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  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...

  1. 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,...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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....

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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,...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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,...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. February 6, 2012

    Rebel Victoria investors seek board shake-up

    Last year the nation’s eyes were on Victoria, as a red carpet made by the 117-year old company was used in the wedding of...

  38. January 31, 2012

    Carpetright issues sixth profit warning

    Carpetright on Tuesday issued its sixth profit warning in little more than a year and warned that there was no end in sight...

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