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INDUSTRY / 23 July 2014

Premium bed manufacturers dominate Manufacturing Awards

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 07:09
 

NATIONAL / 23 July 2014

Airsprung owner criticises Beales for removing Panther rep from its board+

 

bealesBeales has removed Panther Securities representative Simon Peters from its board of directors prompting criticism from Panther’s chairman Andrew Perloff, owner of beds and sofa group Airsprung.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 07:22
 

DEALS / 23 July 2014

MBO at Alphason Designs owner+

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 07:08
 

REGIONAL / 22 July, 2014

Change at top following year of investment at Oldrids & Downtown+

 

downResults: Furniture and department store independent Oldrids and Downtown invested heavily during a year which saw it grow its store estate by a third.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 06:51
 

NATIONAL / 22 July, 2014

Half year profits rise for Magnet+

 

magNational kitchen retailer Magnet grew half year profits despite store closures impacting sales in the second quarter.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 06:56
 

EVENTS / 22 July, 2014

May Design Series brand director Andy Vaughan to leave UBM

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 06:58
 

ECOMMERCE / 21 July, 2014

Swoon Editions raises further £4m from investors+

Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014 06:52
 

DISTRIBUTION / 21 July, 2014

Argos to leverage hub & spoke distribution to trial same-day delivery+

 

argNon-food retail giant Argos is to pilot same-day delivery later this year.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014 06:50
 

BEDS / 21 July, 2014

Sleep Council to run Sleeptember campaign again

 

The Sleep Council says it will run its Sleeptember campaign again this autumn and is encouraging bed retailers to take part.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014 06:57
 

UPHOLSTERY / 18 July, 2014

Ex-MFI finance director joins board at sofa chain topco+

Last Updated on Friday, 18 July 2014 07:43
 

NATIONAL / 18 July, 2014

Textiles and flooring go well at John Lewis last week

 

lewisHome was the strongest directorate in department store retailer John Lewis’ final week of clearance with year-on-year growth of 23 per cent.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 July 2014 07:35
 

FABRICS / 18 July, 2014

Colefax group cautious despite profits rise+

 

Upscale textiles group Colefax posted improved sales and profits in the year to end April but said it would be tough to repeat the trick next year.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 July 2014 07:45
 

DATA / 17 July, 2014

Factory gate furniture inflation rises in June+

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014 06:38
 

DEALS / 23 July 2014

Furniture firm Herman Miller acquires route to consumers+

 

Commercial furniture giant Herman Miller has agreed to buy an 84 per cent stake in 38-store US contemporary furniture retailer Design Within Reach.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 07:07
 

INTERNATIONAL / 23 July 2014

Revenue trend improving for Beter Bed retail group+

 

beterMajor pan-European beds retail group Beter Bed said a rebranding exercise in its native Netherlands is beginning to pay off though half year results were still down on last year.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 07:19
 

RESTRUCTURING / 22 July, 2014

Restructure likely as company behind flooring chain enters administration+

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 06:54
 

DATA / 22 July, 2014

Out-of-town footfall rises but rate slows+

 

retail-parkThe number of shoppers on retail parks climbed in June though at a slower pace than in preceding months.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 06:41
 

DEALS / 21 July, 2014

84 jobs saved as furniture firm Corndell sold to newco+

 

corndellCorndell Furniture’s future is secure after administrator FRP Advisory sold the business and assets to a supplier backed newco.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 August 2014 07:18
 

DATA / 21 July, 2014

UK furniture production up 8.4pc in May+

 

manufTurnover at British furniture manufacturers rose strongly in May thanks to domestic demand, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014 07:00
 

INTERNATIONAL / 21 July, 2014

West Elm owner Williams-Sonoma targets global expansion+

Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014 06:53
 

REGIONAL / 18 July, 2014

Profits turnaround continues for large independent Peter Green+

 

peter-greenResults: Independent Peter Green’s positive turnaround continued in the year to end March while its debt-for-equity swap transformed the balance sheet.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 July 2014 07:38
 

TRAINING / 18 July, 2014

Furniture Ombudsman to lay on training course for bed industry professionals

Last Updated on Friday, 18 July 2014 07:39
 

TRADE / 18 July, 2014

Netherlands gets a grip on UK carpet market+

Last Updated on Friday, 18 July 2014 07:39
 

TRADE / 17 July, 2014

Polish cabinet imports compensate for weaker sofa sales+

 

impFurniture imports from Poland rose 8 per cent in May despite a sharp fall in the volume of upholstery bought by British retailers and wholesalers.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014 06:41
 

WHOLESALE / 17 July, 2014

Sales & cash rise at wholesaler Classic Furniture+

 

Results: Cabinet furniture wholesaler Classic returned to top line growth and generated cash in the year to end September.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014 06:37
 
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