Hausmann becomes Porta – featuring large carpet departments
Two Hausmann furniture stores are located in the greater Cologne area: one in Cologne-Gremberghoven, one in Bergheim. Both are fully owned by Porta Holding and will be rebranded this summer, so they will soon also operate under Porta brand name.
Wayfair invests in European headquarters
Wayfair has grown strongly during the pandemic. In the first quarter of 2021 alone, the US online retailer for home furnishing products had almost doubled its sales year-on-year (+49.2 %), to USD 3.5 billion (around EUR 2.9 billion).
Outdoor and Custom Order: The results of our survey
Indoor/outdoor carpets and custom carpets are the main topics of the current issue of Carpet Home. In an online survey, we asked our international readers what role both categories play in their retail business.
German Design Award for Kymo
Converging ripples that form when raindrops hit the surface of a lake: Designer Katharina Tannous was inspired by this phenomenon when she created the "New Wave" collection for Kymo. Now the timeless carpets with the dynamic surface have been awarded the German Design Award 2021.
Tisca: Markus Lippert retires
For several decades Markus Lippert played a formative role in the carpet industry, most recently as general sales manager for the Austrian supplier Tisca Textil. Now he is taking his well-deserved retirement. "However, you never quite retire from this profession," says Lippert.
3000th Jysk store opened
The Danish retailer Jysk had already opened its 3000th store in February: in Italy's largest shopping centre, the Da Vinci Village in Fiumicino on the outskirts of Rome. However, due to the pandemic, the corresponding celebration did not take place until 18 May.
Home 24 with strong sales growth
Home 24 continued to grow strongly in Q1 2021: compared to the same period last year, the online retailer recorded a currency-adjusted growth of +72% in incoming orders; revenues increased by +64% (to EUR 159 million) in this period.
Steinhoff: IPO with discount subsidiary Pepco
The ailing South African trading group Steinhoff is going public with its European low-cost subsidiary Pepco: this was reported by the German business newspaper "Handelsblatt".