Taking centre stage this month is our Cover Star, DUXIANA, who talks about their recent partnership with Tottenham Hotspur FC and why The DUX Bed is more than just a mattress. Another BIG feature this month sees our attention turn to Andrena Furniture as they celebrate their 50th anniversary. We caught up with Ed Anderson, Operations Director and the third generation of the family business, who reflected on the occasion while sharing an insight into what end of the market is currently performing better.
In the BFG hotseat this month is Niki Wright, Co-founder of lights&lamps, who talks about future expansion plans and why pop-up shops should be utilised more. As for the other regular, independent furniture retailer Toons goes under the Retail Focus spotlight, where they talk recent investments, sustainability progress and a shift away from the higher-end of the market. Our Bed Expert, Vic Smith, is back for another insight into the beds industry, while our Letter from China returns with some more helpful tips when sourcing from the country.
You’ll also find a preview of this month’s INDX Beds & Bedroom Show, as well as an interview with Nick Booth, Managing Director at Harrison Spinks Beds, who talks about sustainable innovations in production and the implementation of a four-day week. Another exclusive interview on innovation is all about spa’s and how they are delivering great success at one independent furniture retailer. Flip to page 40 to find out more about the spa-rkling success story. Following this article is an anniversary special with John Doe. We spoke to Nathan Doe, Managing Director of independent retailer John Doe of Diss, who reflects on the history of the business as it celebrates their 40th year. Meanwhile, in our Green Retail sustainability-focused feature, we concentrate on MattressNextDay’s green credentials, and also dive into some real success stories in furniture retail software. We spoke to a number of RetailSystem clients to find out more about the platform and why it helps their respective businesses. To wrap things up, Furniture Sales Solutions provides an insight into targeting trust with customers.
Cover Stars: Front – DUXIANA / Back – Gallery Direct