The md of Savoir Beds says the luxury brand is back in investment mode and trading at never-before-seen levels after what proved a tough 2020 amid the disruption of the pandemic.

Designer furniture and homeware retailer Heal's has added a second new showroom inside a month with a new Outlet store in the South East of England.

The CEO and president of JYSK is to be promoted to a newly-created role by the Danish retailer's parent company in a move that frees him up to focus on group acquisitions and development.

Furniture retailer Made.com Group (MADE) ended the first half with an outsized order book as high demand combined with extended lead times. Foreign exchange and freight cost inflation narrowed margins.

Sofa and carpets retailer ScS has partnered interior designer and TV star Laurence Llewelyn Bowen, introducing a new upholstery programme across its stores and online.

Local planning officials have reaffirmed approval for a Designer Outlet in Grantham incorporating a new Downtown at Home store, almost four years since plans were first submitted.

Furniture brand Timothy Oulton will grow its retail footprint in central London after agreeing a lease in the neighbourhood bridging the city's financial and creative communities.

The U.K. might in time become a billion dollar market for RH, the luxury furniture retailer formerly known as Restoration Hardware, but its CEO has put a more conservative range on its first-year potential.

IKEA will make its biggest financial and strategic investment in British city centres yet with the acquisition of the long leasehold to the building housing the former Topshop flagship store in central London, according to reports.

Strong sales of general merchandise products have negated the need to discount and will result in better-than-expected profits according to value variety retailer B&M.

BoConcept said the international nature of its franchisee-network has helped shield the modern furniture company from the impact of Covid, with it looking to continue to expand its retail footprint in the next year.

An online furniture marketplace that filed for insolvency last month has no realisable assets and will leave creditors facing combined debts north of £600,000, according to a new report.

Dunelm said upholstery is among the developing categories it wants extend further into as part of plans to grow its current 1.3 percent share of the furniture market.

Dunelm posted bumper double-digit top and bottom line growth in the year to June 26 despite its vast U.K. store portfolio being closed for more than a third of the year.

National bed specialist Bensons for Beds will this weekend open a new store in Sheffield, maintaining its presence on the Drakehouse Retail Park.

Sleep Solutions is now the operator of direct-to-consumer pillow brand Kally Sleep in addition to online rug and homewares marketplace Woven after a deal announced early September.

The companies behind the home shopping brands Freemans and Grattan have seen a big shift to homewares since the pandemic started, citing changing customer needs amid extensive lockdown periods.

Sukoon Sleep, a new direct-to-consumer bed brand offering bases, mattresses and headboards, launched late August after several months in the pipeline.

Buoyant demand for furniture and home furnishings couldn't prevent store numbers declining in the first six months of this year as retailers closed more shops than they opened.

Sussex Beds has just pulled up the shutters on its twelfth store but has no plans to stop there. A thirteenth will open before the end of 2021, its third new shop this year.

Privately-owned retailer Nimbus Beds will open its first retail park store after agreeing a pre-let on a new development to the north east of its existing base in Fife.

Sofology opened a new store last weekend and will add two more this month as it presses forward with plans to expand. It is doing so under new leadership following CEO Sally Hopson’s decision to step down.

A U.K. based ecommerce marketplace selling a wide variety of furniture and home décor that has had new backing since the spring has now been placed into liquidation.

Department store retailer John Lewis & Partners has revisited a dedicated popup concept for its new Anyday range, seeking to raise the profile of the keenly-priced furniture and homeware programme.

Roundhouse, the high-end kitchen and bedroom cabinet maker and retailer, enjoyed better-than-expected trading last year as it found both top and bottom line growth.

Swedish fashion retail conglomerate H&M Group is expanding the U.K. footprint of its H&M Home banner, bringing the category to shoppers in its easternmost location to date.

Sleep Solutions, the company behind U.K. direct-to-consumer pillow specialist Kally Sleep, has acquired Woven Rugs, an online rug and homewares marketplace trading as Woven.

Ecommerce giant Wayfair has named a former senior executive at Amazon Germany as successor to Martin Reiter, who has left the home and garden retailer after nearly eight years running its European operations.

Sanderson Design Group is to introduce a new direct-to-consumer (DTC) brand that will include a furniture element among its offer. It will have its own dedicated ecommerce website and sell additionally through Selfridges, the department store retailer.

Harvey Norman, the Australian furniture and electricals retailer, has outlined plans to build a bigger business in Europe including entering its fifth market here and expanding further in Ireland.

Harvey Norman’s two-store Northern Ireland business delivered a first-ever full year profit in 2020/21 while its much-larger Ireland operation also flourished despite Covid shutdowns.

Department store chain John Lewis & Partners has begun, for the first time, selling a line of mattresses using wool sourced from farmers supplying meat to its sister business Waitrose & Partners.

The Cotswold Company has promoted Lynsey Dorman to the role of art director with a brief to oversee the furniture retailer’s brand position and purpose.

Bensons for Beds will this week strengthen in north London with the opening of a new concept store near a unit it formerly shared with Harveys.

Designer furniture and homeware retailer Heal’s will augment its brick-and-mortar footprint in the North this week after taking a space in a landmark department store.

Ecommerce retailer U.K. Flooring Direct combined positive operating cashflow with new debt and equity funding in 2019/20 to boost its future growth prospects.

Home and garden retail giant IKEA is said to have reached an agreement to pre-let a 450,000sqft new-build logistics facility in the South East of England.

Design retailer The Conran Shop has opened its first store since the business was sold to new investors early last year with a launch in the Far East.

Direct-to-consumer mattress brand Emma says it will intensify its cooperation with third-party brick-and-mortar retailers in a bid to build a bigger physical footprint in the U.K. market.

Northern Ireland based retailer S.D. Kells grew profits in 2020/21 despite the pandemic ending hopes of it achieving ten straight years of top line growth.



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