• Imports up, exports down, says latest furniture data

  • Four furniture standards remain in place

  • Headlam delivers strong Q4; revises full year forecast again

  • Weak Euro dents sales for fabrics firm; UK market grows

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Reface Scotland joins the TFO

Kitchen specialist retailer Reface Scotland Ltd has announced it has joined The Furniture Ombudsman (TFO).

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Textile firm celebrates 125 years

Pattern book supplier Pike Textiles is celebrating its 125th anniversary with the launch of its new company logo.

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Furniture prices continue upward trend with leather sofas the main culprit

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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Sleep the next big lifestyle theme as Heimtextil traffic rises again

Organisers of international trade fair for home and contract textiles Heimtextil have revealed an increase in both exhibitor and visitor numbers during its latest event.

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Double-digit growth of December furniture startups

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

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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Imports up, exports down, says latest furniture data

20 January 2017

Imports of furniture into the UK rose in November, whereas exports outside the UK reported a slight fall, according to latest HM Revenue and Customs statistics.

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Two UK furniture manufacturers fined £2.8m

20 January 2017

Two UK furniture component suppliers have been fined a total of £2.8m for illegal cartel activity following an investigation from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

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Chinese sofa supplier announces IPO

20 January 2017

Chinese upholstered sofa and sofa covers manufacturer Morris Holdings has announced an IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with a total of 250 million shares on offer.

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Tempur Sealy to refresh Sealy brand; launches Tempur-Pedic anniversary mattress

20 January 2017

Mattress giant Tempur Sealy International, Inc. has announced that its Sealy brand is to be refreshed during 2017.

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Four furniture standards remain in place

20 January 2017

The Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA) has announced four furniture standards that have been re-confirmed.

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Headlam delivers strong Q4; revises full year forecast again

20 January 2017

Floorcoverings firm Headlam Group has reported a strong fourth quarter, resulting in the company revising its full year forecasts ahead of expectations.