Double-digit wholesale growth negated falling sales at Kettle Interiors U.K.'s retail division in 2019/20, though rising costs weighed on the cabinet company's profits.

The U.K. arm of diversified furniture fittings and ironmongery giant Häfele Group found profit growth last year despite a double-digit decline in revenue because of the pandemic.

Andrew Porter UK has rebranded its furniture and homeware storage and fulfilment entity as AP+, specialising in end-to-end third-party logistics (3PL) solutions from its 300,000sqft purpose-built facility.

The merger between furniture conglomerates Herman Miller and Knoll will lead to the creation of MillerKnoll, which will become the new name for the combined corporate entity.

Howdens, the trade kitchen and joinery products supplier, says it now believes there is the scope for 900 U.K. depots, 50 more than previously targeted.

A new online marketplace targeting interior designers with samples of fabrics, flooring, wallcoverings and other interior materials is gaining traction, with more 40 brands now signed up.

A return to more normal margin levels boosted profits for the company behind LPD Furniture in 2019/20 with its furniture division achieving big sales growth despite the pandemic.

The luxury interior design and furnishings group behind the Morris & Co brand has cited post-Brexit demand for British-made goods among three positive sales drivers this year.

One of the U.K.'s largest decorative lighting suppliers took a large six-figure bad debt charge following Laura Ashley's closure last year, while the pandemic exacerbated the impact on profits.

June saw even larger double-digit growth in annual input costs for U.K. furniture makers with a shift in the main raw materials affected, according to figures out Wednesday.

The U.K. arm of French designer furniture label Ligne Roset recorded a fourth straight loss in a year where revenue declined as a consequence of pandemic disruption.

Living, dining and bedroom wood cabinet imports have reached never-before seen levels in the first five months of 2021 despite well-publicised supply chain challenges.

Supply chain challenges continued to impact U.K. furniture makers at the end of spring with manufacturing turnover still well down on pre-pandemic output.

North West home furnishings supplier Cleland McIver grew profits despite lower output last year and says it is proposing steps to strengthen cashflow amid supply chain disruption.

The circa £170 million timber group that runs businesses including wood based panels supplier Hoffman Thornwood has been sold to private equity.

Pike Textiles, the Cambridgeshire based sampling solutions specialist, has become a member of trade association the British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM).

Akula Living, the outdoor furniture supplier to the leisure and hospitality sectors, has agreed a six-figure debt finance package to help it fund overseas growth.

The British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM) has put its members at the heart of its revamped website, providing them with an enhanced digital presence for their products.

Floorcoverings distributor Likewise Group says it plans to raise £10 million as part of a move to the Alternative Investors Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange.

Paloma Faith, the singer, songwriter and actress, has launched her own direct-to-consumer and wholesale interiors brand, majoring in soft furnishings and with plans to expand into furniture.

Headlam Group, the Midlands headquartered flooring wholesale conglomerate, has moved to reassure customers regarding stock against a backdrop of industry-wide supply issues.

One of the U.K.'s largest makers of upholstered furniture for the leisure industry incurred a first-ever loss last year as its principal market was among the hardest hit by Covid.

Classic Furniture, one of the U.K.'s largest privately-owned furniture importers and wholesalers, grew profits last year on the back of wider margins.

The British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM) will begin a hunt for a new managing director after Nick Garratt announced his intention to step down at the end of 2021.

Home and garden retail giant IKEA has extended its partnership with logistics company Wincanton at two key locations in the South East of England.

Britain's competition watchdog said it will use the remainder of 2021 to gather, analyse and review information in relation to suspected resale price maintenance by a prominent U.K. lighting company.

Revenue declined for one of the U.K.'s largest suppliers of decorative lighting last year, with it saying that traditional bricks-and-mortar retail was hit first by Brexit uncertainty, which was then accelerated by the pandemic.

Revenue was flat at the wholly-owned retail arm of furniture and interiors brand Neptune in the year to September but its wholesale division, which also supplies third party retailers and franchisees, found growth.

Revenue fell last year for the owner of four well-known British kitchen brands including Chippendale, but costs fell at a faster rate as the group returned to profit and repaid all outstanding bank borrowings.

Profits fell by more than a third for the U.K. arm of furniture manufacturing conglomerate Herman Miller last year, hit by the pandemic and one-off costs.

A year-end buffeted by Covid failed to prevent furniture wholesaler Julian Bowen finding double-digit revenue and profits growth last year.

An industry-wide lament over rising container prices and limited space aboard vessels is unsurprising given never-before seen levels of wood furniture arriving in the U.K. from the Far East.

The Vita Group has joined the Furniture Makers' Company, the furnishings industry charity and City of London livery company, as a corporate member.

Sales and profits declined for Coach House in 2019–20 but the major furniture and home accents supplier still delivered a class-leading performance amid the disruption of the pandemic.

U.K. furniture production continues to recover from the pandemic but turnover across the sector still remains short of comparable data from two years ago despite high demand.

An already thin base of U.K. standalone bedroom cabinet makers was further depleted by the insolvency of two North West furniture companies earlier this spring.

A pandemic-induced loss of revenue in the final quarter of its financial year didn't stop major rug supplier Flair Flooring near maintaining full year sales in 2019–20.

The company behind the Stompa kids furniture brand in the U.K. made substantial six-figure gains in the year taking in the early weeks of the pandemic, building cash in the process.

A new Legal Hub for British furniture manufacturers launched Monday offering legal and business advice on subjects such as health and safety, employment, tax, contracts and data protection.

Symphony Group, one of the U.K.'s largest furniture manufacturers, is to invest in a large dual-purpose production warehouse adjacent to its existing factory at Barnsley, South Yorkshire.



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