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John Lewis agrees enhanced level of testing following Mattress Report

5 December 2016

John Lewis has agreed to a new, enhanced level of testing after conducting independent investigations following Cabinet Maker’s Mattress Report.


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Topps reports like-for-like calculation error

6 December 2016

Tile specialist Topps Tiles has discovered an error in its latest annual financial results published at the end of November, stating that its like-for-like sales figure in its current financial year had in fact fallen.

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Sofa Workshop and Red Magazine collaborate with new sofa designs

6 December 2016

Long Eaton-based upholstery manufacturer and retailer Sofa Workshop has formed a strategic collaboration with publication Red Magazine to create a collection of sofas.

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Black Friday delivers mixed bag as UK retail sales growth slows

6 December 2016

Furniture sales perform ‘particularly well’ in November as Black Friday delivers a mixed bag for UK retail sales.


Home24 strengthens European position with acquisition; Q3 sales grow

6 December 2016

Berlin-based investment group Rocket Internet SE has reported that its home and living division reported a reduced growth in sales, as it focussed on narrowing its losses.

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Carpetright European operations director to head up beds division

6 December 2016

Carpet and floor coverings retailer Carpetright has announced that Nick Worthington is to take on a new role, overseeing the business’ beds division.

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Furniture sales up as guest beds deliver strong growth for John Lewis

6 December 2016

John Lewis has reported another positive week with sofa beds delivering double-digit growth as shoppers begin to prepare for Christmas guests.

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Upholstery retailer opens store number 35

5 December 2016

Manchester-based upholstery retailer Sofology has opened its 35th store at the Seager Retail Park in Cardiff, marking the first store for the company to open in Wales.

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Sealy UK partners with former Olympic champion in ambassador role

6 December 2016

Cumbrian-based bed manufacturer Sealy UK has announced that it has teamed up with former Olympic champion Linford Christie as part of its ‘World of Sport’ campaign.

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Specialist furniture manufacturer expands through acquisition

5 December 2016

Kitchen, windows and doors manufacturer Stevenswood has acquired Polyframe Trade Centres Limited (PTC) from Polyframe Group Limited as it plans to accelerate its expansion.

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AJ Foam comments on Cabinet Maker Mattress Report

2 December 2016

Jabar Khan, director at mattress manufacturer AJ Foam has issued a statement to Cabinet Maker regarding the Mattress report. One AJ Foam product was tested and it failed part of the test.

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Headlam maintains growth as price increases mitigate rising costs due to Brexit

2 December 2016

Floorcoverings group Headlam has reported that it has felt no Brexit impact after increasing its prices to counter balance the adverse weakening in sterling.

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Wallcoverings firm collaborates with textile designer

5 December 2016

Welsh-based wallcoverings and fabrics manufacturer Newmor has announced a new collaboration with textile designer Ptolemy Mann.

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Furniture retail executives jailed for copyright infringement

2 December 2016

The UK-based company, DR International Ltd – trading as Designers Revolt and owned by Lennart Nyberg, was registered in the Isle of Man but mainly traded in the Swedish market, which has a design copyright law of 70 years, sold copies of designer furniture and lamps.


‘Business as usual’, says Brintons as US owners review potential sale

2 December 2016

Carpet design and manufacturing company Brintons has confirmed that its US owner is reviewing its options, which could potentially lead to a sale.

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Relyon invests £500,000 in new display system for retailers; new website set to launch

1 December 2016

British bed manufacturer Relyon has announced the launch of its new display system.