BrockCarpSALES up 26 percent for heritage carpet maker as gallery concept in independent flooring stores pays dividends

carpets4lessThNETWORK sales advance for value floorcoverings retailer Carpets 4 Less

CARPET shipments to the UK rise at fastest rate so far this year in August

RETAILER discontinued low-margin category in favour of large-format tiles

vinylStorageLUXURY vinyl tile leaders outperform the market through 2015

NEAR double-digit growth for Blackburn carpet maker

DANISH brand Junckers sales fall as wood flooring market declines

NEGATIVE June trend reversed as second half starts

STERLING fall can ward off imports, boost exports says Ryalux owner

INDEPENDENT five-depot wholesaler maintains sales momentum

CONSUMER champion Which? has endorsed Carpetright’s floorcoverings fitting service through its Which? Trusted Traders accreditation scheme.

CARPET maker lost £3.5 million before its main supplier took control of the business

CIRCA £80 million heritage producer recapitalises

PROJECT expecting planning approval this year; Owner outlines total cost of DC build

VINYL strongest performing category; Wood flooring down

HIGHEST sales in UK since 2007 for Associated Weavers

ulsterGenMANUFACTURER Ulster Carpets returned to growth in the year to end March with sales rising 6.4 percent including high demand for residential axminster products.

DIVERSIFIED floorcoverings supplier Mohawk Industries Inc. says it will commit $600 million (£458 million) to capital projects through 2016 as it builds capacity at its worldwide production facilities.

WOOD flooring importer and wholesaler V4 bucked the market to grow its share of the smooths sector in 2014–15 as it laid the groundwork for national expansion.

CarpetrightWilfWalshTHE CEO of flooring market leader Carpetright says excitement in its modernisation programme is building as it upgrades its store estate after “years of under-investment” by predecessors.

gWildingVictTHE EXECUTIVE chairman at flooring group Victoria Plc has dismissed suggestions that Brexit is bad for business and says its carpet businesses can take share off the Belgians and Dutch.

tapiFasciaEXPANDING floorcoverings chain Tapi Carpets and Floors has raised more capital from investors and separately drafted in another high-profile Carpetright executive.

carpetrightStoreFLOORCOVERINGS specialist Carpetright Plc says it will refurbish nearly a quarter of its UK store network over the next year as it rolls out the best of its store format pilots.

CARPET imports into Britain jumped 6.2 per cent to £206.5m in the first quarter of 2016, buoyed by higher shipments from France and emerging economies.

The world’s largest flooring company said European consumers traded up to boost global sales and profits to record levels in the first quarter of 2016.

Carpetright CEO Wilf Walsh says its new retail concept pilots are outperforming its legacy store format and will be rolled out across the country.

Carpet and flooring group Victoria PLC says its has ceased sale talks with the owners of Lano Carpets and is turning its attention to other targets elsewhere.

Floorcoverings contractor Designer Contracts has made three managerial appointments, including two external hires and a promotion.

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