The shareholders of furniture, beds and home accents distributor Gallery Direct have acquired retailer Willow and Hall through a separately-held group that majors in the supply of lighting.

Ecommerce retailer Furniture Box has hired Laura Carter as head of buying.

Rising costs and the falling away of Covid-support schemes negated revenue growth at Tapi Carpets & Floors in 2022, accounts public over the weekend showed. It remained profitable at EBITDA level, and says it has made gains since.

The number of furniture, furnishings and floorcoverings companies filing for insolvency reached a record high for the second straight year in 2023, with each quarter of last year progressively worse than its predecessor.

Creditors have agreed a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) with Northern Ireland bedroom furniture vertical Sliderobes Group and two subsidiaries, including one based in the South East of England.

James Sturrock has taken a new post outside the home furnishings sector following his departure as chief executive of Tapi Carpets & Floors, which has been operating under new leadership for some time.

Direct-to-consumer and wholesale mattress and ancillary products company Simba Sleep has agreed a seven-figure, one year partnership with Channel 5 in what was described as the channel's largest-ever sponsorship deal.

Vertically-integrated cabinet maker and retailer Starplan Furniture booked lower profits last year on thinner margins and a decline in output.

Upholstery and beds retailer Hometime Group has achieved two marketing milestones for its Sofatime brand; the launch of a new website, and a first-ever television advertisement.

An end to the pandemic-era consumer furniture boom saw revenue slide for ecommerce retailer Furniture and Choice last year, but the Yorkshire company near-maintained profits as container costs eased.

Modern furniture and design retailer The Conran Shop ended last year as it began, with its owner providing additional funding through the issue of fresh equity.

A vendor of mattresses, divans, headboards and bed sets sold via the Amazon marketplace platform has ceased trading and been placed into liquidation.

Year-on-year orders rose 13 percent to £16.4 million at The Cotswold Company in the nine weeks to December 31, 2023, the furniture retailer said in a Christmas trading update.

Lesley Graham, the longtime Sterling Furniture Group buying director who was admired and respected throughout the furniture industry at home and abroad, has died after a long illness. She was 64.

The group behind the Sofa & Chair Company is pushing forward with its Larkbury London brand as it seeks to bounce back from a year that was below expectations and ended with a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) agreed with its creditors.

A diversified retail and leisure company that runs a handful of Frank's The Flooring Store branches across the North East booked record profits last year in a period of continued expansion.

Profits jumped ten-fold for Roche Bobois' U.K. business last year as revenue surged on the reopening of its predominantly London-based furniture store network.

Major U.K. and Ireland upholstery, furniture and beds retailers have expanded their store footprints, using the traditional post-Christmas period to open new branches.

The October-announced takeover of ScS by Italian upholstery retailer Poltronesofà has moved a step closer after shareholders in the U.K.'s second largest sofa specialist decided to back the deal.

Home department and furniture store retailer Leekes has unveiled the remodelled home textiles department at its Llantrisant store, completing the second phase of a wide-ranging refurbishment programme.

Higher costs and a weaker trading backdrop tempered profits at Barker and Stonehouse through 2022/23 with md James Barker saying the furniture retailer has used the exceptional prior period to fund investment for the long term.

Furniture and lighting retail sales were almost identical in November year-on-year according to provisional data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which simultaneously revised down October figures.

Profits moderated for a second straight year through 2022/23 for Hopewells, one of the largest and longest established independent furniture retailers in the Midlands.

Growing financial and environmental concerns among consumers will see demand in the furniture resale sector increase five times as fast as that of the total furniture market by 2027, according to a new report.

Inflation and sales growth mean more than 10 percent of all U.K. floorcoverings retailers now have a turnover north of £1 million, according to 2023 data from HM Revenue & Customs.

Independent furniture retailer TR Hayes of Bath left more profit in the business than in any other year on public record in the 12 months to end March, with closing cash also reaching an all-time high.

Consumer household furniture prices stabilised in November, as official data showed a first rise in inflation in the category in nearly a year and a half. By contrast, stubbornly-high flooring inflation eased to a 33-month low.

Cookes Furniture, one of the U.K.'s largest privately-owned retailers, has strengthened its leadership team with both internal and external board appointments.

Privately-owned national retailer Furniture Village is relocating one of its north London stores, opening a new unit on the Staples Corner Retail Park next week.

Sales fell sharply for the business unit taking in ecommerce furniture and home giant Wayfair's U.K., Irish and German trading activities last year, according to figures that became public for the first time on Monday.

A share buyback at high-end modern furniture retailer Beadle Crome Interiors put a seven-figure valuation on the company, and concentrated ownership.

Upmarket cabinet maker and retailer Martin Moore Furniture slipped to a loss through 2022/23 after rising operating costs negated the impact of higher output.

Nobia CEO and president Jon Sintorn will leave the kitchen group next June, sparking a recruitment process for a successor.

The CEO of Simba Sleep says the mattress brand is working closely with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to ensure best practice after the U.K.'s competition regulator launched an investigation into whether the company is misleading consumers.

Swoon is entering the kitchen furniture market after launching a product collaboration with Harvey Jones, the semi-national high-end kitchen retailer.

Consumer spend intent for higher value items such as furniture and flooring improved for the second straight month in December according to a closely-following survey by GfK, the international polling company.

The chief executive of RH says the luxury furniture retailer doesn't plan to end its U.K. gallery network with the two already confirmed locations here. Other sites are also in the pipeline.

A downward gear shift to more normal trading levels after the Covid period saw revenue and profits decline for three-store Northern Ireland furniture retailer CFC Interiors in the year to February 28, 2023.

Foam and sprung mattress imports into the U.K. climbed for the fourth straight month in October, reaching the second highest level in history.

The U.K.'s largest BoConcept franchisee has expanded its retail footprint with the opening of its first concession inside a Fenwick department store, and the second for the brand overall.



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