Lower closing stock and property disposal boosted cash to near seven-figure levels at large North East Lincolnshire retailer Lees Furnishers through 2022/23.

The U.K.'s largest home and garden retailer is cutting the price of several of its most famous flatpack cabinet lines as a result of its own cost pressures easing.

Customers of high-end ecommerce furniture retailer LuxDeco, which was placed into administration last Friday, face a further wait while restructuring advisors "assess whether a rescue of the company is feasible."

Upholstery retailer Sofology booked a slightly shallower half-year revenue decline than its larger sister brand DFS, but was unable to match its market share gains.

Beds and furniture retailer Barnes of Ipswich, better known as The Bed Factory, is to call time on nearly 100 years of trading next month after announcing its planned permanent closure.

Newbury department store retailer Camp Hopson is preparing to launch a new store in the former Wilko unit that closed last year, having used it for furniture clearance in the interim period.

Upholstery market leader DFS says full year profits will be up to £19 million lower than previously forecast after it said market order volumes had fallen to record low levels.

Fairway Furniture, one of the largest and most storied independent retailers in southern England, is planning the complete refurbishment of its largest store.

Ashley Home has acquired Resident, owner of Nectar Sleep, the direct-to-consumer and wholesale mattress brand with a multi-million pound U.K. business.

Oak Furnitureland will this weekend open its first new store in three years as it brings the brand to Grimsby for the first time. It is also trialling a new, lower threshold for its interest free credit (IFC) proposition.

Restructuring advisors have been called in at LuxDeco, the under-pressure ecommerce furniture and homeware retail platform that has received millions of pounds of investor funding.

RH, the high-end furniture retailer formerly known as Restoration Hardware, is to open its fourth full-line gallery in Europe and its fifth overall including its Essex outlet store.

A one-time £18 million turnover Scottish fitted furniture company based in Cumbernauld has succumbed to grim trading conditions and a tough demand environment.

EBITDA declined by a third at historic Cheshire retailer Arighi Bianchi last year as revenue dipped from the four-year high achieved in the prior period.

National retailer Bensons for Beds says it traded positively at the EBITDA line through 2022/23 after an expanded store footprint and self-help measures contributed to an improved performance.

The U.K. has more storied furniture retailers than any other consumer product category with one in every 20 companies dating back more than three decades.

Nascent furniture retailer Aamad has taken a circa 30,000sqft former Wilko unit as the first of more than a dozen new stores it hopes to open this year.

Department store and supermarket business John Lewis Partnership has returned to profit after improvement at Waitrose mitigated weaker figures from its flagship John Lewis brand.

The rescuer of Harvey Jones paid £400,000 to acquire the business and assets of the 27-store kitchens vertical in a deal that compromises the debts of both secured and unsecured creditors.

National retailer Fabb Furniture will open its 22nd store this week as it expands its presence in the East Midlands.

Upholstered furniture vertical Arlo & Jacob will take store numbers into double figures this year after announcing it has two new stores in the near-term pipeline.

Barker and Stonehouse is to trial the use of a prototype hydrogen-powered delivery vehicle as it looks to remain at the vanguard of sustainable furniture retailing.

Bolia, the pan-European furniture retailer that has traded online in the U.K. since 2016, has rebranded to reflect the evolution of its sales channels since its original launch nearly a quarter of a century ago.

Furniture repair company becomes corporate member at The Furniture Makers', while Dunelm hires non-exec to new exec role as customer director.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) will no longer include sofabeds in the basket of goods used to calculate furniture retail price inflation every month.

Clicks-to-bricks beds retailer Mattress Online will later this month open its fourth store and its third in its South Yorkshire heartland.

The Conran Shop has entered the Middle East market after the design retailer opened its previously-signposted debut store in Kuwait in collaboration with Al-Dhow, its local partner.

Happy Beds, one of the U.K.'s largest ecommerce beds retailers, continued to book strong profits last year but gains receded from the Covid-era highs of nearly £2 million.

Customers of a bust retailer hoping to get their money back under a deposit protection scheme operated by The Carpet Foundation (CF) are to be disappointed after the trade body said it would not be honouring the affected orders.

Katie Bickerstaffe, co-CEO of general merchandise and food retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S), is to step down from the role this summer.

The number of U.K. housing transactions, a bellwether for future big-ticket demand, fell again in January, but offered a glimmer of hope to furniture and floorcoverings retailers.

Lee Longlands booked higher adjusted profits on increased sales last year in a period when the independent furniture retailer also yielded a multi-million pound return on the sale of freehold land.

Kitchens conglomerate Nobia, owner of national retail chain Magnet, has appointed George Dymond as executive vice president and head of region, U.K.

Direct-to-consumer and wholesale mattress brand Emma Sleep booked double-digit revenue growth in 2023 but said it was a year of disruption as it encountered challenges implementing new systems.

Multichannel designer furniture, lighting and homeware retailer Nest made heavy investments last year as it readied the launch of its new South Yorkshire showroom.

Furniture, home improvement and DIY retailer Homebase says the outlook for the year ahead is more positive after it spelled out the impact of Covid-era supply chain disruption for the first time.

NCF Living will next week open its 18th store, the first of several new branches scheduled for this year as the expanding furniture chain accelerates the buildout of its retail footprint.

A large Bedfordshire independent furniture and floorcoverings retailer looks set to rise again despite a second insolvency inside a little over a decade.

Flair Furniture, the fast-growing retail and wholesale company behind the Bed Kingdom brand, has acquired certain assets of Cuckooland, an ecommerce furniture retailer that ran into problems in post-Covid era trading.

Sofa market leader DFS has added to its branded upholstery collection with a launch in collaboration with Sophie Robinson, the interior stylist, designer and journalist known as the colour queen.



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