The owners of ecommerce furniture and home brand Laura James say the business is on target to eliminate the losses of the past two years after management change, and investment in both new technology and infrastructure.

Natuzzi said it did not deliver enough revenue to break even in the third quarter as it lapped an exceptional period last year and endured weak macro economic conditions in markets worldwide.

Upholstery and flooring retailer ScS has appointed Phil Geary as chief marketing and digital officer, filling a post vacated earlier this month after Kyle Rowe took a new position elsewhere.

Beds market leader Dreams has launched a programme of beds and bedroom furniture in partnership with X Rocker, the global gaming furniture brand.

The rebuild of Made.com took another leap forward this weekend after brand owner Next launched the first standalone store for the furniture retailer banner under its stewardship.

November saw the largest single-month improvement in consumer confidence for major purchases since June 2020, giving retailers a boost going into the final weeks of the year.

Online general merchandise retailer Very said its indoor furniture sales performance was "significantly ahead of the market" through the three months to end September.

Higher costs weakened margins at specialist furniture and bedding retailer Futon Company in the past year, despite another all-time high sales effort.

Home and garden retail giant IKEA has launched a mattress recycling scheme in partnership with The Furniture Recycling Group.

The Furniture Market, one of the U.K.'s largest ecommerce furniture retailers, invested heavily in new delivery vehicles and infrastructure last year as it continued to achieve profitable momentum.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) has issued an urgent call to bed manufacturers and retailers to watch out for and report fraudulent emails purporting to be from the trade association.

Alteri Investors has detailed the total cash amount it has invested, loaned or contributed so far into the vertically-integrated Bensons for Beds operation, the U.K.'s second largest retailer in the beds category.

Fritz Hansen, the designer furniture maker whose products are sold through some of the U.K.'s sharpest modern retailers, has appointed Henrik Steensgaard as its new chief executive as it looks to return to profit.

Large independent furniture and flooring retailer John Doe of Diss leaned into its credit facilities through 2022/23 amid investment in new assets and the pay-down of trade obligations.

Antony Batty & Co appointed at South West floorcoverings retailer on Monday following notice of intent filing ten days ago.

The Conran Shop has opened its first location in the Middle East with a new store in the largest shopping mall in Kuwait.

Furniture retailer Barker and Stonehouse has begun testing and selling a curated selection of products on the ecommerce platform of Next, the general merchandise retail giant.

Vertically-integrated bed manufacturer Naturalmat has opened its first store in the North of England after taking a former Laura Ashley home furnishings and fashion unit.

German kitchen giant Nobilia is closing in on 80 stores for its franchised Kutchenhaus brand with another nine locations slated to open soon, adding to those already opened so far this year.

The group behind historic furniture, kitchens and appliance retailer Knees Home and Electrical narrowed its net loss on higher revenue through 2022/23, ahead of the closure of one of its Wiltshire stores.

Emerging beds retailer The Sleep Haven has followed its late-September launch in Yorkshire with the opening of a second unit, this time on the Riverside Retail Park at Warrington.

Designer furniture, homeware and lifestyle retailer The Conran Shop has received further equity funding from its owner, taking the amount beyond £10 million already this year.

A third senior company official earlier this year became a shareholder in Loaf, the expanding furniture retailer backed by investment firm Blue Coast Capital.

EZ Living Furniture is to open a purpose-built store on arguably the most lucrative piece of real estate for comparison goods in all of Northern Ireland after state officials granted planning approval.

The year-on-year value of furniture and lighting sales climbed in October according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), though it revised down earlier figures.

Salvation Army Trading Company is seeking to expand its corporate partnership network by teaming furniture retailers requiring solutions for unwanted or end-of-life products.

Property agents handed a privately-owned Devon and Dorset department store retailer a boost after an upwards revaluation of its freehold assets.

Thailand's Central Group is to become the majority shareholder of U.K. and Ireland retailers Selfridges, Brown Thomas and Arnotts after it exchanged debt for equity in the department store group.

Consumer furniture price inflation eased to its lowest level in 34 months in October as the falling away of upstream supply chain pressure combined with a desire to stimulant weak demand, prompting price cuts.

Four-store South East England bed specialist Hamseys Sleep Centres recorded higher year-on-year profits, though cash declined as it paid down outstanding liabilities.

The Manchester upholstered furniture manufacturer behind brands including The English Sofa Company and The Chesterfield Company paid down debt last year as it continued to register six-figure profits.

Italian fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana has opened two showrooms in London for its furniture-and-home-oriented Dolce & Gabbana Casa brand. One is a dedicated boutique, with the other described as a corner within Harrods.

Long-held ambitions for an IKEA store in Sussex have moved a step closer after its affiliate Ingka Centres tied up a property deal for the largest shopping centre in Brighton.

High-end furniture retailer RH pumped tens of millions more pounds into its U.K. operation through capital expenditure in the year leading up to the opening of its first gallery here earlier this summer.

Upholstery market leader DFS is expanding its store footprint in the capital after agreeing to take over a former Argos unit.

One of the largest single-store carpet retailers in the South West of England faces an uncertain future after administrators were lined up to take control of the company's affairs late last week.

Norton Group Holdings, parent to home and leisure retailer The Range, has agreed £255 million of new bank loans since the start of last year amid investment in its new 1.2 million sqft group distribution centre in Stowmarket.

Upmarket furniture design, wholesale and retail group Neptune has pinned a hefty 2021/22 loss on shipping cost inflation but says it has made a swift return to profit after making cost savings and restructuring its leadership team.

London based upholstered furniture manufacturer and retailer The Sofa & Chair Co has so far kept to the terms of a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) agreed with HM Revenue & Customs and other creditors a year ago. It follows the finding of cost savings and space consolidation.

The current fair value of BoConcept, the international urban furniture brand, has declined for the second time inside 12 months as macro-economic pressures hit consumer spending.



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