Loaf has formally confirmed that Redbrick Mill will be the location of its tenth store, saying it hopes to have the unit open in October.

Privately-owned furniture retailer Hafren Furnishers invested heavily for a second straight year after an initial seven-figure outlay acquiring the site that would go on to become its second store.

An indoor and outdoor plants and home accessories retailer that built a seven-figure turnover business from a standing start at the beginning of the pandemic ceased trading after an investor pulled out of a deal to provide investment.

Independent furniture retailer Hatfields has cautioned that the current financial year will be very challenging as it grapples a tough economic backdrop and more intense competition.

An independent furniture retailer that majors in reverse logistics by selling returns from big-name brands will make the Trade Secret store in Oxfordshire its fourth U.K. showroom next month.

Kids furniture retailer The Children's Furniture Company is trading through a new corporate entity after its hitherto operating company was placed into administration on Tuesday.

Higher sales, business model adjustments and restructuring helped Furniture Wholesale Group reverse the effects of the most challenging year in its history.

Chinese conglomerate Aosom Ecommerce has pumped millions of pounds into its circa £200 million turnover U.K. furniture and home goods web operation as part of a recapitalisation.

Will Kernan, the former CEO of furnishings-to-fashion retailer The White Company, has been appointed chairman at Neptune, the Wiltshire headquartered furniture design, wholesale and retail group.

Sanderson Design Group has cut costs after the multi-faceted fabrics and furnishings supplier took steps to streamline its U.K. support function.

Contemporary Northern Ireland furniture retailer Algram Modern Living has completed a remodel of its County Antrim premises that has, it says, created a unique and high-end showroom unlike anything on the island.

Ecommerce retailer Furniture Box funded the investment in its vast Wiltshire warehouse without the need to raise debt or equity capital, inaugural full disclosure accounts reveal.

A large independent rugs retailer trading from one of the main roads in and out of London has folded leaving large debts, mainly to the tax authorities and financial creditors.

Tempur Sealy International (TSI) says U.K. beds market leader Dreams was not affected at all by the cybersecurity event that has caused disruption elsewhere across the conglomerate's operations.

Ecommerce home platform Wayfair recorded the highest gross margin in its history in the past quarter as it returned to positive operating cash flow, and achieved profitability at the adjusted EBITDA line.

Fashion-to-furnishings retailer Next says profits will come in £10 million ahead of its previous guidance after it achieved better-than-expected sales in recent weeks.

Dreams, the U.K.'s largest beds retailer, booked a rise in net income last year as high single-digit percentage sales growth and the lapping of one-off costs helped mitigate against inflationary cost pressures.

Burton-upon-Trent retailer Discount Furniture Warehouse has begun a stock clearance sale of ahead of its planned permanent closure.

Elite furniture retailer Fishpools maintained its financial performance in the past year despite trading conditions tightening amid falling consumer confidence from the rise in the cost of living.

Consolidated earnings trebled at Andersons of Inverurie last year as revenue recovered and the furniture retailer lapped a period when profits were negatively impacted by a loan write-off.

Lower demand for U.K. made goods from Ireland, particularly mattresses, hit furniture exports ahead of the summer, according to new data. Upholstery exports held up stronger.

JYSK will later this month open its biggest-yet U.K. showroom with the launch of a debut large-format unit that sees some of its Internet-only products sold in-store for the first time.

The privately-owned premium furniture retailer behind BoConcept's London area stores booked higher profits last year as it fulfilled post-lockdown orders and made progress in its burgeoning contracts business.

A company voluntary arrangement (CVA) has lightened the debt burden for a South London based interior design company after it accumulated six-figure tax liabilities.

A North East retailer that runs multiple consumer goods websites including one specialised in the sale of beds and mattresses has been placed into administration.

Northern Ireland based upholstery and beds retailer Hometime Group has expanded the Dreams retail brand into the Republic of Ireland for the first time.

A container haulage company with depots across the East of England was placed into administration on Friday after a financial creditor called in its debt.

Secured creditors of Multiyork are being asked to approve higher administrator fees as the insolvency of the defunct upholstered furniture retailer drags into a sixth year.

Imports of wood living, dining and bedroom cabinet furniture declined for a sixth straight month by value in May on weak data from the Far East.

A furniture and bulky goods delivery company describing itself as the most sustainable forward-thinking two-person delivery company in the U.K. has filed for insolvency.

Dreams has taken steps to protect its intellectual property rights by objecting to a trademark application made by a micro-fashion retail enterprise.

Profit growth returned for the U.K. dropshipping company behind the Artisan Furniture and PD Global brands in the past year.

Blackbridge Furnishings, one of the largest furniture retailers in Scotland, made further bottom line gains last year, bolstering cash and its net worth.

High-end Italian furniture company Calligaris has recapitalised a U.K. subsidiary in a move that, all other things being equal, repairs its balance sheet.

Kitchenware supplier Sabichi Homewares claimed market share gains last year but higher costs meant profits declined.

Fabrics and window dressings retailer and distributor Terrys cut costs and made business model adjustments as it mitigated a market downturn in the second half of last year.

Belgian furniture supplier Ethnicraft is to make an $18 million (£14m) investment in its U.S. operation by building a new North Carolina facility that will expand and consolidate capacity.

Expanding South East retailer Sussex Beds found profitable growth last year as the build out of its store footprint continued to bolster the top and bottom lines.

Furniture and lighting retail sales volumes rose for the first time so far this year according to figures released Friday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The increasingly crowded and competitive logistics landscape contributed to the collapse of delivery company Tuffnells, whose furniture and mattress industry customers made up as much as a third of its business.

French furniture brand Roche Bobois maintained sales momentum in the U.K. in the first six months of the year despite lapping tough comparatives and a challenging market.

The family behind longstanding Deeside retailer Coast Road Furniture will next month open a second store after taking a unit formerly occupied by Home Bargains.

Furniture wholesaler Lassic chalked up lower profits in 2021/22 as the Bradford company absorbed rising costs from freight and its supply chain.

Coach House wants to build a new high-bay storage facility at the site of its Altham headquarters as part of plans to expand the capacity of its furniture, home and gift wholesale business.

Dunelm says profits will land closer to year-earlier figures than analysts' expected after the furniture and homewares giant found value and volume sales growth through 2022/23.

Net income declined for online furniture retailer Home Discount last year with it remaining profitable thanks to a seven-figure management charge booked from a co-owned wholesale company.

The rescue of the West Midlands furniture wholesaler Serene earlier this year saved 35 jobs but compromised the debts owed to creditors including HMRC and suppliers.

Consumer price inflation for household furniture eased to its lowest level since April 2021 last month, according to figures released Wednesday morning by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The U.K. arm of designer furniture, home and gift retailer The Conran Shop saw losses increase by a factor of more than three in the first year under new ownership.

Furniture and homewares retailer EZ Living Interiors has expanded its retail footprint in Ireland with the opening of its fourth store in the Dublin area alone.

Designer furniture and homeware retailer The Conran Shop is considering the disposal of its operations in France as part of a move to explore strategic alternatives for the business unit.

The company behind a clearance specialist selling cancelled, returned and end-of-line orders from some of the U.K.'s largest retailers including John Lewis has been placed into administration.

Orders taken ahead of the buyout of Moda Furnishings by Giomani Designs late last week will not be delivered with customers to be told to try and claw back funds from card providers.

Giomani Designs has added outdoor furniture to its expanding roster of home retail interests with the rescue buyout of six-store multichannel retailer Moda Furnishings.

Furniture, lighting and design retailer The Conran Shop will take London store numbers back up to two with the launch of its new Sloane Square flagship showroom later this year.

Challenger indoor and outdoor furniture brand Out & Out has agreed for Panther Logistics to become its final mile delivery partner for the fulfilment of larger items.

A huge positive swing in gross margin helped profits climb for Giomani Designs last year, mitigating sales falling by almost £10 million compared with the previous year.

Year-on-year furniture turnover at the factory gate declined for the second straight month in May according to figures out Thursday morning from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Glasswells, one of the U.K.'s largest privately-owned furniture retailers, has invested in a new-look ecommerce website with improved features and more personalisation.

Third-party logistics provider Wincanton has revealed it gained a contract to provide delivery services to RH, the U.S. home retailer formerly known as Restoration Hardware, following its launch here last month.

HMRC and the now-defunct Kettle Interiors U.K. company were the two main creditors of Kettle Interiors Agencies, which was placed into insolvency shortly after its larger associate.

Bradford rugs and homewares supplier Melrose Interiors found trade more challenging last year ahead of its sale to the U.K.'s largest floorcoverings distributor.

Town planners have approved proposals to remodel the entrance to independent furniture retailer Cousins' flagship Dudley store with a modern new installation.

High demand and the partial unwind of its large order book helped East of England furniture and furnishings retailer W.J. Aldiss to higher profits last year.

The multichannel retailer behind the Garden Furniture World ecommerce brand retired almost all its bank debt last year in a period hit by weaker demand for outdoor goods.

Lord Kirkham, DFS founder and president of The Furniture Makers' Company, has been nominated to become the first Honorary Freeman of Doncaster since it was awarded city status.

Bensons for Beds has extended the debt maturity profile of tens of millions of pounds of outstanding borrowings and confirmed the size of additional finance provided by its owner Alteri Investors last year.

Bedroom furniture manufacturer and retailer Hammonds built sales, cash and profits last year and used some of the proceeds to retire outstanding debt.

National beds and mattress retailer Bensons for Beds has appointed Lindsay Haselhurst, currently chief operating officer at Currys, as a non-executive director.

Danish furniture retailer JYSK has issued a clarion call to property owners in Ireland, saying it wants to establish a state-of-the-art 540,000sqft distribution centre servicing its expansion across the British Isles.

Jason Bannister has taken a board seat on the Oak Furniture Superstore trading company for the first time since he and others acquired an equity stake in the challenger case goods retailer.

New equity issued in The Conran Shop has taken total shareholder investment in the modern furniture, lighting and homeware retailer to £8 million so far this calendar year.

The majority of Ideal World's 275-strong workforce have been laid off after the TV shopping retailer ceased broadcasting earlier this week and was placed into administration on Wednesday.

Upholstered furniture and flooring retailer ScS has followed DFS in withdrawing its four years' interest free credit (IFC) option, with qualifying customers now limited to a maximum three years instead.

Restructuring advisors were called in as administrators at TV shopping network Ideal World on Wednesday with staff to find out later today whether their jobs are to be saved.

Sales in the U.K. tumbled for French furniture and home décor retailer Maisons du Monde last year, ahead of it deciding to close its business here in the spring.

Gary Lasham and David Meltham have made quick returns to the industry after leaving Belfield Group, with the pair taking non-exec posts at contract furniture maker Barons as part of an MBO led by its hitherto sales director.

Staff at TV shopping channel Ideal World were sent home and all broadcasting pulled, including its lucrative ITV early morning slots, as stakeholders work to tie up a transaction that will rescue the Peterborough retailer.

National beds and mattress specialist Bensons for Beds says it maintained its upwards momentum shift from the first half with high single-digit sales growth in the third quarter of its financial year.

Bradbeers, the southern England furniture and department store retailer, booked a record top and bottom line in the past year as it shrugged off the last effects of Covid-related disruption.

Upholstery and flooring retailer ScS has named Mark Fleetwood as successor to outgoing chief financial officer Chris Muir. He takes up the role from early September.

Argos, one of the U.K.'s largest retailers of entry-level beds and furniture, recovered some of the ground lost in the first quarter of last year, citing strong demand in non-home goods categories.

Adjusted profits rose for Fairway Furniture in the past year amid the unwind of its order book and investment in renewable technology across its retail estate.

Furniture import and wholesale company Bentley Designs (U.K.) maintained profits last year as exchange gains helped counter the impact of lower sales and the inflationary trading environment.

Frasers Group, owner of retailers including Sofa.com, Amara and House of Fraser, has increased its significant minority shareholding in Ideal World, a little over a year after the TV shopping network was rescued out of administration.

Furniture and homeware retailer Homesense on Thursday opened its first store in Stevenage in a unit co-located with TK Maxx, its sister brand.

Bricks-to-clicks beds and mattress retailer Bedstar was profitable for at least the eighth straight year through 2021/22, booking its largest gain yet throughout that period.

Delivery company DX has reached an agreement to take over 15 U.K. sites previously operated by Tuffnells, the flat-pack furniture delivery specialist that entered administration earlier this month.

The retail company operated by the Bristol franchisee of BoConcept recorded a loss ahead of the modern furniture brand relocating to a new store in the city at the turn of the year.

Skandium, the modern furniture, lighting and accessories retailer that trades online and from a central London showroom, found trade tougher in 2022 but remains well placed to thrive in the long term, according to its owner.

The North West retailer behind the Online Home Shop (OHS) brand booked higher profits last year in a period in which category expansion saw it enter the beds and bedroom furniture market for the the first time.

The turnaround investment firm that rescued Homebase five years ago is reorganising the corporate structure of the home improvement chain in a move that will cut costs.

IKEA's largest two-person delivery partner is to invest £3 million in new electric vehicles to be used exclusively as part of its logistics partnership with the home and garden retail giant.

Heritage high street furniture retailer Brittains of St Neots will this weekend begin clearing stock at its Cambridgeshire store ahead of its planned permanent closure.

HM Revenue & Customs is chasing a furniture retail company based in the East End of London through the courts for unpaid tax.

North West bedding supplier Comfy Quilts found top and bottom line growth in the year to January 31, 2023 despite lower sales to a significant related party customer.

Rising revenue was not enough to prevent profits falling at the group behind the 57-store United Carpets & Beds franchise last year. Cash also declined, in part down to loans to related party companies.

Bedding giant Comfy Quilts has invested heavily in new production assets in the past year during a period in which the company returned to earnings growth.

Furniture and lighting retail volumes declined for a fifth straight month in May, but the drop was the shallowest reported so far this year.

June brought an end to a four-month run of improving big-ticket consumer confidence according to new figures out Friday morning from GfK, the polling company.

Cleland McIver more than doubled profits last year as it benefitted from growth at retail giant Dunelm and its earlier investment in building distribution capacity.

Privately-owned furniture retailer Loom Loft will this summer open its third store since the business was launched ahead of the pandemic.

The emergence of a new 35-store floorcoverings retail chain would ordinarily be a concern for the market leader in the category. Unless they both happen to share the same owner.

The Floor Room is taking over the running of the floorcoverings departments across the John Lewis estate but there are no plans to mirror that in other key home categories such as furniture or beds.

Consumer furniture price inflation eased to a 21-month low in May as shallower input cost pressures combined with stressed demand for retailers across the category.

The Yorkshire group behind the LPD Furniture business has agreed amended banking facilities following a covenant breach last year, during which it invested heavily in building stock.

Heritage independent furniture retailer Southons of Salisbury booked a fourth straight profit according to just-filed figures for 2022/23.

Former ScS commercial director John Pattison has been appointed chief executive of Sterling Furniture Group, one of the U.K.'s largest privately-owned furniture retailers.

Profits tumbled for class-leading furniture and giftware wholesaler Coach House last year after rising sales costs resulted in a double-digit percentage point narrowing in gross margin.

The company behind The Online Furniture Show has launched Clearance Furniture — a new trade-only website that aims to connect retailers with wholesalers looking to clear excess stock.

Fashion-to-furniture retailer Next has lifted its sales and profits expectations for its 2023/24 financial year after it materially beat its previous guidance in the seven weeks since it was issued.

Hundreds of customers of South London bedroom furniture retailer Instrument were owed the thick end of half a million pounds when the business folded earlier this month.

Profits almost halved at North West furniture maker Dams last year as narrower gross margin countered higher output.

Upholstered furniture market leader DFS has revealed a new-look fascia as part of a remodel of one of its stores in the North West of England.

Coach House, the £64 million furniture, interiors and giftware wholesaler, has expanded its footprint in London with the opening of a new, larger trade showroom in Chelsea.

W.J. Poland and Son, the Sussex furniture retailer best known as Polands, is to close permanently ahead of the owners' planned retirement from the sector.

U.K. furniture manufacturers' turnover fell on a year-on-year basis for only the second time in 26 months in April, according to new Office for National Statistics (ONS) data.

Furniture distributor Global Home Group has reduced prices across a further half dozen ranges including four Corndell collections as it encourages retailers to "aggressively promote" its products.

Leekes welcomed customers to its remodelled furniture floor and garden centre at its flagship Llantrisant store in South Wales last week.

Consumers awaiting furniture and mattresses from customers of delivery giant Tuffnells face potential delays after the freight specialist was formally placed into the hands of restructuring advisors on Monday.

Longtime Dreams chief financial officer (CFO) Kim Zaheer is stepping down, sparking an internal promotion for Petra Kasperova. The U.K. beds retail market leader has also hired its first-ever chief information officer (CIO).

A major delivery company in the flatpack furniture and roll-pack mattress sectors filed a notice of intent to appoint administrators on Friday, leaving many retailers facing uncertainty regarding last-mile fulfilment. It followed a smaller rival doing likewise a day earlier.

Kika/Leiner, the central European furniture retail group formerly owned by Steinhoff International Holdings, is to close more than half of its store network after a transaction earlier this month that split its property interests from its trading operations.

Ecommerce retail giant Wayfair has launched a new television advertising campaign that urges Brits to ditch samey 'greige' home styling in the first work for the brand by a new agency.

A corner bench set sold by general merchandise retailer Next has been recalled on concerns it may collapse and cause entrapment, or a personal injury.

A modest uplift in mattress sales helped the ecommerce channel return to growth in the first quarter of 2023. But weak store demand meant overall revenue across the wider furniture industry still declined.

The operator of multiple franchised Natuzzi stores across the U.K. is to expand its presence in the Midlands with two new units alongside a new store for beds market leader Dreams.

National sleep specialist Bensons for Beds has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Paul Owen as chief retail officer.

The cost of restructuring the furniture wholesale company Kettle Interiors U.K. could swallow up a seven-figure chunk of the hoped-for realisations from the sale of its assets to an entity under common control.

A fifth of the furniture wholesale company Julian Bowen remains in the hands of either management or the founding family following the death of the company's eponymous founder last year.

Kave Home, the Spanish furniture conglomerate that has been selling in the U.K. since 2021, has completed the first phase of a €70 million investment that will see it build out its distribution and sustainability credentials.

An 18-store department store chain headquartered in Northern Ireland plans to expand on the launch of a store in Kent last year with further expansion in England.

Home sales moderated at John Lewis & Partners in the past year with the department store chain revealing the decline in more detailed figures that followed the release of its unaudited results back in March.

Home and leisure retailer The Range is making a concerted effort to elevate its beds proposition with a new Sleep Store format inside its general merchandise superstores.

Home department store retailer Leekes will tomorrow formally open its new furniture floor at Llantrisant, the first phase of a £4 million remodelling programme at the South Wales flagship store.

Industry trade association British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM) has appointed Joanna Privett as its membership engagement manager.

Ecommerce retailer N. Brown Group said the mix of clothing and home sales rebalanced back towards the former as elevated demand through Covid for furniture and other home goods faded away.

A tranche of Made.com stock with a book value north of £6 million has yielded a sub 1 percent return for the estate of the bust furniture retailer after a logistics firm exercised a lien over the furniture held in its warehouse.

Room To Grow has enlisted a business debt specialist to try and agree payment plans with suppliers, with the children's furniture retailer not having the funds to fully discharge what it owes.

Restructuring advisors handling the fallout of Made.com's insolvency have disclosed the terms of the disposal of its Trouva ecommerce subsidiary for the first time, and how much the furniture retailer had originally invested in it.

Restructuring advisors handling the insolvency of Kettle Interiors U.K. say legal action may be necessary to facilitate the collection of a portion of the furniture wholesale company's debtor book.

The owner of The Conran Shop has taken his total investment in the designer furniture, home, lifestyle and giftware retailer to almost £20 million after a new equity issue.

An expanding furniture retailer that launched during the pandemic is to open its debut store in the North of England after a breakout year in which it recorded its first profits.

Kettle Home agreed to buy stock with a book value of £6 million off furniture wholesaler Kettle Interiors U.K. for well under half that amount on March 22, 2023, two days before the latter was placed into administration.

Gillies booked record sales and strong profits last year with md Ian Philp saying the furniture retailer is in a good position going into a more challenging trading backdrop.

U.K. tax authorities face the biggest shortfall from the fallout of the restructuring of the Kettle Interiors U.K. furniture wholesale operation earlier this year, despite being near the front of the queue for a payout.

Shares in the Chinese furniture group that acquired Norwegian furniture giant Ekornes back in 2018 have fallen to their lowest level since an IPO nearly a decade ago.

A new era at Minerva Furniture Group has begun after it bid farewell to its longstanding business manager Roy Beagent as he embarks on his retirement.

ScS has added two new Snug concessions to its store network as it continues to build out the retail footprint of the brand it acquired at the turn of the year.

East of England retailer Mattressman is said to be closing its Chelmsford store, one of two the privately-owned bed company currently operates in Essex.



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