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Furniture & homewares

Furniture & homewares Archives

How this German mattress brand is helping people sleep smarter

With a presence in 26 countries, Emma is the world’s leading online mattress brand, and it’s just getting started.

Ikea opens stand-alone planning studio in Singapore

Ikea Singapore has launched a stand-alone specialist showroom in partnership with Livspace at Jurong Point.

What will 2021 bring to the furniture industry?

The furniture industry has seen some strong tailwinds in 2020, as customers work on improving their home. But will this...
Howards storage world

When it comes to e-commerce, Howards Storage World is cleaning up

Howards Storage World has seen phenomenal growth in online sales since replatforming its website and improving back end ...
baby products

How Gen Y is fuelling a bougie baby boom

Retailers report strong demand in the premium baby market since the pandemic with “aspirational, yet real influencers” a...

Nick Scali’s profit to double in the first half

Profit result is due to a strong Black November campaign and store reopenings.

Startup roundup: Sustainable and stylish gifts and homewares

From fish leather to upcycled leather these three businesses are on a mission to encourage customers to lead sustainable...

Video: Meet the designer who helped transform Freedom and Kmart

We chat with Kate Hopwood, Freedom’s head of design about what it’s like being at the helm of a brand’s transformation.

Ikea launches shoppable app that brings together lifestyle and data security

The app is billed as the first significant iteration of Ikea’s customer data promise.

Former Steinhoff CEO fined millions for insider trading

Marcus Jooste sent a 'warning SMS' to several shareholders before the furniture firm's infamous stock crash in 2017.

Adairs’ e-commerce makes up almost half of all sales so far in FY21

The business’ gross margins are well above prior years’ levels as well, up 600bps than the same period of FY20.

How Ikea is giving marine litter a new lease of life

The Swedish furniture giant shares insight into the Musselbloma project and its global expansion plans.

Temple & Webster sales skyrocket, eclipse FY20 in a single quarter

And the business has managed to do it while boosting customer satisfaction to record levels.
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Ikea moves to make its first energy positive store in Adelaide

Ikea will introduce a connected solar and battery combination that will provide more than 70 per cent of the store’s ele...

Will the global furniture boom continue into 2021?

The furniture industry has seen some strong tailwinds in 2020, as customers continue spending more time at home. But wi...

No more ‘vanilla’: Freedom CEO reveals major turnaround plans

Here's why the Australian furniture retailer is returning to its design-led roots in its latest rebrand.
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‘We gambled on this thing’: Gerry Harvey reflects on the past six months

A candid conversation with Harvey Norman's chairman about Melbourne’s reopening, stock shortages and rent.
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Harvey Norman profit up 185.8 per cent, excluding Melbourne

Comparable sales rose 30.3 per cent across Harvey Norman's global business.
Ikea used furniture

Ikea opens dedicated second-hand stores, expanding circular furniture goal

Ikea is to open its second second-hand furniture store in its home country, Sweden, expanding its commitment to the circ...