Lapping pandemic-driven peaks meant home sales fell for digital retailer The Very Group, owner of the Very.co.uk and Littlewoods brands, in the period taking in Black Friday through to Christmas Eve.

Consumers pivoting online helped the ecommerce company behind the Not On The High Street home and gift retail brand deliver a big turnaround in profits in the year that saw a controlling stake sold to U.S. investment firm Great Hill Partners.

The company behind the Furniture and Choice ecommerce furniture retail brand saw revenue more than double during the height of the pandemic. Margins widened and profits also rose sharply.

Home and garden ecommerce platform Wayfair is expected to build distribution capacity in Scotland and has been recruiting ahead of opening a new asset in a key location.

National bedding and linen retailer Julian Charles says its online business has exploded after heavy investment in its digital proposition under its new owner.

The ecommerce group behind the Houseology and Olivia's furniture and homeware brands saw revenue surge ten-fold ahead ahead of a seven-figure equity fund raise earlier this year.

The East Midlands retailer behind the My Furniture ecommerce operation recorded a big uplift in cash and a seven-figure bottom line gain on apparent strong trading through 2020/21.

The company behind the Slumber Slumber online beds and bedding business and prominent independent department stores in Northern Ireland and Wales found profit growth despite lower sales in the past year.

LuxDeco, the high-end ecommerce interiors marketplace, has strengthened its senior leadership team with the appointment of Mike Massimi as chief customer officer.

Mandated store closures gifted sales to ecommerce retailers through the early months of the pandemic but the momentum has slowed in 2021 as U.K. shoppers returned to brick-and-mortar retail environments.

The U.K. arm of the wholesale and ecommerce group behind the furniture, home and garden brands Aosom and Homcom landed profits of £11.4 million last year after more than doubling sales.

Changing consumer priorities contributed to a double-digit fall in furniture and home sales at Very Group in the 13 weeks to October 2, 2021 as more of its customers shopped fashion items.

The pandemic gifted sales to many ecommerce operators but not furniture and home accents retailer Maisons du Monde, whose U.K. business reported declining output last year.

Ecommerce retailer Mattress Online has reimagined its logo and brand identity, saying its refreshed look underpins a new set of company values.

Ireland, already home to Wayfair operations and infrastructure serving the U.K. market, will be one of two new international territories the home ecommerce giant plans to launch into next year. It also plans to enter the next phase of its physical store strategy.

Big-ticket home categories were outsized growth drivers in 2020/21 for The Very Group, operator of the Very.co.uk ecommerce business and the legacy Littlewoods home shopping brand.

Internet furniture and homeware retailer Cox & Cox has launched its first ever television advertising campaign against a backdrop of record financial performance for the ecommerce business.

Midlands based ecommerce dining furniture retailer achieves net margin north of 20 percent.

Furniture and accessories retailer Swoon has filed its first accounts since the assets of the brand's predecessor company were sold in a prepack buyout.

An online furniture marketplace that filed for insolvency last month has no realisable assets and will leave creditors facing combined debts north of £600,000, according to a new report.

The companies behind the home shopping brands Freemans and Grattan have seen a big shift to homewares since the pandemic started, citing changing customer needs amid extensive lockdown periods.

A U.K. based ecommerce marketplace selling a wide variety of furniture and home décor that has had new backing since the spring has now been placed into liquidation.

Sleep Solutions, the company behind U.K. direct-to-consumer pillow specialist Kally Sleep, has acquired Woven Rugs, an online rug and homewares marketplace trading as Woven.

Ecommerce giant Wayfair has named a former senior executive at Amazon Germany as successor to Martin Reiter, who has left the home and garden retailer after nearly eight years running its European operations.

Sanderson Design Group is to introduce a new direct-to-consumer (DTC) brand that will include a furniture element among its offer. It will have its own dedicated ecommerce website and sell additionally through Selfridges, the department store retailer.

Ecommerce retailer U.K. Flooring Direct combined positive operating cashflow with new debt and equity funding in 2019/20 to boost its future growth prospects.

The company behind expanding furniture search engine website Ufurnish (ufurnish.com) has raised almost half a million pounds from the issue of new shares in the business.

Westwing, the pan-European home and lifestyle retailer that specialises in time-limited online sales, is to expand distribution capacity with a seventh warehouse.

Ecommerce furniture, home décor and lighting retailer Cox & Cox maintained upwards sales momentum in its second quarter, though growth slowed as rival store-based operators reopened.

Home24, the Berlin based furniture retailer that trades across seven European markets but not yet Britain, invested heavily in growth as sales jumped 47 percent in the first half of 2021.

International markets continued their ascent for Wayfair in the second quarter as the ecommerce home giant posted a rare overall slide in sales on exceptional comparatives.

A big bump in revenue in the first half has put international furniture and home décor retailer Maisons du Monde on target for record sales in the U.K. this year.

Baby boomers buying garden furniture helped drive revenue during the pandemic for the home, garden and leisure retail group behind brands such as Scotts of Stow last year.

North East cabinet manufacturer and retailer Funky Chunky Furniture has more than doubled sales as it benefitted from the channel shift to ecommerce and higher home furnishings spend.

Officials at J.P. Morgan have exercised an over-allotment option to acquire shares in Made.com Group (MADE) as part of the furniture retailer's initial public offering (IPO).

Owners of The Very Group, one of the U.K.'s largest retailers of furniture and home goods, have hired advisors to explore a possible initial public offering (IPO) or partial sale of the company.

Privately-owned ecommerce retailer Furniture Box has agreed terms on a new distribution centre facility near its Wiltshire headquarters.

Amara Living, the Essex based high-end interiors ecommerce retailer, has appointed Matthew Butlin to the newly-created role of chief technology officer.

Cox & Cox, the fast-growing ecommerce furniture and homeware retailer, has appointed Paul Strudwick as marketing director.

Ecommerce-led outdoor furniture retailer Moda Furnishings booked profits of £5.7 million at the EBITDA line after sales growth escalated in 2019–20.

Buy It Direct, the ecommerce group that runs websites including Furniture123, has acquired Outdoor Living, a retailer that sells hot tubs, spas and gazebos.

Revenue at ecommerce retailer Studio Retail Group jumped by a third in the year to end March with it citing furniture as a category that can help it raise average order values.

The home shopping group behind brands including Home Essentials and JD Williams saw demand for home-related products slide as it annualised the positive impact on trade from the pandemic.

The founder of a design studio that has won awards for its residential and commercial projects has launched a high-end furniture, lighting and accessories ecommerce brand.

Apparel retail operations veteran Mark Higgins has joined Amara Living, the upmarket interiors and lifestyle ecommerce brand, as chief operating officer (COO).

A Sussex based bedding and soft furnishings retailer set up in a garden shed four years ago has raised £6 million from venture capitalists as it looks to expand internationally.

Bolda is a new Manchester based tech tool that enables furniture retailers to track and monitor competition and trends including pricing data on both branded and private label products.

The Moot Group, the ecommerce retailer behind furniture, lighting and accessories brands Houseology and Olivia's, raised new seven-figure equity funding this spring.

Premium-pitched bedding retailer Bedfolk has raised £1 million from the venture capital firm that has backed furniture retailer The Cotswold Company for the past five years.

Revenue poured in for multinational furniture and home accents retailer Maisons du Monde in the first quarter but it cautioned it had limited visibility for the second half of this year.

Made.com Design, the furniture retailer, is putting the final touches to plans to launch an Initial Public Offering (IPO) with an announcement expected as soon as this week.

Sales more than doubled at online furniture and homeware retailer Cox & Cox in the first quarter of its 2021–22 financial year but its over performance and global supply issues put obstacles in its path.

Sales growth accelerated for Home24 in the first quarter of 2021. The company is one of the biggest European furniture etailers currently without a U.K. presence.

Holly Blay has joined Room To Grow, the Yorkshire based children's bedroom specialist, as head of buying with a brief to help it expand its product offer.

Furniture retailer Made.com Design (Made.com) has agreed a partnership with Geev, the online marketplace where second-hand items can be donated and kept out of landfill.

Blankets-to-bedlinen retailer Online Home Shop (OHS) will move into new purpose-built premises in Manchester next year, creating dozens of new jobs.

Furniture retailer Loaf has partnered technology company Cylindo to launch high-quality 3D product visualisation and 4K zoom capability on its ecommerce channel.

First quarter revenue advanced for ecommerce home retailer Wayfair with its international business boosted by store closures in the U.K. and the slow vaccine rollout in Germany.

Ecommerce marketplace Notonthehighstreet Enterprises (NOTHS), the company behind Notonthehighstreet.com, has appointed Edward Wagener as its chief financial officer (CFO).

The second Online Furniture Show begins today (April 26) with the backing of eBay, the Internet marketplace website, as its headline sponsor.

The ecommerce group that owns Furniture123, often cited as the U.K.'s first online furniture retailer, has signed a deal for a new Midlands distribution centre and plans to scale two-person deliveries.

Amazon is said to be mulling white glove furniture services in its domestic market, further treading on the toes of incumbent independent, multiple and online retailers in the big-ticket retail sector.

Amara Living, the premium ecommerce interiors retailer, grew sales 54.1 percent in 2020 and says revenue has snowballed at twice that rate in the first three months of this year.

Home furnishings giant Wayfair will soon run its third Way Day promotional event in the U.K., returning it to a spring dateline following a switch last year.

Room To Grow, the Yorkshire based children's bedroom specialist, has increased the size of its teen furniture offer in response to rising search volumes across its ecommerce store.

Newly-filed figures are indicative of strongly positive trading for the company behind the Oakworld.co.uk and Sofaitalia.co.uk ecommerce furniture websites through 2019–20.

The company behind Ufurnish.com has appointed Pat McCann, the longtime CEO at Dalata Hotel Group, as its chairman.

OnlyHome, a U.K. based ecommerce marketplace selling a wide variety of furniture and home décor from well known suppliers, is under new ownership.

A profitable online furniture retailer that claims to be among the largest of its type across Central and Eastern Europe has tapped bond investors for more funds as it targets further expansion.

The ecommerce group that acquired the IP of designer furniture and homeware retailer Houseology out of administration just over a year ago has seen its valuation fly following its latest equity issue.

The conglomerate behind the West Elm retail fascia wants to double its international revenue by 2026 but has indicated it would not immediately look to add to its three dedicated U.K. showrooms.

Higher online sales in the U.K. and other markets worldwide helped Maisons du Monde partly mitigate the impact of store closures across the globe last year.

Continued top line growth last year helped ecommerce home and living giant Wayfair book its first profit since both its IPO in 2014 and its rebrand from CSN Stores a decade ago.

The ecommerce group behind the JD Williams and Home Essentials ecommerce and mail-order businesses has hired Ron McMillan as chairman to replace Matt Davies, who will step down at the end of March.

Pan-European home and living retailer Home24 said sales jumped 42 percent in 2020 with the German-based business getting this year off to an even stronger start.

An online retailer behind multiple branded bedding websites slipped to a loss last year after higher sales costs hit margins.

One in every three pounds spent on key furniture items such as sofas was spent online in 2020 as ecommerce surged and store sales fell sharply as a result of mandated shop closures and changing consumer behaviour.

Office furniture conglomerate Herman Miller says the business has invested heavily in product adaptation and online with retail becoming more important amid work-from-home directives in key markets.

Online home, garden and living retailer Cox & Cox continued to build out sales in 2019–20 with it citing rapid growth in the furniture category as a key driver.

Furniture Village is taking the store experience to the customer's home with the launch of an immersive 3D virtual showroom, enabling customers to digitally walk through one of its shops.

Inaugural full disclosure accounts reveal West Yorkshire ecommerce retailer Furniture and Choice to be among the largest businesses of its type operating in the U.K.

Experienced marketer Laura Sutherland has joined West Yorkshire children's bedroom retailer Room To Grow with a brief to scale up its marketing and develop its product range.

A review into the unsecured consumer credit market has called for buy-now pay-later (BNPL) unsecured lending to be regulated for the first time.

New financial statements underscore comments made by senior Wayfair officials last summer that revenue in the U.K. and Germany combined is tracking over $1 billion, with the former making up the biggest proportion of the total.

Ecommerce sales climbed 41 percent in the final three months of 2020 for Maisons du Monde as the multinational furniture and home accents retailer gained a bigger slice of the British market.

The Great Little Trading Company, the youth-oriented mail-order and Internet retailer, says it is well positioned to benefit from the rise in online shopping resulting from the pandemic.

Danetti, the ecommerce furniture retailer that opened its first bricks and mortar showroom late last year, booked rising profits in the year to March 31, 2020.

Fashion retailer Boohoo Group has acquired the Debenhams brand and other intellectual property for £55 million, heralding its entry into the furniture and homeware market.

Full year sales climbed for Eve Sleep with the direct-to-consumer mattress and ancillary products company saying it had cut losses too on the revenue tailwind and business model adjustments.

MadeiraMadeira, a Brazilian furniture and interiors ecommerce marketplace, has raised $190 million (£140m) from investors as it looks to capitalise on the surge in online sales.

Follows December issue of new shares in British upmarket ecommerce furniture and homewares etailer.

Home shopping group N Brown says a bigger proportion of revenue is coming from sales of home goods after customers pivoted spend away from other categories.

Online retailer Very.co.uk booked near 50 percent growth in furniture and mattress sales in the run-up to Christmas as the ecommerce brand made the most of rivals' store closures and increased interest in home categories.

High-end furniture and home retailer Amara says it has benefitted from the accelerated move by consumers to online shopping in 2020 after a period in which it recalibrated its business via debt refinancing and restructuring.

Furniture retailer Made.com grew sales by more than a fifth last year and is tracking ahead again in 2020. The company has rewarded staff by handing out share options.

Listed ecommerce furniture retailer Home24 has successfully raised €46.4 million from the issue and sale of new equity in the business in a move designed to bolster its balance sheet.

KPMG has made a distribution to unsecured creditors of the predecessor company behind the Swoon brand following the insolvent restructure of the furniture retailer this time last year.

Profits climbed for the U.K. operation of French furniture and home décor retailer Maisons du Monde last year despite its ill-fated Debenhams concessions costing the business 75 pence for every pound of sales.

Molteni&C, the Italian designer furniture manufacturer whose products are sold through high-end retailers worldwide, has launched a first-ever ecommerce store.

Catalogue and Internet retailer's new chief financial officer joins from home shopping competitor.

The Very Group, the Speke-based ecommerce group and one of the U.K.'s largest retailers of furniture, has appointed Matt Grest as its chief information officer (CIO).

The company behind the online furniture search platform ufurnish.com has hired David Marshall as its chief technology officer.

Wayfair has seen a one hundred fold rise in sales in the U.K. and Germany in the past seven years and is now the ecommerce market leader across the home category here.

The ecommerce group that runs a slew of retail brands including Furniture123 built profits and cash in the year to March 31, 2020 as it recorded another big double-digit jump in sales.

Ecommerce retailer The Very Group grabbed a bigger slice of the home market as modest growth pre-pandemic exploded in the final quarter of its 2019–20 financial year.

Revenue declined at Atlantic Shopping in 2019 but the Midlands dining retailer continued to return a double-digit net margin and was well set up for the surge in ecommerce this year.

The Moot Group, the company behind the Olivia's and Houseology brands and which generates millions from licensing its technology platform, is to expand internationally ahead of an investment round.

Demand for home and leisure goods is driving growth for home shopping brand Studio Retail, with sales across the combined categories almost doubling since April.

Home and gift lines helped counter weak demand across other product categories for home shopping retailer N Brown in the past six months, the company said yesterday (Sep. 30).

Privately-owned retailer trades through four distinct brands, all selling home goods and two of which also carry a comprehensive range of furniture products.

Furniture, home and garden retailer Wayfair will next week host its annual Way Day promotion, the second running of the sales event in the U.K. market after it debuted in 2019.

Ecommerce retailer My Furniture, the pan-European company based in the East Midlands, made a third straight bottom line gain in 2019–20 as it eliminated its prior earnings deficit.

Premium furniture, home and lifestyle retailer's assets were sold on a break-up basis to U.K. ecommerce rival.

Costco, the members-only wholesaler, pumped more cash into its U.K. Internet business after another bumper year of growth, part-driven by the furniture category.

Internet home and garden retailer Wayfair has expanded its U.K. property network, leasing a building in the North West of England.

Growth in the number of branded home companies whose products are available on the ecommerce platform of general merchandise retail giant Next has slowed for the first time in over four years.

Online sales jumped by more than a quarter for IKEA in the U.K. last year but the higher costs associated with servicing its Internet business were a cost headwind.

Home furnishings online search engine and comparison website Ufurnish.com has appointed Toni Wood as its chief marketing officer.

Ecommerce home goods retailer Wayfair has moved to protect shareholder value by authorising the buyback of up to $700 million (£535m) of outstanding class A shares in the company.

Employee headcount fell by 8 percent at pan-European ecommerce furniture retailer Home24 in the first six months of the year, a period that saw it move closer to profit on rising sales.

Online retailer The Very Group, historically one of the top five largest retailers of furniture in the U.K., says sales jumped more than a third in the three months to end June.

Private equity company Advent International is to take a controlling stake in Hermes U.K., the parcel delivery company until now owned by ecommerce and retail giant Otto Group.

After a record quarter, Wayfair's annual revenue run rate across the U.K. and Germany is $1.4 billion (£1.07bn), according to Martin Reiter, head of Europe for the ecommerce home furnishings giant.

Houseology, the high-end furniture, lifestyle and interior design ecommerce brand, has relaunched after its assets were acquired by a former rival earlier this year.

Home furnishings retailer Wayfair almost doubled sales in the second quarter with its CEO believing the step change among consumers to buy online will prove permanent.

A VC that backed Farfetch, Peloton and Deliveroo has led a £3 million funding round for an ecommerce home decorating startup that launched on the first day of lockdown.

Upholstery, cabinet and beds retailer Loaf has extended its warehouse contract with Wincanton. It will become the first beneficiary of the third-party logistics specialist's new dedicated ecommerce facility in the Midlands.

National bed retailer Dreams has acquired the Feather & Black ecommerce operation including its brand name. Feather & Black's already-closed eight stores are not part of the deal and will not reopen.

Studio Retail, owner of the Studio and Ace mailorder and Internet department store brands, has named Paul Kendrick as successor to CEO Phil Maudsley, who leaves next year.

The reintroduction of the Home Essentials brand in April has enabled cross-selling opportunities, says ecommerce and mail-order retailer N Brown Group, with it hoping to attract customers from its other brands.

Trading in the early weeks after lockdown has given ecommerce giant Very Group — one of the country's largest retailers of furniture — hope of arresting an earlier home category sales slide over its full financial year.

Multiple share issues net growth funds for VC-backed direct-to-consumer Gloucestershire based bedding retailer and wholesaler.

Revenue growth accelerated for online furniture and homewares retailer Cox & Cox after the Government mandated the closure of stores and instructed people to stay at home.

Furniture retailer Made.com has agreed a new term loan and renewed an existing credit line as it looks to capitalise on growth opportunities and shield itself from risk.

N Brown, the home shopping group, says the launch of a standalone furniture and homewares business has provided a sales fillip amid a challenging backdrop.

French furniture and home accents retailer Maisons du Monde said online orders in April skyrocketed, but it didn't list the U.K. among its top performing markets.

Wayfair was not alone in seeing demand almost double in April with one of its biggest pan-European rivals seeing a similar upswing in demand as more customers stayed home and shopped online.

Large pan-European furniture retailer Beliani — whose operations include a dedicated U.K. storefront — has become one of the first major home ecommerce businesses to accept cryptocurrency payments.

Studio, the major general merchandise retailer that is transitioning from paper to digital distance selling, has appointed a new trading director with more than 15 years' senior experience.

Ecommerce giant Wayfair has near doubled sales since lockdowns were introduced across the markets it operates, as customers shifted spending to the Internet for home goods.

Exit from Internet furniture, home and lifestyle retailer coincides with appointment in the aviation services sector.

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint regarding advertising by ecommerce retailer Furniture123 in a ruling instructive for others in the industry.

Maisons du Monde, one of Britain's largest Internet furniture and home décor retailers, says it has seen a spike in online orders but not at a level to prevent the closure of its international store network harming total sales.

Having secured £8 million in debt and equity funding, retailer has "firepower to increase market penetration."

Blue Sun Tree, the Loughborough based etailer of modern, contemporary and classic designer furniture, folded last month leaving creditors facing a shortfall.

The U.K. arm of ecommerce giant eBay is enabling British retail SMEs in the furniture and homewares categories to list for free on its platform through spring as it aims to drive its own business and help support the economy.

Scottish homewares retailer The Rug Stores has rebranded its business to reflect its broader product offering. It is now called Ornatus Interiors.

Home and furniture etailer Amara Living has in the past month completed a high seven-figure refinancing exercise that sees it generate millions of pounds in equity and debt funding.

Home furnishings giant Wayfair says its "ecommerce model is uniquely suited to serving customers’ very real needs at this challenging time," as it announced sales growth has rocketed in the past fortnight.

Britain's competition watchdog is to escalate its investigation into the completed takeover of the company behind ecommerce retailer 247Blinds by the owner of Hillarys into a Phase 2 inquiry, heightening the possibility of enforcement action.



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