A LOOK at how rising profits helped Alstons continue the process of paying down the debt taken on as part of its 2015 takeover.

HALF-year export numbers for furniture show significant increase on last year.

RETAILER'S strategy plugs American suppliers into UK network.

THERE is one major benefit for DFS in buying Sofology. It means no-one else can.

iOliverPKINTERVIEW with Sofa Brands International CEO Ian Oliver following Collins & Hayes IPR acquisition

INTERVIEW with Janus Cooper, managing director at Tetrad and former principal shareholder before its sale to Westbridge owner Belfield.


IN JUST four years, 14 major ownership changes—of companies controlling nearly half of British sofa production—have transformed the UK upholstery market.

STEINHOFF bed making revenues reached £91 million in 2015–16. Who's driving the increase?

LITTLE precedent in the furniture sector in past decade for HMRC voting against CVAs.

hknudThSUSSEX sofa maker's new Danish owner has enjoyed relentless growth in recent years and has control over its own supply chain.

BREAKDOWN of sales by manufacturer, and why the British sofa makers are so important to Thai owner

LARGEST single-day fall in specialist home furnishings stocks since the day after the EU referendum vote

UK furniture and carpet makers exported more than £1 billion of goods in the first four months of 2017. But all is not as it seems.

IMAGINED market share gains suggest some companies have a flawed model

A LOOK at the numbers at the Durrans-family owned manufacturer

pocketSpringsINNERSPRING mattress makers—derided as old-fashioned by a new generation of digital marketers—can dominate for years to come

retailParkStoresTHE U.K’s top privately-owned furniture retailers are gaining a larger market share of a two-speed independent sector.

electionThHISTORICAL data suggests the decision to hold a snap General Election provides no excuse for furniture retailers should sales take a downturn.

FLAME retardants in furniture. Who benefits?

nickRadford75INTERVIEW with Nicholas Radford looking back, and forward, following the buyout of Nathan Furniture

charlesVernonIt would not be an understatement to describe the whole skills area in the furnishing industry as on the verge of crisis and in need of positive action from all companies, writes Charles Vernon.

argosConcessionGOOD luck to anyone trying to interpret Argos’ performance over the next couple of years. It is going to be a challenge.

FIVE of the six largest source countries improve U.K. trade in 2016. Romania was the exception.

FloorSuperTHE ONLINE sister company to North East beds and flooring retailer Frank’s is planning a national chain of physical stores after opening its first pilot last month.

FurnRetailSalesChartThCONSUMERS spent more money on furniture and lighting for a sixth year straight in 2016

FabbHedgeMANAGEMENT hold significant stake in new upholstery startup. Lord Kirkham’s grown-up children own majority of the shares

sprungMattressTHE NATIONAL Bed Federation said this week that its board is concerned about the consistency of flammability test results across UK laboratories.

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