KITCHEN maker and distributor Howden Joinery Group Plc said current markets are stable and it remains on track to meet its new depot target for 2017.

SymphonyKitchKITCHENS maker Symphony capitalised on the growing private developer market as it posted successive record financials in 2016.

cabinetVIETNAMESE cabinet shipments to Britain dropped 12 percent in January. Importers more than made up the shortfall with increases from elsewhere.

KITCHENS market leader Howden Joinery Group Plc says supply chain investment will support its growth plans as it expands in the U.K. and overseas.

cabinetIMPORTS of bedroom cabinet into the U.K. jumped 8.3 percent in 2016, with countries in Eastern Europe enjoying the lion’s share of growth.

CURRENT ScS Group Plc non-executive George Adams and former John Lewis director Jill Little to join Euro kitchens group

DEAL to sell Poggenpohl announced last December

MAJOR supplier to UK cabinet makers and industry bellwether

LAUNCH builds on introduction of Kindred brand by £62 million turnover group last autumn

WEST Yorkshire cabinet maker Decorative Panels Holdings posted record sales in 2015–16 with revenue up 5.4 percent to £92.9 million.

PROFITS fall for dining furniture maker

cabinetWarehousingCABINET furniture imports were behind the curve in November with Vietnam picking up the slack left behind by a fall in Chinese made goods.

cabinetOUTPUT increase in Britain offset by currency movements for major supplier to UK furniture makers

cabinetRARE decline for Vietnamese furniture imports into Britain as overall cabinet furniture shipments fall at start of Q4

POLISH cabinet maker expanding production, distribution and headcount

cabinetIMPORTS of cabinet furniture down on lower bedroom sales; China, Vietnam both ahead of year-earlier trade

DANISH ready-to-assemble furniture maker returned to profit in 2015 despite lower sales in Scandinavia and rest of Europe

TOUGH comps and economic headwinds stunt growth

kingstownHullCABINET maker Kingstown returned to profit in 2015–16 as its Consort Furniture division delivered double-digit sales growth.

THIRD quarter revenue declines for UK kitchens chain

VIETNAMESE living/dining and Chinese bedroom drive total increase

PLAN to build production capacity and improve prototyping capability

SALES in Western and Northern Europe — the region taking in the UK — up by 39 percent in the first half of 2016

cabinetWarehousingCHINESE case goods imports to Britain down 11 percent in July according to official Government figures

PROMOTION for head of sales and marketing as part of streamlined management structure

EXPORTS now worth more than a third of Crofts & Assinder’s business

INDUSTRY sees rising number of units arrive from Eastern Europe

KITCHEN and bedroom furniture manufacturer and retailer John Lewis of Hungerford Plc says finance director Karen Stanley has resigned after six years in the role.

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