retailParkStoresTHE U.K’s top privately-owned furniture retailers are gaining a larger market share of a two-speed independent sector.

electionThHISTORICAL data suggests the decision to hold a snap General Election provides no excuse for furniture retailers should sales take a downturn.

FLAME retardants in furniture. Who benefits?

nickRadford75INTERVIEW with Nicholas Radford looking back, and forward, following the buyout of Nathan Furniture

charlesVernonIt would not be an understatement to describe the whole skills area in the furnishing industry as on the verge of crisis and in need of positive action from all companies, writes Charles Vernon.

argosConcessionGOOD luck to anyone trying to interpret Argos’ performance over the next couple of years. It is going to be a challenge.

FIVE of the six largest source countries improve U.K. trade in 2016. Romania was the exception.

FloorSuperTHE ONLINE sister company to North East beds and flooring retailer Frank’s is planning a national chain of physical stores after opening its first pilot last month.

FurnRetailSalesChartThCONSUMERS spent more money on furniture and lighting for a sixth year straight in 2016

FabbHedgeMANAGEMENT hold significant stake in new upholstery startup. Lord Kirkham’s grown-up children own majority of the shares

sprungMattressTHE NATIONAL Bed Federation said this week that its board is concerned about the consistency of flammability test results across UK laboratories.

worldstoresPREPACK sale of Worldstores should send a chill down the spine of the jam-tomorrow generation of investors in furniture ecommerce.

dfsFascia150INVESTMENT firm halved its stake in DFS this week. A look back at Advent’s ownership since the circa £500 million deal to acquire the chain in 2010

Costs are going up. So why are furniture prices falling?

fabbThA LOOK at the launch price spectrum of the new upholstery retailer in comparison with Harveys, DFS, ScS and Sofology

sofaComSALE price disclosed for the first time. A look at the capital structure of the sofa maker and retailer

ukFurnitureManufacturingCOMPANIES with combined sales north of £430 million have changed ownership in the past three years

LoungCoFascSOFA Brands International is introducing a standalone retail brand called The Lounge Co. in partnership with independent retailers and with its own London showroom.

foamECOMMERCE startups together with established mattress businesses have been falling over themselves to enter the online bed-in-a-box segment.

kiddicareFABB Projects’ planning application for a Hedge End retail store threw up another parallel with Tapi Carpets & Floors, the rapidly expanding floorcoverings retailer.

The Furnishing Report takes a look at some of the participants in the UK’s fast-emerging bed-in-a-box ecommerce sector.

bhs2THE OWNER of one of BHS’ largest and longest running home suppliers explains the impact of the retailer’s closure.

Falling input costs are positive for all manufacturers, no?

carpetsWholesaleCONSUMER demand for floorcoverings is on the rise according to Government data and new figures from two of the sector’s key distribution bellwethers.