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|Customers take a keen interest at a interior-decor pavilion at International Exhibition Vietbuild Ha Noi 2012. The Vietnamese interior-decor market is predicted to recover in the near future. — VNA/VNS Photo Tuan Anh|
HCM CITY (VNS)— Prices for home-decor items are expected to be remain about the same this year, according to the president of one of the fastest-growing home-decor companies in the country.
Commenting about trends in the market, August Wingardh, head of UMA Viet Nam, said that more products reflecting contemporary styles would be available.
He noted that sustainable, environmentally friendly products would become increasingly important, including items that have energy-savings or recyclable features.
Consumers will continue to favour traditional styles.
Windgardh said the company had seen its turnover double year-on-year since its establishment in 2007. Despite the economic crisis, the company’s sales last year increased by 30 per cent compared to 2011.
He predicted that the Vietnamese interior-decor market would recover in the near future, but warned that companies must consolidate their status in the market by developing stronger brands. — VNS
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