Yorkshire mattress springs and bed components manufacturer Spinks has secured an internationally-renowned accreditation for its pocket spring products.

Inexpensive Danish furniture retailer JYSK will open five stores in two days this month including a buildout of its U.K. footprint.

The owner of the West Elm and Pottery Barn Kids retail and wholesale brands said it expects to register lower U.K. sales as a result of business model and strategy adjustments here.

Upholstery brand Sofa.com maintained high double-digit margin last year despite rising costs weighing against the impact of big sales growth.

The U.K. future of international bedroom and dining furniture resource Rowico is unclear after its wholly-owned business unit here was placed into the hands of restructuring advisors late last month.

National furniture retailer Barker & Stonehouse has shared images of its soon-to-be-finished Gateshead store ahead of its scheduled opening this spring.

HSL has appointed Venessa Hodgson as managing director designate following the departure of CEO Guy Critchlow, who has left after over six years with the furniture vertical.

The upholstered furniture manufacturer behind brands including Sofas by Saxon and Timeless Chesterfields enjoyed the strongest financial year in its history through 2021/22.

The Very Group has launched hundreds of new home SKUs at entry-level prices as part of a wider expansion of its Everyday own brand collection originally introduced in the summer of last year.

A regional logistics company offering services including white-glove two-man furniture deliveries has been placed into the hands of restructuring advisors.

Building work is underway for a new purpose-built 1.17 million sqft distribution centre for The Range, the national home, garden and leisure retailer.

Dewsbury MP Mark Eastwood, who also chairs the All Party Parliamentary Furniture Industry Group, is to be the special guest speaker at the seventh annual Yorkshire Curry Night, organised by the Yorkshire Region of The Furniture Makers’ Company.

ScS, the U.K's second largest upholstered furniture retailer, said it has reversed negative order momentum to make gains since the start of winter, though cash reserves have declined through the period.

Fabrics supplier Blendworth International more than doubled its turnover through Covid after pivoting to making personal protective equipment (PPE) for the NHS. But the abrupt termination of a five-year contract started a spiral towards insolvency.

Profits left in the company advanced again for Northern Ireland based dining furniture wholesaler World Furniture (NI) last year as the supplier continued to build value.

Flooring conglomerate Karndean has acquired Dutch Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) contemporary mFLOR International in a deal that bolsters its presence in mainland Europe.

Organisers have launched the pre-registration process for this year's London Fabric Show, which takes place at the ILEC Conference Centre, Earls Court on February 28 and March 1.

The number of mid-large sized furniture retailers operating in the U.K. dwindled last year as businesses either closed or reported lower turnover amid tougher trading conditions.

Shareholders have given fresh backing to an online furniture search website that is fast becoming a key resource for shoppers who are in the product discovery phase.

The closure of a 13-store kitchens vertical late last year has left its South Yorkshire owner with little prospect of recovering a seven-figure debt that was a hangover from its takeover nearly seven years ago.

Decorative lighting supplier Searchlight Electric built stock levels and maintained healthy cash reserves on new borrowing last year against a difficult trading backdrop.

Weaker-than-expected sales and higher costs impacted pro-rata trading profits at the trade and direct home shopping bedding, home textiles and soft furnishings supplier Rapport Home last year.

Sofa-in-a-box brand Swyft has eliminated millions of pounds of borrowing as part of a debt-for-equity swap and broader investment that will lead to TV exposure for the fast-growing upholstered furniture company.

Industry-wide supply chain issues resulted in operational challenges and a downturn in margin as profits tumbled for upholstered furniture supplier La-Z-Boy U.K. last year.

Kave Home, which launched into the U.K. market in 2021, has appointed a new generation to lead the company at the start of a year when the furniture and home décor brand hopes to add 60 new stores and galleries.

Staffordshire floorcoverings group Brookvale grew profits last year as revenue climbed by nearly a third across its regional distribution network.

Upholstery retailer Sofas & Stuff is expanding its collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) with the launch of a second collection, called Drawn from Nature.

Trade association British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM) named High Seat (HSL) and Jay-Be as winners of the inaugural Furniture of Furniture Awards at an evening reception at the January Furniture Show last week.

Direct-to-consumer and wholesale upholstery brand Sofacompany booked high profits despite margins taking a knock from the after-effects of Covid last year.

Ecommerce furniture retailer Swoon Editions is free of secured debt after it discharged in full its obligations to an invoice finance provider that provided funding after a restructuring over three years ago.

The wholly-owned U.K. store network of high-end French furniture company Roche Bobois delivered faster revenue growth than any other of its major global markets last year.

The principal U.K. arm of global office furniture manufacturing giant Herman Miller booked smaller profits here last year as higher staffing and material costs outweighed the impact of rising sales.

The three largest regional distributors of a Staffordshire based floorcoverings and flooring supplies wholesale group operating across England, Scotland and Wales all delivered big growth last year.

National beds and mattress retailer Bensons for Beds said it achieved high single-digit underlying sales growth in the final quarter of last year with post Boxing Day sales maintaining pre-Christmas momentum.

A South Wales based direct-to-consumer brand selling riser recline chairs, adjustable beds and other mobility aids online and from a regional store network has called in restructuring advisors and ceased trading.

South Yorkshire ready-to-assemble cabinet manufacturer Addspace Furniture has been placed into administration less than a year after divesting a stake in the company to an expanding furniture group.

Most bed makers who responded to the National Bed Federation's (NBF) latest State of Trade poll said a lack of orders is the biggest factor likely to limit output in the first half of 2023 with many supply chain challenges having now abated.

Upholstery market leader DFS has appointed Gill Barr, a former senior John Lewis, Kingfisher and Cooperative Group official, as a non-executive director.

Dreams has appointed former DFS executive Emma Long as chief customer officer with the beds market leader also hiring its first ever head of people.

Furniture retailer The Cotswold Company has appointed a new chairman and chief marketing officer with the company also soon to expand its store footprint.

A prominent South East furniture brand, which under a different structure a decade ago habitually generated sales north of £10 million a year, has deleveraged through 2021/22.

22nd store across the U.K. for national sofabed retailer.

Contemporary housewares supplier Joseph Joseph Group booked record sales last year as its international business gained further traction.

The upholstery group behind the Ashley Manor and Alexander & James brands has begun a consultation with employees at its East Midlands factories as it explores a strategic proposal to transfer production to Dudley.

More hard data showing how the furniture industry was lifted by a strong post-lockdown tailwind has arrived in the shape of orders processed through the central paying agent of the U.K.'s largest buying group in the sector.

Martin Gill, the new managing director of Vispring, will continue to run the high-end bed maker's co-owned sister retail business, whose sales director is to have elevated responsibilities to provide support.

Britain's biggest floorcoverings retailer has been told to amend its marketing claims by the advertising watchdog after a complaint by its largest rival in the sector.

Factory gate furniture price inflation climbed at the end of last year though raw material and input cost data augurs more promisingly, with that rate falling to its shallowest level since the spring of 2021.

Charlie Harrison has become managing director of Furniture Village as part of a board reshaping that sees several internal promotions and company co-founder Peter Harrison become executive chairman.

Furniture group Actona has revealed it paid well above book value for the takeovers of European sofa producers SITS and Theca last year in deals that made it one of the world's largest upholstery producers.

The restructuring of a formerly-profitable online furniture, home and garden boutique based in Cheshire leaves creditors facing a potential shortfall.

Revenue climbed by more than a third at British homewares and lifestyle brand Sophie Allport ahead of it appointing a new CEO to elevate the business to another level.

A working capital borrowing facility secured against key assets of furniture, home and garden retailer Cox & Cox has been settled.

Westbridge, GNG Group, Citibed, Wiemann and Sci-Net have been named winners of The Furniture Awards 2023 by an independent judging panel at the January Furniture Show.

The reopening of the hospitality industry boosted textiles manufacturer and distributor Richard Haworth, one of the largest U.K. suppliers of filled bedding and soft furnishings to the sector.

Upholstered furniture company Kingcome Sofas has completed works at its Devon factory designed to boost capacity and make the business more productive.

Ecommerce home platform Wayfair is laying off 1,750 employees in a move that cuts total headcount worldwide by about 10 percent. It said the move will accelerate its path to profitability.

Turnaround firm Antony Batty & Company lined up as a potential restructuring advisor at small cabinet producer.

Clarion Events says its January Furniture Show has attracted record Day 1 visitors as the trade exhibition opened its doors for the first day of its 2023 edition on Sunday.

Cobham furniture retailer No44 Furniture & Fine Things has closed following a planned shutdown. Its owners intend to concentrate on other business interests closer to where they live.

Jim Gerety is to retire as managing director at Vispring, the Devon bed manufacturer has announced. Operations director Chris Harrison is also retiring.

Studio Moderna Brands International, a U.K. company controlled by the mainland European group that also owns mattress and bedding brands such as Dormeo and Octaspring, has been placed into administration.

High value lighting, furniture and accents supplier Porta Romana booked adjusted profits of £4.1 million in the year to April 30, 2022 on all-time high revenue.

Anecdotal tales of improvement in late 2022 furniture sales were backed up with hard data on Friday as official figures put December numbers up sharply on an annual basis.

Two months of improving consumer sentiment towards high-value purchasing intent came to an end this month according to a closely-followed consumer confidence survey.

Online marketplace Wayfair last year launched a product recall for a Polish-made corner unit as it doesn't meet the U.K.'s strict fire and flammability regulations.

The owner of The Conran Shop has provided another equity injection in a move that bolsters the balance sheet of the designer furniture, lighting and homeware retailer.

Six-figure profits helped bolster the balance sheet at Delcor in the first period since a change of ownership at the high-end upholstery business.

A South West based logistics company whose services include two-man white glove delivery on behalf of big-ticket customers has filed a notice of intent to appoint an administrator (NOI).

Underlying profits reached record levels at Danish furniture retail, supply and investment conglomerate Lars Larsen Group (LLG) last year fuelled by organic growth and acquisitions.

French high-end furniture maker, retailer and franchisor Roche Bobois is to consolidate its store network in its domestic market with the acquisition of 13 stores run by two separate third-party operators.

Double-digit revenue growth in the three months to December 31 helped furniture and homeware retailer Dunelm counter falling sales in the three months prior.

IMM Cologne will return to its historic January dateline next year but plans for a late spring edition this year will still go ahead, organisers have reaffirmed.

A prominent online furniture brand with a co-owned wholesale arm supplying other retailers has launched a product recall for upholstered sofas and armchairs that do not meet the U.K. flammability regulations.

Consumer price inflation for household furniture eased for the fourth consecutive month in December but remained at a high level compared with historic norms.

Import volumes of wood living, dining and bedroom cabinet furniture have now trended lower in every month since March last year, according to new figures.

Starplan Furniture booked record sales and profits through 2021/22 as demand surged for the fitted and freestanding cabinet maker and retailer.

DFS Group has expanded its supply chain partnership with Wincanton, agreeing a new three-year deal that builds on an existing collaboration for the Dwell furniture brand to additionally include other non-sofa products.

Employees and customer orders have transferred as part of a restructure that provides continuity of trade at the multi-million pound turnover retailer behind the Oak Furniture House brand.

Upholstered furniture import volumes declined again on the back of continued weak data from China, the largest source of overseas-made sofas sold in the U.K.

Indian Ocean founder Jamie Hobbs is stepping down as managing director to focus on design and strategy. The high-end outdoor furniture company has appointed commercial director David Mahony to be his successor.

Marks and Spencer (M&S) is to open eight new full line stores through 2023/24 including five former Debenhams shops that will all open this year.

Calverts Carpets booked record profits for the second straight year after the regional floorcoverings retailer achieved its highest sales in over a decade.

Privately-owned regional floorcoverings retailer Floorstore expanded its West Yorkshire store footprint late last year after agreeing a new debt funding package.

Upholstery vertical Sofa.com has agreed a new third-party retail tie-up as it looks maintain and build its retail footprint amid the evolution of its concession network in sister chain House of Fraser.

The value of mattress imports jumped by nearly a third in November as volume growth also returned for the first time since the summer of last year.

Direct-to-consumer sofa business Maker&Son has made roles redundant as part of plans to restructure and stabilise the embattled upholstery retailer.

Former DFS chief marketing and commercial officer Toni Wood has taken another C-suite role in the U.K. furnishings sector after joining Headlam Group as chief customer officer.

U.K. importers bought 13.1 million square metres (sqm) of carpet into the country in November as volumes declined for the fourth month in a row.

A handful of upstream raw material and semi-finished product suppliers face a shortfall on their debts following the insolvency of a small but long established sofa maker in the West Midlands.

A mid single-digit decline in order intake at DFS in the second half of the 2022 calendar year masks a big improvement in the past three months, according to the U.K. sofa market leader.

The U.K.'s largest BoConcept franchisee will further grow its retail footprint in the London area with its latest store launch this weekend.

U.K. furniture manufacturing turnover rose at below-inflation levels for a third straight month in November according to data out Friday morning.

Likewise Group will add further infrastructure in the first half of this year with new distribution facilities in the South East of England and Scotland.

Ecommerce retailer Very Group said a double-digit rise in furniture sales was a key driver in overall growth at its flagship Very brand over the Black Friday and Christmas period.

The md of Ercol Furniture [ercol] says the Buckinghamshire manufacturer remains focused on further building U.K. production after it returned to profit in 2021 and maintained that level last year.

Clothing and home sales trended up in high single digits on the back of strong in store demand through the golden quarter for Marks and Spencer (M&S), the general merchandise and food retailer.

A wholly-owned U.K. arm of French furniture brand Ligne Roset built on a first profit in five years with a second straight gain in the year to September 30, 2022.

The group behind the JD Williams brand saw sales fall at a faster rate in the run up to Christmas and warned of further soft market conditions to come in the first half of 2023.

General merchandise retailer Argos delivered a third sequential quarterly improvement as household goods categories delivered in the lead up to Christmas.

Former Tetrad owner and md Janus Cooper will join longtime colleagues Nick Murphy and Annabel Simmons as they introduce the Encore Sofa Company to a widespread trade audience for the first time this month.

Aberdare sofa maker Ashwood Designs has praised its customers after a period in which it saw record demand combine with unprecedented upstream supply chain disruption.

Birlea Furniture says the first Disney furniture and home ranges since it agreed an exclusive U.K. and Ireland distribution deal are due to be in stock early February.

Most furniture makers plan to make pay awards to staff this year according to the annual wages survey carried out by British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM), the trade association.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) has launched this year's free multi-media marketing toolkit for bed retailers to download ahead of National Bed Month in March.

National retailer ScS is the new owner of modular sofa business Snug after it acquired the brand, domain names, website, intellectual property and stock from the administrators of the predecessor operating company.

The number of furniture, flooring and furnishings companies filing for insolvency climbed to the highest level since records began in 2022 as demand tailwinds receded and Covid-support measures fell away.

Equity investment helped bolster the balance sheet of the ecommerce group behind furniture and home interiors brands such as Houseology, Olivia's and Teddybeau Furniture.

Employee-and-investor-owned retail chain Tapi Carpets & Floors has welcomed in the new year with a flurry of new store openings.

Heritage family-owned furniture retailer Paul Adams Furnishers is to close down following the decision of its owners to retire.

Furniture wholesaler Julian Bowen has appointed Jason Hillier to cover sales in London and the South East of England.

Airsprung says it is in the process of financially leveraging surplus land and buildings owned by the diversified beds and upholstery group at its Wiltshire headquarters.

Flooring group Headlam has acquired one of the largest independent players in the U.K. rugs market in a deal that bolsters its offer to the ecommerce sector.

A new distribution centre and expanded retail footprint helped furniture and furnishings retail chain NCF Living to a record year through 2021/22.

Freight and other distribution costs rose sharply to counter the positive impact of revenue growth at the U.K. arm of value furniture chain JYSK last year.

The operating company of modular sofa brand Snug has filed a notice of intent to appoint an administrator as potential bidders such as ScS look to complete a deal for either the company or its assets.

Upholstered furniture retailer ScS is among the suitors targeting the acquisition of Snug, the sofa-in-a-box brand that built sales north of £30 million during the height of the pandemic.

Revenue jumped and average order values increased for OKA in 2021/22, helping the high-end furniture and interiors retail group build adjusted EBITDA, and cut its net loss.

Retailers will be able to join British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM) for the first time with the trade association planning the introduction of a new membership category this month.

Organisers of the January Furniture Show have released the 2023 event Preview Guide ahead of the exhibition opening its doors in just over two weeks time.

Restructuring advisors sanctioned hundreds of thousands of pounds in critical ransom payments in order to keep The Garden Trading Company trading ahead of its sale to private equity last month.

Ecommerce-led beds retailer MattressNextDay recorded seven-figure profits for the second straight year in the lead up to a major investment in distribution and fulfilment, new figures reveal.

General merchandise giant Next generated sales of more than £15 million every day in the last nine weeks of the year as demand at the fashion-to-furnishings chain outperformed its own expectations.

Independent furniture and floorcoverings retailer John Doe of Diss has gone on television for the first time, launching a debut broadcast advertising campaign.

Jim Orr has been appointed to the newly-created group chief executive role at Minerva, the furniture buying group and exhibition organiser.

Ekornes, the China-owned upholstered furniture maker and owner of the Stressless brand, is to shed about a quarter of its global workforce and consolidate its Far East manufacturing operations in response to the weaker market.

The principal U.K. subsidiary of global mattress innerspring maker Leggett & Platt (L&P) benefitted from higher sales and lower costs as it landed bumper profits, new accounts show.

Nichola Hornby Bell has joined West Midlands sofa maker Alpha Designs as sales director, succeeding Barry Webb, who will retire following a handover period.

Mears Flooring, one of the best-run privately-owned companies in the floorcoverings sector, maintained its double-digit net margin amid profitable growth last year.

British furniture and home interiors brand OKA has opened its third store in the U.S. and its first on the East Coast.

A digital challenger bank and the taxman have been left nursing significant debts following the insolvency of a rugs wholesaler based in the South East of England.

A secured lender to embattled upholstery business Maker&Son has filed a second notice of intent to appoint an administrator (NOI) as it seeks to protect its position.

The online marketplace platform bought by fallen furniture retailer Made.com in the spring of last year has fresh backing following a carve out process.

The disposal and closure of one of its Kent stores helped bed retail chain Hamseys Sleep Centres cut bank borrowing and boost working capital last year.

Living, dining and bedroom wholesaler Balmoral Furniture booked higher profits last year as revenue increased and margin widened as a result of fewer restrictions.

Consumer creditors were owed more than £100,000 following the insolvency of a once-prominent Surrey soft furnishings retail and design business.

Adjusted profits inched forward at West Yorkshire mattress manufacturer Highgrove Beds last year as single-digit sales growth and wider gross margin countered rising overheads.

A leading rug and mat manufacturer and distributor that has historically sold through retailers such as John Lewis and Dunelm invested and maintained high profits last year on underlying growth.

The combined book value of rug wholesaler Asiatic Carpets and its co-owned property companies climbed by almost £10 million last year as profits increased and real estate was revalued upwards.

West Midlands based Homeserve Furniture Repairs booked record revenue and profit through 2021/22 and said it expects to grow its top line again in the current financial year.

Department store and bed shop retailer W.J. Daniel & Company returned to profit at the operating line last year in a period where it sold off property to help fund multi-million pound share buybacks.

Department store retailer Beales has adjusted its marketing strategy to put its Internet business back into profit ahead of one of its three stores closing early next year.

Profits rose by nearly a fifth last year for the U.K. market leader in the supply of flame retardant fabric coatings for the upholstered furniture industry.

Upholstered furniture and floorcoverings retailer ScS has expanded its store footprint in the north of England with the opening of a ninth store in Yorkshire.

Privately-owned furniture retailer Barker and Stonehouse made top and bottom line gains through 2021/22 ahead of further expansion of its national store footprint.

Revenue climbed by more than a third for Dudley upholstered furniture manufacturer ACL 2002 through 2021/22 amid rising costs that impacted profits.

West Yorkshire upholstered furniture distributor Scan-Thors (UK) said the acquisition of new production facilities in mainland Europe has helped provide surety of supply and negate input cost pressures.

The company behind expanding retail chain Fabb Furniture recorded a bigger loss on supply chain and pandemic-related headwinds last year but says 2022/23 is already looking much stronger.

The Stokers group of furniture stores saw profits jump by almost 50 percent in the year to end April as revenue trended sharply upwards, according to just-filed consolidated accounts.

Revenue climbed by more than half for North East living, dining and bedroom cabinet distributor Baker Furniture through 2021/22 as it yielded the early benefit of its new distribution centre.



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