slow rooms”, our work in the home space has continually found that in this sector, arguably more than any other, the role of a physical presence continues to be key to a brand’s success and growth.
    Speaking to consumers, the ability to touch and feel a product

    Home is where the smart is

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  • The ‘Internet of Things’ is spearheading the evolution of the smart homes industry which is expected to be worth $150 billion by 2020, globally.
    Whilst the demand for connected home devices has not met initial expectations, the take up of home assistant devices such as Amazon Echo along with Apple’s recently announced, HomePod has been

    Can’t stand the heat

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  • Changing consumer attitudes and a tough competitive environment has led to gaps emerging in the replacement kitchen market, providing opportunities for new and existing players.
    The UK fitted kitchen market returned to 2007 volumes in 2015, after a sharp decline and slow recovery.  However, the premium segment saw only one year of decline in 2008

    Tiger burning bright

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  • Flying Tiger Copenhagen, which until its recent name change was called ‘Tiger’, is one of the top 10 fastest growing retailers in the UK and their success begs the question: is the face of value retailing changing? And if so, what’s driving this change?
    We believe their success lies in having a modern, IKEA-esque environment, which encourages browsing and

    Home white paper

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  • These are exciting times for the UK Home Market, with many retailers and brands targeting ambitious growth. It is for this reason that it is the subject of our latest white paper which you can download or view from the links at the end of this article.
    John Lewis recently announced its plans to expand

    Let there be light

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  • Much of the analysis of the demise of BHS has focused on its apparent inevitability: everyone saw it coming and no one could understand how the business had lasted as long as it had. This overlooks the c.£650m the business was turning over when the bottom dropped out. Its sudden exit leaves a not-insignificant supply

    Flower power

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  • The UK retail flower market is now worth a blooming £2.2 billion. This represents an average spend of £36 per person, a figure which has quadrupled in the last thirty years.
    However, the traditional supply chain and business model does not always work in the favour of florists or the end consumer, and the industry

    Flying carpets

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  • In the midst of cooling property growth in the UK, the carpet market is one to watch.
    The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors recently reported that since Brexit homeowners are currently looking to carry out work on their properties rather than sell up and buy a new home.
    This will lead to growth in medium-value

    Sprung to Life

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  • The mattress industry has sprung to life.
    The global industry is forecast to grow at 6.5% CAGR from 2016 to 2024 to reach a value of US$43 billion. It is no wonder savvy retailers are tossing and turning on how to thrive in this sector.
    Longstanding UK market leader, Dreams, launched its “Replace Every 8”