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FINANCE / 21 November 2014

Share buyback at fabrics business Colefax+

Last Updated on Friday, 21 November 2014 07:39
 

NATIONAL / 20 November 2014

Top line grows for independents’ bellwether Hammonds+

 

hamFitted bedroom, home office and kitchen furniture supplier Hammonds saw double-digit sales growth in the year to end June.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 November 2014 08:16
 

DATA / 19 November 2014

Falling input costs help British furniture manufacturers+

 

Cheaper fuel costs and falling raw material prices are helping British manufacturers and keeping output price rises to a minimum.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 November 2014 07:55
 

NATIONAL / 20 November 2014

Lighting has best-ever week as Home rises 9pc at John Lewis

 

Home was the strongest directorate at John Lewis last week with its lighting category achieving its highest ever weekly sales figure.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 November 2014 08:03
 

ECOMMERCE / 19 November 2014

HY sales hit €75m for lifestyle retailer Westwing+

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 08:31
 

DATA / 19 November 2014

October inflation, furniture prices fall but carpet costs go up+

 

cpiConsumer prices for furniture slipped into deflationary territory last month though floorcoverings prices were higher than a year ago.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 08:38
 

FLOORING / 18 November 2014

Carpets chain Calverts grabs market share but margins weaken+

 

calSofter margins meant profits fell at carpets and floorcoverings chain Calverts in the year to end January despite top line growth.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 08:55
 

FLOORING / 18 November 2014

Underlying profits up five-fold for Victoria+

 

Half year sales and underlying profits jumped at flooring group Victoria with its top and bottom lines boosted by last year’s acquisition of the Westex carpet business.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 08:22
 

NATIONAL / 18 November 2014

Marks & Spencer names John Lewis CFO as new finance chief

 

General retailer Marks & Spencer has named Helen Weir as its new chief finance officer, replacing Alan Stewart who left to join supermarket giant Tesco.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 07:47
 

NATIONAL / 17 November 2014

Sun European explores sale or float for ScS+

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 November 2014 22:01
 

DEALS / 17 November 2014

US department store owner to splash out on Farrow & Ball

 

fbPremium wallcoverings business Farrow & Ball is close to being sold to a US based private equity house for up to £300m.

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 November 2014 22:02
 

TRADE / 14 November 2014

Furniture import growth accelerates in third quarter of 2014+

 

CHINRising demand for goods made in China and Vietnam meant the rate of furniture import growth accelerated between July and September.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 November 2014 10:20
 

TRADE / 14 November 2014

Malaysia begins to reverse UK furniture exports slide+

 

Furniture imports into the UK from Malaysia bounced strongly in the third quarter, ending a long running trend of falling sales.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 November 2014 10:21
 

DATA / 20 November 2014

Home focus drives UK furniture manufacturers in third quarter+

 

UK furniture manufacturers made the most of domestic demand as revenue climbed in high single-digits in the third quarter.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 November 2014 08:09
 

UPHOLSTERY / 20 November 2014

Furniture producer Orangebox opens new HQ+

 

oboxFurniture manufacturer Orangebox has opened its new 120,000sqft headquarters at Parc Nantgarw in South Wales.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 November 2014 08:18
 

ECOMMERCE / 19 November 2014

Expanding furniture retailer Home24 moves closer to profit+

 

home24Higher sales and average order values helped Home24 — which claims to be Europe’s largest Internet furniture retailer — move closer to profit in the first half of 2014.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 08:30
 

CASE GOODS / 19 November 2014

No turnaround in demand yet at Grange, says British owner+

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 08:38
 

DATA / 19 November 2014

October retail sales fall in Scotland

 

Shoppers in Scotland spent less in October this year than last with food sales declining deeper than other goods.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 08:36
 

BEDS / 18 November 2014

Tempur Sealy hires chief marketing officer+

 

spenGlobal bedding giant Tempur Sealy International has named Jay Spenchian to the newly created role of chief marketing officer.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 07:36
 

DATA / 18 November 2014

Out-of-town maintains footfall growth trend+

 

quqRetail parks — favoured locations for many of the UK’s largest furniture and flooring stores — enjoyed the biggest increase in footfall in October.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 07:20
 

DEALS / 17 November 2014

Dunelm snaps up brand & IP of collapsed home furnishings chain+

 

dunHome furnishings retail giant Dunelm has acquired the brand and certain intellectual property of former rival Paul Simon, which ceased trading earlier this year.

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 November 2014 22:05
 

CONTRACT / 17 November 2014

Sales & earnings flat at Boss Design group+

 

West Midlands furniture group Boss Design posted strong profits despite a slight dip in sales in the year to end March.

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 November 2014 22:06
 

TRADE / 17 November 2014

Cypriot furniture manufacturers target UK buyers

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 November 2014 22:07
 

REGIONAL / 14 November 2014

Ulster Stores grows top line in 2013–14+

 

Sales grew at privately owned department store group Ulster Stores in the year to end January, though margins weakened.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 November 2014 10:18
 

NATIONAL / 14 November 2014

Home sales rise 9.2pc at John Lewis

 

jledJohn Lewis said bedroom furniture and sofabeds helped Home deliver a 9.2 per cent year-on-year sales uplift in the seven days to 8th November.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 November 2014 07:55
 
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