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Furniture prices continue upward trend with leather sofas the main culprit

17 January 2017

UK inflation rose in December to the highest rate in two and a half years, as leather settees continued to drive furniture prices up.

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Watch: Ikea launches new sleep campaign

11 January 2017

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has confirmed its new advertising campaign with a focus on its ‘Wonderful Everday’ tagline.

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New website for Kbsa

9 January 2017

The Kitchen, Bathroom, Bedroom Specialist Association (Kbsa) has announced the appointment of Optima Graphic Design Consultants to design and develop its new website.

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Vitra forms partnership with Selfridges

9 January 2017

Swiss-based furniture company Vitra has announced the launch of its first dedicated space in the UK in a new partnership with department store Selfridges.

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Furniture specialist appoints new sales manager

5 January 2017

Contract furnishing supplier Innova Design Solutions has announced the appointment of Zoe Hindmarch as its new sales manager for Torquay.

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Silentnight pension challenge dismissed

16 January 2017

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has been successful in its legal challenge over an ongoing anti-avoidance case concerning Silentnight owner H.I.G. Capital Group’s pension scheme.

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Double-digit growth of December furniture startups

16 January 2017

December saw a double-digit growth of UK furniture retail and manufacturing companies registered, with the vast majority setting up shop before Christmas.

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BFM expands legal advice service

16 January 2017

The British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM) has announced it has expanded its legal advice service to members in conjunction with advice specialists, Croner Consulting.

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FIRA unveils Annual Review

16 January 2017

The Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA) has released its latest ‘Annual Review’, detailing new projects the organisation has undertaken.

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High street footfall rises for the first time since 2011 in December

16 January 2017

Footfall rose in December for the first time in five years on the high street, despite an overall decline across all sectors.

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Shop Direct delivers record Christmas for a fifth straight year

16 January 2017

Pureplay etailer Shop Direct has reported a fifth successive record-breaking Christmas, putting the company on track for another year of record growth.

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Independent reports double-digit sales growth

16 January 2017

Independent furniture retailer NCF Furnishings Limited has posted a double-digit increase in sales, surpassing £11m.

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BoConcept CFO to resign

16 January 2017

Danish franchise furniture business BoConcept has confirmed that CFO and CEO Hans Barslund is to exit the company this year.

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