The future of garden, outdoor leisure, lighting and home ecommerce brand True Shopping (trueshopping.co.uk) is uncertain after restructuring advisors were drafted in to run its operating company.

Sales climbed by more than a fifth for London based rug distributor and wholesaler Asiatic Carpets last year as it benefited from higher home spend among consumers.

3G Capital, a global investment firm and private partnership, is to acquire a controlling stake in Netherlands based furnishings conglomerate Hunter Douglas, owner of multiple U.K. companies including window dressings giant Hillarys.

Homewares importer and distributor Sabichi saw profits jump 63 percent in the past year as it beat its revenue target by more than £4 million.

National bedding and linen retailer Julian Charles says its online business has exploded after heavy investment in its digital proposition under its new owner.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the U.K.'s antitrust watchdog, has has provisionally found that Dar Lighting has broken competition law by preventing retailers from offering discounts online.

North West upholstery and curtain fabrics wholesaler Fryett's widened gross margin in 2020/21 as it increased its market share in the supply of cut length products.

Italian Design Brands (IDB), a private equity backed collective of high-end furniture and interiors companies that launched a U.K. arm this year, has acquired a minority stake in Axolight, an Italian lighting supplier.

Flooring supplier Victoria is to enter a new product segment after it agreed to buy the rugs division of Belgium's Balta Group. It will also acquire its U.K. polypropylene carpet and non-woven carpet businesses, plus the Balta brand.

Furnishings fabrics business Arley House has successfully defended a copyright infringement claim brought by a minority shareholder and fabric designer.

Suffolk headquartered window fabrics conglomerate Style Group has acquired a stake in 360º Marketing & Communications, a Spain-based marcomms agency.

Trendsetter Home Furnishings, the business behind The Fine Bedding Company brand, said it made a welcome return to profit after it outperformed its budget by focusing on creating a more sustainable business.

Sanderson Design Group (SDG) has appointed former John Lewis Partnership chief financial officer Patrick Lewis to its board as one of two new non-executive hires.

Demand through 2021 has put luxury furnishing fabrics, wallpapers and accessories supplier Romo back on track to recover sales lost through the pandemic, the company said in just-filed accounts.

A major restructuring plan initiated through the pandemic will leave the U.K. arm of designer lighting company Artemide leaner and in better shape to seize future market opportunities, the company has said.

Interiors brand Morris & Co. will deepen ties with general merchandise fashion-to-furnishings retailer Next with an expanded licensing agreement, parent company Sanderson Design Group (SDG) announced Thursday morning.

North West home textiles group Turner Bianca booked lower profits in 2020/21 as rising costs and narrower margins countered the impact of higher sales.

Revenue climbed for soft furnishings supplier Ashley Wilde Group last year as its customer base ramped up activity in the aftermath of the first lockdown.

Belfield Group's upholstery businesses were more impacted by lockdown periods last year as its just-divested mattress unit delivered higher revenue amid the backdrop of the pandemic.

High end interior design and furnishings distributor Sanderson Design Group has appointed Mike Woodcock as its chief financial officer, replacing Michael Williamson who leaves next month.

Wallcoverings and home accents supplier Graham & Brown enjoyed a big jump in profits as customers "rediscovered their homes" last year, investing in and re-inventing the environments they live in.

Sanderson Design Group, the high-end interior design and furnishings manufacturer and distributor, is to launch a Morris & Co brand extension targeting international markets.

Sleep Solutions, the company behind U.K. direct-to-consumer pillow specialist Kally Sleep, has acquired Woven Rugs, an online rug and homewares marketplace trading as Woven.

Sanderson Design Group is to introduce a new direct-to-consumer (DTC) brand that will include a furniture element among its offer. It will have its own dedicated ecommerce website and sell additionally through Selfridges, the department store retailer.

Sanderson Design Group will advertise on television for the first time ever with its Harlequin brand to use the medium for the consumer launch of its new Own the Room campaign.

The group behind home and giftware wholesaler Lesser & Pavey increased profits in 2020/21 as it found top line growth amid a turbulent trading backdrop.

Furniture, beds and home accents supplier Gallery Direct is to open a large distribution centre near Chesterfield early next year.

Colefax Group, the listed furnishing fabrics, wallpaper and upholstery supplier, has announced a Tender Offer at an elevated price that could boost returns for both existing and residual shareholders.

Furnishing fabrics, wallpaper and upholstery supplier Colefax Group doubled profits in 2019/20 despite the pandemic hitting markets worldwide.

Williams Sonoma, the U.S. owner of the West Elm and Pottery Barn retail banners, has agreed a licensing deal for the Morris & Co brand covering a broad range of products.

Julian Charles, the turnaround investor-backed soft furnishings chain, found cost savings to reach breakeven at the EBITDA line in the six months to April, and says it can improve further by next year.

A longstanding investigation by the U.K.'s competition watchdog is over after it reversed the sale of an ecommerce window dressings retailer to a home furnishings giant.

Bedding and household textiles importer and distributor Rapport Home found big profit growth despite sales dropping by £3 million last year.

Reacting to online demand and the acquisition of an ecommerce marketplace retailer boosted sales at the West Yorkshire company behind the Melrose Interiors brand last year.

The pandemic and the collapse of home furnishings retailer Laura Ashley came ahead of a prominent window dressing supplier completing an insolvent restructure earlier this year, leaving creditors facing a shortfall.

A new online marketplace targeting interior designers with samples of fabrics, flooring, wallcoverings and other interior materials is gaining traction, with more 40 brands now signed up.

The luxury interior design and furnishings group behind the Morris & Co brand has cited post-Brexit demand for British-made goods among three positive sales drivers this year.

One of the U.K.'s largest decorative lighting suppliers took a large six-figure bad debt charge following Laura Ashley's closure last year, while the pandemic exacerbated the impact on profits.

North West home furnishings supplier Cleland McIver grew profits despite lower output last year and says it is proposing steps to strengthen cashflow amid supply chain disruption.

Cost savings and state support helped mitigate a double-digit fall in revenue for Sanderson Design Group in the year to January 31, 2021.

High-end furnishings group Sanderson Design Group hopes to expand distribution of its Morris & Co. brand across east and southeast Asia after penning a new exclusive licensing agreement.

Blankets-to-bedlinen retailer Online Home Shop (OHS) will move into new purpose-built premises in Manchester next year, creating dozens of new jobs.

International interior furnishings supplier Sanderson Design Group has relaunched websites for all its individual brands along with refreshing its corporate presence online.

The new owner of the Laura Ashley brand and other intellectual property has agreed a manufacturing and product development partnership with Graham & Brown, the wallpaper and paints manufacturer.

Colefax Group, the fabrics and wallpaper company with a big international business, says sales have been more resilient despite the imposition of new restrictions across the U.K. and export markets.

Profits at Sanderson Design Group, the luxury interiors manufacturer and wholesaler formerly known as Walker Greenbank, will rise after the company outperformed expectations.

The diversified furniture, mattress and home accents distribution group Gallery Direct built out revenue in 2019 including a 50 percent rise in U.K. sales. Profits fell on higher costs.

A management reorganisation helped speed up decision-making and boost profitability at household textiles giant Turner Bianca in 2019–20.

Home and gift wholesaler Ancient Wisdom has agreed a ten-year lease on a recently refurbished distribution centre in Yorkshire.

Earnings grew on higher sales last year for the Yorkshire rugs and soft furnishings manufacturer behind the Howler & Scratch and Rug Guru brands.

U.K. competition watchdog opens investigation into lighting company, but says no view has yet been taken on how or whether to progress.

Executives behind the Jane Clayton home furnishings business are to launch a dedicated ecommerce store for the youthful mid-market Scion brand after striking a deal with the brand-owner Walker Greenbank.

NorthEdge Capital has strengthened its ties to the home furnishings sector after backing a management buyout (MBO) at an expanding decorative lighting business.

Interior furnishings group Walker Greenbank has signed a licensing agreement with general retailer Next that will see new apparel, homeware and accents lines launched across three of its brands.

Walker Greenbank, the interior furnishings manufacturer and distributor, will simplify its structure by rebranding as Sanderson Design Group later this year in a move it says better reflects its activities.

The Belfield Group, owner of Westbridge Furniture, Tetrad and one of the U.K.'s largest mattress factories, booked higher consolidated profits in 2019 despite a fall in group-wide revenue.

The private equity house that acquired the national soft furnishings business Julian Charles earlier this year is on the hunt for more takeovers, with a specific eye on the U.K. furniture sector.

Sofa.com has deepened its ties with its sister company after adding fabrics from a key House of Fraser in-house brand. It has also introduced lighting to its offer for the first time.

Italian furniture group Calligaris has for the first time disclosed the detail behind its late autumn 2019 buyout of high-end lighting company Luceplan.

Furnishings conglomerate Hunter Douglas has been told to divest at least 51 percent of its shares in window dressings etailer 247Blinds after a ruling by the U.K. competition watchdog.

The one-time owner of the now defunct Walmsley's furniture chain and ex-IKEA sofa maker Olympia has returned to the interiors sector after acquiring the retail division of a £30 million soft furnishings group.

Poundland stores nationwide will carry a programme of inexpensive home and décor items with the rollout of Pep&Co Home concessions across its U.K. store network.

Interim earnings fell 15 percent at soft furnishings company Walker Greenbank after it incurred restructuring costs following a site closure.

Window dressings manufacturer Ena Shaw has introduced its first-ever collection of Montgomery branded ready made velvet curtains, designed and manufactured solely in the U.K.

One of the U.K.'s biggest rug and floormat suppliers said the downsizing of home improvement chain Homebase had a negative impact on sales last year.

Melrose Interiors, one of the country's largest independent rug suppliers, closed out a seven-figure property sale this summer after earlier completing a "landmark relocation."

Fast-expanding lighting supplier Astro posted another top line sales record in 2018–19 but cautioned that growth was harder to come by, especially in the U.K.

Heritage bedding and soft furnishings supplier Bedeck returned to profit in 2017–18 after it recorded lower operating charges and an increase in revenue.

Revenue jumped by more than a fifth for North West soft furnishings supplier Cleland McIver in 2017–18 as the privately-owned company built on its investment in new warehousing.

R.A. Irwin & Company, which produces mattress ticking and window blind fabrics, recorded a bigger loss in 2017–18 but maintained sales and boosted cash.

High-end fabrics company Walker Greenbank has made a distribution agreement with Kravet to replace Robert Allen Duralee as the U.S. distributor of its Clarke & Clarke and Studio G brands.

The privately-owned Preston design and manufacturing group behind the iLiv and SMD interior textiles brands built a bigger export business in 2017–18.

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Parlane is among the U.K.'s largest home accents and décor wholesalers.
Parlane International, the home accents company acquired by designer, manufacturer and distributor Gallery Direct earlier this year, is to clear £2 million of stock ahead of a warehouse move.

Diversified distributor Supreme Imports has acquired lighting retailer LED Hut in an insolvent buyout brokered by administrators at KPMG. The deal safeguards 30 jobs.



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