Complete list of all countries from which core furniture exports — mattresses, living, dining and bedroom cabinet, and sofas — were exports from the U.K. in the year-to-date (Jan.–Oct. 2023), including the value of goods and year-on-year comparisons.

Charts showing the number of U.K. carpet and floorcoverings retailers by turnover sizeband, from £0–£99,000, £100–499,000, £500,000–£1.99 million, £2–4.99 million and £5 million and over between 2017–2023 inclusive.

Pandemic-era trading upended supply chains and proved extremely expensive for the furniture and floorcoverings industries, from both a time and economic perspective. [premium]

Over 120 new industry companies were incorporated in the period between December 11–17, 2023 inclusive. Full list by business type.

Complete list of all countries from which wood bedroom cabinet was imported into the U.K. in the year-to-date (Jan.–Oct. 2023), including the value of goods and year-on-year comparisons.

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

Eight companies left creditors with £5.7 million shortfall.

Complete list of all countries from which mattresses were imported into the U.K. in the year-to-date (Jan.–Oct. 2023), including the value of goods and year-on-year comparisons.

Complete list of all countries from which living and dining wood furniture was imported into the U.K. in the year-to-date (Jan.–Oct. 2023), including the value of goods and year-on-year comparisons.

Complete list of all countries from which upholstered furniture was imported into the U.K. in the year-to-date (Jan.–Oct. 2023), including the value of goods and year-on-year comparisons.

Complete list of all countries from which carpets were imported into the U.K. in the year-to-date (Jan.–Oct. 2023), including the value of goods and year-on-year comparisons.

Bridging the difference between The Cotswold Co's bigger loss with a rising cash balance.

Over 160 new industry companies were incorporated in the period between December 4–10, 2023 inclusive. Full list by business type.

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

Seven companies left creditors with £10.6 million shortfall.

2023 marks exactly 20 years since Natuzzi acquired the-then major U.K. furniture retailer Kingdom of Leather in a move that confirmed longstanding industry speculation surrounding a planned move into retail on the part of the Italian sofa giant. [Premium]

More details on Polish sofa maker Tessa's investment in Sofa Club against a backdrop of a compatriot producer buying up shares in DFS, the upholstery market leader. [Premium]

The composition of the U.K. furniture retail sector by 10 turnover sizebands over the period 2017–2023. [Premium]

Over 160 new industry companies were incorporated in the period between November 27–December 3, 2023 inclusive. Full list by business type.

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

Seven companies left creditors with £1.2 million shortfall.

Pagazzi Lighting underwent an insolvent restructure earlier this autumn that resulted in the Scottish retailer downsizing and exiting several stores. [Premium]

The pandemic proved a tough trading period for the adjustable furniture group behind the Oak Tree Mobility and Middletons brands, but the 2021 buyout of a South Wales recliner maker was a prudent move and has already practically paid for itself. [Premium]

The insolvent restructure of Kettle Interiors U.K. in the spring was indicative of a furniture industry laden with either too much stock or with inventory levels that would prove to be over-valued. [Premium]

Over 100 new industry companies were incorporated in the period between November 20–26, 2023 inclusive. Full list by business type.

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

25 companies left creditors with £11.7 million shortfall.

Heavily-invested in brands such as Made.com, Eve Sleep, WorldStores, Maker&Son and many others were all widely lauded in PR-fuelled publicity as they grew rapidly on the back of external investment ahead of the pandemic. [Premium]

Wednesday was another bleak day for shareholders of U.K. flooring conglomerate Victoria with the only bright spot being that, for a period, it looked like being far worse. [Premium]

The ownership structure of Bensons for Beds has changed for the first time since the 2020 carve-up that divorced the retailer from Harveys and other ex-Steinhoff U.K. furniture and bedding industry entities. [Premium]

Over 160 new industry companies were incorporated in the period between November 13–19, 2023 inclusive. Full list by business type.

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

23 companies left creditors with £5 million shortfall.

Complete list of all 89 countries from which living and dining wood furniture was imported into the U.K. in the year-to-date (Jan.–Sep. 2023), including the value of goods and year-on-year comparisons.

Complete list of all 76 countries from which upholstered furniture was imported into the U.K. in the year-to-date (Jan.–Sep. 2023), including the value of goods and year-on-year comparisons.

U.K. sofa market leader first started selling products from Man Wah Holdings, the world's largest recliner manufacturer, back in the autumn of 2021. [Premium]

Complete list of all 57 countries from which mattresses were imported into the U.K. in the year-to-date (Jan.–Sep. 2023), including the value of goods and year-on-year comparisons.

Complete list of all 82 countries from which carpets were imported into the U.K. in the year-to-date (Jan.–Sep. 2023), including the value of goods and year-on-year comparisons.

Complete list of all 73 countries from which wood bedroom cabinet was imported into the U.K. in the year-to-date (Jan.–Sep. 2023), including the value of goods and year-on-year comparisons.

In the aftermath of insolvency back in 2014, we wrote that only the brave would bet on the Dorlux Beds brand subsiding forever. It has taken nine years, but we were finally right. [Premium]