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  • October 20, 2017 12:12

French competition authority imposes penalty of 302 million euros against flooring producers

The French competition authority (The Autorité) has imposed sanctions totalling €302 million on the three leading manufacturers of PVC and linoleum floor covering, as a penalty for price fixing among other pratices. Acting on information submitted by the ...... [more...]

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  • October 20, 2017 10:57

Tarkett has to pay fine of 165 million Euro

Tarkett takes note of the French Competition Authority’s decision to fine several manufacturers of resilient floor coverings operating in the French market. The procedure follows an investigation that started in March 2013 concerning former practices that began ...... [more...]

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  • October 19, 2017 08:51

The Finnish Honkarakenne delivers 2,500th house in Russia

The 2,500th Honka log home will soon be completed in Russia, providing a second home of 1,080 square metres for a family from St. Petersburg. Honkarakenne, currently preparing for its 60th anniversary, has been operating in the Russian market for more than 20 years... [more...]

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  • October 18, 2017 15:09

Italian wood furniture consumption receives boost from national economy

According to the latest Eurostat data, EU wood furniture consumption increased 3% to Euro36.7 billion in 2016.... [more...]

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  • October 16, 2017 09:46

Malaysia's furniture exports expected to grow in the upcoming years

At a recent meeting held here, the Malaysian National Export Council (NEC) signaled the importance of the furniture industry noting that furniture exports are expected to rise over the next few years... [more...]

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  • October 16, 2017 07:07

SICAM 2017: An increasingly crucial event for the global furniture industry

The 9th edition of SICAM, the International Exhibition of Components, Accessories, and Semi-Finished Products for the Furniture Industry, ended with numbers growing further. The sector’s leading professionals from all over the globe were in attendance at Pordenone for four days.... [more...]

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  • October 13, 2017 10:05

China accounts for 39% of the world's furniture production

The 100 countries covered in CSIL’s newly-released World Furniture Outlook 2017/2018 make up almost 90 per cent of world population and over 95 per cent of world GDP.... [more...]

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  • October 13, 2017 07:50

DOMOTEX 2018 to bring an array of new highlights and features

DOMOTEX 2018 will sport an extensive line-up of new features with a new exhibition layout and hall restructuring that will make it a lot easier for visitors to navigate the show.... [more...]

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  • October 12, 2017 11:13

Amazon enters retail market for large furniture

Amazon is building warehouses to be able to sell more large furniture items such as upholstered and ... [more...]

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  • October 12, 2017 08:35

Intra-EU furniture trade continues to rise

Analysis of Eurostat trade data reveals that internal EU trade in wood furniture, which increased 4% to Euro16.2 billion in 2016, continued to rise in 2017... [more...]

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IHC Venice 2017: Globalisation, branding and building for the future

IHC Venice 2017: Globalisation, branding and building for the future

On 15 and 16 November 2017 the International Hardwood Conference took place in Venice. Several speakers pointed out recent achievements of the hardwood industry as well as their threats and challenges as there are ...... [ more...]

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