Furniture and department store retailer Bradbeers said it expects to refinance a multi-million development loan after it signed up national retailer Marks and Spencer as a tenant for one of its investment properties.

An upmarket Australian furniture retailer with stores in countries ranging from New Zealand to China is planning to open its first U.K. store with a prominent flagship in a former bed shop in Central London.

George Adams, a longtime non-executive director at two of the U.K.'s largest home furnishings retail chains, has died suddenly, aged 65, it was announced Tuesday morning.

Liverpool home and garden retailer Taskers said it significantly outperformed its forecasts in 2020/21 helped by it implementing its strategic plan, the rates holiday and being able to trade throughout the pandemic.

72-store Danish designer furniture retailer Bolia.com, which has sold in the U.K. online since 2016, is to step up expansion plans after a record financial year.

Furniture industry customers and associates of a white-glove delivery and logistics provider based in the Midlands say the business is no longer trading.

Harvey Norman, the Australia-headquartered furniture and electricals retailer, has continued to find top line growth in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland despite lapping a period a rapid growth.

Investment ahead of the pandemic helped Glasswells, one of Europe's largest privately-owned furniture retailers, mitigate the impact of enforced store closures on its business.

Upholstery and flooring retailer ScS said autumn order intake declined against tough comps while supply chain issues and changing consumer priorities are impacting demand. It has agreed deals with new U.K. suppliers to cut lead times.

Furniture retailer The Cotswold Company has opened its sixth store and its first since relaunching its brand image back in the spring.

Profits more than doubled for furniture retailer Loaf in 2020/21 as demand for its goods rocketed through the pandemic period leaving it with a massive order book going into the current financial year.

LuxDeco, the high-end ecommerce interiors marketplace, has strengthened its senior leadership team with the appointment of Mike Massimi as chief customer officer.

Mandated store closures gifted sales to ecommerce retailers through the early months of the pandemic but the momentum has slowed in 2021 as U.K. shoppers returned to brick-and-mortar retail environments.

The new owners of bedroom and home office furniture retailer Sharps have installed a new chairman at the business following its buyout earlier this year.

Wider margin helped soften the impact of lower sales at Choice Discount Stores in 2020/21, with the furniture-to-fashion retail chain utilising debt finance from retail giant and part-owner Next.

The U.K. arm of the wholesale and ecommerce group behind the furniture, home and garden brands Aosom and Homcom landed profits of £11.4 million last year after more than doubling sales.

Changing consumer priorities contributed to a double-digit fall in furniture and home sales at Very Group in the 13 weeks to October 2, 2021 as more of its customers shopped fashion items.

The launch of ecommerce and a diversified product strategy are helping three-store independent Goulds return to profit and shield itself from potential further impact from the pandemic.

Recticel has cranked up the pressure on shareholders to back the sale of its engineered foams business to Carpenter Co, saying the plan has the backing of independent advisory firms.

The value of furniture and lighting retail sales dropped for the second consecutive month in October, falling by £93 million on the same month last year.

Propensity towards buying high value items such as furniture, white goods or cars has improved to its strongest level since the height of summer, according to polling company GfK.

The disposal of the long-closed Tudor Williams department store in New Malden raised £3.5 million for its former owner, helping it to reduce borrowings and boost liquidity.

Home and furniture retailer Dunelm Group is to start a new share buyback programme in order to satisfy employee share-based award obligations.

Home categories were behind the lion's share of growth across the T.K. Maxx and Homesense businesses in the third quarter, parent The TJX Companies said as it released its latest results.

Furniture retail price inflation continued to tick higher in October, breaking records for the third straight month.

Jarrold & Son, whose diversified operations include The Granary furniture showrooms and its large Norwich department store, saw the value of sales fall by almost half amid pandemic-related store closures.

The largest IKEA store anywhere in the world will open next week when the home and garden brand launches its first ever store in the Philippines.

Sofa market leader DFS has added Good Housekeeping to its roster of brand partners as it looks to drive average order value and conversion across its core business.

The independent retailer behind the Charlies home, garden and outdoor brand doubled online sales through the pandemic, a performance that has prompted it to switch its expansion focus towards ecommerce.

David Phillips, the furniture provider to property professionals such as landlords and estate agents, has launched a rewards programme, recognising and encouraging loyalty among its customer base.

The value of furniture made in U.K. factories in September was over £27 million higher than any other month in history according to data released Thursday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Low cost variety goods retailer B&M European Value Retail (B&M) plans to muscle further into the big-ticket home market with an ecommerce pilot planned for 2022.

The franchisee behind BoConcept Scotland has opened its third store, with a smart new showroom located at Sterling Furniture's iconic Tillicoultry flagship.

The pandemic gifted sales to many ecommerce operators but not furniture and home accents retailer Maisons du Monde, whose U.K. business reported declining output last year.

Maisons du Monde has agreed to sell the bulk of its shareholding in U.S. furniture retailer Modani saying it intends to throw itself fully at its European markets instead.

Marks and Spencer Group (M&S) says its new store pipeline has grown to 20 including a further six former Debenhams units, empty since the closure of the erstwhile department store business earlier this year.

Furniture retailer Barker and Stonehouse will for the first time open concessions having agreed to introduce large areas inside Fenwick department stores in both the North East and South East of England.

National bed specialist Bensons for Beds has made two senior digital appointments as it continues to reshape its leadership team amid its ongoing transformation.

Entry-to-midmarket Danish furniture and homeware retailer JYSK will reach 25 stores in the U.K. when it strengthens its presence in Lincolnshire early next month.

Ecommerce retailer Mattress Online has reimagined its logo and brand identity, saying its refreshed look underpins a new set of company values.



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