Home and garden retail giant IKEA is exploring expanding its retail footprint in Ireland, with its first new store in the country since 2016.

Fast-expanding outdoor furniture retailer Moda has agreed a £17 million funding package with Secure Trust Bank as the Manchester company looks to capitalise on high demand for alfresco living.

The group behind the Adjustamatic brand returned to profit and generated cash last year as lower costs helped mitigate the impact of a decline in delivered sales.

Furniture and bedding are among the categories being targeted by Next as the general merchandise retailer looks to builds a bigger licensing business.

International supply chains are steadily improving according to general merchandise retailer Next, one of the U.K.'s largest retailers of furniture, but it said big-ticket goods were the categories most impacted by a rise in shipping costs.

Department store retailer Fenwick more than doubled the value of its revolving credit facility and separately raised millions from the sale of property as it boosted liquidity headroom amid the pandemic.

Robbie Feather, the former CEO at Fenwick and co-founder of bedroom retailer Feather & Black, is joining The Very Group as retail managing director and executive board member.

Market leader DFS is expanding the number of upholstery ranges it carries in its stores, paving a path for it to onboard new suppliers to the sofa chain.

National retailer Bensons for Beds will return to Huddersfield this weekend, with a two-storey unit on the Leeds Road Retail Park in the West Yorkshire town.

Fabb Furniture, the retailer formerly known as AHF, will add a new Hampshire store before Christmas with the business also closing in on the completion of its rebranding programme.

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

All parts of the Cookes Furniture group business have enjoyed growth in the past six months with md James Pike saying a major focus for the second half will be on order fulfilment after consistent high demand.

Sofa giant Natuzzi continues to write new orders faster than it can manufacture existing ones according to its incoming CEO, who says the global supplier is prioritising ways to cut lead times.

Sofa Workshop by Timothy Oulton has been granted planning permission to remodel the interior of the listed former Lombok furniture store in central London.

First half profits recovered for high-end French furniture company Roche Bobois with its U.K. arm a positive force after a strong reopening.

Consumer confidence has weakened in September across every available measure according to a closely-followed poll, as people weigh the impact of potential rises in the cost of living.

The CEO of DFS says pushing further into the online bed market is the early focus of a wider plan to diversify the group's revenue base beyond the upholstery category.

55-store upholstery chain Sofology could follows its sister DFS brand into Ireland or add more smaller stores once its current new store pipeline has been fully unwound.

Rising freight rates have prompted independent retailers to switch buying strategies according to DFS, which has been shielded from the effects thanks to the structural advantage of scale.

Retail conglomerate Beter Bed Holding will next month open a large new warehouse dedicated to ecommerce, part of a plan to hit at least €100 million in web revenues by 2025.

First half losses widened at mattress and ancillary products brand Eve Sleep as it front-loaded marketing investment in the U.K. and spent more upfront abroad.

Profits declined at Oliver Bonas through 2020 with the furniture and lifestyle retailer describing the pandemic-impacted year as like no other before it.

DFS returned a high single-digit net margin in 2020/21 as it reversed a prior-year deficit that had been negatively impacted by the first Covid-lockdown.

Industry trade association The National Bed Federation (NBF) last night named its Bed Retailers of the Year across the National, Online and Retail Champion categories.

RH, the luxury U.S. furniture and interiors retailer formerly known as Restoration Hardware, has paid off the deferred consideration for the Oxfordshire building that will become home to its debut U.K. gallery.

Antitrust regulators in France have escalated an inquiry into the acquisition of furniture and electricals retailer Conforama by The Mobilux Group, a multi-banner home furnishings collective with U.S. investor backing.

Half-year sales jumped by close to a third at home improvement giant B&Q in the six months to July 31 with big-ticket categories among its top performing lines.

Sales more than doubled for manufacturer and retailer Get Laid Beds in 2020/21, making it one of the largest ecommerce players in the sector. Profits also jumped sharply.

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.

The Furniture Makers’ Company’s (TFMC) industry webinar series returns this autumn with three more episodes, the first of which will explore what the trade is doing to combat climate change.

Privately-owned retailer Land of Beds has joined the Furniture & Home Improvement Ombudsman (FHIO), describing it as an investment in consumer protection and evidence of its responsible business practices.

U.K. furniture retailers continued to make gains in August, with total revenue beating both last year's total and the pre-pandemic figure from the summer of 2019.

Consumer demand tailwinds and new stores helped power sales growth in the U.K. and Ireland for Danish furniture and homeware retailer JYSK in the past year.

Furniture and furnishings retailer Liberty Furnishings has begun a closing down sale at its Newtown store ahead of plans to trade with an adjusted business model in the future.

Privately-owned furniture retailer Lee Longlands says it will reinvest funds from the redevelopment of the car park behind its Birmingham showroom if plans to build on the site are given the go-ahead.

Department store retailer John Lewis & Partners found home sales growth on both a one and two year basis in the six months to July 31 but continued to see customers migrate to online channels.

Six-store independent retailer HomePlus Furniture has agreed a 15-year lease on the former Marks & Spencer store in the centre of Ashford, Kent.

National retailer Furniture Village has partnered with The Sleep Charity to launch The National Sleep Helpline, which they described as the U.K.'s first dedicated helpline for people who struggle to sleep.

Privately-owned department and furniture store retailer W.P. Brown says it will launch a debut online platform for the first time saying it is vital to take an omnichannel approach to the new modern retail environment.

National retailer Bensons for Beds will return to Andover this weekend with the opening of a new store at the Enham Arch Retail Park on Newbury Road.



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