Dunelm says its store and online channels are responsible for more than one in every fifty pounds spent on furniture in the U.K. as it made deeper inroads into the big-ticket category last year.

Restructuring advisors have clawed back millions of pounds following the collapse of TV shopping channel Ideal World last summer, but only one creditor looks like they will get a material dividend.

Independent retailer Furniture for the Home is to open its second Black Country store after agreeing to regenerate the former Amblecote Furnishers building in the heart of Kingswinford.

Vertically-integrated furniture maker and retailer HSL will feature on Inside The Factory this weekend, becoming the latest industry company to be showcased, and the second this series.

The owners of The Conran Shop ended 2023 how they began, providing additional equity funding for the designer furniture, homeware and lifestyle retailer.

A West Yorkshire-based investment company with holdings in both mattress manufacturing and bed retailing booked high Covid-era profits according to its first full-disclosure financial statements.

Kitchen conglomerate Nobia is selling its Dutch manufacturing business Bribus for €64 million and says it will now be wholly-focused on the U.K. and Nordic markets.

Privately-owned Scottish furniture retailer The Designer Rooms is to open its largest store yet with a new branch at Kilmarnock, replacing two existing Ayrshire units that are both to close.

Independent retailer Worthington Brougham Furniture says it has finally opened its first High Street store and that early feedback from customers has been positive.

Vispring, the Devon bed maker whose products sell at the top end of the mass market, will open its previously-signposted second London showroom next month.

Upholstery market leader DFS has revealed it had more than £96 million of available liquidity heading into the final days of winter after positive cashflow in the past four months.

Profits declined at buying group Associated Independent Stores (A.I.S.) as events revenue growth was balanced by higher costs, a property write down, and a decline in the value of invoices processed via its Cenpac paying agent.

Category demand for beds is stabilising according to the CEO of Tempur Sealy International (TSI), the world's largest bedding company and owner of U.K. retailer Dreams.

Dunelm Group, the national furniture and homewares retailer, has appointed Ajay Kavan and Daniel Taylor as non-executive directors.

Upmarket furniture and homeware retailer Heal's will book a sizeable fall in profits for 2022/23 after writing down the value of inventory as a result of reverse logistics challenges.

Rising operating costs hit profits at two-store South East retailer.

Frasers Group paid £2 million in cash to acquire the business and assets of ecommerce furniture, home and lifestyle retailer Amara Living, but its investment since has dwarfed that total.

London retailer Adventures in Furniture booked a sixth straight profit as it continued its ascent since a restructure back in 2018.

Scandinavian furniture retail giant ILVA, whose much-heralded U.K. operation succumbed to the financial crash of 2008, slipped to a loss last year as revenue fell sharply.

The owner of Bensons for Beds has now received almost the entirety of the amount it was owed at the time of the prepack transaction that divorced the bed retailer from Harveys, its hitherto sister furniture chain.

The high-end upholstered furniture manufacturer and retailer that took over the former Heal's store in Brighton hopes it will have a galvanising effect on both revenue and potential investment.

Neville Johnson, the upmarket fitted furniture vertical that sells direct to the consumer, said it has cut costs to align with reduced demand after a challenging year where revenue and margins took a hit.

A small, but longstanding independent furniture retailer has closed its doors for good within months of business insurers severely inhibiting its ability to trade.

Harvey Jones has sought protection from creditors while it talks with potential investors and stakeholders regarding a restructure of the upmarket kitchens retail business.

Profits declined for upholstery vertical Sofa.com last year as demand for its products abated amid a tough macro-economic backdrop and the cost-of-living crisis.

Expanding retailer Loom Loft Furniture & Interiors is to open its fourth store with the spring 2024 launch of a new unit at Preston Docklands, creating 40 new jobs.

The intellectual property of a formerly highly-regarded independent Derbyshire furniture retailer was acquired for a nominal sum as part of a wider stock sale, restructuring advisors have disclosed.

Profits more than doubled for IKEA's U.K. operation last year as it combined higher sales with margin expansion.

Pan-European upholstered furniture retailer and wholesaler Sofacompany said a loss of earnings and revenue last year was partially the result of the collapse of Made.com, its largest B2B customer.

Furniture retail clearance specialist Furniture Outlet Stores is to open a fourth branch, expanding its footprint in the South East of England and building on strong profits last year.

The new owner of ScS is to cut a cheque for each of the last remaining exiting shareholders after the take-private deal for the U.K.'s second largest upholstered furniture retailer cleared another administrative hurdle on Tuesday.

The company behind retail brand Julian Charles diversified into hard furniture categories such as bedroom cabinet, bedsteads and mattresses heading into peak season last year, expanding beyond its core soft furnishings programme.

Upmarket bedroom brand Feather & Black has become the latest retailer from the home space to partner Next, curating an edited programme of products to sell via the general merchandise giant's online platform.

Furniture retailer Loaf is planning to open its fourth store in London after eyeing a former Sofa Workshop store to the west of the city.

Tax authorities and financial creditors look set to lose out following the closure of large South West flooring independent Cullingford Carpets last year.

Andrew Martin International, the London based retail and wholesale company, has relaunched its designer sofas and chairs programme and invested in increased production capacity at its U.K. upholstery factory.

Profits jumped for the company behind Dreams stores in Northern Ireland last year as it found margin and maintained top line momentum.

Consumer sentiment towards higher-value purchases such as furniture and floorcoverings improved for the third straight month in January according to a closely-followed survey, but remains negative.

The Furniture Makers’ Company, the City of London livery company and charity for the furnishings industry, has launched a corporate video telling the organisation’s story through the voices of several prominent members.

The owner of direct-to-consumer and wholesale mattress brand Nectar Sleep pumped more cash into the U.K. business in the post-pandemic period as revenue fell sharply and impacted the bottom line.



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