Furniture retailer Made.com will focus on taking market share as it adjusts to changes in the demand environment, according to Susanne Given, who has chaired the company's board since 2015.

W.J. Aldiss, one of the largest privately-owned furniture retailers in the country, says it is well placed after emerging in stronger shape following almost two years of Covid-impacted trading.

Consumer furniture retail price inflation climbed again in March but the biggest pain was felt by the industry's manufacturers, whose input costs jumped more than a fifth on last year.

Further sales growth helped upmarket beds and bedroom furniture retailer And So To Bed build momentum in 2021 after it had returned to profit the previous year.

Furniture and homeware retail giant Dunelm Group says sales were more than two-thirds higher than last year in the first three months of 2022 as it lapped a period when its stores were closed and it traded solely online.

The company behind modern furniture brand West Elm's U.K. retail and wholesale business said increased activity across all channels has helped it reverse a 2020/21 slide in sales.

High demand and wider margins helped Italian furniture conglomerate Natuzzi enjoy a €30 million profit swing last year, with it saying it has continued to write strong business in the early part of 2022.

Furniture and home retailer Heal's said gross underlying sales were the highest the business has ever recorded last year despite the disruption of the pandemic.

Plans to build on a circa 10,000sqft car park behind Lee Longlands' Broad Street furniture store in Birmingham have been given the go-ahead by the local council.

Cylindo, the fast-growing 3D product visualisation platform that lists the likes of Loaf among hundreds of furniture retail clients, has been sold to Chaos, a world leader in photorealistic rendering technology based in Germany.

Sofa Club, the upholstered furniture retailer that sells online and through seven sites across U.K. shopping centres, has reimagined its brand image and product offer.

The group behind Furniture123, widely considered the U.K.'s first dedicated ecommerce furniture retailer, enjoyed bumper growth last year and a near four-fold rise in profits.

Ecommerce retailer MattressNextDay has partnered with Ecologi, an environmental organisation that helps both consumers and corporates by funding projects that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Housing Units, the privately-owned North West retailer known for its top-hatted doormen, is celebrating its 75th anniversary through 2022.

A share issue at designer furniture, home and lifestyle retailer The Conran Shop has delivered a new seven-figure equity injection.

Upmarket outdoor dining and indoor lounge furniture company Bridgman has opened a new showroom in Kent, taking its nationwide store count to six.

New accounts for the company behind an Oxfordshire oak furniture ecommerce specialist suggest it enjoyed strong demand last year.

The number of furniture and flooring industry companies filing for insolvency continued to normalise in the first quarter, up sharply on last year but below historic trends.

Furniture and home conglomerate Wayfair has promoted one of the key executives behind its rise in the U.K. market to a new senior role.

Administrators have been appointed to weekly payments furniture, appliances and electricals retailer Perfect Home, almost ten months after it announced a managed wind down of its operations.

10-store beds retailer Mattressman is clearing stock ahead of an overhaul of its flagship East of England showroom.

Karen Witts will succeed Laura Carr as chief financial officer at Dunelm Group, the furniture and homeware retailer has announced.

Home and leisure retail chain The Range has opened in the former John Lewis at Home store at Ashford in Kent.

Bensons for Beds is launching a refreshed visual identity alongside a new service called 'your bed, your way' that it hopes will allow its store staff to match customers with the right mattress.

National retailer Bensons for Beds will open its remodelled Aberdeen store on Friday morning after an extensive refurbishment project.

Upholstery chain Sofa Workshop ceased trading on Thursday and has been placed into administration, owner Halo Group has said.

The CEO of RH says the luxury U.S. furniture and home retailer is "running a bit behind" as he provided an updated timeline for the opening of RH England, its first U.K. gallery.

High-end furniture and lifestyle brand Timothy Oulton has strengthened its retail presence in the North West with the opening of its latest retail showroom.

JYSK temporarily shut its entire Russian store network a month ago following the invasion of Ukraine, but has now said the closure will be permanent.

The Very Group, owner of Very.co.uk and Littlewoods and one of the U.K.'s largest retailers of furniture, has promoted Sean Hallows to chief operating officer.

IKEA plans to permanently close its Edmonton store in north London, only the second time the Swedish home and garden retail brand has closed one of its full-line U.K. sites.

New legislation is expected to green-light the ability for suppliers to legally charge physical stockists less for the same products than they do ecommerce operators, if they so wish.

Officials at PwC will seek approval for another six-figure uplift in the fees its restructuring advisors have earned handling the insolvency of Fabb Sofas, the upholstery chain that ceased trading in June 2018.

Startup venture Homebound is targeting renters and frequent movers with monthly furniture packages spanning a full array of living, dining, home office and bedroom products.

Profits jumped sharply for French furniture brand Roche Bobois last year as revenue climbed, margins widened and costs fell. It plans to add to its global store network this year.

Glasswells, one of the U.K.'s largest independent home furnishings retailers, has installed a series of electric vehicle charging points outside its Newmarket Road store in Bury St Edmunds.

Internet furniture and homeware company Swoon reversed 2020 losses as it unwound a big order book to record seven figure profits last year.

The value of U.K. furniture and lighting sales jumped sharply last month as they lapped soft comparators from February 2021, when stores across those categories were mandated to be shut.

Privately-owned heritage retailer Fenwick says it will spend £40 million upgrading its flagship Newcastle department store with a series of planned improvements.

Consumer sentiment towards furniture and flooring buying worsened again in March and reached its lowest level in over a year, according to a closely-followed consumer confidence survey.



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