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    1. December 15, 2014

      Carpetright shares gain despite warning on outlook

      Shares in Carpetright jumped 12 per cent on Monday despite a warning from the carpet specialist that a slowdown in property...

    2. August 15, 2014

      Franklin Templeton raises Carpetright stake

      Franklin Templeton has increased its bet that Carpetright will enjoy a successful turnround by raising its stake in the high...

    1. June 27, 2014

      London’s IPO market is becoming a racket

      Tempted by the latest IPO? Then lie down until the feeling goes away. London’s new issues market is in danger of becoming a...

    2. June 24, 2014

      UK manufacturing better placed to take a pounding

      The tourist’s gain is the manufacturer’s pain. The strength of sterling is rattling companies such as Croda. The chemicals...

    3. June 24, 2014

      Carpetright founder Lord Harris rolls back decision to quit board

      Carpetright founder Lord Harris of Peckham has rolled back his plans to step down from the company’s board this autumn,...

    4. May 25, 2014

      The relative values of family businesses

      Family companies may epitomise stability, but when corporate dynasties decide on change it can spark revolutions. The...

    5. May 21, 2014

      Burberry’s Bloomsbury groupies must split roles clearly

      You would have thought a bloke with a £440,000 clothing allowance could run to a tie for the annual results. But Christopher...

    6. May 21, 2014

      Lord Harris’s magic carpet ride – in numbers

      No one knows carpets like Lord Philip Harris of Peckham does. For more than half a century he has sold flooring that covers...

    7. FT Alphaville

      May 21, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Sujeet has dissected the Royal Mail IPO, looking at how it was “botched“, just who are...

    8. May 21, 2014

      Fortuna Entertainment’s Wilf Walsh takes helm at Carpetright

      Wilf Walsh will take the helm at Carpetright after spending 20 years working in retail. A graduate of law studies from Leeds...

    9. May 21, 2014

      Carpetright founder’s exit makes way for Walsh

      Carpetright’s founder and executive chairman will in September quit the company after 26 years, as the retailer attempts to...

    10. March 26, 2014

      Carpetright issues third profit warning in six months

      Carpetright has issued its third profit warning in less than six months after the recovery in the UK’s housing market failed...

    11. March 21, 2014

      UK carpet and furniture retailers shake up prices after OFT probe

      Carpetright and five other furniture and carpet retailers have changed their pricing practices following a regulatory...

    12. January 28, 2014

      UK’s Carpetright issues second profit warning as Dutch trading worsens

      Carpetright, the UK’s biggest floor coverings retailer, issued its second profit warning in almost four months, blaming poor...

    13. December 20, 2013

      Boardroom trades December 21

      Directors at Arcontech Group were buying shares in June just before a trading embargo imposed ahead of annual results....

    14. December 10, 2013

      Dutch sales drop hits Carpetright’s UK turnround

      A sharp drop in sales in the Netherlands wiped out a modest improvement in Carpetright’s UK performance in the carpet...

    15. October 25, 2013

      Boardroom trades October 26

      Profit taking was in evidence this week as the FTSE 100 crept towards the 10-year highs it reached in May. Even retail...

    16. October 11, 2013

      Highlights from this week’s Investors Chronicle

      Buy: NewRiver Retail (NRR) The company’s strategy of buying cheap assets and working hard to let space is proving...

    17. October 4, 2013

      Carpetright chief Shapland quits after profits warning

      Darren Shapland, chief executive of Carpetright, has parted company with the flooring retailer after a profits warning,...

    18. October 4, 2013

      Carpetright weighs on London mid-caps

      Shares in Carpetright fell sharply on Friday after the surprise departure of its chief executive followed the warning it was...

    19. August 23, 2013

      Carpetright among UK furniture groups probed for price inflation

      Carpetright and DFS are among six furniture and carpet retailers under investigation over whether they used artificially...

    20. July 23, 2013

      Heatwave slows Carpetright sales in July

      Carpetright suffered a sharp slowdown in sales during the July heatwave as consumers opted not to spend time during the...

    21. July 11, 2013

      Anglo American joins strong mining rebound

      Anglo American joined a mining sector rebound, lifting the FTSE 100 to a five-week high. Anglo bounced 5.4 per cent to...

    22. June 28, 2013

      Highlights from this week’s Investors Chronicle

      Buy: Trifast (TRI) More savings and fatter profits are tipped to drive further growth this year, but the shares trade on...

    23. June 25, 2013

      Carpetright shareholders miss out on dividend for third year

      Investors in Carpetright should not expect a dividend any time soon after the carpet and bed retailer opted to continue...

    24. April 26, 2013

      Carpetright’s Lord Harris reflects on a lifetime in the rug trade

      Lord Philip Harris of Peckham, now 70, took over the family’s carpet business at 15, in 1957, following the sudden death of...

    25. April 23, 2013

      Cold comfort on Carpetright sales

      Freezing temperatures in March boosted sales at Carpetright as Britons turned their attention to their homes amid the Arctic...

    26. March 5, 2013

      Axminster Carpets enters administration

      Family-run Axminster Carpets, which traces its origins back to the 18th century, called in the administrators on Tuesday and...

    27. February 20, 2013

      Axminster looks to administrators

      More than 400 jobs in East Devon are in jeopardy after Axminster Carpets, the 250-year-old maker of tufted floor coverings...

    28. January 29, 2013

      Carpetright offsets steep sales drop

      Solid sales of hard flooring in the UK have helped Carpetright offset steep sales declines in its European business. The...

    29. January 29, 2013

      British retail data reveal consumer mood

      Consumers continue to tighten their belts but may be more inclined to console themselves amid the ongoing tough economy with...

    30. December 11, 2012

      Carpetright boosted by revamped stores

      Revamping stores and introducing more upmarket products has paid off for Carpetright, which saw underlying UK sales and...

    31. October 21, 2012

      The Week Ahead: December 10 – December 15

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

    32. October 16, 2012

      Dutch turmoil hurts Carpetright

      Carpetright has emerged as an unlikely casualty of the political turmoil that erupted in the Netherlands earlier this year,...

    33. August 7, 2012

      HMV confirms new finance director

      HMV confirmed on Tuesday that Ian Kenyon would join the entertainment chain as its new finance director following two senior...

    34. June 26, 2012

      Property sales boost Carpetright

      Selling some of its properties helped more than double full-year profit at Carpetright as the flooring retailer continues to...

    35. May 11, 2012

      Carpetright chief executive steps down

      Lord Harris of Peckham has stepped down as chief executive of Carpetright as part of a boardroom shake-up at the flooring...

    36. April 24, 2012

      Carpetright issues seventh profit alert

      Carpetright shares initially fell almost 7 per cent after it issued its seventh profit warning within 18 months on Tuesday...

    37. April 5, 2012

      Hold your breath for US earnings news

      Last week’s price swings changed none of my expectations for the future. I remain a longer-term bull, but worry about the...

    38. February 20, 2012

      DFS makes patriotic sales pitch

      Furniture retailer DFS is to abandon its tried-and-tested advertising formula of plugging seemingly never-ending sales in...

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