The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has told Carpenter and Recticel to address antitrust concerns ahead of the proposed acquisition of the business unit that includes the latter's comfort foam business.

The pandemic upended supply chains, leaving furniture importers facing a challenge getting inventory to the U.K. in a timely manner.

Six years ago, all four of the stores in the Gillies of Broughty Ferry network could be reached within a hour and half's drive up the east coast of Scotland, starting in Perth and finishing in Aberdeen.

Ownership concentration comes at low earnings multiple for Market Rasen furniture wholesaler Classic.

Since 2000, Lancashire carpet maker Cormar has delivered £1.85 billion worth of goods to its retail customers.

Investment group Blue Coast Capital acquired a significant but as-yet-undisclosed stake in furniture retailer Loaf last autumn in a deal that valued the business at over £70 million.

Heal's has been based at its current flagship store on Tottenham Court Road since 1840, three decades after the company was founded by John Harris and Ambrose Heal at Rathbone Place, just a few hundred metres away.

The Government wants to strengthen regulation of interest-free Buy-Now Pay-Later credit agreements and other forms of short-term credit. This won't be welcomed by everyone.

Furniture retail price inflation eased for the second straight month in May. That's good news, but any thoughts that the worst has passed should be kept in check.

Nick Collard is the new CEO of Bensons for Beds after current incumbent Mark Jackson, together with CFO John Sidebotham, decided to leave the retailer.

The spring and summer of 2020 will live long in the memory for many reasons. For the furniture industry, locked down and unable to manufacture, deliver or sell face-to-face to customers, it was a period of great uncertainty.

Actona acquired Theca earlier this year and will now add SITS. But the Danish furniture conglomerate's raid of leading sofa companies is not over yet.

A huge consignment of mattresses from Romania that looked to be an outlier now appears more likely the start of a more consistent theme.

Failure is rarely terminal in the furniture industry and some brands just refuse to whither away.

DFS last month said a lack of liquidity in its shares was significantly impacting the progress of its buyback programme. Well, there was no shortage of trades yesterday.

Designer furniture maker B&B Italia has become the latest company in the sector to offer its wares direct to the consumer with the launch of its first ecommerce website.

On Wednesday we revealed that property entrepreneur Michael Bruce—who co-founded the now-listed Purplebricks online estate agency—had acquired the online interior design provider My Bespoke Room (MBR).

Eve Sleep, the mattress and sleep products business, floated on the stock exchange five years ago with an IPO that valued the company at about £140 million.

Back in February 2020, just as the virus was taking hold in Europe, Italian sofa giant Natuzzi made a prediction.

Physical retail will take a long time before it's substantial, and yet there's a very substantial sized team working on it today, Wayfair CEO Niraj Shah told analysts earlier this month ahead of a brick-and-mortar expansion for the hitherto ecommerce specialist.

Historic retailer ceased trading at the end of March, but as we reported at the time, there are more chapters to be written.

New structure for Hertfordshire headquartered furniture wholesale and retail company.

A breakdown of sales and year-on-year comparison by sofa business unit.

Furniture retailer Made.com made a point of highlighting its strong balance sheet in announcing the hire of a new CFO and downwards-revised guidance on Monday morning.

The value of upholstered furniture arriving from China jumped markedly in March, new figures show. But it is very much a case of caveat emptor when it comes to interpreting the data.

Floorcoverings is a significant product category for ScS, best known as the U.K.'s second largest specialist in the upholstered furniture category.

Furniture retailer Made.com on Monday announced the acquisition of Trouva, a self-described curated marketplace for the U.K.'s hidden gem homeware and lifestyle brick-and-mortar boutiques.

A laser focus on its most profitable market and own-run websites boosted earnings at furniture and home ecommerce group Domu Brands last year.

Ekornes is best known for its recliners, but it is increasingly diversifying into becoming a furniture supplier across a wider range of product categories.

Recticel last year agreed to sell its engineered foam business to Carpenter Co in a deal worth €656 million, with the transaction expected to complete in short order.

The Foam Company traded profitably until the pandemic hit the U.K., according to a new report by restructuring advisors Quantuma.

Argos closed 73 standalone stores in the past year as parent J Sainsbury continued to reconfigure the general merchandise retailer's physical footprint.

Carpetright owner Nestware Holdings acquired the company behind the Flooring Supplies ecommerce operation late 2020 and we now know the value of the deal.

Propco incorporation prompts new structure for southern England based independent carpets and beds retailer.

A look at the debt refinancing at major upholstery group Sofa Brands International including 2020/21 cashflow and the impact on total borrowing.

Parker Knoll was the standout performer for upholstery group Sofa Brands International through 2020/21, delivering top and bottom line growth.

Flex, the Spain-based bedding group with interests worldwide, acquired Devon bed maker Vispring back in December 2005.

Independent furniture retailer Eyres of Chesterfield is calling time on 147 years of trade, chipping away at another piece of important U.K. industry heritage.

Online furniture retailer Shabby was generating six-figure profits during the height of the pandemic yet directors were calling in restructuring advisors within a few short months.

There is a growing cohort of high-profile North American furniture and bedding companies targeting the U.K. market — either directly or through acquisition.



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