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DATA / 20 August 2014

UK furniture manufacturing turnover up 18pc in June+

 

manufBritish furniture factories were purring in June with collective sales output up by almost £100m compared with the same month a year ago.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 August 2014 08:25
 

ECOMMERCE / 20 August 2014

New upholstery retailer Arlo & Jacob to launch this autumn+

 

October will see the launch of a new upmarket upholstery retailer called Arlo & Jacob trading online and from a smart London showroom.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 05:45
 

DATA / 20 August 2014

Margin improvement despite factory gate furniture price inflation fall+

 

manufacturingFurniture price inflation at the factory gate fell in July though producers still made a net margin gain thanks to lower input costs.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 05:48
 

DATA / 19 August 2014

Furniture and furnishings inflation drops to four month low+

 

quqDiscounting across the home sector saw furniture and furnishings price inflation slow 150 basis points to a four month low in July.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 09:04
 

WHOLESALE / 19 August 2014

External sales rise for modern furniture distributor Content by Conran+

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 08:25
 

UPHOLSTERY / 19 August 2014

UK contract lifts German upholstery producer+

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 07:14
 

TRADE / 18 August 2014

Double-digit rise in first half UK furniture exports+

 

Demand for UK made furniture from Ireland, France and Saudi Arabia helped offset weaker sales to Russia in the first six months of 2014.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 06:57
 

ECOMMERCE / 18 August 2014

Wayfair targets $350m stock market float+

 

wayfHome furnishings retailer Wayfair is planning an IPO where it hopes to raise $350m, the company has revealed.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 07:47
 

TRADE / 15 August 2014

Furniture imports into the UK up £123m in first half of 2014+

 

cont-mapHalf year furniture imports rose 7 per cent in the six months to end June with Denmark, Vietnam, China and Poland the key growth drivers.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 August 2014 08:00
 

RESTRUCTURING / 15 August 2014

Newco beat off rival bidders to secure Corndell rescue+

Last Updated on Friday, 15 August 2014 07:18
 

NATIONAL / 15 August 2014

Beds & furniture lead way for John Lewis

 

lewisHome returned to the top of the charts at John Lewis last week, outgunning Fashion and Electricals with year-on-year growth of 9.6 per cent.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 August 2014 06:36
 

NATIONAL / 14 August 2014

Still no open date for IKEA Reading as plans downsized+

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 August 2014 07:22
 

TRADE / 14 August 2014

Carpet imports and exports edge closer to pre-recession levels+

 

carpSales of carpets into and out of Britain were the highest in six years and moved close to pre-recession levels in the six months to end June.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 August 2014 07:43
 

BEDS / 20 August 2014

Tempur Sealy to open first combination assembly plant and DC+

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 05:45
 

INDUSTRY / 20 August 2014

Broadstock becomes first office firm to achieve FIRA Gold Installation Certification

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 05:49
 

DATA / 19 August 2014

Furniture drives out-of-town shopping footfall higher+

 

retail-parkBig-ticket demand underpinned higher footfall in out-of-town locations in July according to the British Retail Consortium.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 07:21
 

ECOMMERCE / 19 August 2014

Online retail sales rise 14pc in July thanks to higher discretionary spend+

 

Internet retail spend in July topped £8bn - up 14 per cent on last year - with home and garden among the strongest sectors.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 07:20
 

BEDS / 18 August 2014

Feather & Black co-founder aiming to disrupt beds sector with Button & Sprung+

 

butsprBedroom retailer Feather & Black co-founder Adam Black has returned to the beds sector with the launch of a new retail brand called Button & Sprung.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 07:45
 

INTERNATIONAL / 18 August 2014

Danish furniture retailer JYSK to open new UK stores+

 

jyskValue furniture and furnishings retailer JYSK will this week open a new UK store though its international plans have taken a hit.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 07:48
 

UPHOLSTERY / 18 August 2014

UK order intake for Ekornes on the turn+

 

Stressless brand owner Ekornes is starting to take advantage of improved market conditions in the UK though half year order intake still declined.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 06:54
 

FLOORING / 15 August 2014

Britain’s biggest carpet producer gears up for growth+

Last Updated on Friday, 15 August 2014 07:24
 

NATIONAL / 15 August 2014

Spring George Home launch pays off for Asda+

 

georgeSupermarket giant Asda’s decision to invest in the Home category paid off with a big year-on-year uplift in the 10 weeks to end June.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 August 2014 07:47
 

DESIGN / 14 August 2014

Conran Shop returns to top line growth but refurb costs hit earnings+

 

conrResults: Losses widened at the Conran Shop as the retailer continued refurbishing  and upgrading its global store estate in the year to end March.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 August 2014 07:42
 

LEGALS / 14 August 2014

Property firm begins marketing Woodberry Bros & Haines factory+

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 August 2014 07:26
 

FINANCE / 14 August 2014

Private equity group ups stake in £106m soft furnishings firm Hillarys+

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 August 2014 07:19
 
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