Back in 2018, Sharps operated from almost 80 stores. Today, well over half of those have closed, but revenue has continued to climb. [Premium]

Complete list of all countries from which wood living, dining, bedroom, home office and kitchen furniture were imported into the U.K. across Jan–Apr 2024, including the value of goods, year-on-year comparisons, and five years of data.

Nearly 100 new industry companies were incorporated in the period between June 10–16, 2024 inclusive. Full list by business type.

Complete list of all countries from which foam and sprung mattresses were imported into the U.K. in the 2024 year-to-date, including the value of goods, year-on-year comparisons, and five years of data.

121 furnishings companies were placed into administration, liquidation, wound up or dissolved in the past week. Full list here.

11 companies left creditors facing £5.3 million shortfall.

Underneath a social media post about DFS warning on profits somebody commented that the sofa market leader "should have used British manufacturers." There are at least three problems with this statement. [Premium]

Complete list of all countries from which carpets of all construction type were imported into the U.K. in the 2024 year-to-date, including the value of goods, year-on-year comparisons, and five years of data.

Complete list of all countries from which upholstered furniture was imported into the U.K. in the 2024 year-to-date, including the value of goods, year-on-year comparisons, and five years of data.

Further detail of the sale of the propco that owns Bensons' Huntingdon factory are now available, via accounts filed in Luxembourg. [Premium]

Seven companies left creditors facing £9.2 million shortfall.

Over 95 new industry companies were incorporated in the period between June 3–9, 2024 inclusive. Full list by business type.

Eight-figure buyout five years ago provided an exit for certain family shareholders. [Premium]

94 furnishings companies were placed into administration, liquidation, wound up or dissolved in the past week. Full list here.

Tesco is back selling furniture again after launching its new Marketplace business this week. We've been here before, and not too long ago. [Premium]

The takeovers of ScS and Fabb Furniture represent major change and the new owners look to be following an increasingly similar path, transposing their own existing supply chains onto their respective new host. [Premium]

There are three important takeaways from the just-filed accounts of the retailer behind the Bed Kingdom brand. [Premium]

Over 90 new industry companies were incorporated in the period between May 27–June 2, 2024 inclusive. Full list by business type.

110 furnishings companies were placed into administration, liquidation, wound up or dissolved in the past week. Full list here.

Nine companies left creditors facing £3 million shortfall.

Why Peter Green is closing, what will happen now, and what assets does the business own... [Premium]

New auditor disagreed with directors of the furniture retailer's parent company regarding the accounting treatment of a now-defunct subsidiary. [Premium]

The proposed exit from flooring and the planned departure of CEO Steve Carson are completely unrelated, but they signpost a period of change at ScS, the U.K.'s second largest upholstery retailer. [Premium]

Over 80 new industry companies were incorporated in the period between May 20–26, 2024 inclusive. Full list by business type.

115 furnishings companies were placed into administration, liquidation, wound up or dissolved in the past week. Full list here.

Eight companies left creditors facing £3.6 million shortfall.

B&Q has long been a dominant force in areas such as kitchens and bathrooms, but it is increasingly becoming one of the country's largest vendors of items such as freestanding furniture and beds. [Premium]

If retailers can't shift outdoor furniture goods now, they can for more or less forget about the category for another year. [Premium]

25 leading manufacturers, importers and sources ranked by their share of the U.K. upholstery market at suppliers' prices. [Premium]

Nearly 100 new industry companies were incorporated in the period between May 13–19, 2024 inclusive. Full list by business type.

63 furnishings companies were placed into administration, liquidation, wound up or dissolved in the past week. Full list here.

11 companies left creditors facing £29.1 million shortfall.

Upholstered furniture conglomerate gives up the detail on key raw materials spanning timber for sofa frames to coverings such as fabrics and leather over the past seven years. [Premium]

Rather than getting out of the U.K. beds market, as many had forecast, U.S. investment group H.I.G. Capital has doubled down. [Premium]

90 new industry companies were incorporated in the period between May 6–12, 2024 inclusive. Full list by business type.

Complete list of all countries from which wood living, dining, bedroom, home office and kitchen furniture were imported into the U.K. across Jan–Mar 2024, including the value of goods, year-on-year comparisons, and five years of data.

Complete list of all countries from which carpets of all construction type were imported into the U.K. in the 2024 year-to-date, including the value of goods, year-on-year comparisons, and five years of data.

Complete list of all countries from which upholstered furniture was imported into the U.K. in the 2024 year-to-date, including the value of goods, year-on-year comparisons, and five years of data.

Complete list of all countries from which foam and sprung mattresses were imported into the U.K. in the 2024 year-to-date, including the value of goods, year-on-year comparisons, and five years of data.

49 furnishings companies were placed into administration, liquidation, wound up or dissolved in the past week. Full list here.