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Parlane is among the U.K.'s largest home accents and décor wholesalers.
Parlane International, the home accents company acquired by designer, manufacturer and distributor Gallery Direct earlier this year, is to clear £2 million of stock ahead of a warehouse move.

Diversified distributor Supreme Imports has acquired lighting retailer LED Hut in an insolvent buyout brokered by administrators at KPMG. The deal safeguards 30 jobs.

The owners of luxury goods group Clive Christian say it is "business as usual" for its furniture manufacturing division after its fragrance unit was sold.

Home goods distributor Sabichi Homewares booked bigger profits after a fall in the cost of sales outpaced a dip in revenue for the year to October 31, 2018.

North West living, dining and bedroom furniture source Heritage Furniture has appointed experienced industry executive Tony Divito as sales agent.

Privately-owned prestige furniture and lifestyle brand Neptune recorded higher sales again in 2017–18 but profits declined on narrower margins.

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Pritex is located alongside Relyon at Wellington, Somerset.
Steinhoff has sold its diversified acoustic insulation, foam and fibre business Pritex in Somerset to the French headquartered industrial conglomerate Saint-Gobain.

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Hafele U.K.'s Rugby premises. Image: Google
The British arm of furniture fittings and hardware company Hafele maintained profits just north of £11.1 million last year as price management and cost control helped counter challenging trading conditions.

Tim Powell has formally joined the board of Porta Romana, the circa £14 million supplier of luxury furniture and home accents to the interior design market.

A Midlands furniture wholesaler has written off a seven-figure sum due to it after three co-controlled recipients of loans were placed into liquidation, rendering the debt unrecoverable.

Stax Trade Centres, the multi-branch wholesaler of goods ranging from kitchens to garden furniture and homeware, grew sales and profits in the year to September 1, 2018.

A key European bedroom furniture supplier to the U.K. market has drastically reduced the number of planned job cuts at its factories after talks with unions and industrial action by employees.

The daughters of the founders of bedroom furniture manufacturer Harrison Brothers (Furniture) have completed a buyout that saves jobs and ensures the business survives.

Upscale Scandinavian furniture brand Hay has recruited the former chief executive at designer chair maker Varier Furniture to oversee its own international business.

Knowsley furniture maker and wholesaler Dams posted double-digit profits growth on higher sales in 2017–18, a year that saw it start building a new upholstery facility.

One of Malaysia's largest furniture suppliers says it has seen a surge in demand from U.S. companies seeking to avoid the impact of tariffs imposed on Chinese furniture. U.K. sales were down.

A Chinese supplier with longstanding U.K. supply links may bear the brunt of the creditor shortfall after a small privately-owned wholesaler and retailer was placed into liquidation last month.

Higher revenue helped the British arm of Italian designer furniture group Poltrona Frau swing to profit in 2018.

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Brompton Cross showroom is first monobrand U.K. store for De Padova.
De Padova, one of Italy's most storied furniture design brands and part of the Boffi Group for the past four years, has opened a flagship retail showroom at Chelsea, London.

British soft-seating manufacturer Bazaar Group has appointed Jen Hannant as business development manager to help grow its business-to-business (B2B) arm.

Hampshire lighting company Elstead Group continued to build sales in a year that saw it acquire a British manufacturer and establish a bigger foothold overseas.

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Greiner wants to buy Recticel's Flexible Foams unit.
The owner of the Eurofoam business supplying comfort fillings to the Central and Eastern European markets wants to buy the Flexible Foams division of Recticel in a move that will prick the ears of many UK furniture makers.

Portadown furniture wholesaler Annaghmore Agencies has taken on Damon Culley as its sales agent for southern and central England.

Furniture Brands International, a new wholesale arm formed by furniture and interiors company Pavilion Broadway, has become UK distributor for the Jonathan Charles Fine Furniture and Theodore Alexander Modern brands.

A long hot summer in the UK wasn't enough for Gloster Furniture, the high-end outdoor furniture brand, to grow sales in the British market last year.

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Cabinet imports advanced in February.
Imports of living, dining and bedroom cabinet climbed in February as UK wholesalers and retailers shipped in more from China.

KPMG reveals what was and wasn't included in March sale of Lanarkshire soft furnishings supplier.

Modern furniture maker MDF Italia has acquired the brand and other assets of compatriot Acerbis in a move that further consolidates the high-end of the Italian furniture design market.

The Melksham-based UK arm of Herman Miller, the global workplace furniture maker, says it will get a three-fold benefit after it acquired two Engel injection moulding machines.

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Freehold property was held by the holding company, which isn't insolvent.
Suppliers to the no-longer-trading Kingstown group of furniture companies will not recoup funds from the sale of the company's factory with owners having ceded control in the period leading up to the manufacturer entering administration.

Privately-owned rug distributor Flair Rugs will achieve ten straight years of growth if it builds sales again this year after it posted another rise in output in the 12 months to June 30, 2018.

Wellemöbel, the already-insolvent bedroom, youth and office furniture manufacturer, has ceased production after failing to secure fresh investment.

Headlam, Europe's largest flooring distributor, has been given the green light to integrate two companies it bought last year into the group by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

Seconique, one of the UK's largest furniture importers and wholesalers, took its two-year investment to approaching eight figures after another large capex outlay in 2017–18.

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2017–18 was a challenging period, the company said.
Devonshire, one of Britain's last major freestanding cabinet furniture makers, recorded lower sales and narrower margins in 2017–18, impacting profits at the company's trading arm.

Privately-owned decorative lighting distributor Searchlight Electric capitalised on overseas growth in 2017–18 as the traditional retail sector in the UK bore the brunt of low consumer confidence and the effect of ecommerce.

Sales declined again for Willis & Gambier ahead of the decision by its Far East owner Samson Holding to draw a line under its UK furniture wholesale operation earlier this year.

The impact of Sino-U.S trade tensions occupied Hong Kong listed Samson Holding last year as the furniture manufacturing and wholesale conglomerate sought to counter the impact of the imposition of tariffs.

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Brits filled up their warehouses with more Far East stock.
Shipments of Chinese and Malaysian furniture rose sharply in January with year-on-year imports of living, dining and bedroom cabinet into Britain climbing for the first time since October.

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Yorkshire insolvency outfit appointed Kingstown Furniture administrators.
The Kingstown Furniture group, one of the UK's largest remaining volume cabinet makers, has been placed into administration and ceased production. The business is to be wound down.



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