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Furniture & homewares

When it comes to e-commerce, Howards Storage World is cleaning up
Howards Storage undergoes website revamp. Image: Facebook.

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

Howards Storage World has been synonymous with storage and organisation in Australia since the business was established in 1997. But it hasn’t been plain sailing for the retailer. In 2016, the business was pla...
How Gen Y is fuelling a bougie baby boom
Startup roundup: Sustainable and stylish gifts and homewares
Fledgling furniture business Nido to be liquidated
Video: Meet the designer who helped transform Freedom and Kmart

Furniture & homewares Archives

European bed maker Emma makes big impact in NZ foray

European mattress company Emma is taking on the New Zealand market after a successful launch in Australia.

Former Steinhoff CEO fined millions for insider trading

Former Steinhoff International Holdings chief executive Marcus Jooste has been fined more the US$9.9 million after the S...

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.

Bullish Briscoe Group to repay Covid-19 wage subsidy

Booming sales of homewares have prompted Briscoe Group to repay the $11.5 million Covid-related wage subsidy it received...

Freedom NZ to focus on local designers in major revamp of business

“Much of the furniture sold in New Zealand is not designed locally, and consequently doesn’t reflect the way we live,” s...
Furniture shopping

Kiwis spending more on household and recreational goods

Card spending on furniture, electrical, hardware, and recreational goods surged to unusually high levels in September ac...

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...

Welcome to the weekly startup roundup

Three startups talk about embracing new technology, being carbon neutral and the challenges they are facing in the midst...

‘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.

Harvey Norman posts nearly 20 per cent increase in full-year profit

Furniture chain benefits from people upgrading their homes during lockdown.

Mocka acquisition, online sales help boost Adairs financial results

“Our results confirm the strength of our brands and the competitive advantage our omni-channel model provides in these v...

Briscoe braces for long-term impact of Covid-19

Homewares and sporting goods retailer posts lift in second quarter sales.

Inside Ikea’s Home of Tomorrow

A tenement building in Poland has been repurposed as a place to teach customers about sustainable living.

Furniture retailer adds AR feature to its website

Modern Style Outdoor Furniture says the new feature will eliminate the guesswork on online furniture shopping.

Nick Scali brings forward dividend payment on strong sales

Furniture chain says sales have rebounded, but FY20 earnings still expected to be slightly down.