The company behind the Canterbury Furniture online pureplay brand ceased trading last month and has been placed into liquidation.


The insolvency process for Third Fruits, the company behind the furniture retailer, is being handled by Andrew Hawksworth of corporate recovery outfit Augusta Kent.

Unlike conventional online furniture retailers, Canterbury Furniture focused solely on East Kent and Canterbury, rather than trying to be a nationwide ecommerce business. Its aim was to have a "low prices yet local stores" approach.

Launched in 2015 and based at Barton Business Park, it sold everything from upholstery and beds through to living, dining and bedroom cabinet. The Furnishing Report has contacted Augusta Kent for comment.

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