More than 50 jobs have been lost after a privately-owned mattress manufacturer folded earlier this month leaving debts of a little over £2 million.

General merchandise retailer Next has fleshed out the details of its investment in ecommerce furniture retailer Swoon for the first time — four months after the bones of the deal were first disclosed.

Private equity backed foam supplier Vita Group has revealed it invested tens of millions of pounds acquiring mattress maker Usleep from the Belfield Group last year.

A U.S. advisory firm has been hired to find a third-party buyer for Recticel's comfort foam operations in the U.K. in a move designed to end an antitrust probe.

The owner of one of the U.K.'s most prominent rugs businesses has agreed a deal with restructuring advisors to acquire rival rug brand Woven after the company behind the etailer was placed into administration earlier this week.

A garden furniture and outdoor products retailer sold to the owner of the company behind bed seller Yark Beds was over-stocked at the wrong time of year because of shipping delays, administrators have said. Its problems prompted an insolvent sale earlier this month.

The owner of the company behind the Yark Beds online beds business has acquired an outdoor products and garden furniture ecommerce website following an insolvent buyout.

The largest shareholder in publicly-listed U.S. mattress and bedding company Purple Innovation wants to buy the business outright in a deal that would value it at $362 million (£317m).

Business that formerly ran wall art and picture frames ecommerce enterprise lines up Quantuma officials as potential restructuring advisors.

London based upholstery retailer The Sofa & Chair Co has seen its liabilities slashed after HM Revenue & Customs backed a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) that sees millions of pounds of debt compromised.

A Hertfordshire auction house that cleared stock for major furniture retailers among a varied customer base was formally placed into administration on Monday after it had earlier ceased trading.

A sharp fall in sales and a switch away from a third-party logistics provider proved damaging to a kids furniture retailer that had been backed by the same financiers who supported erstwhile furniture retailer Lombok.

Major U.S. furniture vertical Bassett Furniture Industries has acquired Noa Home, the Canadian ecommerce upholstery and mattress vendor with operations in four markets including the U.K.

The restructuring advisors handling the insolvency of Nottinghamshire furniture importer Mark Webster and its parent company have said operations have now ceased following their appointment last month.

An auction house that has cleared stock for some of the biggest names in the furniture industry has ceased trading and signalled its intent to appoint administrators.

Refund requests outstripped sales revenue on some days during the worst of the supply chain crisis according to administrators handling the fallout from a once prominent ecommerce upholstery business.

Recticel says the disposal of the business unit taking in its comfort foam activities serving U.K. mattress, sofa and direct-to-consumer brands will be delayed, possibly until the first quarter of 2023.

The first Covid lockdown heralded a mass launch of new enterprises across U.K. furniture and flooring production, wholesale and retail. More than 2,600 of those companies have already folded.

Cabinet and upholstery importer Mark Webster Designs and its parent company Mark Webster Holdings were both formally placed into administration earlier this week.

A North West supplier of new, clearance and overstocked furniture online is trading through a different company under common control following a group restructure.

The group behind the Oak Tree Mobility and Middletons brands bolstered its manufacturing capability with an under-the-radar acquisition of a motion furniture maker last year.

Business group Inc & Co has been formally confirmed as the new owner of direct-to-consumer upholstery brand Maker&Son, as The Furnishing Report revealed nearly two weeks ago.

An ecommerce company that sourced and sold responsibly-sourced U.K.-made cabinet furniture that was promoted via social media channels such as Instagram has been placed into liquidation.

Specialist retail investment firm Alteri Investors is beefing up its support for Bensons for Beds with fresh financial backing as the 170-store beds vertical continues to deliver its transformation plan.

London based furniture company Andrew Martin International acquired a majority stake in a South Wales sofa manufacturer late last year, shortly before changes in its own ownership structure.

Mattress Online has acquired the premises of Sheffield bed retailer Eades & Co and will rebadge it as its first fully-branded store. It will become its third physical showroom overall.

U.S. foam giant Carpenter offered to divest the U.K. comfort foam business of Recticel in order to get its takeover of the overall engineered foam. unit of the Belgian conglomerate over the line. But the offer didn't satisfy British authorities.

Direct-to-consumer upholstery brand Maker&Son is understood to have found a new investment partner after closing in on a deal that ushers in a new era at the circa £25 million business.

At the turn of the century upholstered furniture maker Vale Bridgecraft had more than 600 stockists, comprising many of the finest independent retailers across the U.K. and Ireland.

General merchandise retailer Next and lifestyle group Joules are in discussions over an ecommerce collaboration and the former taking a substantial stake in the latter to boost liquidity.

Leggett & Platt, the global maker of finished and semi-finished products for the bedding and furniture industries, has for the first time confirmed the value of its takeover of the Kayfoam Woolfson business last summer.

The sale of property and chasing overdrawn loan accounts has left better prospects for the creditors of a once-sizeable U.K. bedroom furniture maker, even those holding no collateral.

Restructuring advisors say one of the U.K.'s largest regional bed retailers is keeping to the revised terms of a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) originally agreed with creditors back in 2018.

Creditors of a Leicester based interior design and fit-out company owed £1.3 million are left sweating on book debt collections after the company folded.

The CEO of Tempur Sealy International (TSI) says the number of acquisition candidates worldwide are growing as the world's largest bedding company announced a multi-million dollar investment in an emerging sleep technology platform.

Upholstery destined for customers of Maker&Son is being held back because of slow payment by the £25 million direct-to-consumer brand, which last night made a new court filing that gives it breathing space from creditors.

Restructuring advisors at Kroll say they are still looking to generate bigger returns for the creditors of two historic British upholstery and beds retailers through a legal claim against a payments tech provider.

Twice as many furniture, flooring and furnishings companies called in restructuring advisors in the second quarter compared with the same period last year as the market took a downward turn.

North West whole-home retailer Ashton Discount Warehouse is closing down permanently to facilitate its owners' retirement, bringing an end to almost 60 years in business.

Britain's antitrust regulator has elevated its investigation into the takeover of Recticel's engineered foam unit by Carpenter to an in-depth Phase 2 inquiry, heightening the possibility that parts of the deal affecting the U.K. will either not happen or be reversed.



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