lombok75Lombok CEO Stuart Lewis says the furniture retailer is ready to expand its physical store footprint again and could open more than half a dozen new showrooms by 2020.

barkerStonehouseGuildBarker and Stonehouse will open its second store in southern England after planners granted permission for it to build on brownfield land in Guildford. The Furnishing Report speaks to md James Barker about the project.

General merchandise retailer Argos fits the profile of a typical Steinhoff acquisition, according to the CEO of the Europe, Africa and Australasia based conglomerate.

“We wanted to build a £100m national business,” says the owner of The Furniture Barn, the eight-store retailer placed into administration in December.

New Wade Upholstery and Cintique md Simon Wade talks to The Furnishing Report ahead of meeting customers for the first time at the NEC next week.

There are three plausible outcomes for Habitat following the confirmation that Homebase is close to being sold to Wesfarmers.

Mattress sales became more important to Carpetright in the first six months of its 2015–16 financial year, despite the closure of a number of bed departments.

A slew of new companies selling nicely packaged beds in boxes are looking to disrupt the “outdated” mattress market. Is the description accurate?

tempurThmbTempur’s introduction into the British market represented a paradigm shift for UK mattress manufacturers, distributors, retailers and end users.

Privately owned manufacturer and distributor Gallery Direct is one of the fastest emerging furniture and home furnishings groups operating in the UK.

The Furnishing Report charts Carpetright’s progress in downsizing its UK store portfolio over the past four and a half years.

There was a surprise summer drop in the amount of furniture imported from Poland and Vietnam, two of the fastest growing sources of goods for UK buyers in recent years.

fogartyPillowsDunelm said yesterday it was acquiring the rights to the Fogarty filled bedding brand. So where did that leave the £33m Lincolnshire manufacturer, its management and staff?