Ecommerce retail giant Wayfair has launched a new television advertising campaign that urges Brits to ditch samey 'greige' home styling in the first work for the brand by a new agency.

A corner bench set sold by general merchandise retailer Next has been recalled on concerns it may collapse and cause entrapment, or a personal injury.

A modest uplift in mattress sales helped the ecommerce channel return to growth in the first quarter of 2023. But weak store demand meant overall revenue across the wider furniture industry still declined.

The operator of multiple franchised Natuzzi stores across the U.K. is to expand its presence in the Midlands with two new units alongside a new store for beds market leader Dreams.

Jane Bednall is stepping down as a non-executive director at DFS Furniture later this month, the upholstery market leader announced Friday morning.

National sleep specialist Bensons for Beds has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Paul Owen as chief retail officer.

Kave Home, the Spanish furniture conglomerate that has been selling in the U.K. since 2021, has completed the first phase of a €70 million investment that will see it build out its distribution and sustainability credentials.

An 18-store department store chain headquartered in Northern Ireland plans to expand on the launch of a store in Kent last year with further expansion in England.

Home sales moderated at John Lewis & Partners in the past year with the department store chain revealing the decline in more detailed figures that followed the release of its unaudited results back in March.

Home and leisure retailer The Range is making a concerted effort to elevate its beds proposition with a new Sleep Store format inside its general merchandise superstores.

Delcor, the manufacturer and retailer of premium sofas and armchairs, has launched into the riser recliner chair market in one of the biggest changes at the company since a takeover two years ago.

Home department store retailer Leekes will tomorrow formally open its new furniture floor at Llantrisant, the first phase of a £4 million remodelling programme at the South Wales flagship store.

Ecommerce retailer N. Brown Group said the mix of clothing and home sales rebalanced back towards the former as elevated demand through Covid for furniture and other home goods faded away.

A tranche of stock with a book value north of £6 million has yielded a sub 1 percent return for the estate of the bust furniture retailer after a logistics firm exercised a lien over the furniture held in its warehouse.

Room To Grow has enlisted a business debt specialist to try and agree payment plans with suppliers, with the children's furniture retailer not having the funds to fully discharge what it owes.

Restructuring advisors handling the fallout of's insolvency have disclosed the terms of the disposal of its Trouva ecommerce subsidiary for the first time, and how much the furniture retailer had originally invested in it.

Upholstery brand Zofa has followed its ecommerce launch earlier this year with the introduction of a flagship showroom in the North of England.

The owner of The Conran Shop has taken his total investment in the designer furniture, home, lifestyle and giftware retailer to almost £20 million after a new equity issue.

An expanding furniture retailer that launched during the pandemic is to open its debut store in the North of England after a breakout year in which it recorded its first profits.

Gillies booked record sales and strong profits last year with md Ian Philp saying the furniture retailer is in a good position going into a more challenging trading backdrop.

ScS has added two new Snug concessions to its store network as it continues to build out the retail footprint of the brand it acquired at the turn of the year.

East of England retailer Mattressman is said to be closing its Chelmsford store, one of two the privately-owned bed company currently operates in Essex.

East Midlands retailer My Furniture built cash and reduced both stock levels and bank debt in a stronger 2022/23 trading period for the ecommerce-led company.

Silentnight has embarked on a new marketing campaign to promote its quick-ship Just Sleep programme including television advertising and the unveiling of a mattress vending machine in a London train station.

A private launch party will next week herald the arrival of RH, the luxury furniture retailer formerly known as Restoration Hardware, for the first time — five and a half years after The Furnishing Report first revealed its plans to launch into the U.K. market.

Ecommerce retail giant The Very Group said home demand moderated in the latest quarter despite gains in selected categories including beds.

Higher prices kept furniture and lighting retail sales positive in April with a mid-single digit percentage climb on the same month last year. Volumes still declined.

The CEO of Nestware Holdings says the flooring group is part way through a process to hire a new managing director for Carpetright, its largest retail brand, having recently appointed a new finance director.

Upholstered furniture and beds retailer Willow & Hall maintained bottom line momentum as it built on a return to profit with another gain last year.

Marks & Spencer (M&S) says it will look to expand partnerships in an attempt to galvanise its home business, citing the recent extension of an existing brand union into upholstery and case goods.

Furniture retail price inflation eased for the eighth straight month in April with a slackening off in costs incurred at the factory auguring well for further declines in the months ahead.

Tough comps and a higher exposure to the furniture category contributed to falling sales at West Elm in the first quarter of 2023, according to parent company Williams-Sonoma.

The closure of a flatpack furniture maker earlier this year has resulted in the liquidation of a co-controlled ecommerce retail business trading as Devoted2Home.

The insolvent restructure that wiped out the equity interest of the founder of ecommerce retailer Oak Furniture Superstore has resulted in elevated stakes for other shareholders, including the founder of Oak Furnitureland.

Maisons du Monde, the €1.2 billion turnover furniture and home décor retailer, will this week begin a managed close down of its U.K. operations.

Lawyers acting for general merchandise retailer Next will argue the case for the fashion-to-furniture chain next month as an intellectual property dispute with a German company moves closer to a resolution.

Profits remained robust through 2022/23 for the North East company that describes itself as the first affordably-priced memory foam mattress competitor to market leader Tempur.

Designer furniture and homeware retailer Heal's saw cash decline by more than £5 million last year as a consequence of the unwind of its large order book and of it retiring a portion of its outstanding debt.

Furniture and dependent store retailer Bradbeers will this autumn open an own-brand store in the large Salisbury property it formerly leased to Debenhams.

News in brief from across the U.K. furnishings sector.

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