THE VALUE of carpet imports from Belgium has turned negative for the first time this year in a sign that rising prices are beginning to take effect.

HEADLAM has disclosed the sale price for the Mitchell Carpets and McMillan Flooring Distributors businesses it acquired during the first half of 2017.

FLOORCOVERINGS wholesale group Headlam says it will next month introduce another series of price rises to reflect its own supplier inflation.

CARPET imports into Britain reached £448.7 million for the first six months of 2017 after a 7.4 percent rise in the value of goods brought in during June.

ULSTER Carpets has disclosed the sale price for its acquisitions of flatweave carpet maker Roger Oates and equipment maker Griffith Textile Machines.

ULSTER Carpets says the fall in the value of sterling has been beneficial in the short term as the manufacturing group posted growth for the year to end March.

THE VENDOR of Carpet & Flooring, one of the UK's largest floorcoverings distributors, has disclosed the full year sales of the offloaded wholesale business.

SWISS manufacturer Forbo Flooring Systems increased sales 1.7 percent to 415.9 million francs (£327 mill.) in the first half of 2017, rising to 3.6 percent growth in local currencies.

THE WORLD'S largest floorcoverings supplier says it will implement price increases after profits at its European and other international divisions were impacted by rising costs.

PROFITS halved in 2016 for North West carpet maker Cavalier as costs increased and two years of successive top line growth came to an end.

FLOORING supplier Forbo Flooring Systems has booked a one-off provision of around 85 million Swiss francs (£68.9 mill.) following a long-running antitrust investigation.

ACQUISITIVE flooring maker and distributor Victoria Plc doubled profits as revenue jumped more than 29 percent to £330.4 million in the year to April 1.

FLOORING and beds franchisor United Carpets Group Plc is on the hunt for new stores in more upmarket locations as it looks to trade up.

BRINTONS has a new U.S. private equity backer after the heritage carpet maker was sold by The Carlyle Group to funds advised by Argand Partners LP.

Cormar, Britain's largest privately-owned carpet maker, said it consolidated in 2015–16 after two straight years of double-digit growth.

victoriaThFLOORCOVERINGS group Victoria Plc has acquired Millennium Weavers Europe, a Belgian carpet maker that sells almost exclusively to the British market.

VictoriaWhitestoneVICTORIA Plc is to consolidate its manufacturing operations, turning its Kidderminster factory into a distribution facility and shifting production to two other group sites.

YEAR-to-date figures go negative for the first time this year.

BREXIT has thrown up a challenge for 2017 because of currency weakness, company says

carpetsWholesaleFLOORCOVERINGS wholesale group Headlam has acquired McMillan Flooring Distributors from its private shareholders for undisclosed terms.

BELGIAN carpet maker Balta—which has UK and Ireland sales north of £100 million—is to launch an IPO ahead of planned expansion through further acquisitions.

THE WORLD’S largest floorcoverings company posted record first quarter earnings with sales in Europe up on the back of demand for LVT and laminate.

gWildingVictTHE CHAIRMAN of Victoria Plc says he remains wholly committed to the group after a trust in which he is the beneficiary offloaded £18 million of shares.

IMPORTS of woven and tufted carpets fell in February on weaker data from all major markets bar Turkey.

ORGANIC growth boosts North West distributor Flair Rugs

BURY based carpet maker strengthens management team

LOWER costs helped residential and contract carpets group Airea Plc to higher profits in the six months to end December.

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