Designer furniture, lighting and lifestyle retailer The Conran Shop has closed one of its iconic London stores and separately raised further equity funding from its owner.

An end to pandemic restrictions in Northern Ireland helped the retailer that operates Dreams and Sofatime branded stores there find big revenue growth last year, with adjusted profits also rising.

JYSK has fired up a new partnership with online logistics marketplace AnyVan designed to boost its customers' ability to get big-ticket items delivered to their homes in as little as 24 hours.

Frasers Group, owner of retailers House of Fraser and Sofa.com, paid £2 million in cash to rescue the business and assets of Amara Living after the embattled home and living brand had run out of alternative funding sources.

An already-closed Edinburgh mattress retail company has been temporarily prevented from being struck off from the company register following an objection.

Prominent Irish retailer EZ Living Furniture is planning to build and open a state-of-the-art retail warehouse in arguably Northern Ireland's premier location for big-ticket home retailers.

Inexpensive Danish furniture retailer JYSK will open five stores in two days this month including a buildout of its U.K. footprint.

The owner of the West Elm and Pottery Barn Kids retail and wholesale brands said it expects to register lower U.K. sales as a result of business model and strategy adjustments here.

Upholstery brand Sofa.com maintained high double-digit margin last year despite rising costs weighing against the impact of big sales growth.

National furniture retailer Barker & Stonehouse has shared images of its soon-to-be-finished Gateshead store ahead of its scheduled opening this spring.

HSL has appointed Venessa Hodgson as managing director designate following the departure of CEO Guy Critchlow, who has left after over six years with the furniture vertical.

The upholstered furniture manufacturer behind brands including Sofas by Saxon and Timeless Chesterfields enjoyed the strongest financial year in its history through 2021/22.

The Very Group has launched hundreds of new home SKUs at entry-level prices as part of a wider expansion of its Everyday own brand collection originally introduced in the summer of last year.

A regional logistics company offering services including white-glove two-man furniture deliveries has been placed into the hands of restructuring advisors.

Building work is underway for a new purpose-built 1.17 million sqft distribution centre for The Range, the national home, garden and leisure retailer.

ScS, the U.K's second largest upholstered furniture retailer, said it has reversed negative order momentum to make gains since the start of winter, though cash reserves have declined through the period.

The number of mid-large sized furniture retailers operating in the U.K. dwindled last year as businesses either closed or reported lower turnover amid tougher trading conditions.

Shareholders have given fresh backing to an online furniture search website that is fast becoming a key resource for shoppers who are in the product discovery phase.

Sofa-in-a-box brand Swyft has eliminated millions of pounds of borrowing as part of a debt-for-equity swap and broader investment that will lead to TV exposure for the fast-growing upholstered furniture company.

Kave Home, which launched into the U.K. market in 2021, has appointed a new generation to lead the company at the start of a year when the furniture and home décor brand hopes to add 60 new stores and galleries.

Upholstery retailer Sofas & Stuff is expanding its collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) with the launch of a second collection, called Drawn from Nature.

Direct-to-consumer and wholesale upholstery brand Sofacompany booked high profits despite margins taking a knock from the after-effects of Covid last year.

Ecommerce furniture retailer Swoon Editions is free of secured debt after it discharged in full its obligations to an invoice finance provider that provided funding after a restructuring over three years ago.

The wholly-owned U.K. store network of high-end French furniture company Roche Bobois delivered faster revenue growth than any other of its major global markets last year.

National beds and mattress retailer Bensons for Beds said it achieved high single-digit underlying sales growth in the final quarter of last year with post Boxing Day sales maintaining pre-Christmas momentum.

A South Wales based direct-to-consumer brand selling riser recline chairs, adjustable beds and other mobility aids online and from a regional store network has called in restructuring advisors and ceased trading.

Upholstery market leader DFS has appointed Gill Barr, a former senior John Lewis, Kingfisher and Cooperative Group official, as a non-executive director.

Dreams has appointed former DFS executive Emma Long as chief customer officer with the beds market leader also hiring its first ever head of people.

Furniture retailer The Cotswold Company has appointed a new chairman and chief marketing officer with the company also soon to expand its store footprint.

A prominent South East furniture brand, which under a different structure a decade ago habitually generated sales north of £10 million a year, has deleveraged through 2021/22.

22nd store across the U.K. for national sofabed retailer.

More hard data showing how the furniture industry was lifted by a strong post-lockdown tailwind has arrived in the shape of orders processed through the central paying agent of the U.K.'s largest buying group in the sector.

Martin Gill, the new managing director of Vispring, will continue to run the high-end bed maker's co-owned sister retail business, whose sales director is to have elevated responsibilities to provide support.

Britain's biggest floorcoverings retailer has been told to amend its marketing claims by the advertising watchdog after a complaint by its largest rival in the sector.

Charlie Harrison has become managing director of Furniture Village as part of a board reshaping that sees several internal promotions and company co-founder Peter Harrison become executive chairman.

The restructuring of a formerly-profitable online furniture, home and garden boutique based in Cheshire leaves creditors facing a potential shortfall.

A working capital borrowing facility secured against key assets of furniture, home and garden retailer Cox & Cox has been settled.

Ecommerce home platform Wayfair is laying off 1,750 employees in a move that cuts total headcount worldwide by about 10 percent. It said the move will accelerate its path to profitability.

Cobham furniture retailer No44 Furniture & Fine Things has closed following a planned shutdown. Its owners intend to concentrate on other business interests closer to where they live.

Anecdotal tales of improvement in late 2022 furniture sales were backed up with hard data on Friday as official figures put December numbers up sharply on an annual basis.



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