Upholstered furniture conglomerate gives up the detail on key raw materials spanning timber for sofa frames to coverings such as fabrics and leather over the past seven years. [Premium]

Rather than getting out of the U.K. beds market, as many had forecast, U.S. investment group H.I.G. Capital has doubled down. [Premium]

90 new industry companies were incorporated in the period between May 6–12, 2024 inclusive. Full list by business type.

Complete list of all countries from which wood living, dining, bedroom, home office and kitchen furniture were imported into the U.K. across Jan–Mar 2024, including the value of goods, year-on-year comparisons, and five years of data.

Complete list of all countries from which carpets of all construction type were imported into the U.K. in the 2024 year-to-date, including the value of goods, year-on-year comparisons, and five years of data.

Complete list of all countries from which upholstered furniture was imported into the U.K. in the 2024 year-to-date, including the value of goods, year-on-year comparisons, and five years of data.

Complete list of all countries from which foam and sprung mattresses were imported into the U.K. in the 2024 year-to-date, including the value of goods, year-on-year comparisons, and five years of data.

49 furnishings companies were placed into administration, liquidation, wound up or dissolved in the past week. Full list here.

Seven companies left creditors facing £2.4 million shortfall.

Figures for motion furniture manufacturer are even better than they appear at first glance. [Premium]

Nearly 120 new industry companies were incorporated in the period between April 29–May 5, 2024 inclusive. Full list by business type.

86 furnishings companies were placed into administration, liquidation, wound up or dissolved in the past week. Full list here.

15 companies left creditors facing £3.9 million shortfall.

The historic John Sankey upholstery brand, which dates back to the 1950s, is on its fifth manufacturing partner since 2016. [Premium]

Vale Furnishers is unquestionably one of the industry's strongest retailers on a pound-for-pound basis but it is also perhaps one of the most misunderstood, making reporting its accounts a minefield. [Premium]

The majority owner of Emma Sleep earlier this month disclosed a further multi-million euro legal provision related to the global mattress giant. [Premium]

Over 155 new industry companies were incorporated in the period between April 22–28, 2024 inclusive. Full list by business type.

54 furnishings companies were placed into administration, liquidation, wound up or dissolved in the past week. Full list here.

13 companies left creditors facing £2.5 million shortfall.

Nick Scali's buyout of Fabb Furniture means it will become the third major Australian furniture retailer trading here in the U.K., and confirms intense trade speculation dating back months. [Premium]

25 leading manufacturers, importers and sources ranked by their share of the U.K. beds market at suppliers' prices. [Premium]

Over 170 new industry companies were incorporated in the period between April 15–21, 2024 inclusive. Full list by business type.

63 furnishings companies were placed into administration, liquidation, wound up or dissolved in the past week. Full list here.

Seven companies left creditors facing £2.5 million shortfall.

For a long time, Swoon was among a cohort of furniture brands seasoned industry-watchers would file in the cabinet marked 'view with a healthy dose of scepticism.' [Premium]

Record profits, record sales we reported in January 2023 when NCF Living filed year to March 2022 accounts. [Premium]

Interest free credit (IFC) is a popular lever to pull for big-ticket retailers that not only aids sales but also tends to encourage higher average order values. But it is not without cost to the retailer. [Premium]

Complete list of all countries from which wood living, dining, bedroom, home office and kitchen furniture were imported into the U.K. across Jan–Feb 2024, including the value of goods, year-on-year comparisons, and three years of data.

Complete list of all countries from which foam and sprung mattress were imported into the U.K. across Jan–Feb 2024, including the value of goods, year-on-year comparisons, and three years of data.

Complete list of all countries from which carpets and other textiles floorcoverings were imported into the U.K. across Jan–Feb 2024, including the value of goods, year-on-year comparisons, and three years of data.

Over 150 new industry companies were incorporated in the period between April 8–14, 2024 inclusive. Full list by business type.

Complete list of all countries from which upholstered furniture was imported into the U.K. in the 2024 year-to-date, including the value of goods, year-on-year comparisons, and three years of data.

48 furnishings companies were placed into administration, liquidation, wound up or dissolved in the past week. Full list here.

Seven companies left creditors facing £12.3 million shortfall.

Furniture Village has filed its first full-year accounts since the share buyback that enabled executive chairman Peter Harrison and family to take outright ownership of the business for the first time in its 35-year history. [Premium]

The bottom line at Vispring is larger than the top line at most other leading U.K. bed manufacturers, but that fact still warrants further explanation. [Premium]

Over 150 new industry companies were incorporated in the period between April 1–7, 2024 inclusive. Full list by business type.

89 furnishings companies were placed into administration, liquidation, wound up or dissolved in the past week. Full list here.

12 companies left creditors facing £1.5 million shortfall.

There is no doubt that Bensons for Beds, the U.K.'s second largest beds retailer, has made considerable process in the past year, but one of its recent claims warrants further explanation. [Premium]