Revenue declined at Atlantic Shopping in 2019 but the Midlands dining retailer continued to return a double-digit net margin and was well set up for the surge in ecommerce this year.

Egger Group, the wood-based materials conglomerate with a big presence in the U.K. market, has acquired a minority stake in an Italian company that makes decorative facings for furniture.

Living, dining and bedroom cabinet furniture importer Fortune Woods U.K. has moved into a new combined office and warehouse facility at Pontyclun, South Wales.

Far East suppliers to Oak Furnitureland acceded to a request by the retailer to convert trade balances into loans last autumn, aiding its working capital through the end of 2019 and into this year.

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.

Home improvement retail giant B&Q is to relaunch kitchen installation services across its U.K. store network, reversing a strategy decision taken more than two years ago.

Cabinet wholesale and retail company Kettle Interiors U.K. has renamed one of its two residual furniture retail stores after it adapted the available product offer post-lockdown.

Growth in wholesale revenue for Kettle Interiors U.K. helped counter a decline in sales at its retail unit last year. Underlying profits for the case goods business were up nearly a fifth.

John Lewis of Hungerford, the premium kitchens, bedrooms and furniture vertical, says it has been trading at record levels for a number of months.

Calligaris Group, the contemporary Italian furniture maker whose products are sold in over 100 countries worldwide including the U.K., says the medium-term outlook is positive despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

The value of case goods imports into Britain weakened from every major source nation in July, new Government figures show.

Middleton Bespoke Joinery, a custom joinery and furniture maker, has been awarded the Manufacturing Guild Mark from The Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing industry charity and City of London livery company.

Woodbender, a family-owned and run South African cabinet maker specialised in handcrafted made-to-order solid bentwood furniture, is launching into the British market.

Nobia, the Swedish kitchens conglomerate and owner of British retail chain Magnet, has bolstered its senior management team with two executive hires.

Mandated store closures left bedroom chain Sharps bereft of sales in the three months to end June but it still generated cash from operations and recorded a skinny profit at the adjusted EBITDA line.

German bedroom supplier Wiemann is to showcase an upgraded programme of finishes and options for its popular Monaco VIP range at three separate U.K. furniture events this autumn.

Designer Contracts, deVol Kitchens and the founder of a furniture comparison website are among those from the industry to be shortlisted for The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards U.K. 2020.

The value of wood cabinet imports shipped to the U.K. in the first six months of 2020 is down just over a fifth on last year, a less severe decline than those seen in all other big-ticket furniture categories.

Online sales ramped for TJ Hughes during lockdown, with the discount department store chain saying its Internet business had "experienced exponential growth."

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.

Third quarter gain as U.K. kitchens chain rolls out trade concept.

Two senior managers at Clive Christian Furniture Co. have led a management buyout of the luxury cabinet maker, supported by David Dare, the former owner and md at high-end interiors company Shaws of Darwen.

There is no shortage of consumers or retailers wanting to buy furniture designed, made and sold by Ercol, the Buckinghamshire company that will celebrate its 100th year in 2020.

Fitted bedroom and home office furniture maker and retailer for sale after filing for administration.

Litmus Furniture has been appointed principal agent for England, Wales and Ireland by Recor, the Belgian furniture maker that once listed the U.K. among its biggest markets.

A dozen new workers have joined Blackburn cabinet maker Fuse Furniture after the company received funding and business support from Boost, Lancashire's Business Growth Hub.

Fitted furniture vertical Hammonds has extended the lease of its Leicestershire manufacturing facility, securing the long-term future of its production in Hinckley.

John Lewis of Hungerford, the premium cabinet furniture vertical, says current customer behaviour suggests clarity over the current political environment will unlock pent up demand.

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Gallery's Sittingbourne headquarters.
Furniture, beds and home accents distributor Gallery Direct recorded bigger profits in 2018, shrugging off the impact of a dip in group-wide U.K. sales.

Buyout of North Carolina manufacturer supports existing wholesale infrastructure in the U.S. for Far East conglomerate, while since-divested U.K. case goods arm saw double-digit decline in 2018.

Fitted furniture maker and retailer bolstered balance sheet in more challenging trading year.

Wider margins helped counter the impact of lower sales at Portadown furniture wholesaler Annaghmore Agencies in the year to December 31.

The phoenix company that bought the four-store kitchen maker and retailer Earle & Ginger out of administration earlier this year has itself filed for insolvency.

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Atlantic is among the largest retailers of dining furniture in Britain.
Tough comps and more challenging market conditions saw the top and bottom line fall for high-profit online dining furniture retailer Atlantic Shopping last year.

The London based company behind the Artisan Furniture brand has acquired selected assets of PD Global, the furniture importer and distributor which ceased trading earlier this summer.

High end furniture maker and retailer Linley recorded a bigger a loss in 2017–18 because of project delays and a strategy pivot but said the future remains bright for the company.

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Sales and underlying profits advanced between April 1–June 30, 2019 for Sharps.
Revenue and underlying profits inched forward for Sharps in the three months to end June with the national bedroom and home office furniture chain saying its order book is in a healthy state.

Underlying sales grew for Northamptonshire cabinet furniture retailer and wholesaler Kettle Interiors in 2017–18 despite a backdrop of trading headwinds.

Profits topped half a million pounds for emerging living, dining and bedroom cabinet furniture retailer in 2018–19.

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Rising shipments from Asia powered the increase.
Living, dining and bedroom cabinet imports to the U.K. have trended up in mid single-digits in the first half of 2019 driven by shipments from the Far East.

One of Europe's largest living, dining and bedroom cabinet furniture makers is to diversify into upholstery, building a new multi-million factory in Poland.

Fast-expanding cabinet furniture vertical Wren Kitchens has reached 80 stores nationwide with the opening of a new unit in Exeter.

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Spaceslide trades from more than half a dozen of its own showrooms.
The Yorkshire group behind the Spaceslide bedroom furniture brand returned to profit at the EBITDA line last year, while entering new sectors helped offset weak retail demand.

Expanding kitchen maker and retailer Wren has gained various globally-known International Standards Organisation (ISO) accreditations for its factories in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

The U.S. rescuer of the Smallbone of Devizes and Mark Wilkinson Furniture luxury kitchen companies has added another Wiltshire business after completing an insolvent takeover earlier this month.

U.K. half-year profits declined for Magnet owner Nobia despite it picking up more trade business to counter the impact of weak retail sales.

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Birlea Furniture's Castle Donington base.
Privately-owned importer and distributor Birlea Furniture posted a third straight double-digit sales climb last year with it saying further gains on the way. Profits also rose.

Diversified Far East furniture manufacturing giant Green River Group is divesting another of its furniture factories after agreeing the sale of a majority stake in a case goods plant to Samson Holding.

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Shipments from China were a fifth higher.
Chinese, Malaysian and Vietnamese cabinet imports climbed sharply as the latest HMRC data dump annualised against issues with container ships arriving from Asia.

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The importer's home at Binbrook Technical Park, Lincolnshire.
Case goods distributor Classic Furniture narrowed its trading deficit in 2017–18 after efforts to address margin and strengthen its supply chain yielded improvements.

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BFM drills down into the issues affecting furniture manufacturers.
One in four furniture manufacturers have made redundancies and nearly one sixth introduced short-term working as producers grapple with some of the most challenging trading conditions in years, according to a survey by BFM.

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Mattress production climbed though the overall bed market was impacted by divan production.
British furniture manufacturers' collective output declined last year with cabinet furniture producers and sofa makers among those seeing the biggest falls, new figures for 2018 reveal.

Danzer, the €202 million turnover decorative hardwood supplier that lists manufacturers of floorcoverings and furniture among its clientele, is to close one of its European factories.

East Midlands based furniture distributor Birlea has acquired bedroom and dining cabinet brand Willis & Gambier from Far East conglomerate Samson Holding.

Expanding kitchens vertical Wren is planning a Midlands recruitment event, where it hopes to offer an instant route back into work for staff impacted by the insolvency of retailer Bathstore.

Prestige kitchen and bedroom furniture maker and retailer Roundhouse booked lower underlying revenue in 2018 but the value of deposits held at the year-end indicate it may reverse that this year.

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Kingfisher, owner of B&Q, has a new chief executive.
Kingfisher, owner of home improvement giant B&Q, has named the head of French supermarket conglomerate Carrefour's Asia business as successor to outgoing CEO Véronique Laury.

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Oak Furnitureland has about 100 U.K. stores and is the market leader in solid hardwood furniture sales.
Competitors hoping to pore over the finances of Britain's biggest hardwood furniture retailer could face a potential wait after Oak Furnitureland pushed out its latest year-end.

Revenue fell and losses widened ahead of the prepack sale of the business and assets of bedroom cabinet manufacturer Harrison Brothers (Furniture), administrators have disclosed.

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Retailers shifted more upholstery in May.
Higher upholstery sales led the way as furniture retailers enjoyed year-on-year growth in May.

Privately-owned kitchen furniture producer Burbidge slipped to a 2017–18 deficit after revenue fell and its cost of sales increased. A pension gain boosted its book value.

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98 percent of Sharps' business is derived from bedroom furniture sales.
Fitted bedrooms vertical Sharps maintained forward momentum in the six months to end March as the manufacturer and retailer shrugged off a tough macro environment to increase sales and profits.

Sharps, the 78-store bedroom furniture maker and retailer backed by Sun Capital Partners, is planning to list corporate bonds issued last year on a Swedish exchange.

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Sigma 3's Moda modern bedroom range.
Kitchen, bedroom and home office furniture maker and retailer Sigma 3 posted sales growth in 2017–18 but profits declined as higher costs impacted margins.

Revenue fell and losses widened at the West Sussex kitchen manufacturer behind the Paula Rosa and Manhattan brands in 2018. Its outlook for this year improved after a surge in new business orders in the final quarter.

Parisot, a French furniture kit maker employing over 500 people whose products are sold into the U.K. retail market, has been placed into an insolvency process called redressement judiciaire.

The owners of luxury goods group Clive Christian say it is "business as usual" for its furniture manufacturing division after its fragrance unit was sold.

Häfele UK grew both sales and profits last year.



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