High-end Cotswold-based bedding retailer Bedfolk narrowed its deficit last year as it continued to enjoy fresh backing from equity stakeholders.

Expanding ecommerce furniture and homeware retailer Dusk is more than doubling its warehousing capacity in South Yorkshire after building out both sales and its product category offer last year.

Dreams founder Mike Clare says it is great to be back in the bedding industry following the launch of two ecommerce websites as part of a new venture alongside former Dreams directors Greg Suthern and Nick Worthington.

N Brown, the retail group behind ecommerce brands JD Williams and Home Essentials, is forecasting year-to-March 2024 adjusted profits within 6 percent of last year despite a near double-digit revenue decline.

Rob Pierre, who founded and built digital marketing company Jellyfish into a global enterprise with annual sales north of £250 million, is investing £500,000 and becoming an advisor to ufurnish.com, the furniture and furnishings search website.

Aosom Ecommerce's U.K. furniture and home business was heavily loss making ahead of a summer 2023 recapitalisation deployed by the Chinese conglomerate to retire debt associated with its earlier expansion.

The Very Group, one of the U.K.'s largest retailers of furniture among a diversified general merchandise offer, says home goods sales declined in the lead up to Christmas.

Dusk has emerged as one of the largest ecommerce retailers in the U.K. after it diversified from selling bedding and soft furnishings into the sale of furniture, spanning beds and mattresses through to upholstery and dining ranges.

Furniture123 owner Buy It Direct says the business is trading profitably now that it has realigned its cost base and completed a stock reduction programme.

Ecommerce retailer Furniture Box has hired Laura Carter as head of buying.

An end to the pandemic-era consumer furniture boom saw revenue slide for ecommerce retailer Furniture and Choice last year, but the Yorkshire company near-maintained profits as container costs eased.

The company behind multi-million pound direct-to-consumer bedding brand Groove Pillows has stopped taking orders and been placed into liquidation.

The ambitious ecommerce homewares retailer that rescued £2 million furniture retailer Shabby in early 2022 slipped to a deficit in the first full year since completing the asset buyout.

The owners of ecommerce furniture and home brand Laura James say the business is on target to eliminate the losses of the past two years after management change, and investment in both new technology and infrastructure.

Online general merchandise retailer Very said its indoor furniture sales performance was "significantly ahead of the market" through the three months to end September.

Furniture and Choice, one of the U.K.'s largest ecommerce furniture retailers, is launching its debut television advert ahead of the Black Friday promotional event later this November.

Home goods revenue fell by more than £8 million for Very Group in the past year but the ecommerce retailer found growth in key categories including upholstery.

Home shopping group Freemans Grattan Holdings (FGH), one of the U.K.'s largest retailers of furniture online, has leaned into a committed share capital funding programme to raise funds.

Home shopping retailer N Brown slipped to a first half net loss on weaker demand but still managed to build liquidity thanks to working down its stock position and other non-cash movements.

The U.K. business unit that provides services to Wayfair's European trading operation has for the first time revealed the number of jobs impacted here by the worldwide redundancy programme announced earlier this year.

Ecommerce-led furniture retailer Roseland booked a seven-figure deficit last year but the Cornwall company says the outlook is stronger thanks to growth and shareholder support.

Profits declined for the second straight year for ecommerce dining furniture retailer Atlantic Shopping in 2022 as elevated demand through the pandemic normalised.

Holly Yates has been promoted to managing director at The French Bedroom Company, the Sussex-based ecommerce furniture retailer.

An ecommerce retailer of U.K.-made upholstery and sustainably-sourced cabinet from Asia that gained traction through the pandemic has ceased trading.

Freemans Grattan Holdings (FGH), the West Yorkshire ecommerce giant behind multiple home shopping brands, is expected to return to growth after a shift in strategic emphasis hit revenue in the past year.

Softer trading impacted the performance of the ecommerce company behind Italian upholstery and cabinet furniture brands SofaItalia and Oak World last year.

Digital-led case goods retailer Top Furniture maintained robust balance sheet fundamentals by the spring of this year against a backdrop of tougher trading conditions.

Kids furniture retailer The Children's Furniture Company is trading through a new corporate entity after its hitherto operating company was placed into administration on Tuesday.

Chinese conglomerate Aosom Ecommerce has pumped millions of pounds into its circa £200 million turnover U.K. furniture and home goods web operation as part of a recapitalisation.

Ecommerce home platform Wayfair recorded the highest gross margin in its history in the past quarter as it returned to positive operating cash flow, and achieved profitability at the adjusted EBITDA line.

Giomani Designs has added outdoor furniture to its expanding roster of home retail interests with the rescue buyout of six-store multichannel retailer Moda Furnishings.

Challenger indoor and outdoor furniture brand Out & Out has agreed for Panther Logistics to become its final mile delivery partner for the fulfilment of larger items.

A huge positive swing in gross margin helped profits climb for Giomani Designs last year, mitigating sales falling by almost £10 million compared with the previous year.

The multichannel retailer behind the Garden Furniture World ecommerce brand retired almost all its bank debt last year in a period hit by weaker demand for outdoor goods.

Sales in the U.K. tumbled for French furniture and home décor retailer Maisons du Monde last year, ahead of it deciding to close its business here in the spring.

Bricks-to-clicks beds and mattress retailer Bedstar was profitable for at least the eighth straight year through 2021/22, booking its largest gain yet throughout that period.

The North West retailer behind the Online Home Shop (OHS) brand booked higher profits last year in a period in which category expansion saw it enter the beds and bedroom furniture market for the the first time.

Ecommerce retailer N. Brown Group said the mix of clothing and home sales rebalanced back towards the former as elevated demand through Covid for furniture and other home goods faded away.

Restructuring advisors handling the fallout of Made.com's insolvency have disclosed the terms of the disposal of its Trouva ecommerce subsidiary for the first time, and how much the furniture retailer had originally invested in it.

East Midlands retailer My Furniture built cash and reduced both stock levels and bank debt in a stronger 2022/23 trading period for the ecommerce-led company.

Ecommerce retail giant The Very Group said home demand moderated in the latest quarter despite gains in selected categories including beds.

The insolvent restructure that wiped out the equity interest of the founder of ecommerce retailer Oak Furniture Superstore has resulted in elevated stakes for other shareholders, including the founder of Oak Furnitureland.

The issue of newly-allotted shares helped fund the Cotswolds-based ecommerce bedding brand Bedfolk last year as it sustained a trading deficit.

Nestware, the owner of both Britain's largest floorcoverings retailer and standalone wholesale business, says it has already realised synergies from the separate 2020 buyout of a major flooring etailer.

The owner of the retailer widely considered to be the U.K.'s first dedicated online furniture store says inventory is now back to optimum levels and the business back in profit.

Dewsbury based ecommerce retailer Happy Beds maintained profitable momentum last year as it continued to ramp up inventory levels.

A large North West ecommerce furniture and homewares group that generates 60 percent of its £45.5 million turnover through Amazon says it expects to return to profit in the next three months after a long period of supply chain challenges.

The managed wind down at South Yorkshire ready-to-assemble cabinet manufacturer Addspace Furniture has had knock-on effects for a co-controlled ecommerce retailer.

Eight ecommerce furniture, home and mattress companies — three of which have dedicated U.K. online stores — have featured in the Financial Times 2023 FT 1000 list of Europe's fastest-growing companies.

Building out the business of fast-growing furniture search website ufurnish.com resulted in its operating company recording a seven-figure loss last year, new accounts show.

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.

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

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

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.

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 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.

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.

An East Midlands based ecommerce garden furniture brand could return despite its predecessor operating company folding leaving debts of almost half a million pounds.

Pooky, the multichannel lighting business set up eight years ago by Sofa.com co-founder Rohan Blacker, has recruited from the furniture sector for a new chief executive.

Profits declined for the online dining furniture retailer behind the Atlantic Shopping ecommerce brand last year as a slump in sales revenue combined with a big drop in gross margin.

The California company behind the Nectar mattress brand funded further U.K. growth last year ahead of a buildout of its direct-to-consumer business model into wholesale.

There has been management and shareholder change at a North West England ecommerce mattress business widely hailed for its SEO credentials.

A Staffordshire ecommerce business majoring in screen printed household textiles and other homewares has been placed into liquidation leaving creditors facing a seven-figure shortfall.

The West Yorkshire company behind the Bedkingdom.co.uk brand has emerged as one of the largest in the ecommerce beds segment after rapid growth through the pandemic.

Jason Bannister has increased his stake in an emerging rival to the Oak Furnitureland business he founded 16 years ago, and joined its board of directors.

The company behind ecommerce brand Furniture and Choice saw profits fall on lower revenue and thinner margins as it lapped the strong demand seen through the height of the pandemic.

The boss of Wayfair says the ecommerce-led home platform is continuing to "control the controllables" as it plots a path to profit and cashflow neutrality.

The North West company behind the Luxury Rattan outdoor furniture brand has filed for insolvency just over a year after it booked a net gain of almost £1 million.

Wayfair says it is offering over 12,000 products that adhere to one or more of 50 third-party sustainability certifications as the online platform looks to advance the green credentials of its supply chain.

The Furnitureful ecommerce brand is now trading under the stewardship of its third owner inside five months after its predecessor company folded late last month.

The Chinese ecommerce group behind furniture, home and garden brands such as Homcom and Aosom more than doubled the size of its U.K. business last year in a period when it added six new warehouses across southern and eastern England.

The addition of a large West Midlands warehouse late last year represents the early phase of a major financial commitment to the U.K. over the next decade for multi-brand furniture wholesale and retail group Ziel.

French furniture and home accents retailer Maisons du Monde has collected the first dividends from its U.K. ecommerce operation since it launched here six years ago.

A North West ecommerce home goods retailer with ownership ties to the supply sector added turnover, profits and employee headcount in a breakout period, its first public-record accounts show.

A second six-figure equity issue inside four months has elevated the paper value of a prominent U.K. furniture search website.

Ecommerce-led case goods retailer Top Furniture followed a breakout trading period through the pandemic with further gains in 2021/22.

Ecommerce home goods giant Wayfair is to lay off 870 people across its global operation as it adjusts its investment priorities amid a weaker trading environment.

An ecommerce company that sourced and sold responsibly-sourced U.K.-made cabinet furniture that was promoted via social media channels such as Instagram has been placed into liquidation.

South East high-end furniture, home and lifestyle retailer raises fresh seven-figure equity funding, valuing the business at £19.5 million.

Panther Logistics has become the sole delivery partner for My Furniture, the East Midlands based furniture retailer that trades online and from a large Long Eaton showroom.

Home goods giant Wayfair will delay market expansion plans in favour of reinforcing its position in the U.K. and Germany amid a tougher macro environment.

A desire to shift excess inventory is encouraging furniture suppliers to lean into Wayfair's marketplace business model while end customers are showing signs of trading down as cost pressures mount.

Sales at ecommerce brand Furniture Box jumped by two thirds through 2020/21 as it delivered high profits ahead of its expansion into new premises.

Wayfair launched its first ecommerce store in Ireland on Monday morning, following through on plans we first reported in the autumn of last year (see related).

Ecommerce shopping group N Brown said the shift away from home goods seen since the turn of the year is continuing and showing no signs of abating.

High-end furniture brand B&B Italia, whose products are sold through third party dealers in the U.K., has launched an ecommerce store in one of its key international markets.

Ecommerce retailer Furniture Box traded strongly through the pandemic as it recorded seven-figure profits ahead of an investment in a new purpose-built stock holding facility and expansion into new geographies.

Fresh valuation for the company behind the Houseology and Olivia's ecommerce furniture and interiors brands up-rates the previous figure by nearly £18 million.

Furniture retailer SoloMiya has left consumers facing a battle to recover down payments after it collapsed into liquidation. Its failure was confirmed in what was the industry's worst week since the start of the pandemic.

Home and garden ecommerce giant Wayfair opened the first retail store under its AllModern fascia on Tuesday as it embarks on what its CEO has called the next stage in the retailer's omnichannel journey.

Former Debenhams and New Look executive holds shares in direct-to-consumer bedding brand following spring 2022 transaction that uprates the company valuation.

Home shopping retailer N Brown said pandemic-driven demand for home and gift categories has tempered but not before it had capitalised on the homeware boom through the past two years.

Italian furniture conglomerate Calligaris Group is to launch a third ecommerce platform with the introduction of a direct-to-consumer website for its Connubia brand.

The home and lifestyle ecommerce retailer behind brands such as Vonhaus and Spinningfield found profit growth last year in what it described as another period of "unprecedented challenge."

Family-owned bricks-to-clicks retailer Bedstar bolstered its balance sheet in 2020/21, building cash to highest-ever recorded levels.

International sales dropped by almost a third for Wayfair in the first quarter as the ecommerce giant lapped exceptional comparators and weathered weaker trading in Europe, where Russia's invasion of Ukraine has spooked consumers.

Furniture, homeware, outdoor and lighting goods retailer Garden Trading has seen consumer demand soften since Easter as shoppers tightened their belts amid rising costs.

Ecommerce retailer MattressNextDay will move into a new purpose-built warehouse, showroom and head office facility later this year.

The group behind Furniture123, widely considered the U.K.'s first dedicated ecommerce furniture retailer, enjoyed bumper growth last year and a near four-fold rise in profits.

Ecommerce retailer MattressNextDay has partnered with Ecologi, an environmental organisation that helps both consumers and corporates by funding projects that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

New accounts for the company behind an Oxfordshire oak furniture ecommerce specialist suggest it enjoyed strong demand last year.

Furniture and home conglomerate Wayfair has promoted one of the key executives behind its rise in the U.K. market to a new senior role.

Internet furniture and homeware company Swoon reversed 2020 losses as it unwound a big order book to record seven figure profits last year.

Ecommerce demand for home goods is trending lower and is unlikely to reverse in the near term according to the retailer behind the JD Williams and Home Essentials home shopping brands.

Sales at furniture and home goods retailer Wayfair fell last year but the ecommerce giant says all the conditions remain for a long-term shift towards digital channels.

An ecommerce-led furniture company with sales of nearly £14 million has refurbished its sole retail showroom.

An online lighting retailer has ceased trading and filed for insolvency with consumers being warned that products they have bought may pose a serious risk of electric shock, fire or injury.

The owner of Cox & Cox has returned to lead the fast-expanding online furniture and homeware retailer with the CEO who oversaw its growth through the pandemic stepping down.

Mattress Online generated £4.09 million of EBITDA as revenue snowballed for the Rotherham based ecommerce retailer in the first year of the pandemic.

The business and assets of a company behind brands including the Trueshopping garden, leisure and lighting website have been sold to a £22 million turnover Nottinghamshire retail and manufacturing group.

Furniture and home décor retailer Maisons du Monde booked 15.1 percent delivered sales growth last year with uplifts across both its pan-European store network and online, where the U.K. is a key market.

Ecommerce value retailer Studio Retail Group (SRG), which runs Internet shopping brands Studio and Ace, says it is exploring a range of options to meet a short-term working capital funding requirement.

Expanding Spanish furniture and home décor retailer Kave Home grew sales 54 percent last year, during which it launched in the U.K. and expanded its international store and web footprint.

Ecommerce retailer The Very Group is reorganising its category management structure including an adjusted brief for the boss of the merchandise unit taking in furniture and other home goods.

Home and gift sales trended downwards in the final weeks of 2021 for ecommerce group N Brown, operator of brands including JD Williams and Home Essentials.

Lapping pandemic-driven peaks meant home sales fell for digital retailer The Very Group, owner of the Very.co.uk and Littlewoods brands, in the period taking in Black Friday through to Christmas Eve.

Consumers pivoting online helped the ecommerce company behind the Not On The High Street home and gift retail brand deliver a big turnaround in profits in the year that saw a controlling stake sold to U.S. investment firm Great Hill Partners.

The company behind the Furniture and Choice ecommerce furniture retail brand saw revenue more than double during the height of the pandemic. Margins widened and profits also rose sharply.

Home and garden ecommerce platform Wayfair is expected to build distribution capacity in Scotland and has been recruiting ahead of opening a new asset in a key location.

National bedding and linen retailer Julian Charles says its online business has exploded after heavy investment in its digital proposition under its new owner.

The ecommerce group behind the Houseology and Olivia's furniture and homeware brands saw revenue surge ten-fold ahead ahead of a seven-figure equity fund raise earlier this year.

The East Midlands retailer behind the My Furniture ecommerce operation recorded a big uplift in cash and a seven-figure bottom line gain on apparent strong trading through 2020/21.

The company behind the Slumber Slumber online beds and bedding business and prominent independent department stores in Northern Ireland and Wales found profit growth despite lower sales in the past year.

LuxDeco, the high-end ecommerce interiors marketplace, has strengthened its senior leadership team with the appointment of Mike Massimi as chief customer officer.

Mandated store closures gifted sales to ecommerce retailers through the early months of the pandemic but the momentum has slowed in 2021 as U.K. shoppers returned to brick-and-mortar retail environments.

The U.K. arm of the wholesale and ecommerce group behind the furniture, home and garden brands Aosom and Homcom landed profits of £11.4 million last year after more than doubling sales.

Changing consumer priorities contributed to a double-digit fall in furniture and home sales at Very Group in the 13 weeks to October 2, 2021 as more of its customers shopped fashion items.

The pandemic gifted sales to many ecommerce operators but not furniture and home accents retailer Maisons du Monde, whose U.K. business reported declining output last year.

Ecommerce retailer Mattress Online has reimagined its logo and brand identity, saying its refreshed look underpins a new set of company values.

Ireland, already home to Wayfair operations and infrastructure serving the U.K. market, will be one of two new international territories the home ecommerce giant plans to launch into next year. It also plans to enter the next phase of its physical store strategy.

Ecommerce retailer Domu Brands closed a transaction to become an employee-owned entity earlier this year, with most of the share capital now in the hands of co-workers.

Big-ticket home categories were outsized growth drivers in 2020/21 for The Very Group, operator of the Very.co.uk ecommerce business and the legacy Littlewoods home shopping brand.

Internet furniture and homeware retailer Cox & Cox has launched its first ever television advertising campaign against a backdrop of record financial performance for the ecommerce business.

Midlands based ecommerce dining furniture retailer achieves net margin north of 20 percent.

Furniture and accessories retailer Swoon has filed its first accounts since the assets of the brand's predecessor company were sold in a prepack buyout.

An online furniture marketplace that filed for insolvency last month has no realisable assets and will leave creditors facing combined debts north of £600,000, according to a new report.

The companies behind the home shopping brands Freemans and Grattan have seen a big shift to homewares since the pandemic started, citing changing customer needs amid extensive lockdown periods.

A U.K. based ecommerce marketplace selling a wide variety of furniture and home décor that has had new backing since the spring has now been placed into liquidation.

Sleep Solutions, the company behind U.K. direct-to-consumer pillow specialist Kally Sleep, has acquired Woven Rugs, an online rug and homewares marketplace trading as Woven.

Ecommerce giant Wayfair has named a former senior executive at Amazon Germany as successor to Martin Reiter, who has left the home and garden retailer after nearly eight years running its European operations.

Sanderson Design Group is to introduce a new direct-to-consumer (DTC) brand that will include a furniture element among its offer. It will have its own dedicated ecommerce website and sell additionally through Selfridges, the department store retailer.

Ecommerce retailer U.K. Flooring Direct combined positive operating cashflow with new debt and equity funding in 2019/20 to boost its future growth prospects.

The company behind expanding furniture search engine website Ufurnish (ufurnish.com) has raised almost half a million pounds from the issue of new shares in the business.

Westwing, the pan-European home and lifestyle retailer that specialises in time-limited online sales, is to expand distribution capacity with a seventh warehouse.

Ecommerce furniture, home décor and lighting retailer Cox & Cox maintained upwards sales momentum in its second quarter, though growth slowed as rival store-based operators reopened.

Home24, the Berlin based furniture retailer that trades across seven European markets but not yet Britain, invested heavily in growth as sales jumped 47 percent in the first half of 2021.

International markets continued their ascent for Wayfair in the second quarter as the ecommerce home giant posted a rare overall slide in sales on exceptional comparatives.

A big bump in revenue in the first half has put international furniture and home décor retailer Maisons du Monde on target for record sales in the U.K. this year.

Baby boomers buying garden furniture helped drive revenue during the pandemic for the home, garden and leisure retail group behind brands such as Scotts of Stow last year.



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