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Sofa group sales surpass £70m mark

Furniture manufacturing and upholstery group DM Midlands Limited has reported a third consecutive growth in turnover, with sales surpassing the £70m milestone.

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Creditors face £646,000 shortfall following Original Sofa Co demise

A fall in traffic and an unsuccessful concession led to the collapse of furniture retail and manufacturer The Original Sofa Co Limited, administrators revealed.

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Sales up double-digit again at Sweet Dreams

Lancashire-based bed and upholstery manufacturer Sweet Dreams has reported another double-digit growth in turnover, as sales surpassed the £20m milestone.

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UK drives sales for fabrics supplier; prices fixed despite rising costs

Furnishing fabrics manufacturer Fryett’s has reported a successive rise in turnover as sales reach its highest rate in four years.

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La-Z-Boy UK to launch new collection at JFS following rights buyback

Upholstered furniture manufacturer La-Z-Boy UK has announced it will exhibit at the January Furniture Show for the first time since its reform that took place last month.

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UK furniture imports fall as exports grow, say new government data

Mattresses, upholstery and kitchen furniture imports rose in the UK during October 2016 on the previous month, despite the overall figure for furniture imports reporting a decline, according to latest HM Revenue and Customs statistics.

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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.