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    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 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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,...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. July 5, 2012

      Usmanov launches attack on Arsenal board

      Arsenal’s second-biggest shareholder has attacked the English Premier League football club’s management after its star...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. December 13, 2011

      Carpetright raises outlook after loss

      Shares in Carpetright rose by eight per cent on Tuesday in spite of the troubled flooring retailer reporting a fall in...

    12. October 25, 2011

      Carpetright issues fifth profit warning

      Carpetright has issued its fifth profit warning in a year, blaming declining margins on volatile trading, and leading...

    13. August 17, 2011

      The boss who looks beneath the carpet

      Several large stores on Purley Way in Croydon were still boarded up late last week after the riots that swept through parts...

    14. August 2, 2011

      Carpetright cautions on lower margins

      Carpetright, the floor coverings retailer, reported a 1.5 per cent sales fall in the last three months and said it had...

    15. June 28, 2011

      Carpetright trims stores and scraps dividend

      Carpetright has scrapped its final dividend and is planning to close up to 94 stores, blaming challenging trading conditions...

    16. June 28, 2011

      Thorntons and Carpetright plan store closures

      Carpetright, Britain’s leading floor coverings retailer, and Thorntons, the chocolate retailer, have unveiled plans to close...

    17. April 8, 2011

      Carpetright rolls out second alert

      Carpetright issued its second profit warning in two months on Thursday, saying fragile consumer confidence was prolonging...

    18. February 1, 2011

      Carpetright issues warning as sales sink

      Double-digit cost inflation and a weak housing market were blamed by Carpetright for a sales fall, as the retailer warned on...

    19. December 14, 2010

      Carpetright hurt by fall in homebuyers

      Carpetright reported falling sales and an 11 per cent drop in first-half pre-tax profit to £9.8m ($15.5m) as it fought for...

    20. November 4, 2010

      Sponsorship: Focused on the achievement gap

      Lord Harris of Peckham struggled at school, but this did not stop him becoming a carpet magnate. In 1990, keen to help...

    21. October 27, 2010

      Housing market woes hit Carpetright sales

      Shares in Carpetright fell to their lowest level in almost four months after the floor coverings retailer warned that tough...

    22. June 30, 2010

      Carpetright eyes discounts to boost sales

      Prison officers are set to benefit from cut-price shag-pile after Carpetright outlined plans to offer discounted flooring to...

    23. June 29, 2010

      Carpetright cuts prices for public workers

      Prison staff are set to benefit from cut-price shag-pile as Carpetright outlined plans to offer discounted flooring to a...

    24. March 24, 2010

      Carpetright issues warning as shoppers stay away

      Carpetright shares fell nearly 11 per cent after it said profits would miss forecasts after sales stalled in the early part...

    25. March 23, 2010

      Carpetright shares fall after profit warning

      Carpetright shares fell nearly 11 per cent after it said profits would miss forecasts after sales stalled in the early part...

    26. February 4, 2010

      Carpetright maintains profit estimate despite winter chill

      Heavy snowfall dented Carpetright's sales growth in the third quarter as would-be home renovators avoided shopping...

    27. February 3, 2010

      Carpetright maintains profit estimate

      Heavy snowfall dented Carpetright’s sales growth in the third quarter as would-be home renovators avoided shopping...

    28. February 3, 2010

      Carpetright boosted by UK housing recovery

      The demise of competitors and a modest recovery in the housebuilding sector has boosted UK sales at Carpetright, in spite of...

    29. December 16, 2009

      Sales lift puts Carpetright on a roll

      Improving conditions in the housing market , weak comparatives and the demise of Allied Carpets helped Carpetright to its...

    30. December 15, 2009

      Sales lift puts Carpetright on a roll

      The latest outcome supports Lord Harris’s view of Carpetright tending to be ‘first in, first out’ of a recession Improving...

    31. October 29, 2009

      Dividend to double as Carpetright piles on sales

      Carpetright expects to more than double its full-year dividend on the back of a return to sales growth, thanks to improved...

    32. October 28, 2009

      Carpetright to double its dividend

      Floored: the retailer benefited from the demise of Allied Carpets, its main competitor, and better housing market...

    33. July 16, 2009

      Gates raises stake in JJB Sports

      Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft and billionaire philanthropist, has given a much-needed boost to a struggling UK...

    34. July 1, 2009

      Household spending slowdown takes toll on Carpetright's profits

      Profits slumped at Carpetright after homeowners cut back on refurbishment projects, prompting the carpet retailer to slash...

    35. June 30, 2009

      Household spending slowdown takes toll on Carpetright

      Profits slumped at Carpetright after homeowners cut back on refurbishment projects, prompting the carpet retailer to slash...

    36. April 29, 2009

      Hilco nails down ownership of Allied Carpets through offshore fund

      Hilco, the specialist buyer of troubled retailers, has emerged as the owner of Allied Carpets, the UK's second-biggest...

    37. April 29, 2009

      Carpetright reports further sales decline

      The torrid housing market has compounded the woes of Carpetright, as the flooring retailer controlled by Lord Harris of...

    38. February 3, 2009

      Carpetright seeks good fit with rival Allied

      Carpetright’s chief executive is interested in buying parts of Allied Carpets, the UK’s second-biggest flooring retailer,...

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