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Messe Frankfurt: Heimtextil 2022 cancelled
Messe Frankfurt: Heimtextil 2022 cancelled
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Theo Keller: Beni Ouarain – subtle, colourful and unique
Theo Keller: Beni Ouarain – subtle, colourful and unique
© Theo Keller
Mc Three: Natural tones and delicate patterns
Mc Three: Natural tones and delicate patterns
© Mc Three
03.12.2021

Messe Frankfurt: Heimtextil 2022 cancelled

Messe Frankfurt: Heimtextil 2022 cancelled
Due to the worsening pandemic situation in Germany and the correspoding restrictions, Messe Frankfurt has cancelled the Heimtextil trade fair planned for 11 to 14 January 2022. According to a press release, the organisers will be discussing with the industry if and how a new event can be organised in summer 2022 parallel to the Techtextil/Texprocess trade fair duo. Events planned for later, such as Ambiente, Christmasworld, Creativeworld, Paperworld and Frankfurt Fashion Week, will take place as things stand.
02.12.2021

Ikea Germany doubles online sales

Ikea Germany doubles online sales
Ikea Germany closed the 2021 financial year (1 September 2020 to 31 August 2021) with total sales of EUR 5.305 billion, down 3.2% year-on-year. At the same time, online sales grew by 102.9% and amounted to EUR 1.747 billion. The online share of retail sales rose to 34.3% (last year it was 16.2%). Globally, total sales of all Ikea franchise partners amounted to EUR 41.9 billion in the financial year 2021 (same period last year: EUR 39.6 billion).

"We have further accelerated our development into an omnichannel retailer and were able to almost compensate for the slump in sales in the stationary business," says Dennis Balslev, Managing Director and CSO of Ikea Germany. The massive expansion of online planning and consulting services as well as Click & Collect had contributed to more than doubling online sales (+102.9%).

At around 53.2 million customers, the number of visitors to the 54 German furniture stores fell by 35.4% due to Corona. The number of online visits again increased significantly, namely by 16.6%: 417.4 million people were inspired by the Swedish furnishing company's range of products on ikea.de. 31.8 million customers made purchases in one of the 54 furniture stores in the past financial year. 9.36 million people shopped at ikea.de, which corresponds to an increase of 172.8%.

The average receipt in the stationary trade rose by 13.8% to 101.57 EUR. The average receipt achieved online was 186.68 EUR, which is around 25.6% less than in the previous year.
01.12.2021

Jysk with new record result

Jysk with new record result
The year 2020/21 brought many challenges for Jysk (formerly Dänisches Bettenlager in Germany) in the form of thousands of closed stores. However, the company managed to leverage the combination of physical stores in 50 countries and strong digital platforms to achieve sales of EUR 4.4 billion and an EBIT result of EUR 610 million. This represented a 7% increase in sales, while the EBIT result was 21% higher than in 2019/20, which was also a record year for Jysk.
29.11.2021

Balta sells business units Rugs, PP Residential and Non-Woven to Victoria

The British Victoria Group is taking over a large part of the business of Balta, Europe's largest manufacturer of textile floor coverings, with the business units Rugs, PP products for the home and Non-Woven. Balta states the sales price at EUR 225 million. The transaction is expected to be completed by the beginning of the second quarter of 2022. Until then, the business activities of the Balta Group will continue as before.
26.11.2021

Zollanvari: All European business via Zurich

Zollanvari: All European business via Zurich
The Swiss importer Zollanvari is expanding its customer service; all European enquiries will be handled by the Zurich office. The Hamburg warehouse is closed with immediate effect until further notice. In addition to the business owner Reza Zollanvari, the Zurich team consists of: Edin Selimovic (Manager Switzerland), Denijal Gredelj (Warehouse and Sales Manager), Ramin Zollanvari (Key Account Manager), and Gabi Peter (Special Orders & Marketing).
24.11.2021

Heimtextil: definite restart in January

Heimtextil: definite restart in January
The regulations of the Hessian state government, which have been in force since 22 November 2021, confirm that Heimtextil will be held under 2G requirements. "With regard to the official 2G obligation, we are also pleased to have valid results from our global network of subsidiaries and sales partners of Messe Frankfurt, which show that almost all participating exhibitors and their teams from all international core markets of Heimtextil have been vaccinated with approved vaccines. As for our visitors, the situation will be similar", explains Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles & Textile Technologies.
23.11.2021

Victoria (UK) in talks to buy part of Balta

The UK-based floorcoverings producer Victoria PLC has confirmed that it is in discussions to buy a part of the Belgian Balta Group. This was reported by the Reuters news agency. The board of the UK company said they saw "good synergy opportunities with Victoria' existing business".Der britische Bodenbelagshersteller Victoria PLC hat der Nachrichtenagentur Reuters gegenüber bestätigt, mit der Balta-Gruppe über den Kauf eines Teilbereichs zu verhandeln. Laut Vorstand sieht das britische Unternehmen "gute Möglichkeiten für Synergien mit dem Bestandsgeschäft von Victo
23.11.2021

Rug Show USA near NYC in February

The Rug Show USA is scheduled to take place from 16 to 18 February 2022 – in Secaucus, New Jersey, just half an hour's drive from New York City.
22.11.2021

Domotex 2022 cancelled

Domotex 2022 cancelled
Deutsche Messe, organiser of the floor coverings fair Domotex, has been fighting till the very end for the event to take place from 13 to 16 January, now it has had to be cancelled. The increase of Corona virus infections led to further uncertainty and further exhibitor cancellations, said the organisers and pulled the ripcord at the end of November 2021. "Domotex is particularly affected by the impact of the Corona pandemic, as the vast majority of exhibitors and visitors come from abroad. In view of the current pandemic situation, international business travel is not expected to recover in the short term," said Sonia Wedell-Castellano, Global Director Domotex.
17.11.2021

Home & Flooring Expo 2021: Carpet Home draws positive conclusion

Home & Flooring Expo 2021: Carpet Home draws positive conclusion
SN-Verlag Hamburg, which also publishes Carpet Home, held its first digital trade fair for the flooring industry at the beginning of November 2021: Home & Flooring Expo. 14 exhibitors had registered for the virtual premiere; Bahram Tahbaz, Care & Fair, Faradj & Homayoun Farhadian and Oritop were amongst them. The companies presented themselves and their products at virtual stands. Visitors could contact their staff directly via chat and video functions.

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