Beds retail market leader Dreams has launched a new £4 million brand campaign featuring Gillian Anderson, the Hollywood actor who starred in the X-Files and movies including The Last King of Scotland.

Consumer confidence in splashing out on higher value items such as furniture weakened to its lowest level in nine months in October, after the sharpest single-month fall in over three years.

The value of furniture, lighting and floorcoverings retail sales rose on an annual basis in September according to figures out Friday morning from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Premium French furniture brand Roche Bobois says revenue in the U.K. is now flat after the first nine months of the year, having been trading ahead at the half-year stage.

The management-owned rise and recline chair manufacturer behind the Recliners brand bolstered its balance sheet with high six-figure profits last year.

Furniture and homewares retailer Dunelm said sales grew 9 percent in the first quarter of its 2013/24 financial year with upholstery among its key product successes.

Digital-led multichannel retailer MattressNextDay will host the first U.K. shop-in-shop concept from Emma Sleep when it launches its new flagship store in Kent later this autumn.

Consumer price inflation for household furniture eased to its lowest level in two and a half years in September as cost pressures on the industry continued to ease.

The Giomani Designs' affiliate that acquired the assets of Victoria Plum will pay £7.8 million in all as part of the transaction that saw it rescue the circa £100 million turnover bathroom products retailer.

Simba Sleep has returned to profit at the EBITDA line this year with CEO and co-founder Steve Reid saying the direct-to-consumer and wholesale bed brand is continuing to put the building blocks in place for international expansion.

The md of West Midlands and Dorset furniture retailer Cookes says the group is well positioned for future growth after it overcame supply chain challenges to book higher profits in the past year.

Shares in upholstered furniture market leader DFS closed at their lowest level in eight and a half years on Friday.

Paul Clark, the founder and owner of MyPad, has passed the baton on to the next generation at the multi-million pound turnover Jersey furniture retailer. He plans to step away from day-to-day management and focus on new projects.

IKEA, the U.K.'s largest home and garden goods retailer, saw digital revenue growth outstrip stores in the past year with well over a third of its business now transacted online.

Sofa imports declined for a ninth straight month in August primarily as a result of weaker trade with European partners including Poland, Italy and Romania.

Home shopping retailer N Brown slipped to a first half net loss on weaker demand but still managed to build liquidity thanks to working down its stock position and other non-cash movements.

Stakeholders seeking to reshape the U.K.'s furniture fire regulations have a diminishing window in which to influence change, with a Government consultation due to close in under two weeks.

The U.K. business unit that provides services to Wayfair's European trading operation has for the first time revealed the number of jobs impacted here by the worldwide redundancy programme announced earlier this year.

Tempur Sealy International, the world's largest bedding company and one of the principal actors in the U.K. beds market, has closed a $1.65 billion (£1.34bn) refinancing of its credit facilities, extending its debt maturities.

Ecommerce-led furniture retailer Roseland booked a seven-figure deficit last year but the Cornwall company says the outlook is stronger thanks to growth and shareholder support.

Emerging branded upholstery and furniture specialist Designer Sofas has opened its previously-signposted new Fosse Park store as it continues its national showroom buildout.

Restructuring advisors have queried an asset sale that led to a new entity under common control taking over the retailer trading as The Children's Furniture Company earlier this year.

Two experienced managers have acquired Cheshire furniture maker and retailer Bluebell Fitted Furniture in a leveraged buyout that provides an exit path for the business' two founders.

Gross margin tumbled at Swoon last year as the ecommerce-led furniture brand faced up to weaker customer demand along with rising product and freight costs.

Lighting, home accents and furniture retailer Pagazzi has effected a corporate reorganisation that looks to have secured its future.

Upholstery specialist ScS will release its preliminary results a fortnight later than planned after the board said a short delay is required for finalisation.

Tempur U.K. achieved record sales in 2022 after flat wholesale revenue was buoyed by an increase in the performance of its own-showroom network.

Bedroom furniture retailer Sharps has acquired Fittingly, the Stoke-on-Trent challenger fitted furniture brand that launched shortly before the pandemic.

More furniture and flooring industry companies filed for insolvency in the third quarter of this year than in the first three quarters of 2021 combined as tough trading across the sector led to record corporate imperilment.

Securing better buying terms led to a huge leap in gross margin for Scottish carpet warehouse retailer J&W Carpets through 2022/23, helping to offset weaker demand.

North East sofa maker and retailer Delcor has partnered Leeds manufacturer Harrison Spinks to launch an updated premium beds programme across an initial three stores and online.

Leekes, one of the U.K.'s largest privately-owned furniture and home department store retailers, invested heavily in its store and digital estate through 2022/23.

The entity that was until earlier this year the U.K. operating company of bed retailer Sleep. 8 booked a large seven-figure deficit as it expanded its South East footprint last year.

Restructuring advisors have disclosed the terms of the rescue of kids furniture and toys retailer Great Little Trading Company, whose assets were sold in a prepack buyout a month ago.

Profits fells as rising product costs negated the impact of higher output at Newton Abbot furniture and department store retailer Austins last year.

The annual Teesside Golf Day organised by privately-owned furniture retailer Barker and Stonehouse raised £14,000 for The Furniture Makers’ Company, the dedicated industry charity and livery company.

Upholstered furniture vertical Sofa.com has reached out to apologise and reassure customers amid delivery issues brought about by a warehouse move and switch to a new logistics partner.

Wren Kitchens has replatformed one of its factories as a dedicated bedroom furniture plant as it rolls out displays of its fitted bedroom offer across its entire 100+ store retail network.

A mattress maker that sold beds direct to the public from its own factory showroom in Nottingham has ceased trading and been placed into liquidation.

Longtime Bensons for Beds md Alan Williams says there is space in the market for a new bed specialist after an encouraging start to life for his new retail brand The Sleep Haven.



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