waringsAtHomeDIVERSIFIED furniture maker also runs Warings At Home retail showroom in the centre of Norwich

EXPORT sales escalate for Lancashire headquartered company

vinylStorageLUXURY vinyl tile leaders outperform the market through 2015

GUANGZHOU furniture supplier faces second shortfall from bedsteads distributor

NEAR double-digit growth for Blackburn carpet maker

LAUNCHES store 44, north of Bristol at Cribbs Causeway

home24smBOTH ecommerce furniture brands narrow half-year losses as sales growth slows

HERITAGE bed maker takes advertising campaign to broader market

ITALIAN sofa maker achieves chain-of-custody accreditation

galaDinnerKAYMED, Mattress Online, Vitafoam, Sussex Beds and Dreams won the five Bed Industry Awards for 2016. Here’s why.

MARGIN improvements drive profits uplift for Birmingham retailer

FITTED furniture vertical celebrating 90th anniversary this year

DANISH brand Junckers sales fall as wood flooring market declines

CotswoldCoThSALES and profits advance in 2015–16 for group behind lifestyle furniture brand The Cotswold Company.

KITCHENS, bedrooms and bathrooms go well

SALES in Western and Northern Europe — the region taking in the UK — up by 39 percent in the first half of 2016

HIGH STREETS also ahead thanks to diners and drinkers

furnitureStockMANCHESTER based Mountrose was a supplier to retail groups including Argos, JD Williams and Express Gifts

ONLINE property for sale following administration of parent company

SIXTH straight year of growth for heritage furniture brand

RETAILER to add home accessories range this autumn

SWISH apparel brand launching new UO Home collection

INTELLECTUAL property dispute between mattress suppliers Mammoth and Adjustamatic Beds.

Boom, what boom?

RETAILER announced plans to trial smaller format earlier this year

JohnLewisMatBIG-TICKET lines — particularly beds — drive Home sales; Profits fall because of online price competition & distribution transition costs

nextEdinThFURNITURE-to-fashion giant pursuing “counterintuitive” stores strategy

SHOPPERS currently can’t buy sofas from new mobile site

BOXED mattress retailer follows up launch of TV ads earlier this summer

sleepeezeeThHERITAGE bed brand Sleepeezee will go to Telford next week with a new brand strapline, instore concept and a product line designed to stretch its price architecture.

FURNITURE and electricals retailer promotes commercial md in his stead

sleepeezeeBedTHE GROUP behind heritage bed brand Sleepeezee grew its top line for the first time in eight years in 2015 and is already trading double-digits ahead this year, its md says.

FINANCE director to take charge of UK’s largest flooring wholesale group

FACTORY gate price inflation unchanged in August despite input pressures

FURNITURE retailers discount for longer this summer compared to 2015

dunelmStoreHOME delivery sales up by more than a fifth while retailer adds new stores and looks to London

ONLINE sales up by around 40 percent; escalates order-and-collect format openings

cabinetWarehousingCHINESE case goods imports to Britain down 11 percent in July according to official Government figures

FOLLOWS opening of two London stores in past year

NEGATIVE June trend reversed as second half starts

CONTINUED to invest through 2015–16 as it refurbished retail space

ACQUIRES lease to well-known Lincolnshire department store

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

HIGH single-digit growth for East Anglian home furnishings giant as it entered 70th anniversary year

“PAVING the way towards profitability,” says CEO

HUGE revenue gains thanks to February acquisition of Sleepys retail chain

loafSmMARGIN tops 10 percent as retailer builds expansion warchest

INVESTMENT in first stores doesn’t hinder profits at clicks-to-bricks furniture retailer

INDUSTRY charity The Furniture Makers’ Company is to host a Christmas Ball fundraiser.

FurnStocksThSHARE prices of home furnishing companies — which collapsed in the days following the Brexit vote — have since recovered to 23rd June levels.

LATEST opening for Danish retailer planned for October

THIRD straight year of growth, as Dura Beds expands manufacturing operation

PORTUGUESE bedroom retailer becomes first overseas Mammoth stockist

STERLING fall can ward off imports, boost exports says Ryalux owner

DIVINE Sleep Limited operated a vehicle without MOT for four months

bensonsCOBEDS retailer adds 70,000sqft in six months with a net 18 stores opened over the past year; Harveys a net store closer during 2015–16

RETURN to high-end retail sector for incoming FD

NEWLY created sales and marketing director role at Dewsbury bed maker

GREEN light for sale to owner of Bensons for Beds and Harveys

INVESTS another £150 million on Milton Keynes distribution gateway

DETAILED planning application ready, two years after Exeter store first mooted

HOME SHOPPING group ceased catalogue production last year

OPENS new space in the Chelsea Harbour Design Centre

OPENING at Grade II listed former bakery next month

ukFurnitureManufacturingCOMPANIES with combined sales north of £430 million have changed ownership in the past three years

FIVE Mini-Habitat concessions planned for Sainsbury’s stores

INDEPENDENT five-depot wholesaler maintains sales momentum

WEAKEST reading since the autumn of 2014

PROMOTION for head of sales and marketing as part of streamlined management structure

WILL shed IT and Logistics roles in move that saves 1 percent of UK costs

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

HOME and gift trade show Autumn Fair opened its doors for its 2016 edition at the NEC, Birmingham yesterday.

FOLLOWS investment in extra capacity and strong take-up for new product introductions

CONSUMER champion Which? has endorsed Carpetright’s floorcoverings fitting service through its Which? Trusted Traders accreditation scheme.

ashleyManorBUSINESS as usual say Ashley Manor, AMX Design and Alexander & James founders, who remain with the business as it enters “new era of growth.”

tempurMatPREMIUM mattress maker matches key sales differentiator of rival disrupters, and makes big marketing push

UPHOLSTERY retailer said to be targeting stores nationwide

CARPET maker lost £3.5 million before its main supplier took control of the business

EXPORTS now worth more than a third of Crofts & Assinder’s business

FOUNDERS retain significant shareholding

stokersOrmASSOCIATED Independent Stores names Member of the Year awards for 2016; German suppliers win Upholstery & Cabinet categories

CIRCA £80 million heritage producer recapitalises

CONTINUES its order-and-collect pilot, with latest opening next week

NEARLY two-thirds of traffic comes from mobile devices

harveysBensonsSALES trend up in high single-digits in UK through 2015–16 says Bensons for Beds owner in full year trading update

INITIAL Brexit shock dissipates as interest rate cut prompts savers to rethink plans to stockpile cash

REVENUE up despite £1 million sales shortfall from customer changing strategy

DIVERSIFIED industrial giant one of the “Big 3” suppliers of foam to mattress and upholstery producers

PAN-European retail group acquired Sängjätten in June

housingUnitsTOP and bottom line growth for North West independent home furnishings retailer

TAKES fight to rivals Bensons for Beds and Dreams

RETAILERS sell more, but cash in the tills broadly unchanged

ONLINE retailer goes on to raise millions through rights issue

SHOPPERS stay away from stores Saturday and Sunday

Oak Furniture Land fascia coHARDWOOD furniture chain to open 72nd and 73rd stores, in Midlands and South West, over the Bank Holiday; Another planned shortly

BBC has been working with the National Bed Federation for the past six months

Croydon ThROLLS out House Beautiful brand partnership across entire UK estate, Introduces new colour-coding across beds and carpet roll stock

ONLINE furniture retailer raises fresh funds from investors

WILLIAMS-Sonoma updates on Q2; Says West Elm top performing brand; UK rollout executing as planned

INDUSTRY sees rising number of units arrive from Eastern Europe

FURNITURE up at Lincolnshire retailer ahead of redevelopment at sister department store site

CookesBirmINDEPENDENT furniture retailer adds Hülsta concession; Makes further capex outlay as gross margin swing helps boost profits

UK warehouse move among main HY capex outlays

PROJECT expecting planning approval this year; Owner outlines total cost of DC build

FOURTH Order and Collect store slated for Wednesday launch; Also plans appointment of ex-Shop Direct boss to advisory board

WHOLESALE group says 6 percent increases had no adverse impact on sales; Opens three new service centres and plans three more before end of 2016

SilentnightStudioThSOFT launch underway with retailer; targets more at September trade launch; Mattress construction and proposition differs from rivals thanks to complete bed offer

COLLECTION being manufactured by Whitemeadow

VINYL strongest performing category; Wood flooring down

EVENT already 90 percent full, say organisers

FabbHEThumbIMAGES from the Hedge End Retail Park near Southampton as Fabb Sofas store fitout work progresses

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

FOLLOWS UK and European launch earlier this summer

EXPERIENCED case goods buyer at beds specialist

RETAILER one of largest furniture stores in South East England; Five-year sales high

sofaComGlasPLANNED Scottish store is largest in clicks-to-bricks upholstery retailer’s expanding property portfolio

LAUNCHING at two of Britain’s most important retail destinations

DEVELOPMENTS allow heritage brand meet price-points with “more comfortable” pocket-sprung units

REPLACES Tony Bryant, who retires at the end of August

SALES down for first time in over two years, but it wasn’t all bad news

FOAM products source also launching high-density foam mattress line

BRINGS up half century of stores; introduces IFC and reveals where it is going next

TAKES investment this year to approaching £2.5 million

RETAILER plans 70th store during August

lauraAshleyFURNITURE growth continues, but at a slower rate for fashion-to-furnishings retailer; Home store portfolio downsized since January

HIGHEST sales in UK since 2007 for Associated Weavers

leekesDCthumbHOME department store group expands South Wales distribution centre; Follows Park Furnishers acquisition and introduction of click and collect across store network

MAJOR machinery investment at sofa maker Steinhoff UK Upholstery

DFS founder takes over from Tony Attard OBE

fishpoolsFISHPOOLS, one of the largest single-site home furnishing stores in Europe, posted record sales and a third straight year of double-digit growth in the 12 months to end January.

FRESH Government data proves pressure is building on British furniture makers despite factory gate price inflation falling to its lowest level in more than a year.

FURNITURE retail deflation continued for the second straight month in July but at a lower rate as companies offered shallower discounts compared with June.

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.

MATTRESS imports to Britain jumped by almost a third in the first half of 2016 with sprung construction outpacing foam filled goods.

INDEPENDENT retailer Woods Furniture is launching an instore Neptune gallery at its large High East Street store in Dorchester.

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