March 27th, 2008
Since 1993, Turkel Fair Organization Inc., has been organizing trade fairs on a wide spectrum across the four continents, including such countries as Russian Federation, Ukraine, Belarus, Baltic Republics, Poland, Germany, Italy, Greece, Hungary, Denmark, Spain, Latvia, Romania, Tunis, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Ghana, Sudan, Syria, Nigeria, Venezuela, Canada, South Africa, Kazakhstan and Tatarstan.
Turkel organizes around thirty trade fairs each year and the biggest in its class international exhibition of fur- and leatherwear â€œLeShowâ€, which is annually staged in Moscow, is a kind of the companyâ€™s business card. Read more »
Tags: Africa, Argentina, Bulgaria, business to business, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Exhibition, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, mania, Moscow, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Poland, Project, Romania, Russia, South, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Fashion, Turkey, Ukraine, Vietnam
May 28th, 2007
The year 2006 was a more peaceful year for the furniture market, after in the previous year the market had been seriously shaken by the weak export figures brought about by the stronger domestic currency.
On the retail segment, the market posted a slight increase in 2006, by 5-6%, way below the 25% growth pace reported at the end of 2005, according to market players. This year, the market is expected to rebound, witnessing growth by more than 10%.
According to a survey conducted by InterBiz market research firm, the market is about to enter a period of boom. Thus, the market is expected to reach a value of 1. Read more »
Tags: Europe, European, Furniture, furniture product, furniture retail, furniture retailer, furniture retailers, IKEA, Kitchen Furniture, mania, Oman, Price, Project, retail, retail segment, Romania, Target, West
April 4th, 2007
The International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) announced that i Saloni Worldwide, will be an important part of ICFF, scheduled for Saturday, May 19-Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
The Italian contingent is presented by Cosmit, the organization responsible for producing a premier furniture exhibition, the legendary 46-year-old Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan.
Cosmit, which sees a growing demand for Italian furniture in North America, has assembled a total of 42 member companies, all of them leading manufacturers of furnishings for the domestic landscape. The contingent, exhibiting under the rubric i Saloni WorldWide – Furnishing Ideas Made in Italy, will occupy 25,000 net square feet of exhibit space at the Javits Center. Read more »
Tags: America, American Society of Interior Designers, contemporary furniture, Design, Exhibition, Furniture, Furniture Fair, George, George Little Management, International Furnishings and Design Association, International Interior Design Association, Italy, Jacob K. Javits, Javits Center, mania, Milan, Mobile, Moroso SpA, New York, New York City, North America, Oman, Saloni WorldWide, World Magazine
March 28th, 2007
Ikea’s affiliation with clean living suggested the Swedish furniture chain might gravitate to the suburban green fields of Interstate 75.
But it was a gritty industrial site between the Port of Tampa and Ybor City that Ikea named Monday as the future home of its third Florida megastore.
A $22-billion global company best known for its blond, assemble-it-yourself furniture, Ikea plans to open the 353,000-square-foot store by the summer of 2009.
The 29-acre site – boxed by Adamo Drive, 22nd Street, the Crosstown Expressway and 26th Street – would employ 400 and draw from the estimated 100,000 Ikea devotees living in and around the Tampa Bay area. Read more »
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March 6th, 2007
The Romanian furniture market will reach EUR 1,1 billion by 2011, if the 10% growth rate registered between 2002 and 2006 maintains, according to NewsIn.
Presently, the mid-range furniture dominates the Romanian market, but in the near future the market will polarise into lower quality/price and higher quality/price sectors. This fact offers good opportunities for all the players in the furniture market.
Over the period 2002 – 2006, premium furniture registered the highest growth rate due to increasing purchasing power and import growth. Sales of household medium furniture became more contracted around top retailers and increased their share from 52.55% in 2004 to 63.6% in 2006. This is the result of increasing investments in retail chains of Mobexpert, Elvila and Staer. Romanian furniture manufacturers cover about 55% of domestic sales and imports account for 45% of sales. Read more »
Tags: Europe, European, Furniture, furniture manufacturer, furniture manufacturers, IKEA, mania, Oman, Price, retail, retail chain, retail chains, Romania
March 5th, 2007
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c51408) has announced the addition of Furniture Market, Romania, 2002 – 2011 to their offering.
Furniture market in Romania is on the way to explode. Between 2002 and 2006, furniture market registered a â€œtwo-digitâ€ growth, and the forecast for 2011 show the same accelerate evolution reaching EUR 1.1 billion in retail.
In Romania the mid-range furniture is dominant, but in the near future the market will polarise into lower quality/price and higher quality/price sectors. This fact still offers good opportunities for many players. According to estimates, over the period 2002 â€“ 2006, premium furniture (high end price) registered the highest growth rate due to increasing purchasing power and a greater offer originated from import. Read more »
Tags: Agra, Area, Design, Dora, Furniture, Furniture Industry, furniture manufacturer, furniture manufacturers, Green, IKEA, mania, Mary, office solution, Oman, Paris, Price, retail, retail chain, retail chains, Romania, Set, Table, Target
March 2nd, 2007
The Barn Office Furniture now has a wide range of office desks including desks for the home office, custom requirements, timber veneer needs, managers area and executive office spaces. The Barn office furniture has been specialising in desks of all kinds for over 22 years.
For more then two decades The Barn has firmly establish their position as experts in the office furniture and office desk markets. The Barn pride themselves on being the premier supplier of office desks in melamine and timber veneer to a point of not only providing full 10 year warranties but also they guarantee to beat any competitorâ€™s quotation. Read more »
Tags: America, Area, Australia, Cherry, Furniture, mania, Office Furniture, Price, Stone, Sydney, Table, Tasmania, Works
February 14th, 2007
Finn’s Furniture fits the bill, ticks all the right boxes and gives a fully furnished service with a friendly face.
The family-run business, with stores in Gort, Loughrea and Portumna is run “the old-fashioned way”, according to Mike Finn, Co-owner and Manager of the shops.
“There is no pushing for targets or pressurising customers to buy from us; anyone can come in and browse around in peace. You can come in 40 times with your friends; you will be spoken to and respected, but you won’t be pushed into buying this and buying that.
“You talk and advise, but the customer has to feel relaxed. I know that from going out shopping myself. I think the old-fashioned way will come back into business. People must feel comfortable about the way they are doing business. If people are hassled, they won’t come back and buy,” he says.
The shops measured 3,000 square feet in November 1995 and now with the three stores in Gort, Loughrea and Portumna, there is over 50,000 square feet of showrooms. Read more »
Tags: Belgium, China, Design, Friends, Furniture, Ireland, mania, Mike, Oman, paint, Romania, Table, Target, Works
January 28th, 2007
Furniture production may rise by 5-6% this year, maintaining the growth pace registered last year. “The final data have not been centralised so far, but I estimate the furniture production has increased by 5-6% compared with 2005,” said Aurel Rizea, president of the Association of Romanian Furniture Producers (APMR). Under the circumstances, the furniture production is witnessing growth again, after registering its first decline in RON in 2005. Most of the manufacturers have been affected by the domestic currency’s appreciation against the main foreign currencies, the euro and the dollar, over the past couple of years. Thus they turned towards the domestic market, a trend that started in 2005. Read more »
Tags: APMR, Aurel Rizea, Furniture, furniture producer, furniture producers, furniture product, mania, Oman, Romania, Set
January 15th, 2007
Furniture sales on the local market will go up some 10% this year, to approximately 600 million euros, twice the growth pace reported in 2006 (5%).
The large number of residential projects to be completed this year will drive the growth of the furniture market. “The domestic and Southeast European (furniture, i.e.) retail market witnessed a fast growth pace in 2005, namely 25%. The growth pace slowed down in 2006 and became normal. At the end of the year (2006), it most likely revolved around 5-6%. We expected a 10% annual growth pace, but the market witnessed a slowdown. We estimate an average growth of 10% in 2007,” Dan Sucu, the president and majority shareholder of Mobexpert, the top player on the domestic furniture market told ZF.
Sales of furniture on the domestic market amounted to some 560m euros in late 2006, according to estimates made by the furniture companies. Read more »
Tags: Europe, European, Furniture, furniture product, IKEA, mania, Oman, Price, Project, retail, retail market, Romania, South