Bedroom and kitchen furniture manufacturer and retailer Ashley Ann says its results for 2022/23 are disappointing and reflect overhead and energy costs reaching their highest levels in a generation.

Italian brand has new look in popular West Yorkshire destination.

Furniture and lighting retail sales fell sharply in March according to figures released Friday morning by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Restructuring advisors have launched an investigation that may lead to a larger-than-previously-expected recovery for creditors of the predecessor Cox & Cox furniture and homeware ecommerce company.

A second Sofa.com concession is closing inside the first four months of this year as parent company Frasers Group pulls the shutters down on one of its historic department store sites.

Independent retailer M6 Bed Warehouse is targeting the Early May Bank Holiday weekend for the launch of its second store, doubling its footprint.

Dunelm has maintained its full year profit guidance after achieving volume-driven sales growth in the third quarter of its financial year.

Mark Slater, who oversaw a redesign of the product proposition of case goods giant Howdens, has been appointed as the new chief commercial officer at Bensons for Beds.

Consumer prices in the furniture category continued to decelerate in the year to March as deflation persisted for a third straight month. The opposite was true with floorcoverings.

The owner of expanding retail chain NCF Living believes the company is on target for exponential sales growth in the next year as it continues to build out its store footprint.

IKEA opened its new state-of-the-art distribution centre at Rathcoole, Co. Dublin on Wednesday in a move that will lead to a halving in customer delivery times in Ireland.

Furniture brand Swoon returned to profit in 2023 driven by what it called a "clear focus on improving product margins and control of overheads."

Furniture, home and garden marketplace retailer Wayfair makes its bricks-and-mortar debut in its domestic market next month but that won't diminish its appetite for web growth, believing the sales runway for ecommerce remains vast.

A newly-formed company has taken control of Scotland-based furniture, lighting and home décor distributor CIMC Home following an apparent restructuring exercise.

Upholstered furniture market leader DFS temporarily reinstated its four-year interest free credit (IFC) offer this spring, a year after it was cut to three years to mitigate the rising cost of the proposition.

Mattress imports continued to climb in the early months of 2024 thanks to an outsized impact from premium bedding producer Tempur.

Charlies, the eight-store home and garden retailer, booked lower profits last year as rising costs outweighed the impact of higher sales and income from an insurance claim.

South East furniture and interiors retailer Design Vintage says it is looking forward to a strong future after completing a restructuring process that protects key stakeholders.

Profits declined from Covid-era highs for seven-store indoor and outdoor furniture, lighting and homeware retailer Holloways of Ludlow last year.

Privately-owned retailer Furniture Village is to expand its footprint with another store in England this summer before embarking on the first of several new stores in Scotland.

French furniture company Roche Bobois is to acquire a majority stake in the company managing its 26-store retail operations in China, one of its most profitable and high potential markets.

Ordorite, the cloud-based retail order management software solution favoured by hundreds of major furniture and bed retailers, has announced a strategic partnership with Shipster, a custom shipping integration platform.

Ecommerce furniture and homeware retailer Laura James returned to profit last year with a seven-figure gain that eliminated all previous accumulated losses.

National bed retailer Bensons for Beds says it plans to open more than 30 stores over the next two years as it looks to return its footprint back to historic levels.

Ecommerce and marketplace retailer FurnitureBox continued its upwards trajectory as it built sales momentum and market share through 2022/23.

Robbie Feather has been promoted to group chief executive at The Very Group (TVG), owner of the Very and Littlewoods brands and one of the U.K.'s largest retailers of furniture and beds.

Officials tasked with setting director pay levels at upholstery market leader DFS have defended a higher-than-average increase for its CEO by citing retention and motivational reasons.

Revenue climbed for the third year straight at beds and bedroom retailer And So To Bed last year though rising costs meant it was reliant on lower director pay to deliver earnings growth.

Independent retailer Loom Loft Furniture & Interiors has detailed the confirmed timeline for the launch of its new store at Preston Docklands this spring.

Jason Tarry, who stepped down as CEO of Tesco's U.K. and Ireland business last month, will succeed Sharon White as chairman at John Lewis Partnership, parent to John Lewis and Waitrose.

Italian upholstery vertical Natuzzi has cited the U.K. market as pivotal to a plan to accelerate its worldwide strategy evolution from wholesale to retail.

Flooring and furniture retailer Pay Weekly Carpets and Vinyls saw its financial performance impacted by more stringent customer credit checks last year but it expects pay back in the shape of lower future bad debt.

Carpetright is said to be looking to cut costs amid tough trading conditions while one of its larger flooring retail rivals has also taken steps to adjust to challenging demand.

Upmarket kitchen and bedroom furniture maker and retailer John Lewis of Hungerford returned to profit last year thanks to a gain on the disposal of property.

Specialist private equity firm Alteri Investors provided national bed specialist Bensons for Beds with another high seven-figure chunk of debt and equity funding last year.

An investment professional has acquired the trading company behind the historic Julian Charles Home furnishings retail business in a transaction that sees its turnaround backer cede control.

Kayla Wilson has been promoted to marketing director at Furniture Box, one of the U.K.'s largest ecommerce furniture retailers.

Fast growth over the past decade has propelled India into one of the largest worldwide furniture markets, with the trend set to continue this year and next.

Renascent upholstery brand Maker & Son has opened a showroom in Los Angeles, the first of several planned for the U.S. market.

The CEO of RH, the high-end U.S. furniture retailer that launched here with its RH England gallery last year, says ecommerce has been the most surprising aspect of its entry into the U.K. market so far.



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