Complete list of all 48 countries from which sofas and armchairs were imported into the U.K. in May 2023, including the value of goods and year-on-year comparisons.

Headlam Group, the U.K.'s largest flooring wholesaler, paid a significant premium over book value to acquire the country's largest independent supplier to the online rugs market.

The U.K. furniture industry just went through its worst quarter on record in terms of the number of companies being forced to call in restructuring advisors as part of an insolvency process.

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

Five companies left debts of £2.1 million.

The acquisition of Moda Furnishings represents the second opportunistic takeover by West Midlands ecommerce company Giomani Designs inside five months and has all the hallmarks of the first.

South Wales sofa maker Ashwood Designs is a respected supplier across the industry and has been for many years one of the largest management-owned manufacturers in the upholstered furniture sector.

DFS pushed a story of market share gains as it released a trading update yesterday that suggested the performance of the wider industry was less than impressive.

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

Seven companies left creditors owed £2.2 million.

U.K. furniture trade has been challenging for a variety of reasons throughout the pandemic but the pressure points have most definitely shifted from supply to demand.

This time last year the balance sheet value of Giomani Designs, the West Midlands company that owns ecommerce retailers Beds.co.uk and Cox & Cox, climbed to £4.45 million.

This Thursday marks exactly one month since homewares brand Amara announced the introduction of Sofa.com upholstery on its platform, with it prominently — but all too briefly — promoting its sister brand's products on its website.

The Huntingdon mattress factory now manufacturing exclusively for Bensons for Beds has had a chequered history over the years.

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

14 companies left creditors owed £3.5 million.

The cost of offering interest free credit (IFC) and aftercare services jumped 14 percent to £49 million for DFS in the six months to December 25, 2022.

The dropshipping business model has powered rapid growth in ecommerce, including in the home furnishings sector.

The owner of Carpetright doubled down on its backing for the U.K.'s largest floorcoverings retailer last year after agreeing to provide additional funding with an extended maturity profile.

260 new entities incorporated in the latest month.

Five new entities incorporated in the latest month.

300 new entities incorporated in the latest month.

95 new entities incorporated in the latest month.

Three new entities incorporated in the latest month.

24 new entities incorporated in the latest month.

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

Six companies left creditors facing £7.9 million forecast shortfall.

Independent furniture retailers have long complained about competition from Internet retailers and for many years that was with some justification. But that is no longer the case.

Cleland McIver and Ulster Weavers share a number of things in common.

The immediate effect of the filing of a notice of intent to appoint administrator (NOI) at Acclaim Upholstery Company is to provide a short-term ring of protection to the business against the threat of creditor action.

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

Eight companies left creditors facing £1.2 million forecast shortfall.

When the JDP Furniture Group filed for insolvency at the beginning of the pandemic the outlook always looked brightest at one of the group's businesses.

The U.K.'s top 50 export markets in April 2023 across mattresses, living, dining, bedroom wood cabinet, and upholstered furniture.

Furniture and homeware importer and wholesaler Coach House invested a huge amount of cash building stock last year, ending its 2021/22 period with a record amount of inventory.

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

Nine companies left creditors facing £16.7 million forecast shortfall.

Complete list of all 32 countries from which foam and sprung mattresses were imported into the U.K. in April 2023, including the value of goods and year-on-year comparisons.

Complete list of all 59 countries from which wood living, dining and bedroom furniture was imported into the U.K. in April 2023, including the value of goods and year-on-year comparisons.

Complete list of all 49 countries from which sofas and armchairs were imported into the U.K. in April 2023, including the value of goods and year-on-year comparisons.