Home furnishings ecommerce giant Wayfair recorded a wider loss in the third quarter citing greater-than-anticipated impact from tariffs, which in turn led to customers extending the 'think time' before buying.

Shop Direct, owner of the Very and Littlewoods brands, said furniture and homeware sales returned to growth in the six months to end June after a series of initiatives yielded positive results.

Wayfair, the ecommerce home retailer, has introduced a range of flexible credit options for its U.K. customers after extending its partnership with Klarna, the payments company.

Ecommerce home furnishings giant Wayfair has launched a 700-piece curated collection that it is describing as the first flagship brand for its European business.

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Made.com's showroom at the Mailbox, Birmingham.
After posting its first-ever cash generative year in 2017, Made.com repeated the feat last year. But the fast-growing furniture retailer remained lossmaking.

Nicola Thompson, who has spent the past five years at ecommerce fashion retailer Asos, has been appointed chief operating officer at furniture retailer Made.com.

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Sales almost doubled here in 2018.
Fast-growing U.K. sales have put French retailer Maisons du Monde on a path to become one of the country's largest retailers in the furniture and home décor category.

Catalogue and Internet retailer Shop Direct has launched products from furniture company Swoon in dedicated sections of the websites of both its Very.co.uk and Littlewoods brands.

Wayfair, the U.S. home furnishings etailer with expanding international operations, has appointed Anke Schäferkordt to its nine-strong board of directors.

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Atlantic is among the largest retailers of dining furniture in Britain.
Tough comps and more challenging market conditions saw the top and bottom line fall for high-profit online dining furniture retailer Atlantic Shopping last year.

Westwing, the pan-European home and lifestyle retailer that specialises in short-term flash sales, said shifting its warehouse to Poland hit profitability in the first half of 2019.

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Home24 is one of the biggest online vendors of furniture in Europe.
Fast-growing ecommerce furniture and homewares retailer Home24 continued to gain top line traction in the first half of 2019 and said its year-end target of breaking even by one profit measure remains on track.

NotOnTheHighStreet.com (Noths), the home and giftware company that indexes a substantial programme of furniture and bed products on its ecommerce marketplace, has a new chief executive.

Profits topped half a million pounds for emerging living, dining and bedroom cabinet furniture retailer in 2018–19.

Houseology, the Glasgow-based etailer of prestige furniture and accents, has hired former Dobbies Garden Centres executive Laura Jamieson as chief financial officer.

Home furnishings retailer Wayfair has raised new capital through a private convertible note offering. It says it will use the funds for working capital, capex projects and possibly to fund acquisitions.

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Maisons du Monde wants to launch an online marketplace business as part of wider plans to double online sales.
Maisons du Monde, the French furniture and home décor retailer, is to open up its ecommerce store to third-party suppliers and retail partners through the launch of an online marketplace.

Heavy investment in the British market means Wayfair is almost universally known among U.K. consumers, the company's senior-most official said following the release of its second quarter results last week.

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OnlineCarpets.co.uk is one of several websites run by the company.
The company behind the OnlineCarpets.co.uk ecommerce store has publicly-disclosed revenue for the first time in accounts that underscore the flooring category's potential on the Internet.

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Both Freemans and Grattan carry extensive home and furniture lines.
Combined sales at Yorkshire catalogue and ecommerce brands Freemans and Grattan inched forward in 2018–19 with directors saying competition is intense in the U.K. online retail market.

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Seven-figure funding round for LuxDeco.
High-end furniture and home décor ecommerce platform LuxDeco is raising cash from investors to fund plans to turn it into a £35 million revenue business by 2021.

Thomas Netzer is to be promoted to chief operating officer for home furnishings retail giant Wayfair after the company announced James Savarese, the current incumbent, will retire this year.

Houseology, the designer furniture and homewares retailer which hopes to rack up sales of £14 million this year, has appointed Shane Corstorphine as successor to Bill Dobbie as chairman.

Findel, the home shopping group behind the Studio multi-product retail business, has issued a bullish trading update ahead of the planned name change that shareholders will vote on today.

Ecommerce and catalogue retailer Shop Direct, owner of the Very and Littlewoods brands, has appointed senior Boots executive Guy Farmer as trading director.

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Photograph: Graham Atkins-Hughes for Wayfair.
Wayfair will meet U.K. shoppers face-to-face for the first time with a new store in London. But only briefly, with the pop-up lasting for a single day.

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U.K. ranks Number 1 out of over 50 markets.
Danish furniture conglomerate JYSK, which trades across more than 50 countries worldwide, says Britain is its number one market for online sales.

Internet furniture retailer books six-figure profits for second year in a row as it reverses earlier deficits.

The liquidation of a Yorkshire lighting and home accents business operating under a variety of retail brands leaves consumers facing a fight to recover funds.

Findel, the listed home shopping retailer and educational equipment provider, plans to rebrand its corporate name as Studio Retail Group, reflecting the name of its core ecommerce business.

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Home24 trades across mainland Europe as well as operating a furniture ecommerce business in Brazil.
Home24, the Germany based Internet furniture retailer that operates across mainland Europe, pinned a bigger first quarter deficit on investment in property including a major new warehouse and clearance store.

A home furnishings retail and wholesale business that sold goods through online deal websites has been placed into liquidation leaving creditors facing a seven-figure shortfall.

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The U.K. was one of the first two markets for the Made in Design business and has been selling here for more than a decade.
High-end designer furniture etailer Made in Design has been sold to French department store group Printemps, providing an exit for its private equity backer.

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Swoon posted high double-digit sales growth.
Furniture retailer Swoon said it continued to invest in marketing and technology in a year that saw sales climb sharply but the company book a larger deficit.

Online and catalogue retailer Studio looks to have expanded its share of the value furniture and homewares market after issuing a bullish trading statement following the close of its financial year.

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N Brown runs websites including JD Williams, Simply Be, Jacamo and House of Bath.
Home and gift product sales fell in high single-digit percentages for the home shopping group behind the JD Williams brand in the year to March 2 after a sharper decline over the past six months.

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UK sales continue to rise for Wayfair. TV presenter Lorraine Kelly is a brand ambassador here.
Wayfair's top line focus continued in the first three months of 2019 with the company's chief financial officer citing an outsized growth rate in Britain and Germany.

Sports Direct International's bid to buy Manchester home shopping group Findel looks doomed to fail unless the House of Fraser and Sofa.com owner improves the terms of its offer.

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The first UK Way Day is April 10.
Internet retail giant Wayfair will next week slash prices across 250,000 furniture and décor products as it debuts its Way Day promotional event among UK shoppers.

Ecommerce group Buy It Direct has acquired the IP, stock and certain assets of BetterBathrooms, the circa £60 million turnover retailer that entered administration earlier this month.



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