MORE than half of all consumer furniture disputes with retailers relate to upholstery, according to figures compiled by The Furniture Ombudsman.

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cabinetWarehousingTHE VALUE of bedroom cabinet imports into Britain climbed at its fastest rate so far this year in June as overall case goods shipments advanced.

manchesterFurnitureShowORGANISERS say over half of the exhibition space for the 2017 edition of the Manchester Furniture Show has already been secured.

manchesterFurnitureShowTHE Manchester Furniture Show opens its doors later this morning (Sunday) for its 2016 edition with approaching 150 exhibitors spanning international and UK suppliers.

STERLING’S fall against the dollar and euro could see furniture prices rise by as much as 12 percent, the UK’s lead trade association for furniture manufacturers has warned.

CASE goods imports climbed in May on the back of higher shipments in the bedroom cabinet and kitchen furniture categories.

italianSofaSOFA shipments are up over 10 percent in the year to date after another double-digit uplift in May, according to new Government data.

ukFurnitureManufacturingFURNITURE manufacturers are already feeling price pressures after sterling fell sharply following the decision to exit the European Union, according to the BFM.

INDUSTRY charity The Furniture Makers’ Company yesterday launched The Export Award as it looks to support UK producers balance the £3.3 billion furniture trade deficit.

CASE goods distributor Willis & Gambier is among the final four companies to take exhibition space at next month’s Manchester Furniture Show, which is now fully booked.

INDUSTRY charity The Furniture Makers’ Company says it will accept entries for its Sustainability Award from all UK furniture and furnishings manufacturers for the first time.

cabinetWarehousingSHIPMENTS of bedroom furniture continue to underpin year-to-date growth in demand for case goods, though April saw improving living, dining and chairs data.

YORKSHIRE bedding specialist John Cotton Group raised a third of its annual charity target in a single night last Thursday with a charity gala featuring comedian Jimmy Carr.

polishUpholsterySOFA shipments spiked at the start of the second quarter with April imports moving at twice the year-to-date run rate.

THE LONG term future of Britain’s most important furniture trade event, January Furniture Show, is secure after organisers penned a new seven-year agreement.