bhs2THE COLLAPSE of retail chains BHS and Fabric Warehouse hindered textiles supplier Caldeira in 2015–16, but the business has vowed to bounce back.

KurtDarrowTHE HEAD of La-Z-Boy’s global operations says it wants to secure and expand distribution in Britain before it would even consider replicating its U.S. business model here.

DESIGNER furniture company Ligne Roset has launched high-definition 3D product visualisation as part of its new ecommerce website.

JulianBowenREVENUE passed £20 million for the first time for Nottinghamshire furniture distributor Julian Bowen in 2015–16.

heartlandsGenSALES drop below £10 million for Birmingham furniture distributor

FURNISHINGS group Walker Greenbank Plc says it yesterday (Mar. 27, 2017) launched pop-up stores for three of its key brands inside John Lewis’ Oxford Street store.

BRITISH market important for Danish cabinet furniture maker

vida living dundalk extFURNITURE importer VIDA Living enjoyed bumper NEC as it looks to reverse a fall in profits in 2015–16

carpetShowroomHEADLAM Group Plc has promoted longstanding executive Tony Judge to chief operating officer and confirmed the acquisition and price of Mitchell Carpets.

carpetsWholesalePRIVATE equity backed takeover of Redditch headquartered national floorcoverings wholesale group

REVENUE and earnings advanced at soft furnishings supplier Cleland McIver in the year to end September 2016.

FLOORING contractor Designer Contracts has expanded warehouse capacity at three of its twelve sites in a move designed to help it cater for higher regional demand.

SERENE builds on compound growth of 25 percent over previous two years

NORTH east manufacturer and distributor slips to loss

seconiqueHIGHER sales and lower costs helped underlying profits jump by nearly a third at furniture importer Seconique in the year to end June 2016.

EXPANSION for London-based furniture maker

DOUBLE-digit top line growth and EBITDA rise

sofaFramePREMIUM fabrics supplier Colefax Group Plc says it will benefit in the long term if the weakness in sterling persists but has missed out so far after hedging its U.S dollar exposure.

FURNITURE distributor TCS is to bolster its higher-end product offer, launching a new Italian-made upholstery programme and partnering beds and bedding manufacturer Duvalay.

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