The liquidator and lawyers chasing the former owner of Collins & Hayes for a portion of the seven-figure sum his company received for selling its intellectual property have scored a victory in the battle to recoup funds for creditors.

A glut of containers arriving at U.K. ports from China in December meant sofa imports passed all previous record-highs for the second straight month as the industry rushed to get Christmas orders delivered.

BFM Fabric Show London is to take place at Twickenham Stadium from June 8–9, 2021, subject to small indoor trade events being permitted at the time.

General merchandise retailer Next put more upholstery volume through its own Yorkshire sofa factory in the run up to the pandemic while expanding headcount by 35 percent.

Lectra, a major supplier of machinery, software and consultancy to U.K. and global sofa manufacturers, has agreed to acquire rival Gerber Technologies in a deal worth €300 million.

Timothy Oulton is taking its recently-acquired Sofa Workshop brand into international markets for the first time. Here in the U.K., it also plans to add a second London showroom for its Noble Souls brand.

Harvey Roberts has been appointed managing director at upholstery manufacturer and distributor Hydeline Furniture.

The Chinese furniture manufacturing conglomerate that bought HTL in 2016 says it will sustain a financial hit after writing down the value of its investment in the leather sofa maker.

Upholstery conglomerate Man Wah Holdings successfully raised HK$2.36 billion (£222m) from investors following the planned share placing it had earlier signposted mid-January.

The company that last summer bought the business and assets of one of the U.K.'s first vertically-integrated direct-to-consumer sofa brands has booked six-figure profits.

Half-year EBIT trebled as high-end upholstery manufacturer Kingcome Sofas found extra margin in the six months to end October.

Fashion and lifestyle brand Joules said licensing income has more than doubled citing the impact of its partnership with DFS, the upholstery market leader.

A strong bounce back out of the first two lockdowns has left upholstery and carpets chain ScS cautiously optimistic for the weeks and months ahead.

Sofa maker Tetrad has completed the remodel of its Preston showroom ahead of the launch of a series of new collections.

Arlo & Jacob, the upholstery retailer, is turning its stores into virtual showrooms using live video chat powered by Go Instore software.

British retailers and wholesalers imported more upholstery ahead of Christmas than in any other month since records began, new data compiled by The Furnishing Report shows.

Man Wah Holdings, the upholstery and recliner giant with manufacturing operations across the Far East and Eastern Europe, hopes to raise the equivalent of £224 million to fund expansion and modernisation activities.

A gain on the sale of freehold property softened the impact of a weaker trading for The Sofa & Chair Co. in the period leading up to the arrival of the pandemic.

Robert Mynett, son of Brian Mynett who passed away last week, shares a letter written by his father to his step-brother Scott Ramsay in August 2006 after he had endured a particularly difficult day.

Brian Mynett, the former Christie-Tyler executive who was later responsible for driving the U.K. expansion of Italian sofa giant Natuzzi, has died. He was 80 years old.

Vita Group has agreed to pay €6.1 million to acquire southern Italian flexible foam producer I.M.P.E from Natuzzi, the upholstery manufacturing giant.

Ekornes, the Norwegian recliner company behind the Stressless and IMG brands, recorded a loss at its U.K. and Ireland operation in 2019 during what was, it said, a year of consolidation.

The Incanto Group is planning a three-month show-van tour in the U.K. after a similar exercise by the sofa maker resulted in it picking up new accounts for its relaunched Digiò Leather Sofas by Sofitalia brand here this autumn.

Italian sofa maker Nicoletti Home says U.K. sales will end 2020 up in mid-single digits after it successfully navigated raw material challenges to deliver its order book to customers on time and in full.

Sofas & Stuff has lined up a first showroom in Hertfordshire as the upholstery retailer continues to expand its national footprint.

North West sofa covers and soft furnishings business Plumbs booked flat underlying profits last year, saying it had been a period of consolidation following earlier restructuring.

Upholstered furniture imports climbed at their fastest pace in over a year as global suppliers played catch-up in the wake of strong demand across U.K. retail stores and online.

A temporary moratorium on shareholder payouts and M&A activity is over for upholstery giant DFS after it agreed new extended debt terms with lenders.

Whitemeadow, Britain's biggest owner-run upholstery producer, maintained its growth story last year as it reached what is likely to be a revenue peak ahead of the pandemic and Brexit transition.

Ashley Manor, the West Midlands sofa maker, was the biggest growth driver for the Thai-owned TCM Living upholstery group as two of its four major business units outperformed the U.K. market last year.

The group behind the rise and recline chair and adjustable beds brands Middletons and Oak Tree found top line growth and positive cashflow as it built out its retail footprint following earlier investment.

Upholstered furniture manufacturer Whitemeadow is to open up its Sutton-in-Ashfield HQ to showcase its new collections early next year.

Ecommerce upholstery startup Swyft Homes is this week introducing a rapid turnaround next-day delivery service for customers.

The West Midlands upholstery brands that form the largest part of the Thai-owned TCM Living group look to have outperformed the U.K. sofa market last year, new data shows.

TCM Corp, the majority owner of U.K. upholstery group TCM Living, has promoted a new group chief executive from within the Thailand based organisation.

Upholstery market leader DFS has expanded its presence in the North West with its already-signposted Barrow-in-Furness unit pulling up the shutters for the first time this weekend.

Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) at sofas, sofabeds and upholstered beds retailer that previously featured in Fast Track 100 list of Britain’s fastest-growing private companies.

Italian upholstery vertical Natuzzi will expand its retail footprint in the U.K. this Christmas amid strong demand so far this year for its Natuzzi Editions brand.

The British arm of upholstery producer La-Z-Boy has gifted three high-end recliners to the staff wellbeing area at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

Upholstery retailer Sofology will take store numbers close to 50 with the opening of three more units this side of the New Year, starting tomorrow on the South Coast.



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