Sales fell in low single digits for the UK arm of Canadian office furniture giant Global in 2013–14 as the company arrested a long-running top line decline.

Upmarket cabinet furniture firm Grange has invested £1m rationalising its property portfolio and has tailored its product line to the young and wealthy.

Cabinet furniture manufacturers invested heavily in 2014 as the world’s largest woodworking machinery manufacturer and supplier enjoyed double-digit growth.

A return to top line growth and selling more higher margin oak furniture helped manufacturer and distributor Devonshire to its highest profits since 2008 in the year to end July.

UK furniture manufacturers helped power growth for one of the world’s largest component, hardware and fittings firms in 2014.

Diversification into new product areas helped West Yorkshire cabinet furniture and components group Decorative Panels put £10m more on its top line in the year to end March.

International case goods manufacturer Jonathan Charles has launched JC Edited, a new brand and product line aimed at independent furniture stores.

grangeWeak demand is continuing to hamper efforts to galvanise French furniture maker Grange, with its UK owner exploring options for the business.

welcome-furnitureStronger margins and higher sales helped North Wales bedroom cabinet firm Welcome Furniture grow profits in the year to end March.

Demand for decorative papers from cabinet furniture firms helped gloss over weak sales of floorcoverings at industrial giant Egger in the six months to end October.



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