Upholstery specialist Sofology says it will turn Black Friday green by launching its own initiative — called Green Friday — in partnership with the Woodland Trust, the U.K.'s largest tree conservation charity.

Upholstery brand Arlo & Jacob will open its second showroom in the capital and its fifth overall with a new store in a landmark building that once housed the North London Royal Mail Sorting and Delivery Centre.

Brexit and tariffs vexed Far East recliner maker Man Wah in the six months to end September but only the latter impacted its half-year numbers as sales in Europe advanced.

Lancashire sofa maker Buoyant Upholstery has named Paul Longmuir as Sales Agent of the Year for 2019.

The Thai majority owner of Alstons, Ashley Manor and Alexander & James said its U.K. upholstery division recorded high double-digit sales growth in the third quarter but production headwinds impacted margin.

U.K. revenue declined for the company behind Norwegian recliner brand Stressless in the third quarter, but still outperformed other world markets. The trend for motorised products has prompted a change of strategy, it said.

Upholstery warehouses across the U.K. are full to bursting after imports of sofas arrived in record numbers ahead of Britain's planned, but ultimately delayed, exit from the European Union.

Italian upholstery giant Natuzzi will open five further Natuzzi Editions stores in the U.K. over the festive season and has identified more locations to expand the fascia here through 2020.

ScS, the national upholstery and carpets specialist, is primed to boost shareholders' earnings-per-share in a transaction that sees its former outright owner sever further ties with the business.

Upholstery chain heading to one of the counties with the lowest concentration of national furniture chains in all of England.

Revenue falls for the second straight year at upholstery producer.

At The Helm, the upholstery brand launched earlier this year by Hydeline Furniture, has a new website.

Upholstery imports into the U.K. grew at a faster pace in August after shipments from China jumped by a more than a third.

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Image: Alexander and James
Profits climbed for the group behind British sofa brands Alexander and James, Ashley Manor and import business AMX Design last year, driven by growth and wider margins.

Natuzzi has named Jason Camp as president of Natuzzi Americas, making him its most senior company official in the territory.

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The London Fabric Show has become BFM Fabric Show London ahead of its 2020 edition in a move that opens the door to possible expansion around the U.K.

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HSL is headquartered at Batley, West Yorkshire, and trades from stores nationwide.
Sales climbed at the 59-store specialist furniture retailer HSL in 2018 with the company's West Yorkshire factory powering much of the uplift.

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Sofa.com has its own factory in Poland.
ScS would have utilised Sofa.com's Eastern European manufacturing base to serve other parts of its business if it had successfully bought the company, its chairman said yesterday.

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Lebus' Lincolnshire factory.
The Dutch majority owner of Lebus Upholstery has reduced its stake in a long-planned transaction that hands control of the Lincolnshire sofa manufacturer to its U.K. board.

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Trade has weakened for ScS as it embarks on bid to build on growth last year.
Consumer demand has weakened since the height of the summer amid a more challenging trading backdrop according to ScS, Britain's number two upholstery specialist.

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Westbridge's Coach House collection.
The revenue trend at Westbridge, Britain's largest non retailer-owned sofa maker, reflected the wider U.K. upholstery market last year.

Preston upholstery producer Tetrad continued to gain momentum in 2018, with double-digit pro-rata sales growth helping it glean a bigger share of a declining upholstery market.

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Natuzzi Editions new store in the North West.
Natuzzi added a fifth U.K. store for its Editions brand on Saturday, a day after the Italian upholstery giant released second quarter figures that reflected myriad challenges across the globe.

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A change in the retailer's accounting reference date was a contributing factor in rising net debt at its latest balance sheet dateline.
Upholstery market leader DFS has this month increased the size of its revolving credit facility by £20 million "to reflect the increased scale of the group's operating activities."

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DFS is the U.K. market leader in upholstery.
Sales and adjusted profits advanced for DFS in the year to end June while the group — owner of Sofology, Dwell and Sofa Workshop — says it will exit a number of 'poorly performing' suppliers.

Upholstery producer Ekornes, owner of the Stressless recliner brand, says it maintained U.K. profits last year despite the negative impact of a legacy group logistics contract.

Net income advanced beyond £3 million for the manufacturer behind brands including Rug Guru and The Origin Rug Collection last year after a big leap in sales.

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The company is a bellwether for the U.K. sofa industry.
Revenue fell and margins narrowed in 2018–19 for Flameproofings, the U.K. market leader in the flame retardant coating of fabrics for the upholstery and household textile markets.

Mark Draper has been promoted to commercial director at upholstery distributor La-Z-Boy U.K. with the business also announcing new heads of both marketing and independent sales.

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The two-seater Holly sofa.
Upholstery vertical Sofa.com is to enter the contract sector for the first time with a collection of products that also includes a tie-up with bed company Hypnos.

Upholstery giant offloads shareholding in Nick Scali — one of the largest furniture chains in the Southern Hemisphere — for the equivalent of about £41 million.

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At The Helm's Havana three-seater sofa.
Hydeline Furniture, the upholstery supplier behind the At The Helm brand launched earlier this year, has revealed new photography in a move that signals the direction of travel for the range's aesthetics.

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Sales fell despite an improving trend in the first half.
Half year sales declined in the U.K. and Ireland for the company behind major European upholstery brand Stressless, though the second quarter improved on the first.

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The second half began with a decline in sofa imports, driven by fewer containers arriving from China.
Upholstery imports into the U.K. declined year-on-year in July, bringing three straight months of high double-digit value growth to an end.

Upholstery manufacturer and retailer Sofa.com could veer from its monobrand history for the first time according to weekend press reports.

Residential and commercial furniture manufacturer Style Matters is upsizing after agreeing to move to larger premises at a North West industrial park.

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Lebus is one of the U.K.'s biggest sofa manufacturers.
A fall in overheads boosted profits at Lincolnshire sofa maker Lebus Upholstery after sales were hit by the long spell of sunny weather that brought six straight years of growth to an end.

Heritage Upholstery Supplies has rebranded as Heritage Components in a move that reflects its evolution into a worldwide furniture components supplier.

Kasen International Holdings, the one-time owner of a U.K. upholstery retail chain, recorded double-digit sales growth to Europe in the six months to end June.

ScS, the U.K.'s number two upholstery retailer, is expanding its customer service team at its North East headquarters.



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