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.

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A slew of new companies selling nicely packaged beds in boxes are looking to disrupt the “outdated” mattress market.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



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