Flooring and beds franchise retailer United Carpets says its small format high street stores are performing well and it may open a few more in the next year.

Profits grew 62 per cent at floorcoverings giant Abingdon before the business was sold to the Victoria carpets and flooring group this autumn.

Flooring chain Carpetright is to roll out an interest free credit offer across its store portfolio following a successful trial.

Carpet manufacturer Brockway enjoyed double-digit sales growth in 2013–14 though weaker margins hit profits.

Designer Contracts will near treble the size of its central distribution depot with a move to a larger site in the Midlands next spring.

The owner of carpet firms Ryalux and Burmatex has announced plans to buy up the shares of its smallest private investors.

Lower costs and stronger margins helped national flooring chain Carpets4Less to grow profits by a quarter in 2013–14.

topps-tiles-fascia-coEarnings grew strongly at wall and floor tile retailer Topps in the year to end September as year-on-year sales climbed almost 10 per cent.



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