Granular breakdown of U.K. furniture retail sales in the third quarter of 2022.

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Multi-year series of transactions followed director departure back in 2019.

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Nine companies were either closed or filed for insolvency in the past seven days.

The collapse of will hit suppliers ranging from furniture makers and importers through to service providers, in addition to employees, shareholders and customers.

Carpenter and Recticel last year agreed a €656 million deal for the former to buy the latter's engineered foam business — the unit that includes its comfort foam operations — but completion had been held up by antitrust concerns.

Furniture, lighting and homeware retailer (Made) was placed into administration last week with its brand and I.P. instantly sold to Next, the general merchandise retailer.

Eight companies were either closed or filed for insolvency in the past seven days.

Six companies left creditors facing £2.2 million shortfall.

Halo Creative & Design, parent to premium-pitched furniture retail and wholesale brands Timothy Oulton and Halo, has been one of the most dynamic businesses through the pandemic.

Fashion-to-furnishing retailer Next has acquired the intellectual property of, the heavily-backed but ultimately-failed Internet furniture retailer.

Eve Sleep is back, and the early signs are that the days of it selling branded CBD drops in camomile and passionflower or ginkgo biloba and ginseng botanical extracts may be over.

Restructuring advisors have been working behind the scenes to broker a deal that will extract the best value possible for the business or assets of, the embattled furniture and lighting retailer.

It is fair to say that DFS' outlook for the 2022/23 financial year didn't go down well with everyone when it reported its full year financial results in the middle of September.

109 companies were either closed or filed for insolvency in the past seven days.

Six companies left creditors facing £5.6 million shortfall.

Shoppers in Scotland and the South East of England have made the deepest cuts in furniture expenditure, according to figures that reflect both consumer confidence and actual spending.

Businesses incorporated during October 2022. Comprehensive list across all furnishings sectors/disciplines (eg retail/wholesale/manufacturing).

Parroting the numbers in financial accounts ought to be easy. Getting it right, and making sense of them, is a far trickier business. Companies like Next's sofa making unit make the job far harder.

The problems at (Made) have left many commentators lamenting the errors of existing management, and remembering the halcyon days at the furniture and lighting retailer.

93 companies were either closed or filed for insolvency in the past seven days.

Six companies left creditors facing £3.5 million shortfall.

Flooring market leader Carpetright was still a publicly-owned company when it agreed a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) that impacted certain landlords back in the spring of 2018.

The equity in, which floated at a £775 million valuation last June, was worth under £2 million by Tuesday night as the furniture retailer cautioned that talks with previously-identified buyers or funders were at an end.

Manufacturers opening showrooms was once a cause for serious alarm among retail stockists. That is increasingly no longer the case.

Department store retailer Fenwick says it is working with advisors to explore funding options with more than half of its available debt facilities due to mature by next spring.

122 companies were either closed or filed for insolvency in the past seven days.

Seven companies left creditors facing £3.9 million shortfall.

Challenges getting containers shipped in a timely and cost-efficient manner proved one of the biggest challenges of the pandemic.

NorthEdge Capital backed a management buyout of the Belfield Group back in 2016 that left a significant amount of the shares in the hands of managers across the various businesses that were under its control.

Successfully and cost effectively shipping big boxes from one side of the world to the other has vexed many great furniture industry minds since the beginning of the pandemic in early 2020.

Direct-to-consumer mattress brand Eve Sleep launched seven years ago and has so far run up accumulated losses totalling £73 million. Expect that to change under its new owner.

80 companies were either closed or filed for insolvency in the past seven days.

Eight companies left debts of £8.3 million. Company details, and major creditors.

An ad-hoc column chronicling recent ownership changes across the U.K. furnishings sector. Seven companies featured including sofa and mattress makers, a four-store kitchen chain, and an online furniture retailer.

Still-expanding floorcoverings chain Tapi Carpets & Floors has revealed over 2,000 current and past equity holders in its latest public disclosure, but almost 75 percent of the business is held by just a handful of shareholders.

Last autumn we described 2020 as a breakout year for the U.K. operation of Chinese furniture, home and general merchandise giant Aosom. It appears we went too early.