DIVERSIFIED furniture and furnishings supplier Gallery Direct has widened the breadth of its product roster, expanding into festive accessories for the first time.

GROUP sales advanced 6.6 percent in 2016 for Lancashire office and corporate furniture maker Senator International with its international divisions making hay.

SAMSON sells OEM furniture maker; shifts production to Lacquer Craft.

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DANISH furniture maker Carl Hansen & Son has incorporated classics from iconic designers Kaare Klint, Mogens Koch and Mogens Lassen into its core collection.

SOFT FURNISHINGS supplier Evans Textiles expanded in 2016–17 amid a "particularly difficult" market as a consequence of the uncertainty surrounding the Brexit process.

SHARES in La-Z-Boy Inc. fell 20 percent yesterday as the upholstery and case goods maker, wholesaler and retailer missed its first quarter earnings target.

INVESTS in South West furniture distribution business.

FURNITURE maker and wholesaler Samson Holding posted a near three-fold earnings jump after it sold more high-end kit and expanded into new categories.

PROFITS were up by more than a third as East Midlands furniture importer Birlea posted a fifth straight revenue hike and laid the groundwork to expand its distribution footprint.

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ERCOL chairman Edward Tadros says the heritage British furniture maker is reaping the rewards of many years of investment as it maintained double-digit growth last year.

FLAT-pack furniture manufacturer closed in the spring.

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JYSK owner Lars Larsen Group announces major reorganisation of its circa £200 million furniture supply arm.

UPHOLSTERY supplier La-Z-Boy UK has launched a new consumer-targeted website to coincide with the rollout of its Originals collection across independent stores.

SOFT furnishings group Walker Greenbank Plc says buying Clarke & Clarke has boosted brand sales while export markets are outperforming Britain, further lifted by the weak pound.

FAR EAST furniture maker and distributor Samson Holding says 2016–17 earnings will beat expectations because of wider margins, online expansion, and other one-off factors.

WOOD based panels conglomerate Egger has acquired the Argentinian factory of Chilean company Masisa SA in a deal worth 155 million U.S dollars (£119 mill.).

A CURRENCY hedging loss trimmed profits at luxury furnishings supplier Colefax Group Plc in the year to April 30 despite the "extremely positive" weakening in sterling.

FLOORING wholesaler Valley Carpets says it hopes its new warehouse will be fully operational by the end of next month after it posted another rise in sales last year.

THE COMPETITION and Markets Authority (CMA) is to scrutinise the takeover of window dressings and floorcoverings company Hillarys, delaying integration with its new owner.

INTERIM profits fell at case goods maker and distributor Howden Joinery Group Plc as narrower margins and higher costs offset rising group turnover.

WHOLESALE giant Headlam said first half sales increased 4.0 percent, a signal of health for the independent floorcoverings market.

FURNISHINGS group Belfield has acquired upmarket sofa maker Tetrad in a deal that expands its reach into the high-end upholstery market.

BentleyBicesterIndicaFURNITURE importer Bentley Designs UK is to open a new warehouse and head office facility at Bicester in Oxfordshire, expanding its UK distribution footprint.

coachHouseAlthamREVENUE passed £50 million as furniture and home accents wholesaler Coach House boosted its top and bottom lines as well as building cash in 2015–16.

CorndellSm2017FURNITURE distributor Global Home increases shareholding in UK supplier Corndell and takes total investment to over £5 million.

cabinetStockGenCABINET furniture wholesaler Classic Furniture returned to growth in 2015–16 amid declining profits resulting from narrower margins and bad debt.

FRENCH designer furniture maker and distributor is hoping for higher online sales and a bigger contract business here in the UK.

bentleySmINABILITY to pass on price increases impacted earnings in the year to end September 2016 for large furniture designer and distributor.

Completed cash payment for UK and Ireland business last month

FABRICS group SMD Holdings posted higher 2015–16 sales and profits on the back of double-digit growth with UK customers.

AMERICAN investment house enters running.

CURTINA and Dreams n' Drapes owner J Rosenthal Holdings grew sales for a third year straight in 2015–16 though higher costs squeezed profit margins.

MAJOR floorcoverings contractor Designer Contracts plans to build a bigger window dressings business after investing in new blind making machinery.

STEINHOFF International Holdings NV has acquired an unspecified majority stake in Sherwood Bedding, one of the largest mattress makers in the U.S.



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