Furniture retailer Made.com (Made) released interim results on Thursday meaning we have a better idea how much cash remains in the business and how long it can carry on before it requires further funding.

Last year was the strongest yet for The Branded Furniture Company (TBFC), the joint venture between sofa maker Whitemeadow and a Leicestershire based furniture design studio.

Furniture retailer Made.com Group (Made) withdrew its full year guidance last week as it formally announced a process that could lead to a sale of the company or its assets.

We are all doomed would be a reasonable conclusion to draw after reading the Friday morning rationale behind the launch of a strategic review by Made.com Group (Made). Of course, this is far from the reality.

The value of shares in Eve Sleep, already heavily diminished, sunk a further 41 percent on Monday after the retail and wholesale company admitted it will run out of cash some time next month unless further funding arrives.

Polish sofa maker Adriana has acquired a significant stake in U.K. upholstery market leader DFS prompting many in the trade to ponder why.

Furniture and floorcoverings retailers are under no obligation to close their doors when the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II takes place next Monday, but there are compelling reasons to do so.

It was a bumper year for BoConcept through 2021/22 which enabled the modern furniture retail franchisor to drastically cut shareholder debt. With the help of new bank borrowing.

2021 was a pivotal year for ScS and 2022 promises to be just as significant.

The changes at Sofa Brands International have effectively removed a senior management layer from its structure.

Shares in furniture retailer Made.com (Made) rallied earlier this week after positive noises from the financial services sector.

Britain's upholstered furniture market has never been worth more than it was last year. But from a volume perspective, the story is very different indeed.

The return of Germany's important IMM Cologne furniture trade fair will be in June next year rather than January, its traditional historic dateline.

Britain's biggest hardwood furniture retailer Oak Furnitureland is expanding into the upholstery category as part of a wider plan to develop a whole home offer.

Furniture/carpet retail sales data, updated for the second quarter of 2022.

At the turn of the year we revealed that London based furniture and interior design company Andrew Martin International was effectively fully-owned by the Halo Group.

When the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced it was elevating its inquiry to the proposed takeover of Recticel's Engineered Foam unit to Phase 2 it wasn't clear what the parties involved had offered to remedy the regulator's concerns.

The mood music emanating from key stakeholders in direct-to-consumer sofa brand Maker&Son is more positive than it was. With good reason.

Direct-to-consumer upholstered furniture brand Maker&Son has so far filed two notices of intent to appoint administrators, giving it breathing space from creditors. The outcome for all stakeholders will soon become apparent.

A breakdown of the number of U.K furniture retailers with sales of up £249k, from £250–£999k, from £1–1.99m, from £2–4.99m, from £5–£9.99m and over £10m. Charts show data from 2017–2021.

Managing director Stuart Gordon became the controlling shareholder in the £66.6 million turnover furniture and doors group LPD in a transaction that concluded at the beginning of June.

The original acquisition of the La-Z-Boy licence for the U.K. and Ireland back in 2008 was a shrewd bit of business by the former owners of the Colne upholstered furniture manufacturer previously known as Furnico.

Direct-to-consumer brand Maker&Son filed a second notice of intent to appoint administrators (NOI) on Monday. That means two things.

Lower volumes and decisions taken during the pandemic are impacting companies across the sector.

Made.com's trading update on Tuesday sent an already sliding share price into freefall, down almost 46 percent to below 21 pence and cutting the market capitalisation of the retailer to £82 million.

Maker&Son has been the subject of significant equity investment since it was founded by father and son team Alex Willcock and Felix Conran back in 2018.

An increasing number of suppliers are going direct to the consumer but are smart enough to understand it is not sensible or sustainable business practice to undercut their retail partners and stockists.

There were almost 10,000 U.K. furniture retail enterprises dotted around the U.K. in 2021, and thousands more including individual stores run by regional or national chains. Here is where they are located and how that compares with 2017.

United Carpets Group, Britain's largest floorcoverings franchise retailer, was back in profit on its return to private ownership but that didn't prevent a fall in the balance sheet value of the company.

Sealy U.K. has filed its first set of numbers since Silentnight sold the business for the previously-signposted cash sum of £3.2 million back in October 2020.

On the day that two listed furniture retailers announced senior hires and departures the market was again unkind.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has told Carpenter and Recticel to address antitrust concerns ahead of the proposed acquisition of the business unit that includes the latter's comfort foam business.

The pandemic upended supply chains, leaving furniture importers facing a challenge getting inventory to the U.K. in a timely manner.

Six years ago, all four of the stores in the Gillies of Broughty Ferry network could be reached within a hour and half's drive up the east coast of Scotland, starting in Perth and finishing in Aberdeen.

Ownership concentration comes at low earnings multiple for Market Rasen furniture wholesaler Classic.

Since 2000, Lancashire carpet maker Cormar has delivered £1.85 billion worth of goods to its retail customers.

Investment group Blue Coast Capital acquired a significant but as-yet-undisclosed stake in furniture retailer Loaf last autumn in a deal that valued the business at over £70 million.

Heal's has been based at its current flagship store on Tottenham Court Road since 1840, three decades after the company was founded by John Harris and Ambrose Heal at Rathbone Place, just a few hundred metres away.

The Government wants to strengthen regulation of interest-free Buy-Now Pay-Later credit agreements and other forms of short-term credit. This won't be welcomed by everyone.

Furniture retail price inflation eased for the second straight month in May. That's good news, but any thoughts that the worst has passed should be kept in check.



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