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NATIONAL / 21 October 2014

Expanding HSL Marches On as New Showrooms Power Growth+

 

hslYorkshire adjustable furniture vertical HSL opened another ten stores last year as sales climbed by more than a quarter.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 07:32
 

DATA / 21 October 2014

Furniture Manufacturing Turnover Up Nearly 9pc in August+

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 07:34
 

DATA / 21 October 2014

Furniture Footfall Flat in September+

 

quqFootfall at shopping destinations popular with furniture retailers was flat in September, with a rise at out-of-town parks offset by a slight fall on high streets.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 06:20
 

TRADE / 20 October 2014

Poland Props Up Summer EU Furniture Imports to Britain+

 

impRocketing sales of Polish furniture in the UK at the height of summer made up for weak demand here for goods made in other EU countries.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 06:23
 

FLOORING / 20 October 2014

Unilin Invests in European Engineered Wood Flooring Production

 

Flooring supplier Unilin is to bring production of engineered wood flooring closer to where it is sold after investing heavily in its Czech plant.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 06:23
 

TRADE / 20 October 2014

German Demand Buoys UK Furniture Exports+

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 06:23
 

UPHOLSTERY / 16 October 2014

UK Profits Drop to 14 Year Low at Ekornes+

 

The British subsidiary of Stressless brand owner Ekornes posted its weakest profits since 1999 last year despite only a modest fall in revenue.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 06:26
 

NATIONAL / 17 October 2014

Home Sales Rise 15pc For John Lewis as Christmas Shop Launches

 

jledA strong start to Christmas gift buying helped John Lewis as Home continued its run of outperforming other product categories last week.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 06:24
 

BEDROOM / 16 October 2014

Great Year for Kingstown Group as Growth Bring Profits Return+

 

kingsBedroom furniture group Kingstown returned strongly to profit as its division serving large retailers such as Shop Direct posted high sales growth.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 06:27
 

EVENTS / 16 October 2014

Sales Manager Appointment at Furniture Fairs

 

Exhibition organiser Furniture Fairs has named Shona Carmichael as sales manager across both its trade furniture events.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 06:26
 

DATA / 16 October 2014

August Sees Belgian Carpet Import Bounce+

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 06:27
 

UPHOLSTERY / 15 October 2014

Ultra Returns to NEC as it Targets Independents

 

Midlands sofa producer Ultra is ending an eight-year absence from the NEC to show its new independents brand next January.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 06:29
 

NATIONAL / 15 October 2014

Market Bounce and Promotions Lifts Carpetright+

 

carpetright-coFlooring chain Carpetright enjoyed a run of growth in the 11 weeks to 11th October as it made the most of improved trading conditions and promotions.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 06:28
 

FLOORING / 21 October 2014

Lord Harris Announces Intention to Retire+

 

lhaCarpetright chairman Lord Harris is to retire at the end of the month with the floorcoverings chain announcing a new non-executive chairman.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 07:32
 

EVENTS / 21 October 2014

Hall 4 Included in January Furniture Show From 2016

 

The organisers of the January Furniture Show have secured an extra hall for the 2016 edition of the NEC event after additionally agreeing to use Hall 4.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 07:33
 

FLOORING / 20 October 2014

Victoria Issues Shares to Incentivise Retailers+

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 06:22
 

UPHOLSTERY / 20 October 2014

Gross Margin Drives Wyvern Profits+

 

wyvA 170 basis point improvement in gross margin helped Worcestershire sofa producer Wyvern to stronger profits last year.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 06:24
 

ECOMMERCE / 17 October 2014

Retailer MADE Agrees Debt Finance as It Looks To Continue Growth Story+

 

madeFurniture retailer MADE has agreed debt funding for the first time with a seven-figure term loan designed to support its growth plans.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 06:24
 

UPHOLSTERY / 17 October 2014

Ultra Shortlisted in Local Business Awards

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 06:25
 

INDUSTRY / 17 October 2014

FIRA & BCFA Host Technical Forum for Office Furniture

 

The Furniture Industry Research Association and British Contract Furnishing Association are to co-host a technical forum for manufacturers of office furniture next month.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 06:25
 

DATA / 16 October 2014

Furniture Factory Gate Price Inflation Falls in September+

 

Price inflation among furniture manufacturers dropped 10 basis points in September, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 06:27
 

INTERNATIONAL / 16 October 2014

Online Business Grows Well Beyond €100m for IKEA Germany+

 

ikeaIKEA is celebrating 40 years in Germany this week and passed two major sales landmarks in the year to end August.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 06:26
 

MANUFACTURING / 15 October 2014

One-off Costs Hit Profits at Carpenter+

 

carpCore foam demand was strong at supply giant Carpenter last year, though overall sales and profits were impacted by one-off bad debt, plant closure and its EU Commission fine.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 06:29
 

DATA / 15 October 2014

Furniture Price Inflation Returns in September+

 

Deflation in the furniture sector was short lived as consumer prices climbed in September, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 06:29
 

BEDS / 15 October 2014

Hollywood Film Boosts Interest in Luxury Bed Manufacturer Savoir

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 06:28
 
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