Cash and asset rich independent further shores up balance sheet in year that saw it book a wider deficit on lower sales.

Beter Beheer, a subsidiary of Dutch bed retail group Beter Bed Holding, has agreed a sale-and-leaseback of its 783,000sqft distribution centre and headquarters at Uden, Holland.

Three straight weeks of home sales growth came to an end at John Lewis & Partners last week as the chain shifted its promotional message to its apparel lines.

Two senior managers at Clive Christian Furniture Co. have led a management buyout of the luxury cabinet maker, supported by David Dare, the former owner and md at high-end interiors company Shaws of Darwen.

Resurgent bed maker and retailer Warren Evans has begun manufacturing a range of wooden bed frames, expanding on the new mattress line introduced when the brand relaunched earlier this year.

Underlying profits declined at East of England retail, property and business services group Jarrold & Son in 2018–19 on the back of narrower gross margin.

Casper updates on U.K. financial performance amid speculation of stock market float in the U.S. to support planned physical store expansion.

Monomarket, the privately-owned company behind one of the largest regional mattress and beds chains in the U.K. and a significant ecommerce website, has been placed into liquidation.

Biggest shareholder has provided seven-figure loans to the group holding company in each of the past two reported years.

Department store chain Watt Brothers, which carries a limited home offer across its eleven stores situated across Scotland, has been placed into administration.

Privately-owned southeast England retailer Sussex Beds is expanding to the north and east of its existing store base with its latest new showroom, slated to open next month.

The British home furnishings arm of Spanish fashion giant Zara grew sales last year but racked up a bigger loss after an asset writedown.

Fitted bedroom and home office furniture maker and retailer for sale after filing for administration.

Home sales advanced for the third straight week at John Lewis & Partners in the seven days to October 12, its longest consecutive run of growth for the category since August 2017.

Flooring Superstore, the expanding retail fascia owned by Connection Flooring, will this weekend open its first store in the North West of England.

The company behind clicks-to-bricks furniture retailer Loaf chalked up further double-digit sales growth in the year to March 31, returning to profit growth in the process.

Seán Anglim, executive director, finance director and joint chief operating officer, has resigned all three posts at Laura Ashley, the furniture-to-fashion retailer.

Beter Bed Holding has found a buyer for its troubled Matratzen Concord chain of 849 bed shops across Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Retail footfall declined again in September as consumers shunned high streets and shopping centres. Shopping parks, home to many furniture chains, fared better.

Accumulated losses at Simba Sleep reached nearly £75 million by the end of 2018, just-filed accounts from the mattress-in-a-box and sleep accessories company reveal.

Fitted furniture vertical Hammonds has extended the lease of its Leicestershire manufacturing facility, securing the long-term future of its production in Hinckley.

John Lewis of Hungerford, the premium cabinet furniture vertical, says current customer behaviour suggests clarity over the current political environment will unlock pent up demand.

First quarter sales advanced for homewares retailer Dunelm after it made gains across both its store and ecommerce channels.

Creditors due to get £2 million over five-year CVA term, but could receive more dependent on profits.

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Gabriel Scott's new Mayfair showroom.
Gabriel Scott, an upmarket furniture and lighting company based out 30,000sqft studios in Montreal, has opened a first U.K. showroom.

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Made.com's showroom at the Mailbox, Birmingham.
After posting its first-ever cash generative year in 2017, Made.com repeated the feat last year. But the fast-growing furniture retailer remained lossmaking.

Nicola Thompson, who has spent the past five years at ecommerce fashion retailer Asos, has been appointed chief operating officer at furniture retailer Made.com.

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Sales almost doubled here in 2018.
Fast-growing U.K. sales have put French retailer Maisons du Monde on a path to become one of the country's largest retailers in the furniture and home décor category.

The owner of South West and Wales out-of-town retail group Trago slipped to a seven-figure loss last year after disappointing sales at its new Merthyr Tydfil store and lower like-for-likes elsewhere.

The Chinese manufacturer behind the Mlily mattress brand has agreed to buy a California headquartered furniture chain with 36 stores across the U.S.

Sales of furniture and flooring were not far off double year-earlier levels at John Lewis last week as the chain cut prices as part of its home promotional event.

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The new purpose-built Russell Dean store opened in the spring of 2018 and has been built to withstand flooding, which had impacted the old building.
The Stokers group of furniture stores collectively achieved high single-digit growth in the year to April 30 as same-store sales held and its newly-built Russell Dean shop gave it a fillip. Profits also climbed.

The French distribution group behind the Habitat furniture retail brand outside the U.K. and Ireland says it plans to sell the business to focus on other interests.

Designer furniture and home accents retailer traded from three London stores and two further afield in southern England.

Figures weaken at two-store retailer.

The value of retail sales contracted in September as uncertainty weighed on consumer demand, according to a closely-followed retail survey.

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Tapi is now trading from nearly 130 stores.
Tapi Carpets & Floors, the expanding flooring chain run primarily by former Carpetright executives, posted a bigger loss in 2018 after costs increased and gross margin narrowed.

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Beales was founded in Bournemouth nearly 140 years ago.
Storied department store chain Beales has vowed to trim costs further over the next two years after it recorded a wider deficit for 2018–19, partly impacted by one-off costs following its MBO last autumn.

There were separate transactions for the business and assets of Palmers as well as its two freehold properties.

Biggest shareholder in Tapi now owns nearly a quarter of the company while others, such as DFS founder Lord Kirkham, have seen their stake diluted.



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