June 2011 saw the announcement that Habitat, founded by Terence Conran, would go into administration. Three of its stores were sold to Home Retail Group, whilst the remainder are due to close once stock is depleted. Approximately 750 staff are likely to lose their jobs, and the closure of Habitat was one of the biggest retail stories in the UK in 2011.
Euromonitor International's Furniture and Furnishings Stores in United Kingdom report offers insight into key trends and developments driving the industry. The report examines all retail channels to provide sector insight. Channels include hypermarkets, supermarkets, discounters, convenience stores, mixed retailers, health and beauty retailers, clothing and footwear retailers, furniture and furnishing stores, DIY and hardware stores, durable goods retailers, leisure and personal goods retailers. There are profiles of leading retailers, with analysis of their performance and the challenges they face. There is also analysis of non-store retailing: vending; homeshopping; internet retailing; direct selling, as available.
Data coverage: market sizes (historic and forecasts), company shares, brand shares and distribution data.
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