The Nordic region of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland currently represents less than 15 percent of all U.K. mattress imports, mostly centred around the high-end of the market.

Back in 2000, just 4 percent of all sofa imports into the U.K. came from Poland, with the country's total outstripped by rivals such as Italy by a factor of 13 to 1.

New entities incorporated in the latest month.

New entities incorporated in the latest month.

New entities incorporated in the latest month.

New entities incorporated in the latest month.

New entities incorporated in the latest month.

New entities incorporated in the latest month.

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

 10 companies left creditors facing £6.6 million shortfall.

Andrew Paul might just have been the fastest-growing sofa maker in the country through the immediate-post pandemic period.

Stock turnover measures how efficiently a company uses its inventory, with a higher figure indicative of strong sales and optimal inventory levels. It is a particularly important financial ratio for retailers.

Downsizing its showroom estate has proved no impediment to the buildout of the Sharps fitted furniture business. Sales have climbed while store numbers have dwindled.

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

 14 companies left creditors facing £17.7 million shortfall.

It is no secret, or surprise, that ecommerce retailers benefitted from the pandemic, or at least the early part of it.

Heritage furniture retailer Heal's dates back more than 210 years but without the patronage of its longtime owner it might already have long been consigned to the annals of history.

Complete list of all 61 countries from which timber living, dining and bedroom cabinet furniture was imported into the U.K. in February 2023, including the value of goods and year-on-year comparisons.

Complete list of all 22 countries from which foam and sprung mattresses were imported into the U.K. in February 2023, including the value of goods and year-on-year comparisons.

Ownership of the British bed maker Vispring proved lucrative again for the Spanish bedding conglomerate Flex last year.

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

11 companies left creditors facing £2.8 million shortfall.

Complete list of all 44 countries from which sofas, sofabeds and armchairs were imported into the U.K. in February 2023, including the value of goods and year-on-year comparisons.

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

The U.K. has long been listed either first or second in the roster of major markets for mattress brand Emma Sleep.

Furniture Village's 2021/22 financial period was one of record revenues, significant profit growth and healthy cash flows, accounts for the 66 weeks to July 3, 2022 will say when they become public in the days ahead.

93 companies included on this week's list.

Eight companies left creditors facing £1.9 million shortfall.

The West Midlands street where at least five bed manufacturers have collapsed.

East Midlands manufacturer Acclaim Upholstery is perhaps the largest white-label sofa maker in the country, but many U.K. furniture retailers will be unfamiliar with the company.

An updated DFS cash position; and the detail of who owns key Maker&Son intellectual property.

New entities incorporated in the latest month.

New entities incorporated in the latest month.

New entities incorporated in the latest month.

New entities incorporated in the latest month.

New entities incorporated in the latest month.

New entities incorporated in the latest month.

55 companies were closed or placed into insolvency proceedings last week.

11 companies left creditors facing £10.2 million shortfall.

The manufacturing licensee of the high end Long Eaton upholstery brand John Sankey has been placed into liquidation. We've been here before.