In Depth

Rise above the internet discounters

Showrooms have long complained that some online retailers are selling at prices they cannot even buy at trade. But things are improving and some manufacturers are finding ways to give bricks-and-mortar retailers an edge... [1-12-2021]

A touch of class

Having a clear business philosophy and identity is the defining characteristic of The Myers Touch, 2021’s Kitchen Retailer of the Year. Knowing who you are is as important as doing what you do Keith Myers tells Andrew Davies… [24-11-2021]

Retailer Profile: Ligneous Kitchens

Combining skills in cabinet-making, joinery, building and design, when Colin Morrell and Adam Prickett joined forces to sell high-end German kitchens, the decision to open a showroom was a no-brainer. [17-11-2021]

Supplier profile: Arbor Lane Interiors

Arbor Lane Interiors makes bespoke furniture for around 20 retailers and has recently expanded its workshop space to meet growing demand. Chris Frankland talks to managing director Danny Wood [10-11-2021]

Case study: a masculine en suite

CP Hart explains how it was tasked with creating a master en suite for the gentleman of the house that would be masculine, stylish and calming [3-11-2021]

Retailer profile: Norden Bathrooms, Tiles and Kitchens

The Norden Group is a £10m business with 37 staff over eight sites with a thriving heating supplies business as well as a bathroom and tiles showroom and now a kitchen showroom too. Chris Frankland went to meet MD Dave Norden [20-10-2021]

Case study: smart family kitchen

Sheffield Kitchen Outlet describes how it added smart appliances to this functional kitchen and social hub to help make this family of five’s life easier [6-10-2021]

save our high street

Can we save our high streets?

The Government has pledged its commitment to rejuvenate Britain’s ailing high streets after years of decline. Vicki Evans explores its policy paper Build Back Better High Streets and investigates what it might mean for KBB retailers…  [30-9-2021]

Retailer Profile: Niche Kitchens

Brothers Sean and Tom Anson opened Niche Kitchens on the Wirral in between lockdowns and have seen the retail and joinery sides of the business go from strength to strength. [15-9-2021]