East Midlands furniture and furnishings retailer Toons is now delivering nationwide after the launch of a new transactional ecommerce website.

A flood of unforeseen claims will yield no change in outcome for the creditors of a now-long insolvent London furniture franchise as the company doesn't have enough assets to pay even the liquidator or professional advisors.

Privately-owned furniture, furnishings and giftware retailer Baytree Interiors will open an eleventh store when restrictions are eased, strengthening its presence in Yorkshire.

Devon department store retailer Austins of Newton Abbot returned to profit in the year leading up to the pandemic on higher sales and wider margins.

Sheffield furniture retailer Ponsford booked a sharp fall in revenue as a result of the pandemic but the privately-owned business still found earnings growth.

The three-store retailer behind the Daniel of Windsor department store and two dedicated beds and furnishings showrooms in West London slipped to a loss, on paper, in the period leading up to the pandemic.

South East furniture-to-fashion retailer Choice Discount Stores maintained sales in the year leading up to the pandemic and has time-lined when it hopes trade will kick start again.

The group behind the Elphicks of Farnham department store business and a separate bed shop in nearby Dorking says it is positive for the future following the closure and subsequent sale of its New Malden store.

Turnaround work led to the privately-owned retailer behind the Oldrids and Downtown fascias returning to profit in 2019–20, two years ahead of its forecasted timeline.

Revenue, adjusted profits and cash climbed for East of England furniture retailer Glasswells in the period leading up to the first lockdown last year. Statutory earnings were impacted by property revaluation.

Home and garden retailer Taskers says it is on track to deliver a return to profit in 2020–21 after exceptional trading during the pandemic, including a record Christmas.

Norwich department store, business services and property group Jarrold has reorganised its non-executive director team, making two senior board appointments.

Jenners department store in Edinburgh will close for good in the spring after its owner failed to agree new terms with the landlord. It has been trading for 183 years.

Furniture and department store retailer Bradbeers says it is positive it will be able to extend its debt maturity profile for a second time if the pandemic further delays plans regarding investment property.

Dorchester, Sidmouth and Weymouth retailer outlines initial impact of pandemic on revenue, profitability and working capital.

Upminster retailer Roomes Furniture & Interiors says it has undergone a year of improvement with the pandemic having reinforced the need for the changes it has subsequently made.

London furniture company E & A Wates will bring the curtain down on 120 years of trading in the spring with the planned, permanent closure of its retail arm. It hopes to find a buyer for its other activities.

Fishpools says the strength of its online presence was apparent during the first lockdown and facilitated an extremely strong start once deliveries and its store were able to recommence, with demand continuing through 2020.

The md of two-store independent furniture retailer Cookes says the business is trading ahead of plan despite the obstacles thrown at it through 2020.

Privately-owned Aberdare retailer Farrells Furniture has seen its large warehouse-style retail showroom destroyed by fire following a suspected arson attack.

Privately-owned retailer Archers Sleepcentre is to expand its store footprint with a new unit on "one of Scotland's leading retail parks" this Christmas.

South Coast furniture retailer Marriotts Furnishers has begun a stock clearance sale ahead of its planned, permanent closure next month.

David Amery has joined five-store privately-owned furniture retailer Gillies of Broughty Ferry as bedroom category buyer.

Glasswells, one of the U.K.'s largest independent home furnishers, has completed the remodel of its atrium entrance at its Bury St. Edmunds store.

Furniture, home department store and leisure group Leekes is to relocate its Park Furnishers business at Bedminster to a retail park site in Bristol early next year.

Privately-owned retailer targets Boxing Day launch for second new store this year.

Orchid Furniture, a high-end interiors retailer specialised in oriental style products, has reorganised with fewer stores under a new owner-operated company.

Profits advanced at North West destination home department store retailer Housing Units in 2019–20 despite sales being impacted by the pandemic and flooding.

South East furniture and department store retailer Collingwood Batchellor says the decision to diversify its operations will leave it in a strong position in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

East of England department store retailer Jarrold said it received an "amazing uptake from our customers wishing to support us" as it embraced ecommerce demand after the first lockdown.

Glasswells' commercial storage and warehousing facility at Bury St Edmunds has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification for quality management systems.

Pent-up demand following the first lockdown earlier this year meant the decision to hold a retail sales event soon after stores re-opened proved judicious, according to a large independent in the South East of England.

Four-store independent remained profitable in 2019–20 despite the pandemic interrupting the final quarter of its financial year.

Destination furniture store retailer Andersons of Inverurie brought an end to four years of sliding sales in 2018–19 according to newly-filed accounts taking in the period well in advance of Covid-19's arrival.

The owners of furniture retailer Laws of Perth have announced the planned permanent closure of the business after they accepted an offer on the building premises.

Lukehurst, the third generation Kent home furnishings retailer celebrating its 50th anniversary, says it plans to press ahead with expansion next year.

The company behind department store retailer Browns of York booked a smaller net loss in 2019–20 and says it will explore options for its first-ever ecommerce website.

Glasswells has stepped up work remodelling the atrium entrance of its Bury St. Edmunds store, part of an ongoing series of investments at the flagship site that began in 2017.

Cabinet wholesale and retail company Kettle Interiors U.K. has renamed one of its two residual furniture retail stores after it adapted the available product offer post-lockdown.

Hatfields of Colchester, the major southeast England independent furniture retailer, agreed access to new term and revolving debt as it protected its business from the impact of lockdown.



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