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 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 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.

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

Ireland, already home to Wayfair operations and infrastructure serving the U.K. market, will be one of two new international territories the home ecommerce giant plans to launch into next year. It also plans to enter the next phase of its physical store strategy.

Big-ticket home categories were outsized growth drivers in 2020/21 for The Very Group, operator of the Very.co.uk ecommerce business and the legacy Littlewoods home shopping brand.

Internet furniture and homeware retailer Cox & Cox has launched its first ever television advertising campaign against a backdrop of record financial performance for the ecommerce business.

Midlands based ecommerce dining furniture retailer achieves net margin north of 20 percent.

Furniture and accessories retailer Swoon has filed its first accounts since the assets of the brand's predecessor company were sold in a prepack buyout.

An online furniture marketplace that filed for insolvency last month has no realisable assets and will leave creditors facing combined debts north of £600,000, according to a new report.

The companies behind the home shopping brands Freemans and Grattan have seen a big shift to homewares since the pandemic started, citing changing customer needs amid extensive lockdown periods.

A U.K. based ecommerce marketplace selling a wide variety of furniture and home décor that has had new backing since the spring has now been placed into liquidation.

Sleep Solutions, the company behind U.K. direct-to-consumer pillow specialist Kally Sleep, has acquired Woven Rugs, an online rug and homewares marketplace trading as Woven.

Ecommerce giant Wayfair has named a former senior executive at Amazon Germany as successor to Martin Reiter, who has left the home and garden retailer after nearly eight years running its European operations.

Sanderson Design Group is to introduce a new direct-to-consumer (DTC) brand that will include a furniture element among its offer. It will have its own dedicated ecommerce website and sell additionally through Selfridges, the department store retailer.

Ecommerce retailer U.K. Flooring Direct combined positive operating cashflow with new debt and equity funding in 2019/20 to boost its future growth prospects.

The company behind expanding furniture search engine website Ufurnish (ufurnish.com) has raised almost half a million pounds from the issue of new shares in the business.

Westwing, the pan-European home and lifestyle retailer that specialises in time-limited online sales, is to expand distribution capacity with a seventh warehouse.

Ecommerce furniture, home décor and lighting retailer Cox & Cox maintained upwards sales momentum in its second quarter, though growth slowed as rival store-based operators reopened.

Home24, the Berlin based furniture retailer that trades across seven European markets but not yet Britain, invested heavily in growth as sales jumped 47 percent in the first half of 2021.

International markets continued their ascent for Wayfair in the second quarter as the ecommerce home giant posted a rare overall slide in sales on exceptional comparatives.

A big bump in revenue in the first half has put international furniture and home décor retailer Maisons du Monde on target for record sales in the U.K. this year.

Baby boomers buying garden furniture helped drive revenue during the pandemic for the home, garden and leisure retail group behind brands such as Scotts of Stow last year.

North East cabinet manufacturer and retailer Funky Chunky Furniture has more than doubled sales as it benefitted from the channel shift to ecommerce and higher home furnishings spend.

Officials at J.P. Morgan have exercised an over-allotment option to acquire shares in Made.com Group (MADE) as part of the furniture retailer's initial public offering (IPO).

Owners of The Very Group, one of the U.K.'s largest retailers of furniture and home goods, have hired advisors to explore a possible initial public offering (IPO) or partial sale of the company.

Privately-owned ecommerce retailer Furniture Box has agreed terms on a new distribution centre facility near its Wiltshire headquarters.

Amara Living, the Essex based high-end interiors ecommerce retailer, has appointed Matthew Butlin to the newly-created role of chief technology officer.

Cox & Cox, the fast-growing ecommerce furniture and homeware retailer, has appointed Paul Strudwick as marketing director.

Ecommerce-led outdoor furniture retailer Moda Furnishings booked profits of £5.7 million at the EBITDA line after sales growth escalated in 2019–20.

Buy It Direct, the ecommerce group that runs websites including Furniture123, has acquired Outdoor Living, a retailer that sells hot tubs, spas and gazebos.

Revenue at ecommerce retailer Studio Retail Group jumped by a third in the year to end March with it citing furniture as a category that can help it raise average order values.

The home shopping group behind brands including Home Essentials and JD Williams saw demand for home-related products slide as it annualised the positive impact on trade from the pandemic.

The founder of a design studio that has won awards for its residential and commercial projects has launched a high-end furniture, lighting and accessories ecommerce brand.

Apparel retail operations veteran Mark Higgins has joined Amara Living, the upmarket interiors and lifestyle ecommerce brand, as chief operating officer (COO).

A Sussex based bedding and soft furnishings retailer set up in a garden shed four years ago has raised £6 million from venture capitalists as it looks to expand internationally.

Bolda is a new Manchester based tech tool that enables furniture retailers to track and monitor competition and trends including pricing data on both branded and private label products.

The Moot Group, the ecommerce retailer behind furniture, lighting and accessories brands Houseology and Olivia's, raised new seven-figure equity funding this spring.



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