Bedroom furniture vertical Sharps has repaid tens of millions of pounds of debt in the wake of its disposal by Sun European Partners to a London based private equity group earlier this summer.

Nicholas Radford says he plans to focus on other interests outside the furniture industry after a flood in the Far East prompted a decision to close the company behind the Nathan Furniture brand earlier this year.

Roundhouse, the high-end kitchen and bedroom cabinet maker and retailer, enjoyed better-than-expected trading last year as it found both top and bottom line growth.

A Swedish flooring and wood processing conglomerate with factories in central Europe is to enter the furniture market with the initial launch of cabinets assembled entirely without glue, nails or screws.

Cabinet furniture imports reached record levels in the first half as distributors and retailers invested heavily in stock despite high container shipping rates.

Upmarket fitted furniture maker and retailer John Lewis of Hungerford says better-than-expected trading helped it reverse first half losses to return to profit in 2019/20.

Fitted furniture maker J&J Ormerod (JJO) says demand is running at double-digit percentages ahead of pre-Covid levels and that it has emerged stronger from the pandemic and ready to invest.

Small Buckinghamshire traditional furniture supplier placed into liquidation.

U.K. furniture companies will be eligible to enter the third Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Furniture Awards after the international non-Governmental organisation (NGO) expanded the scope of the programme.

Major U.K. cabinet maker Symphony built cash and remained profitable last year despite taking a large Covid-related hit to its top line.

Sigma 3, the South Wales based manufacturer and retailer of kitchen, bedroom and home office furniture, maintained seven-figure profits despite the pandemic hitting sales last year.

Covid-19 restrictions in Malaysia threaten to delay the production and arrival of furniture arriving into the U.K. as the Far East nation looks to get the virus under control.

Cabinet imports ended the first quarter of 2021 up nearly a fifth on the back of a vast increase in the quantity of goods arriving from China.

Leeds fitted furniture vertical Strachan remained cash generative and profitable despite sales falling as a result of the first lockdown last year.

Nobilia, Europe's largest kitchen manufacturer, has recapitalised its U.K. kitchen retail business Kutchenhaus via a seven-figure equity injection.

The ready-to-assemble cabinet furniture arm of diversified West Yorkshire manufacturing group Decorative Panels found growth in the lead up to the pandemic.

German bedroom furniture maker Rauch has aligned its product development and marketing functions and hired a new leader to run the merged unit.

Structural cost savings and state support helped fitted furniture vertical John Lewis of Hungerford make inroads into losses in the six months to December 31, 2020.

Shareholders at Lancashire fitted furniture manufacturer J&J Ormerod (JJO) have decided to sell two thirds of the business to the company's employees, ending a long period of family ownership.

China was the only major cabinet furniture source nation to match year-earlier levels in 2020 as the pandemic clipped imports into the U.K. from most key markets.

Steps taken to broaden the appeal of the heritage Nathan brand have paid dividends according to the furniture company, with a new generation of social media-savvy consumers now following the business.

Port delays and container shortages didn't stop a third consecutive rise in cabinet furniture imports as wholesalers and retailers replenished stock ahead of Christmas.

Nobia, the kitchen conglomerate, says its fourth quarter performance for 2020 will exceed expectations because of strong trading in the Nordic and Central Europe regions.

Kitchens, bedroom and bathroom furniture maker and retailer Avanti is to bolster its presence in the West Midlands with a ninth retail showroom as the company paves the way for a return to growth.

Revenue climbed double-digit for a second straight year at ready-assembled cabinet maker Welcome Furniture in 2019–20. Profits declined on cost headwinds.

Company voluntary arrangement (CVA) at kitchen cabinet manufacturer, designer and installer.

Third quarter sales jumped for European ready-to-assemble cabinet furniture maker Forte but remain well down in the year so far, including the region taking in the U.K.

China led a return to growth for wood living, dining and bedroom furniture imports as the combined cabinet segment nailed down its position as the category least impacted by the pandemic.

The group behind the Spaceslide bedrooms brand says its cash headroom is currently larger than it was pre-Covid thanks to additional financing facilities as well as strong post-lockdown trading.

The Yorkshire group behind bedroom brand Spaceslide recorded a bigger deficit in 2019 after a decline in performance at its co-owned kitchens business Optiplan.

Ready-to-assemble cabinet maker is a supplier to retailers such as Argos and employs nearly 70 people at its South Yorkshire factory.

A Chinese fitted furniture and kitchens conglomerate with sales equivalent to £1.56 billion is opening a first U.K. and European showroom, near Manchester.

Jarrow cabinet furniture and shelving company Funky Chunky Furniture says it expects to achieve over £4 million in sales in the next year after it expanded and reconfigured its manufacturing operation.

Far East furniture manufacturing and distribution giant Samson Holding is to mop up the remaining shares in a major Green River Group bedroom and dining cabinet factory, taking its total outlay to nearly $46 million (c. £35m).

Wood furniture imports fell sharply as early-year factory shutdowns finally afflicted the living, dining and bedroom categories to the same extent already seen in other product segments.

Higher costs meant kitchen maker Burbidge recorded a bigger deficit in the year to September 30, 2019, despite higher output and wider gross margin.

U.K. interest in a prestige American cabinetry brand remains high despite the closure of the company behind its London showroom last month.

Strachan, the direct-to-consumer maker of fitted bedroom, home office and living room furniture, booked higher profits and bolstered cash last year after it grew sales.

New finance chief for £50m vendor of Sheraton, Mackintosh, English Rose and Chippendale brands.

Clive Christian Furniture Co, the luxury furniture and cabinet maker bought by a private investor last year, has hired its former sales and marketing director after a 16-year absence.



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