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

The proposed acquisition of Recticel's foam business by Carpenter fostered fears in the U.K. upholstery and mattress manufacturing sectors that raw materials competition would be further eroded, when it was first announced back in the autumn of 2021.

There are nearly 90,000 specialist delivery companies in the U.K. and one of the largest of those with an interest in the furniture market was placed into administration on Monday.

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

20 companies left creditors facing £6.3 million forecast shortfall.

Home and leisure retailer The Range is pushing further into the beds market with a pilot of a dedicated sleep format, as we reported on Wednesday (see related).

The pandemic induced consumer behaviour that supported demand for home goods for many retailers across the furniture industry, including the department store chain John Lewis & Partners.

General merchandise retailer Next paid £3.4 million to acquire the brand and other assets of Made.com but the collapsed furniture retailer's largest saleable asset class was undoubtedly its vast quantities of stock.

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

11 companies left creditors facing £7.4 million shortfall.

RH will throw a launch party for selected guests this weekend as the premium U.S. furniture retailer finally launches in the U.K.

Eight new entities incorporated in the latest month.

356 new entities incorporated in the latest month.

142 new entities incorporated in the latest month.

21 new entities incorporated in the latest month.

21 new entities incorporated in the latest month.

263 new entities incorporated in the latest month.

When Loaf rocks up in Yorkshire later this year it will likely do so in a store unlike any other it has opened in the eight years since it first transitioned into a clicks-to-bricks retailer.

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

15 companies left creditors facing £3.5 million shortfall.

Headlam Group, the U.K.'s largest flooring distributor, was worth £281 million as recently as late January. Its market cap declined to £191.4 million on Thursday on the back of a pre-AGM trading update.

Charts showing the composition of the U.K. mattress manufacturing sector in terms of employment numbers, turnover band, and location.

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

Nine companies left creditors facing £4.6 million shortfall.

There are nearly 500 active mattress manufacturing companies in the U.K., many of which are situated across the historic factories and mills of West Yorkshire. But how many of them are actually making mattresses?

The U.K.'s top 100 export markets in the first quarter of 2023 across mattresses, living, dining, bedroom wood cabinet, and upholstered furniture.

Man Wah Holdings says sales in Europe declined sharply in 2022/23 but that does not tell the whole story.

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

Complete list of all 38 countries from which foam and sprung mattresses were imported into the U.K. in March 2023, including the value of goods and year-on-year comparisons.

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

Complete list of all 51 countries from which carpets were imported into the U.K. in March 2023, including the value of goods and year-on-year comparisons.

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

15 companies left creditors facing £10 million shortfall.

U.K. furniture manufacturers' sales at current prices between January 1998 and March 2023.

Rising rates are beginning to impact decision making in the furniture sector.

A list of the biggest worldwide markets for direct-to-consumer and wholesale mattress company Emma Sleep.

When it comes to earnings power, Vispring sets the benchmark for the U.K. beds industry.

Before the small matter of a €6.5 billion accounting fraud, Steinhoff International Holdings was one of the most significant businesses in the U.K. beds industry.

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

11 companies left creditors facing £1.9 million shortfall.