Furniture manufacturers' prices were higher for a third straight month on an annual basis in September in data yet to reflect a tsunami of raw material cost pressures incurred by U.K. producers.

Torben Villadsen is to step down as CEO at Actona Company after almost 25 years with the Denmark-based furniture design and wholesale business.

Earnings climbed at global furniture wholesaler Actona as the Denmark headquartered business found margin amid flat revenues.

Molteni&C, the designer furniture and lifestyle company, has formed a collaboration with the ultra-premium brand of consumer products giant LG Electronics.

It is unlikely that people will go back into the office in the same way as they did pre-pandemic according to a new report that has implications for the residential furniture sector.

A South Wales furniture maker with worldwide revenue north of £90 million has expanded into the residential sector with the launch of a comprehensive design-led home office and living collection.

The diversified home, gift and furniture wholesaler SIL slipped to a loss last year against a backdrop of weaker global growth and Brexit-related uncertainty.

Walker Greenbank, the interior furnishings manufacturer and distributor, will simplify its structure by rebranding as Sanderson Design Group later this year in a move it says better reflects its activities.

Bedding manufacturer, distributor and licensee Comfy Quilts found growth in 2019–20 buoyed by increased demand from an online retailer with whom it has familial ties.

The Italian group that makes furniture under licence for a series of high-end lifestyle brands spanning Fendi Casa and Bentley Home has strengthened its leadership team.

British furniture manufacturers continued to narrow the year-on-year production deficit as they brought employees back from furlough, new Government figures show.

August saw a ninth straight annual slide in living, dining and bedroom cabinet imports with all five of the most recent months seeing double-digit declines.

The production company behind a new business investment television show is calling for furniture makers who may be interested in participating to contact them.

Shortages of foam and particle board are reducing production capacity and driving costs up, according to the British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM), which says retailers should brace for price increases.

Case goods supplier Willis & Gambier has a new visual identity after its new owner revealed the outcome of its largest investment yet since acquiring the brand last summer.

Rauch Möbelwerke, the German furniture manufacturer with a big U.K. presence, has named Markus Jansen as its new international sales director.

Multi-depot wholesaler STS Flooring Distributors booked higher profits last year on wider gross margin and tight control over costs.

But North West conglomerate said it has still restructured its workforce to cut staff headcount by 20 percent, anticipating falling demand.

Living, dining and bedroom cabinet furniture importer Fortune Woods U.K. has moved into a new combined office and warehouse facility at Pontyclun, South Wales.

Mattress giant Tempur Sealy International has promoted Tobin James amid a raft of appointments including a strengthening of its senior leadership team in the U.K.

The Belfield Group, owner of Westbridge Furniture, Tetrad and one of the U.K.'s largest mattress factories, booked higher consolidated profits in 2019 despite a fall in group-wide revenue.

Growth in wholesale revenue for Kettle Interiors U.K. helped counter a decline in sales at its retail unit last year. Underlying profits for the case goods business were up nearly a fifth.

Production struggled to keep pace with demand at the height of summer as U.K. furniture factories reopened to a surge in orders.

John Lewis of Hungerford, the premium kitchens, bedrooms and furniture vertical, says it has been trading at record levels for a number of months.

The Senator Group, the North West furniture giant, is proposing up to 174 redundancies as it braces for reduced demand for new and replacement workplace furniture.

Furniture prices at the factory gate inched forward last month ahead of manufacturers facing the impact of a spike in raw material prices this autumn.

Calligaris Group, the contemporary Italian furniture maker whose products are sold in over 100 countries worldwide including the U.K., says the medium-term outlook is positive despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

Furnishings conglomerate Hunter Douglas has been told to divest at least 51 percent of its shares in window dressings etailer 247Blinds after a ruling by the U.K. competition watchdog.

Britain's furniture and bedding retailers should brace for imminent price increases with sofa and mattress makers here coming under intense raw material price pressure, particularly for foam.

The value of case goods imports into Britain weakened from every major source nation in July, new Government figures show.

Woodbender, a family-owned and run South African cabinet maker specialised in handcrafted made-to-order solid bentwood furniture, is launching into the British market.

Headlam Group says it will either sell or terminate the leases at four properties as Europe's largest flooring wholesaler consolidates more of its southeast England operations at its new Ipswich distribution centre.

German bedroom supplier Wiemann is to showcase an upgraded programme of finishes and options for its popular Monaco VIP range at three separate U.K. furniture events this autumn.

The value of wood cabinet imports shipped to the U.K. in the first six months of 2020 is down just over a fifth on last year, a less severe decline than those seen in all other big-ticket furniture categories.

One-time major U.K. cabinet distributor says it will record a loss for the first half of 2020.

Sales growth is returning according to soft furnishings group Walker Greenbank, whose Clarke & Clarke brand last month enjoyed its best yet since it signed a new distribution agreement.

Britain's leading furniture and bed trade associations will today announce the launch of the Buy British Furniture Event, designed to encourage retailers to promote U.K. made products and support local manufacturers heading into the key autumn/winter trading period.

A survey of U.K. furniture makers suggests the effect of the lockdown has been worse than anticipated, according to the British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM).

Grandeco Wallfashion Group, a pan-European interiors company based in Belgium, has agreed to buy Darwen wallpaper specialist Holden Decor from its private shareholders.

FIRA International has awarded Humanscale, the designer and manufacturer of ergonomic products, an Ergonomics Excellence Award for its FR 500 Ergonomics Foot Rocker.



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