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LEGALS / 22 August 2014

No payout expected for unsecured creditors of Woodberry Bros & Haines+

 

wbhBank debt looks set to wipe out any hope of a payout for unsecured creditors of Woodberry Bros & Haines following the cabinet firm’s collapse earlier this summer.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 August 2014 07:43
 

NATIONAL / 22 August 2014

Shop Direct to introduce transactional apps+

Last Updated on Friday, 22 August 2014 07:50
 

DISTRIBUTION / 22 August 2014

Furniture maintains growth trend at John Lewis

 

jlphomeForward orders for furniture are ahead by 20 per cent at John Lewis with the department store mutual saying its customers have increasing confidence in the housing market.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 August 2014 07:55
 

DEALS / 21 August 2014

Sofa chain DFS acquires Dwell+

 

dwellUpholstery retailer DFS has acquired Dwell after earlier providing financial support to the growing furniture and home accents retailer.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014 07:43
 

NATIONAL / 21 August 2014

Value retailer Wilko to grow store estate by 25pc+

 

wilkoValue variety retailer Wilko wants to open another 100 stores over the next five years.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014 07:40
 

NATIONAL / 21 August 2014

Furniture Village partners Heritage Crafts Association as part of a 25-year celebrations

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014 07:27
 

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
 

DATA / 22 August 2014

Furniture sales volumes rise in July+

 

hsRetail sales of furniture rose for an eighth month in nine in July though the Office for National Statistics has downgraded its original June figure.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 August 2014 07:46
 

BEDS / 22 August 2014

Komfi brand to be relaunched at NBF Beds Show

 

GNG Group is relaunching its premium Komfi retail brand to bed buyers at the NBF Beds Show next month.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 August 2014 07:52
 

WHOLESALE / 21 August 2014

Sales decline at Italian carpet firm’s UK arm+

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014 07:33
 

FLOORING / 21 August 2014

Shareholders approve United Carpets capital reduction plan+

 

ucarpThe owners of United Carpets have waved through plans that will enable dividends payments to be made by the flooring and beds retailer.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014 07:30
 

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
 

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
 
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