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

Seven companies left creditors with £6 million shortfall.

Corporate insolvency in the furniture/flooring sectors over the past five years.

Swedish mattress conglomerate Hilding Anders said earlier this year that a deal to sell bed brand Sleep. 8 was close to completion and that looks to have subsequently come to fruition.

International furniture group Halo Creative & Design group increased its equity position in Dudgeon Sofas last year, as we reported on Tuesday (see related).

The launch of a new bed shop on a Yorkshire outlet shopping park would not ordinarily raise more a passing glance from rival retailers. But The Sleep Haven is no ordinary bed shop.

Over 180 new industry companies were incorporated in the period between September 25–October 1, 2023 inclusive. Full list by business type.

The buyout of bathroom retailer Victoria Plum may have ramifications for two of the largest historic brands in the history of U.K. cabinet furniture and upholstery retail.

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

17 companies left creditors with £3.8 million shortfall.

Upholstered furniture producer Whitemeadow enjoyed a strong 2022 thanks to its own performance, but also that of associates and a joint venture.

Over 160 new industry companies were incorporated in the period between September 18–24, 2023. Full list by business type.

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

10 companies left creditors with £32.6 million shortfall.

Consumer confidence for major purchases remains depressed but is on the mend, as the long-term data confirms.

Made.com is to add two more sales channels in a further escalation of the brand's footprint following the I.P. buyout by general merchandise retailer Next last year.

DFS earlier this month revealed it had successfully refinanced, agreeing £250 million of debt facilities across a revolving credit facility (RCF) and a £50 million U.S. private placement with one or more unspecified debt investor(s).

Readers with a long memory will recall Silentnight achieving near double-digit sales growth in 2021/22 on the back of high demand and the unwind of a big order book.

Complete list of all 64 countries from which living, dining and bedroom wood furniture was imported into the U.K. in July 2023, including the value of goods and year-on-year comparisons.

Complete list of all 32 countries from which foam and sprung mattresses were imported into the U.K. in July 2023, including the value of goods and year-on-year comparisons.

Over 130 new industry companies were incorporated in the period between September 11–17, 2023. Full list by business type.

Complete list of all 52 countries from which sofas were imported into the U.K. in July 2023, including the value of goods and year-on-year comparisons.

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

15 companies left creditors with £5.8 million shortfall.

Earlier this month we wrote about the fourth post-Covid rescue of a home furnishings business by the saviour of ecommerce business Crazy Price Beds. Make that five.

The closure of DFS Berkeley Magna is another hammer blow to upholstered furniture production in Long Eaton, where the majority of the 225 workers impacted by the decision are based.

Complete list of all 50 countries from which carpets were imported into the U.K. in July 2023, including the value of goods and year-on-year comparisons.

A generous HMRC official has overpaid a refund, and then overpaid it again to the U.K.'s one-time third largest independent sofa maker, which folded nearly five years ago.

Over 170 new industry companies were incorporated in the period between September 4–10, 2023. Full list by business type.

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

29 companies left creditors with £5 million shortfall.

There will likely be few top and bottom line surprises when DFS posts full year results for the year to June 25, 2023 in just under two weeks' time.

Devon bed maker posts strong profits is a headline longtime readers will be all too familiar with.

The numbers behind the numbers at one of the country's largest home shopping groups are indicative of how rising living costs are impacting U.K. consumer behaviour.

High-end bed maker Savoir posted its highest-ever top and bottom lines on public record through 2022.

Nearly 150 new industry companies were incorporated in the period between August 28–September 3, 2023. Full list by business type.

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

10 companies left creditors with £8.65 million shortfall.

The fallout from the pandemic has led to a number of previously-unheralded investors coming to the fore in the home furnishings space.

The growth of ecommerce over the past two decades opened up the total addressable market for all kinds of businesses that were previously hyper-local in focus.