August’s issue features the results of our first-ever Readers’ Choice Awards!
In recognition of the suppliers which truly proved their worth during one of the toughest periods in living memory, the winners’ roll call is a snapshot of how the trade has overcome adversity while keeping its eyes fixed firmly on the future.
Elsewhere, we look at how the industry has handled the ethical dilemmas of the past 18 months. When faced with punishing trading restrictions through successive lockdowns, retailers have often been forced to weigh social responsibility against the need to make money. What might the long-term impact of their actions look like?
Also this month, we interview OKA’s Jennie Farmer, look at manufacturer-brand rolled mattresses, and tackle the question on everyone’s mind – when, if ever, will the shipping situation return to some kind of normality?