Creditors of the three-store retailer Indigo Furniture face a forecast deficit of £1.1 million on sums outstanding from the company, according to new statutory filings.

Privately-owned bed maker Hypnos says it will have fulfilled all outstanding orders by the end of June having returned to production last month.

High-level responsibility for furniture and homewares retailer Habitat has evolved again following the departure of James Brown as commercial director at the brand's parent company Sainsbury's.

Bensons for Beds has begun reopening a small number of its shops, starting with a phased relaunch of stores in the North, as more retailers across the country begin physical trading again.

The new owner of The Conran Shop agreed to pay all third-party debt as part of the spring takeover of the designer furniture and homewares retail business, but won't have to discharge intra-group liabilities.

Multiple share issues net growth funds for VC-backed direct-to-consumer Gloucestershire based bedding retailer and wholesaler.

Global furniture retailer JYSK will today enter the Russian market for the first time, opening the first of four planned stores this year.

One of the world's biggest companies plans to recycle the foam from end-of-life beds, turning it into new polyurethane products including, potentially, brand new mattresses.

Bedroom and home office furniture company Sharps continued to find revenue growth in the first quarter of 2020 despite the final weeks of the period being hit by the pandemic and Government-mandated store closures.

There can be little doubt the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has, in the near-term, saved thousands of jobs across the U.K. furniture industry after the Government mandated the closure of non-essential retail stores late March.

Leeds bed and mattress fillings manufacturer Harrison Spinks says it has this week resumed manufacturing on a safe and reduced scale.

FIRA International, the Stevenage based furniture services provider, says its FIRA Service Technicians team is to begin a phased resumption of in-home customer visits.

Topps Tiles, the U.K.'s largest wall and floor tile retailer, will boost near-term liquidity with a sale and leaseback deal for its Leicester head office and central warehouse.

Rise and recline chair maker Celebrity Motion Furniture will reopen its factory today (June 1) after work behind the scenes to make the facility safe, and to restructure the business.

Lawyers and advisors involved in the sale of the Breasley mattress production and foam conversion group to newly-formed companies will earn more than £590,000 combined for their work during and before the insolvency of the East Midlands business.

The new owner of the mattress and beds division of Breasley agreed a £300,000 deal to acquire the Ilkeston based business, administrator Duff & Phelps has said in a new report for creditors.

The biggest impact on furniture suppliers from the collapse of Brighthouse looks to be the potential loss of future business, according to a new report by administrator Grant Thornton.

The hoped-for buyout of Breasley's foam conversion operation by the Crowshaw family was completed mid-May, the administrator has said.

Dunelm has opened its debut high street small-format store with the launch of its new Dunelm Edit fascia in Sussex. Plans for the new unit were first reported a month ago.

General merchandise retailer B&M European Value Retail (B&M) said it enjoyed strong revenue growth in DIY and gardening categories in the first eight weeks of its new financial year.

Some of the U.K.'s largest independent home furnishings retailers will this weekend reopen their stores, joining the handful of national chains that have already done so.

Lower pension costs and an uptick in revenue helped furniture retailer Gillies of Broughty Ferry record higher profits in the year to August 31, 2019.

Companies owed cash by the imperilled Laura Ashley retail chain could yet get as much as 18 pence in the pound according to a new report by administrator PwC.

Mattress and ancillary products vendor Eve Sleep say its path to profit continues with its performance in the four months to end April helping it extend its cash runway.

Administrators have disclosed the value of the sale of the global Laura Ashley brand rights, archive, related intellectual property (IP) and brand licence agreements for the first time.

Almost a quarter of the workforce at the Laura Ashley-owned South Wales soft furnishings manufacturing business Texplan returned to work in order to produce scrubs for NHS staff.

Litmus Furniture, the U.K. sole agent for bedroom manufacturer Wiemann, says it will resume operations next week. It will take orders and begin delivering and installing product from Monday June 1.

Retailers leasing stores owned by one of the country's largest landlords in the home merchandise sector saved cash by either not paying rent or cutting a deal to kick the can down the road following the lockdown order.

Mark Smith, CEO of upholstery group DM Midlands Holdings, has together with his wife Julie bought sofa retailer Arlo & Jacob out of administration, expanding the couple's personal interests in the sector.

Big-four grocer Morrisons will expand its general merchandise footprint with the opening of a first standalone home and clothing unit on the site of an existing store in Derbyshire.

Revenue growth accelerated for online furniture and homewares retailer Cox & Cox after the Government mandated the closure of stores and instructed people to stay at home.

The Furniture Makers’ Company, the City of London livery company and industry charity, has increased the support package available to employees and sole traders struggling financially because of Covid-19, and urged people to spread its message.

Furniture retailer Made.com has agreed a new term loan and renewed an existing credit line as it looks to capitalise on growth opportunities and shield itself from risk.

Underlying profits returned for the company behind regional home retailer Gardiner Haskins in a year that saw it reduce the scope of its Bristol operations by selling its Grade II listed Soapworks store building.

Retailer utilising former Bathstore shops, acquired last year, for new pilot format.

Any hopes U.K. and international carpet makers had for a flood of new orders from Headlam may be dashed as Europe's largest wholesaler said it would use existing inventory in the short-term.

Early May saw a second straight uptick in consumer confidence for major purchases according to a closely-followed survey, but progress is painfully slow.

Furniture retailers have been told they can reopen their stores June 15 provided they have adequate Covid-19 measures in place. By then, hundreds of furniture shops across the country will have already been open for weeks.

Three-store retailer Indigo Furniture ceased trading earlier this spring after the lockdown prevented it delivering hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of stock, prompting it to run out of money.

Furniture and lighting sales tanked in April as all bar a handful of stores selling across the combined categories were closed, leaving online as the only viable sales channel.

Upholstery and carpets retailer ScS reopened its English store estate over the weekend and says it is now unwinding its order book after recommencing deliveries.

The coronavirus crisis has prompted Italian sofa maker Natuzzi to revise its ongoing transformation plan with the introduction of significant new cost-reduction and cash-saving measures.

Administrators have disclosed the detail behind the prepack sale of Burgess Beds to a U.S. investor, which we first reported early April.

Higher asset values and lower payables in newly-amended accounts from northern upholstery manufacturer.

Steinhoff International Holdings, part owner of Conforama and Mattress Firm, has appointed Moira Moses as the new chair of its supervisory board.

Privately-owned furniture retailer Barker and Stonehouse will reopen its stores June 1 with a campaign message — Let's Get Going Britain — aimed at supporting home-grown furniture manufacturers.

The pace of furniture store reopenings across England will gather momentum with upholstery market leader DFS to pull up the shutters on most of its store portfolio next week. Three stores will open today.

When the JDP Furniture Group filed for insolvency at the beginning of April the outlook always looked brightest at one of the group's businesses.

Diversified East Midlands upholstery group JDP Furniture Group was among the first business casualties of the current crisis after Laura Ashley filed for administration.

Jay-Be, a market leader in the guest bed sector, says sales are already rebounding despite the Covid-19 enforced lockdown, and that longer term it now has the capacity to double in size after investment last year.

Nelson sofa maker Buoyant Upholstery has been at the forefront of the U.K. furniture trade's response to the coronavirus outbreak, producing personal protective equipment (PPE) for front line workers.

Project restart continues with more retailers of furniture products now reopening some or all of their stores across England, where restrictions have been eased compared with other parts of the U.K.

One of the U.K.'s biggest wholesalers of bedroom products has pivoted towards sourcing personal protective equipment (PPE) during the pandemic and has now found a solution for retailers who are worried consumers may be reticent to try out mattresses instore once shops reopen.

High-end furniture and lighting brand Gabriel Scott is expanding its U.K. and European distribution after it agreed a partnership with designer furniture retailer Nest to sell its products online.

Marks and Spencer Group (M&S), the general merchandise and food retailer, is to open up its business to third-party brands in a bid to boost its customer appeal and sales.

Store closures didn't stop furniture price inflation advancing last month, according to the Office for National Statistics, but eases at the factory gate and the need to generate sales means it will likely not last.

The British Furniture Confederation (BFC) has published the recommendations to emerge from a Parliamentary Inquiry into the impact of Covid-19 on the U.K. furniture industry.

Administrators say they have closed upholstery manufacturing unit Welbeck House and its sister business JDP Frames after they were unable to find buyers. The prospect for other group businesses is better.

Sofa sales trended down for the Thai owner of British upholstery brands Alexander & James, Ashley Manor and Alstons in the first quarter of 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic impacting its business here and in the Far East.

Parlane International, the home accents and décor wholesaler bought by Gallery Direct early last year, is for sale after being placed into administration.



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