High-end furniture and lighting brand Gabriel Scott is expanding its U.K. and European distribution after it agreed a partnership with designer furniture retailer Nest to sell its products online.

Parlane International, the home accents and décor wholesaler bought by Gallery Direct early last year, is for sale after being placed into administration.

The W Exhibition, the furniture manufacturing and joinery trade fair held every other year in Birmingham, has been postponed until September next year.

Floorcoverings and furnishings distributor Designer Contracts, a major supplier to the housebuilder industry, doubled profits last year after a large spike in output.

A small Cheshire wholesaler of household goods including bedroom storage is in administration and up for sale despite wiping out earlier deficits in recent years.

Sales climbed at Knowsley furniture maker Dams last year as it continued its programme of upgrading its factory and equipment across upholstery and cabinet production.

Lower turnover last year didn't prevent furniture wholesale group Seconique booking underlying EBIT up two-thirds. Net income advanced higher still on an annual basis after an upwards property valuation.

Prestige kitchen brand Poggenpohl could have a third owner in as many years after the company filed for a German insolvency process similar to administration.

The loss of a contract to supply retail giant Next and the ill-fated acquisition of the Montgomery brand contributed to the insolvency of Ena Shaw, the heritage soft furnishings manufacturer and home store retailer.

Andrew Porter, the storage and fulfilment specialist, has repurposed part of its warehouse to provide emergency furniture storage to companies unable to take in incoming stock.

Luxury interior furnishings group Walker Greenbank says it has reduced its cash burn after many employees, including those not furloughed, accepted a temporary salary reduction.

Some of the highest profile names in worldwide designer furniture manufacturing have issued a plea to legislators, fearing the loss of 7,000 businesses in the sector across Italy because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Secretary of State for Business and Industrial Strategy has written an open letter to U.K. manufacturers across all sectors paying tribute to the work being done to keep the economy moving.

Cabinet furniture maker and distributor Devonshire incurred a bigger loss on lower sales ahead of its sale last autumn and subsequent relaunch earlier this year.

Living, dining and bedroom furniture supplier Bentley Designs recorded lower sales in 2018–19. It continued to generate profits and boosted its balance sheet with a capital contribution.

Some of Britain's largest upholstery and mattress manufacturers have decided to close their factories and stop delivering following the lockdown announced Monday night as the country tries to stem the spread of coronavirus.

Furniture wholesaler Julian Bowen, one of the largest companies of its type in Britain, recorded higher profits last year after it grew sales and achieved wider gross margin.

A Staffordshire furniture manufacturer that had been restructured via a prepack administration process late 2018 has filed for insolvency for a second time in a little over a year.

A dissenting taxman almost scuppered the company voluntary arrangement (CVA) between furniture wholesaler Content by Terence Conran and its creditors.

Clarke & Clarke, the soft furnishings brand owned by interiors group Walker Greenbank, is collaborating with TV personality Tess Daly on the launch of her first homeware collection.

The reshaping of the board of luxury fabrics and interior furnishings group Walker Greenbank has continued with the appointment of a new chief financial officer.

The West Yorkshire company behind the kids furniture brand Stompa in the U.K. market recorded high six-figure cash and profit yields in 2018–19.

Joseph Joseph Group, the parent company to one of Britain's most successful housewares brands, posted profits up more than a third last year as revenue growth accelerated.

South East homewares distributor Sabichi enjoyed bumper sales growth last year as investment in new product paid dividends.

Ena Shaw, the Potter-family owned soft furnishings supplier and home retailer, has ceased trading and been placed into administration.

High-end interior furnishings group Walker Greenbank cited weakness in its two largest markets for a decline in sales in the year to January 31, 2020.

Financial terms regarding the takeover of the company behind Manchester based soft furnishings brands Curtina, Dreams & Drapes and Appletree have been disclosed for the first time.

Curated design show 100% Design has been rebranded and relocated for 2020. Now called Design London, it will take place across the city at North Greenwich.

Profits would have been higher still but for a change in the regulatory environment in Germany.

Furniture wholesaler Content by Terence Conran has written to creditors proposing a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) according to The Sunday Times.

A decline in sales across the U.K. and mainland Europe hit profits at luxury furnishings group Designers Guild in 2018–19.

Designer furniture manufacturer Fritz Hansen has opened its first U.K. standalone showroom with a two-floor space in London's trendy Clerkenwell district.

British furniture manufacturer Ercol, which is celebrating its centenary year in 2020, has recruited Roset (UK) director Arno Koch as its new sales director.

LifestyleGarden, a division of ScanCom International, will this spring launch what it has described as "the first mass market piece of furniture crafted from recycled plastic waste."

Unsecured creditors of West Midlands furniture wholesaler Serene Furnishings will likely get less than three pence in the pound back following the prepack deal that rescued the business last month.

Wood bedroom, living and dining cabinet furniture imports climbed ahead of the year-to-date trend in November on strengthening trade with two of the three biggest Far East markets.

West Midlands case goods wholesaler Heartlands Furniture has been fined after pleading guilty to breaches of the E.U. Timber Regulation (EUTR).

Pier 1 Imports, the North American furniture and home furnishings retailer and among the world's largest in the category, plans to close 450 shops in a huge downsizing of its store network that could reverberate in other markets.

The future of West Midlands furniture wholesaler Serene Furnishings has been secured after the company's business and assets were sold in a prepack administration deal.

Cabinet furniture maker Welcome, one of the largest remaining companies of its type in the U.K., posted bumper sales growth in 2018-19, but cautioned that there is no room for complacency.



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