Furniture industry customers and associates of a white-glove delivery and logistics provider based in the Midlands say the business is no longer trading.

Recticel has cranked up the pressure on shareholders to back the sale of its engineered foams business to Carpenter Co, saying the plan has the backing of independent advisory firms.

David Phillips, the furniture provider to property professionals such as landlords and estate agents, has launched a rewards programme, recognising and encouraging loyalty among its customer base.

The value of furniture made in U.K. factories in September was over £27 million higher than any other month in history according to data released Thursday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

A simple majority is all that is required for shareholders to approve the sale of Recticel's Engineered Foam unit to U.S. giant Carpenter.

There is less than a month to go until Recticel shareholders will get to vote on whether to sell the group's Engineered Foams business, which includes its comfort foam operations, to Carpenter, the U.S. conglomerate.

The price of key ingredients used in the flexible foam recipe have fallen in recent weeks, fuelling hopes among sofa and mattress makers that they may see their own costs ease as a consequence.

Trendsetter Home Furnishings, the business behind The Fine Bedding Company brand, said it made a welcome return to profit after it outperformed its budget by focusing on creating a more sustainable business.

A leather, wood and fabric restoration product manufacturer that lists DFS, Harrods and John Lewis among its client roster has reduced its use of virgin plastic by 80 percent as part of an eco-drive to minimise its plastic packaging footprint.

Sanderson Design Group (SDG) has appointed former John Lewis Partnership chief financial officer Patrick Lewis to its board as one of two new non-executive hires.

Foam and fibre conversion business Breasley, a key supplier to U.K. furniture makers, has been formally renamed as Peak Converters to better reflect its 36-year manufacturing history.

Foam company Recticel has again advised shareholders not to sell their shares under the offer from Austrian rival Greiner as management look to enact their own plan to divest parts of the group elsewhere.

The proposed takeover of the comfort foam business of Recticel by its industry peer Carpenter raised eyebrows across many U.K. furniture industry boardrooms, right across the supply chain from manufacturers to retailers.

The collapse of a 150-year-old Oxfordshire furniture manufacturer earlier this summer leaves secured and unsecured creditors facing a sizeable shortfall.

Inflation figures released Wednesday made for grim reading. Consumers are paying over 10 percent more to buy furniture than they were this time last year, while manufacturers' input costs are increasing at twice that level.

Demand through 2021 has put luxury furnishing fabrics, wallpapers and accessories supplier Romo back on track to recover sales lost through the pandemic, the company said in just-filed accounts.

A major restructuring plan initiated through the pandemic will leave the U.K. arm of designer lighting company Artemide leaner and in better shape to seize future market opportunities, the company has said.

The effects of late summer Covid-related factory shutdowns in Vietnam are yet to show in official data. Instead, they reveal the impact of huge living, dining and bedroom cabinet orders placed before those plants were mothballed.

Shareholders in furniture wholesaler Julian Bowen have sold a qualified majority stake to Storskogen, a Swedish investment group that backs dozens of small and medium sized enterprises.

The new owner of Carpet & Flooring (C&F) settled all outstanding debt as part of the buyout of the 11-depot floorcoverings distributor earlier this year.

Profits climbed at Danish furniture designer, wholesaler and distributor Actona Group in 2020/21 as it enjoyed a revenue boost from ecommerce channels.

British furniture manufacturers' combined turnover rose by a quarter against strong comparatives at the height of summer as the industry battled to meet surging demand.

Home, gift and furniture wholesaler SIL generated cash and returned to profit last year as lower costs negated the impact of a fall in turnover.

The principal U.K. arms of Carpenter and Vita, two of the big three comfort foam suppliers to Britain's bed and sofa manufacturing sectors, saw output and earnings fall amid the early months of the pandemic.

Floorcoverings supply giant Headlam is on the hunt for a new chief executive after it announced the departure of Steve Wilson after 30 years with the company.

Interiors brand Morris & Co. will deepen ties with general merchandise fashion-to-furnishings retailer Next with an expanded licensing agreement, parent company Sanderson Design Group (SDG) announced Thursday morning.

Seven-figure exceptional costs impacted profits at diversified furniture, mattress and home accessories designer, manufacturer and distributor Gallery Direct last year.

North West home textiles group Turner Bianca booked lower profits in 2020/21 as rising costs and narrower margins countered the impact of higher sales.

The md of furniture importer and distributor Bentley Designs says the business continues to keep a very tight rein on costs in the face of unprecedented supply side and shipping inflationary pressures.

Ireland and U.K. furniture wholesaler VIDA Living has appointed Karl Bickerstaffe as area sales manager with responsibility for northern England and north Wales.

Revenue climbed for soft furnishings supplier Ashley Wilde Group last year as its customer base ramped up activity in the aftermath of the first lockdown.

Belfield Group's upholstery businesses were more impacted by lockdown periods last year as its just-divested mattress unit delivered higher revenue amid the backdrop of the pandemic.

Furniture manufacturing activity in Vietnam is expected to increase after the Government signalled its intent to ease restrictions amid an intention to move away from its zero-Covid strategy.

Fast-emerging flooring distributor Likewise Group is planning to pay dividends to shareholders for the first time as it looks to build on a profitability milestone achieved in the first half of 2021.

High end interior design and furnishings distributor Sanderson Design Group has appointed Mike Woodcock as its chief financial officer, replacing Michael Williamson who leaves next month.

A rosier outlook for flooring conglomerate Victoria has prompted S&P Global Ratings to reaffirm its BB rating in a move that may boost bond investor confidence.

Wallcoverings and home accents supplier Graham & Brown enjoyed a big jump in profits as customers "rediscovered their homes" last year, investing in and re-inventing the environments they live in.

VIDA Living, the Ireland and U.K. furniture importer and distributor, has recruited Victoria Bellerby to the role of senior business development director.

Wider gross margin and lower administrative costs negated the impact of lower revenue for furniture wholesaler Annaghmore Agencies in the year to December 31, 2020. Cashflow was strongly positive.

Sanderson Design Group, the high-end interior design and furnishings manufacturer and distributor, is to launch a Morris & Co brand extension targeting international markets.



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