nickRadford75ANDREW Cochrane to lead new upholstery brand FreeForm with Nicholas Radford (pictured) to head up Morris Furniture Brands in the short term

SALES climbed at Tetrad in 2015–16 as the sofa maker doubled its marketing spend on consumer magazine advertising and instore galleries.

UNDERLYING profits climbed at Natuzzi in the third quarter as wider gross margin and lower operating costs offset declining sales.

manWahPROPOSED strategic alliance for Chinese company Man Wah to make sofas in Europe with investment of up to €50.7 million in Polish group supplying sofas to IKEA and others

sofaFrameSEPTEMBER sees rise in upholstery shipments to Britain, but another decline from Italy

stresslessAdNORWEGIAN upholstery source Ekornes ASA said third quarter UK revenue declined double-digit but it was more bullish on forward orders.

FIRST orders delivered and gallery rollout complete, says director Julian Neal

SOFA maker Man Wah Holdings Limited said half-year profits would advance by around 40 percent thanks to sales gains in the Chinese market.

TAKES industrial space on Doncaster business park

polandSofaThWEAKEST upholstery growth since March, though Polish imports up sharply

SHIFT in product mix impacted sales last year, says group CEO

westbrFactPROFITS rise 74 percent for North Wales sofa maker as it built sales momentum last year

UPHOLSTERY company deleverages as profits improve; Decision to discontinue business with IKEA and Tesco reflected in lower top line

REVENUE up 38 percent for Nottinghamshire sofa maker last year

sofa com edinUPHOLSTERY retailer planning to open another store by February as sales climb 5.3 percent in first full year under new owner

natuzziSanteramoSALES fell, but Italian sofa maker and retailer makes most of lower raw material costs to widen margins

ITALIAN sofa maker achieves chain-of-custody accreditation

italianSofaFIRST post-Brexit vote figures show continued upholstery import growth, but at the slowest rate since March

ashManTHE NUMBERS behind Thailand Carpet Manufacturing’s investment in Ashley Manor and Alexander & James owner DM Midlands

MANAGEMENT figures reveal sales and profits climb for the year to end March 2016

COLLECTION being manufactured by Whitemeadow

BRITISH sofa maker Alstons has posted higher profits in its first accounts since the owner of the Royal Thai carpet brand acquired a majority stake last spring.

HALF-YEAR UK revenue declined for Stressless brand owner Ekornes ASA as it followed first quarter growth with a softer performance in the second three months of 2016.

UPMARKET furniture distributor Content by Terence Conran has introduced a UK-made upholstery programme, to be fully-launched at the January Furniture Show 2017.

buoyantMemphisSOFA manufacturer Buoyant has launched its first ever collection of modular upholstery as it looks to expand its product line beyond its existing fixed seat programme.

MStoreyCeveristUPHOLSTERY group Sofa Brands International has named new sales directors at both its Parker Knoll and G Plan business units.

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