The U.K. antitrust regulator has opened a probe into the sales practices of direct-to-consumer and wholesale mattress company Emma Sleep. Here's why.

Social media was awash with commentary highlighting why the retail giant Next had secured itself a bargain in the aftermath of it buying the Made.com brand.

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

The deal that saw external investors acquire a sizeable stake in furniture retailer Loaf was worth far more than first reported.

Wind back the clock nearly three years and we published an article eulogising the underlying strength of the independent furniture retail sector in the U.K.

Headlam Group's new chief financial officer will bring senior leadership experience from big city companies when he takes up the post next spring.

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

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 Made.com, 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 Made.com, 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.

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.

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

The equity in Made.com, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Back in 2020, upholstered furniture maker Westbridge made products that were responsible for about 5 percent of the overall turnover of sofa retailer Sofology.

The higher cost of importing product from the Far East through the pandemic has had many furniture retailers rethinking their supply chains and ScS is no different.

Some companies are in for a lot of money, said one supplier.

A winding up petition against direct-to-consumer upholstery business Maker&Son landed in the court room on Tuesday of this week. It was already too late.

Tempur Sealy International closed its circa £340 million takeover of U.S. bed market leader Dreams last August in a deal widely seen as great value by many in the trade.

In 2020, half of sofa group TCM Living's revenue came from its biggest customer, the North East headquartered retail chain ScS. That changed last year.

Now-dated financial statements for periods ending in 2021 and early 2022 are showing, as expected, huge increases in sales.

Made.com, the embattled furniture retailer, has set a mid-October deadline for initial expressions of interest in the company.

Furniture retailer Made.com (Made) released interim results on Thursday meaning we have a better idea how much cash remains in the business and how long it can carry on before it requires further funding.

Last year was the strongest yet for The Branded Furniture Company (TBFC), the joint venture between sofa maker Whitemeadow and a Leicestershire based furniture design studio.

Furniture retailer Made.com Group (Made) withdrew its full year guidance last week as it formally announced a process that could lead to a sale of the company or its assets.

We are all doomed would be a reasonable conclusion to draw after reading the Friday morning rationale behind the launch of a strategic review by Made.com Group (Made). Of course, this is far from the reality.

The value of shares in Eve Sleep, already heavily diminished, sunk a further 41 percent on Monday after the retail and wholesale company admitted it will run out of cash some time next month unless further funding arrives.

Polish sofa maker Adriana has acquired a significant stake in U.K. upholstery market leader DFS prompting many in the trade to ponder why.

Furniture and floorcoverings retailers are under no obligation to close their doors when the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II takes place next Monday, but there are compelling reasons to do so.

It was a bumper year for BoConcept through 2021/22 which enabled the modern furniture retail franchisor to drastically cut shareholder debt. With the help of new bank borrowing.

2021 was a pivotal year for ScS and 2022 promises to be just as significant.



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