Independent retailer M6 Bed Warehouse is targeting the Early May Bank Holiday weekend for the launch of its second store, doubling its footprint.

Profits declined from Covid-era highs for seven-store indoor and outdoor furniture, lighting and homeware retailer Holloways of Ludlow last year.

Independent retailer Loom Loft Furniture & Interiors has detailed the confirmed timeline for the launch of its new store at Preston Docklands this spring.

Sofa retailer's expansion follows ownership concentration via share buyout.

Profits were close to flat at Cousins Furniture last year as the independent retailer found margin to offset the impact of a softer demand environment.

A furniture wholesale company with close ties to a Glasgow home furnishings retailer that filed for insolvency last month is among its largest creditors.

Lower closing stock and property disposal boosted cash to near seven-figure levels at large North East Lincolnshire retailer Lees Furnishers through 2022/23.

Beds and furniture retailer Barnes of Ipswich, better known as The Bed Factory, is to call time on nearly 100 years of trading next month after announcing its planned permanent closure.

Newbury department store retailer Camp Hopson is preparing to launch a new store in the former Wilko unit that closed last year, having used it for furniture clearance in the interim period.

Fairway Furniture, one of the largest and most storied independent retailers in southern England, is planning the complete refurbishment of its largest store.

Nascent furniture retailer Aamad has taken a circa 30,000sqft former Wilko unit as the first of more than a dozen new stores it hopes to open this year.

A large Bedfordshire independent furniture and floorcoverings retailer looks set to rise again despite a second insolvency inside a little over a decade.

South West furniture retail and property group J.H. Haskins & Son has strengthened its board of directors with two key appointments.

Highly-regarded independent furniture retailer John Young Furnishings of Keswick is to bring the curtain down on over 100 years of trading with its planned permanent closure due to owner retirement.

Independent retailer Furniture for the Home is to open its second Black Country store after agreeing to regenerate the former Amblecote Furnishers building in the heart of Kingswinford.

Privately-owned Scottish furniture retailer The Designer Rooms is to open its largest store yet with a new branch at Kilmarnock, replacing two existing Ayrshire units that are both to close.

Independent retailer Worthington Brougham Furniture says it has finally opened its first High Street store and that early feedback from customers has been positive.

A small, but longstanding independent furniture retailer has closed its doors for good within months of business insurers severely inhibiting its ability to trade.

Furniture retail clearance specialist Furniture Outlet Stores is to open a fourth branch, expanding its footprint in the South East of England and building on strong profits last year.

Sheffield independent Ponsford, one of the country's largest single-store furniture retailers, booked lower profits last year as sales deflated from a seven-year high in 2021/22.

The long-empty former Debenhams store in Stockport is to be used for furniture clearance after an emerging reverse logistics specialist tied up a deal for the Princes Street unit.

Profits moderated for a second straight year through 2022/23 for Hopewells, one of the largest and longest established independent furniture retailers in the Midlands.

Independent furniture retailer TR Hayes of Bath left more profit in the business than in any other year on public record in the 12 months to end March, with closing cash also reaching an all-time high.

A share buyback at high-end modern furniture retailer Beadle Crome Interiors put a seven-figure valuation on the company, and concentrated ownership.

A downward gear shift to more normal trading levels after the Covid period saw revenue and profits decline for three-store Northern Ireland furniture retailer CFC Interiors in the year to February 28, 2023.

Liverpool furniture, home and garden retailer Taskers said margins were negatively impacted through 2022/23 as it bore additional freight costs of about £1 million. It said it hopes for a recovery now that rates have normalised.

Large independent furniture and flooring retailer John Doe of Diss leaned into its credit facilities through 2022/23 amid investment in new assets and the pay-down of trade obligations.

Four-store South East England bed specialist Hamseys Sleep Centres recorded higher year-on-year profits, though cash declined as it paid down outstanding liabilities.

Historic furniture company Reynolds was one of the standout pound-for-pound retailers of the pandemic period, booking seven-figure profits for the third straight year in 2022/23.

Independent furniture retailer Vale Furnishers has announced the planned closure of its Farnham store, with the lease on the East Street premises soon to expire.

Profits climbed at South East England home and fashion outlet retailer Choice last year as high growth helped mitigate against an inflation-driven margin decline.

Heritage furniture retailer Fairbairns of Berwick has begun a retirement sale ahead of its planned permanent closure, bringing the curtain down on 77 years of trade.

Department store retailer Jarrolds and its sister modern furniture store The Granary began selling furniture online for the first time last year amid revenue returning to pre-pandemic levels.

Revenue and profits reached record levels at Barkers of Northallerton in the year to January 31, 2023, with the privately-owned retailer having now doubled its annual output over the past decade.

Lincolnshire furniture, home and garden retailer Downtown recorded an accounting loss as it wrote down the value of one of its legacy Oldrids stores for a second time.

A Greater Manchester retailer majoring in upholstery has been placed into liquidation leaving a raft of debts, primarily to financial creditors and the tax authorities.

Paul Clark, the founder and owner of MyPad, has passed the baton on to the next generation at the multi-million pound turnover Jersey furniture retailer. He plans to step away from day-to-day management and focus on new projects.

Profits fells as rising product costs negated the impact of higher output at Newton Abbot furniture and department store retailer Austins last year.

The balance sheet value of historic Sheffield department store retailer Atkinsons has climbed for the first time since it received a boost from a property sale three years ago.

Home furnishings retailer Glasswells has presented Graham Vale, deputy carpet manager at its Bury St Edmunds store, with an award for 50 years of service.

New accounts for privately-owned South Wales furniture retailer Happy Home Furnishers guide towards a softer performance in 2022/23. Its balance sheet remains robust.

The family of Furniture Factors owner Barry Bruce say they have been overwhelmed by the messages they have received since his death was announced earlier this month.

Furniture retailer EZ Living Interiors has opened its northernmost store and its first in Northern Ireland to be located outside the Belfast area.

Privately-owned furniture retailer Hafren Furnishers invested heavily for a second straight year after an initial seven-figure outlay acquiring the site that would go on to become its second store.

Independent furniture retailer Hatfields has cautioned that the current financial year will be very challenging as it grapples a tough economic backdrop and more intense competition.

A large independent rugs retailer trading from one of the main roads in and out of London has folded leaving large debts, mainly to the tax authorities and financial creditors.

Burton-upon-Trent retailer Discount Furniture Warehouse has begun a stock clearance sale of ahead of its planned permanent closure.

JYSK will later this month open its biggest-yet U.K. showroom with the launch of a debut large-format unit that sees some of its Internet-only products sold in-store for the first time.

Blackbridge Furnishings, one of the largest furniture retailers in Scotland, made further bottom line gains last year, bolstering cash and its net worth.

The family behind longstanding Deeside retailer Coast Road Furniture will next month open a second store after taking a unit formerly occupied by Home Bargains.

Glasswells, one of the U.K.'s largest privately-owned furniture retailers, has invested in a new-look ecommerce website with improved features and more personalisation.

Town planners have approved proposals to remodel the entrance to independent furniture retailer Cousins' flagship Dudley store with a modern new installation.

High demand and the partial unwind of its large order book helped East of England furniture and furnishings retailer W.J. Aldiss to higher profits last year.

Adjusted profits rose for Fairway Furniture in the past year amid the unwind of its order book and investment in renewable technology across its retail estate.

The retail company operated by the Bristol franchisee of BoConcept recorded a loss ahead of the modern furniture brand relocating to a new store in the city at the turn of the year.

Heritage high street furniture retailer Brittains of St Neots will this weekend begin clearing stock at its Cambridgeshire store ahead of its planned permanent closure.

HM Revenue & Customs is chasing a furniture retail company based in the East End of London through the courts for unpaid tax.

Heritage independent furniture retailer Southons of Salisbury booked a fourth straight profit according to just-filed figures for 2022/23.

W.J. Poland and Son, the Sussex furniture retailer best known as Polands, is to close permanently ahead of the owners' planned retirement from the sector.

A new era at Minerva Furniture Group has begun after it bid farewell to its longstanding business manager Roy Beagent as he embarks on his retirement.

East of England retailer Mattressman is said to be closing its Chelmsford store, one of two the privately-owned bed company currently operates in Essex.

Furniture and dependent store retailer Bradbeers will this autumn open an own-brand store in the large Salisbury property it formerly leased to Debenhams.

The co-owner of the furniture company behind The Interior Outlet retail store in Yorkshire says a variety of factors resulted in its insolvency including unresolved issues in its supply chain.

Nailsea retailer Orchards The Furniture People is to call time on over 50 years of trading and close permanently ahead of its owners' planned retirement.

Department store and bed shop retailer W.J. Daniel & Company has one final tranche of cash to pay before completing a multi-million pound share buyback agreed two years ago.

Third generation family retailer Prestige Beds is to fully reopen its flagship store in the Whitebirk area of Blackburn this weekend following a comprehensive refurbishment programme.

Designer furniture, lighting and homeware retailer Nest has opened its long-anticipated new Sheffield showroom in the city's Park Hill development.

A London furniture retailer that once ran six stores across the South East of England will be down to one after it announced the closure of its longstanding Chelsea unit.

High demand and a new sales procedure helped one of the country's largest privately-owned furniture retailers to lift profits as revenue climbed to a seven-year high through 2021/22.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

Furniture retailer Cousins maintained margin and recorded seven-figure profits despite supply chain problems spanning raw material shortages, container delays, port congestion and a lack of HGV drivers.

Furniture, home and interior design company Rowen Homes will next year open its first brick-and-mortar showroom as it expands beyond its ecommerce roots.

Improvement in warehouse picking boosts online sales while overall turnover climbs beyond £70 million for Wales headquartered retail chain.

Liverpool based home and garden retailer Taskers booked lower profits as administrative expenses climbed and Covid financial support measures fell away through 2021/22.

A Yorkshire bedroom furniture retailer leaves creditors facing a seven-figure shortfall after it ceased trading earlier this autumn.

Heritage North West independent furniture and furnishings retailer Arighi Bianchi appointed Susie Harding from Tetrad as finance director, it has just announced.

Second company for large Northern Ireland based retailer.

Almost 70 percent of the employees of furniture retailer Made.com (Made) have left the company following the appointment of administrators on Tuesday, restructuring advisors have said.

Independent South Coast department and garden centre retailer returns to profit as it recovered most of the business lost to Covid.

Profits were two-thirds higher at independent retailer Fairway Furniture through 2021/22 as it navigated supply chain challenges to deliver its order book.

Furniture and home retailer Collingwood Batchellor reversed a seven-figure deficit to book record profits through 2021/22 amid wider plans to progress its diversification strategy.

The historic Derbyshire store of the hitherto highly-regarded independent furniture retailer Eyres of Chesterfield was sold ahead of the business permanently closing its doors earlier this year.

Trading profits returned at Jarrold & Sons through 2021/22 as the diversified Norwich group kept a lid on costs and saw revenue recover, particularly within its retail business.

Independent furniture retailer Lukehurst is upgrading the exterior of one of its two Kent stores with a six-figure investment in the external fascia.

U.K. tax authorities face the largest shortfall after the planned permanent closure of privately-owned Leicestershire retailer Furniture Loft went awry earlier this summer.

Award-winning independent retailer Surrey Beds has closed following a planned shutdown on the expiry of its lease. Its owner cited the prospect of rising costs as a disincentive to continue.

A three-store sofa retailer with branches across the East Midlands has deleveraged its business after paying down long term debt during a profitable year to April 30, 2022.

Narrower gross margin and the write down of a loan balance from a company under common control softened the impact of a return to top line growth for the group behind Andersons of Inverurie last year.

Thinner gross margin and higher costs impacted furniture trading profits at Surrey retailer Vale Furnishers last year, though an asset disposal meant its net result was still stronger.

North West whole-home retailer Ashton Discount Warehouse is closing down permanently to facilitate its owners' retirement, bringing an end to almost 60 years in business.

Privately-owned furniture and flooring retailer Toons Home Furnishers traded strongly through 2020/21 with six-figure profits and strong cash generation.

Arighi Bianchi will supply furniture to the show homes of a new local development by David Wilson Homes, with the housebuilder to promote the properties from inside the heritage independent's iconic store.

Furniture retailer Hatfields says it remains focused on delivering an online trading platform before the end of March next year as the reopening of stores after the latest Covid lockdown helped it recover sales lost to enforced closure.

Furniture, home and department store retailer Barkers of Northallerton saw revenue recover to pre-pandemic levels last year with its dedicated Barkers Home store among the standout performers. Gross margin widened by 380 basis points.

The first phase of a major refurbishment of the former Clarkes Furnishers store in Maidstone is complete with it now open again to customers and trading as Lenleys Home.

A North West independent retailer with ties to the once-national Durham Pine brand has ceased trading after filing for insolvency late last month following its planned closure.

Privately-owned Kent furniture retailer Gerald Lukehurst & Son (Lukehurst) made its largest gain on public record in the past year after accelerating a store expansion programme.

High six-figure profits for the second straight year at privately-owned Leicester furniture retailer.

Privately-owned furniture and department store retailer Browns enjoyed a £1.6 million bottom-line turnaround in the past year as it emerged strongly from lockdown.

South West furniture and home improvement retailer Gardiner Haskins booked larger profits last year as it recovered some of the business lost in the early part of the pandemic.

Upmarket privately-owned furniture and lighting retailer Holloways of Ludlow has opened its fifth store, and the first of two launching outside the South East of England.

Steve Goulder has stepped down from the board of Oldrid & Co (Oldrids), the Lincolnshire furniture, garden and department store retailer behind the Oldrids and Downtown fascia.

Revenue recovered strongly for South Yorkshire furniture retailer Ponsford last year, though higher costs weighed on profits.

Furniture and department store retailer has been granted outline planning permission to build 34 flats on top of its Horley, Surrey store.

An independent furniture retailer in South Yorkshire says it will reopen no later than early next week despite being hit by a fire at one of its buildings yesterday.

Town planners are expected to grant outline approval to furniture and department store retailer Collingwood Batchellor to build flats on top of one of its large shops in the South East of England.

Restructuring advisors have written to creditors of a now-closed heritage furniture, flooring and department store business saying it may be necessary to revise the terms of a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) agreed just over a year ago.

Historic furniture, department and garden centre retailer Oldrid & Co said it expects to return to profit on the back of pent-up demand and the closure of loss-making parts of its business.

Work is underway to transform a former printworks into a second store for independent retailer Hafren Furnishers, which already operates one of Wales' largest grossing furniture stores.

Family-owned retailer Cousins booked a large increase in sales and profits in the period after it acquired flagship assets of the now-defunct Alan Ward furniture business.

Staff at Oldrids of Scunthorpe are said to be advising customers of the department store's planned permanent closure early in the new year.

Furniture and home department store retailer Housing Units found top and bottom line growth in 2020/21 with its CEO saying more is to come as it unwinds its strong order book.

Investment ahead of the pandemic helped Glasswells, one of Europe's largest privately-owned furniture retailers, mitigate the impact of enforced store closures on its business.

The launch of ecommerce and a diversified product strategy are helping three-store independent Goulds return to profit and shield itself from potential further impact from the pandemic.

The disposal of the long-closed Tudor Williams department store in New Malden raised £3.5 million for its former owner, helping it to reduce borrowings and boost liquidity.

Jarrold & Son, whose diversified operations include The Granary furniture showrooms and its large Norwich department store, saw the value of sales fall by almost half amid pandemic-related store closures.

South East furniture and home department store retailer Collingwood Batchellor recorded a loss on the impact of lockdowns and a non-cash impairment in the value of its freehold property.

Furniture and furnishings retailer Liberty Furnishings has begun a closing down sale at its Newtown store ahead of plans to trade with an adjusted business model in the future.

Six-store independent retailer HomePlus Furniture has agreed a 15-year lease on the former Marks & Spencer store in the centre of Ashford, Kent.

Privately-owned department and furniture store retailer W.P. Brown says it will launch a debut online platform for the first time saying it is vital to take an omnichannel approach to the new modern retail environment.

The recapitalised Lee Longlands group bounced back strongly from the impact of the initial spring lockdown to put it firmly back in profit through the 2020/21 trading period.

Independent furniture retailer Harrison & Brown has expanded the display area of its Sunderland store by converting the top floor of its city centre building.

The owner of home, furniture and department store retailer Bakers and Larners says it endured one of its most challenging years on record as it grappled with both the impact of Covid and a serious fire, which destroyed one of its supermarkets.

Bury St Edmunds independent retailer Direct Furniture has acquired the freehold to a former garden centre in the town. It will become its second store.

North West home department store retailer Housing Units has revamped part of its ground floor with the launch this week of a new concept targeting the urban living market.

Sales, rental income and profits declined at Andersons of Inverurie in 2019/20 amid the impact of coronavirus restrictions. However, cash generation was stronger.

Development work to complete an online trading platform is continuing at pace says South East furniture retailer Hatfields, with the pandemic having reinforced the urgency of an ecommerce channel.

Independent retailer Hafren Furnishers will open a second store in Mid Wales after town planners approved proposals for the conversion of a former print works near Aberystwyth.

The new company behind the renascent department store retailer Beales is to reopen in a third site formerly occupied by its predecessor operation.

North Yorkshire retailer Barkers (Northallerton), operator of one of the largest furniture and home stores in the country, said the support for and from key stakeholders was important as it traded through the pandemic.

The sale of its self-storage business helped the parent company to former furniture retailer Alan Ward record seven-figure profits in 2019–20, ahead of the brand disappearing from the industry.

The company behind four-store independent retailer Fairway Furniture grew profits in 2020–21 and said the pandemic has left some regional competitors vulnerable.

WJ Aldiss, one of the U.K'.s largest privately-owned furniture retailers, said it remained profitable in 2019–20 despite the 10-week lockdown last March hitting the usually-strong spring promotional period.

Broxburn-based retailer Kitchens International has been acquired by James Donaldson & Sons (JDS), the £268 million turnover Scottish timber merchant.

CFS of Leicester, a large single-store independent furniture retailer, has expanded the showroom space at its East Midlands store.

Revenue fell at the semi-national value retailer W Boyes & Co in the year to January 31 as a result of the impact of store closures during the first lockdown. It later remained open as subsequent restrictions were imposed.

Not Just Beds, a new privately-owned furniture and beds retailer, is completing fit-out ahead of opening its first showroom.

A lower cost base helped Gardiner Haskins Interiors double underlying profits in 2020 despite the impact of the pandemic on the two-store business.

Walsall and Sutton Coldfield retailer Comfort Beds has acquired a third store, buying a South Derbyshire based furniture retailer.

The company behind the three-store beds and department store retailer Daniel of Windsor has resolved to buy out two shareholders in deals worth £6 million.

The pandemic meant Vale Furnishers, which trades from two stores in affluent Surrey towns, lost more than a fifth of its revenue in 2019–20. Cost controls helped it improve its net margin.

Furniture and flooring retailers across all parts of the U.K. will be back open from later today (Friday) as coronavirus restrictions in Northern Ireland are eased.

Privately-owned furniture retailer Hafren Furnishers plans to add to its large 70,000sqft existing store with a second unit in Mid Wales.

JH Cooper & Son, a longstanding independent furniture retailer at Cambridge in the East of England, has closed its doors for the final time, bringing over a century of trade to a close.

Privately-owned Kent furniture retailer Lukehurst has added 4,000sqft of space to one of its southeast stores with the addition of a mezzanine floor.



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