JDPShowroomRevenue last year reached record levels at the JDP Furniture Group, which has recruited the former design director at G Plan Upholstery as md of its Wade Upholstery division.

ashleyManorWest Midlands upholstery manufacturer Ashley Manor posted record sales in the year to end March. Sister companies AMX Design and Alexander & James also increased output.

floodingUpholstery manufacturer Vale Bridgecraft has called on its customers to carry on ordering despite suffering severe flooding at its Yorkshire factory.

ukSofaMarketShareBritish sofa factories reclaimed lost market share last year as the overall UK upholstery market increased in size.

Third quarter UK and Ireland revenues declined for Stressless brand owner Ekornes, though remain ahead of 2014 on a year-to-date basis.

Italian sofa giant Natuzzi says the UK has become its second largest market worldwide with sales here trending up strongly in the first nine months of 2015.

htlLeather sofa supplier HTL is close to being sold to one of the world’s largest cabinet furniture and wood flooring manufacturers.

Chair specialist HSL will open its 53rd showroom later this week as it continues its nationwide store expansion programme.

htlSofaFar East sofa producers HTL and Man Wah—suppliers to some of the UK’s largest furniture chains—have reported declining sales in Europe.

bernardStitfallSofa Brands International will have a new group finance director from 1st December following the retirement after nearly four decades service of Bernard Stitfall.

natuzziCroydonHigh sales growth at key London stores helped sofa giant Natuzzi shrug off the impact of a number of department store concession closures last year.

dfsStoreOfficialAdvent International is to reduce its shareholding in DFS, the national furniture retailer which returned to the stock market earlier this year.

The transition to new owners hit Sofa.com’s bottom line in 2014–15 but the upholstery vertical maintained its sales momentum.

Nottinghamshire upholstery producer Whitemeadow more than doubled profits on the back of rising sales and a 60 basis point swing in gross margin.

The CEO of upholstery and flooring chain ScS says he believes the retailer maintained market share during its “short, sharp dip” in spring trading momentum.

westbridgeFactoryWestbridge put another £6.5m on its top line last year and will grow again in 2015 with its new factory supplying sofas to IKEA fully operational since the first quarter.

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