A Black Country-based businesses’ decision to launch an online home and garden store comes as figures indicate a substantial growth in retail sales, lead by the homeware sector.
Stourbridge, Worcestershire -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/03/2013 -- PRIMUS is a new online retailer selling everything from furniture to pet supplies and the latest retail sales figures have confirmed their belief that the next year will see considerable growth in sector sales.
Strong furniture and flooring sales drove higher than expected retail sales growth in August this year. Furniture and flooring was the best performing category during the month, according to the British Retail Consortium-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor. Home accessories and textiles for the house also rebounded. The 3.6% increase was better than expected and like-for-like sales jumped by 1.8%, compared with a 0.4% drop a year ago.
David McCorquodale, Head of retail at KPMG said this week "After suffering from some of the worst sales on record last year, furniture and flooring sales rebounded this month. It's a positive sign that consumers feel confident enough about the future to make large scale, non-essential investments in their homes. This is a solid performance by retailers and demonstrates that confidence is slowly but surely returning."
The figures were welcomed by PRIMUS’ Head of Sales Vicky Tomline “Deciding to launch a major online store is always a bold step but the latest retail figures show that we have made a wise decision to concentrate on the homewares sector, which appears to be leading the way in terms of increased sales activity.”
PRIMUS aim to offer an online store that offers a wide selection of goods for the householder – from major buys such as home furniture to more day-to-day items such as paint and decorating supplies and pet care items. They believe they have identified as gap in the market and aim to provide an extensive product offering matched by the personal customer service that they believe the major online retailers lack.
Vicky continued “We want PRIMUS to major of quality, value and service – a virtual department store that combines the advantages of modern day online retailing – choice and value – with some of the more old fashioned values of customer care and service.”
The website was launched in August this year and the full range can be seen on their website at www.primus.co.uk.
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