A two-store furniture retailer has settled with Core Products after it was accused of copying several of the Scottish cabinet supplier's designs.

Dame Sharon White will stand down as chair of John Lewis Partnership in February 2025 and has asked the retail group to initiate a process to appoint her successor.

Expanding South East upholstered furniture chain Designer Sofas has emerged one of the largest and most profitable in the category in the country.

An affiliate of the company behind ecommerce-led retailers Beds.co.uk, Cox & Cox and Moda Furnishings has completed a prepack rescue of Victoria Plum, the £114 million turnover online bathroom products retailer.

Wider gross margin helped mitigate a sharp fall in sales for upholstery vertical Natuzzi in the second quarter as revenue fell at a steeper rate than in the first.

Oak Furnitureland is launching Grow Your Home, a new integrated brand platform and campaign designed to highlight its transition from hardwood furniture specialist to whole-home retailer.

Net income declined for furniture and department store retailer Barbours through 2022/23, the first full year since all pandemic-related restrictions were eased.

A Somerset based group whose activities span mattress production to the sale of bedroom cabinet furniture via online marketplaces booked a loss last year after sterling dropped in the aftermath of "the disastrous mini-Budget."

The longtime CEO of Williams-Sonoma, the furniture and homewares retail group that owns brands including West Elm and Pottery Barn, has sold $15 million worth of shares in the company.

Beds market leader Dreams opened up its Oldbury factory on Thursday to celebrates the 20th anniversary of mattress production at the West Midlands site.

Ecommerce retailer Bed Kingdom has opened a large new West Yorkshire warehouse that will enable the fast-growing company to offer an improved service and shorter lead times.

Inaugural full disclosure accounts reveal West Yorkshire ecommerce retailer Luxury Flooring to be one of the largest currently operating in the category.

Profits declined for the second straight year for ecommerce dining furniture retailer Atlantic Shopping in 2022 as elevated demand through the pandemic normalised.

The mattress market will decline at a shallower rate online than in the sector at large through 2023, according to new research by a leading global authority on furniture and furnishings.

The build-out of upholstery brand Snug is gathering momentum with new monobrand stores and concessions inside branches of its owner ScS opening at a rate of one per week.

A U.K. operator of Natuzzi upholstery stores that is majority-owned by a franchisee delivered seven-figure profits and bolstered its balance sheet last year.

A property sale helped boost cash at the group behind the Adjustamatic Beds business and Varimatic furniture brand last year against a background of tougher trading conditions.

Mattress brand Brook + Wilde is back after its new owner relaunched its ecommerce platform with a revised logotype and updated url, both reflecting its new corporate name.

Furniture retailer Loaf has confirmed the location of the Redbrick unit that will become the largest across its entire store network when it opens next month.

Land of Beds has relaunched its ecommerce website after a 12-month project led by its in-house software team and using its own proprietary technology.

The ownership positions of major shareholders in Tapi Carpets & Floors including the founder of DFS and the deputy chairman of Dunelm remain undiluted despite thousands of shares changing hands and the issue of new equity.

Profits were more than a third higher at home, fashion and lifestyle retailer Oliver Bonas last year as revenue jumped to nine figures for the first time in its history.

Furniture and lighting retail sales climbed on both a value and volume basis in August as they continued to lap weak data from last year.

DFS has signposted the expected financial costs associated with the planned closure of its 24,000sqft Long Eaton manufacturing site, the smallest of the retailer's three sofa factories.

Consumer confidence for major purchases improved for a second straight month in September and is now at its least-weak level since February 2022.

General merchandise retail giant Next failed to buck the weak furniture market in the six months to July despite revenue gains elsewhere in its business.

DFS says it hopes to find about £50 million of annualised cost savings over the next three years with half of that to come from product-related initiatives.

The buildout of the retail footprint of Sofology can lead to the brand becoming the second largest upholstered furniture retailer in the country, according to parent company and market leader DFS.

The owner of the Trago Mills (Trago) shopping destinations in southwest England and Wales slipped to a seven-figure deficit last year despite revenue recovering to pre-Covid levels.

National retail chain Oak Furnitureland has launched its first upholstered storage bed range after a pilot programme that saw a near four-fold rise in online bed sales.

Furniture and homeware retailer Dunelm has earmarked up to £80 million for new and relocated store openings over the next two years as it looks to accelerate the pace at which it expands its physical footprint.

Retail giant Dunelm said its share of the furniture market was flat through 2022/23 with gains in some big-ticket categories partially negated by weaker sales in others.

Consumer price inflation for household furniture narrowed to its lowest level in well over two years last month as post-pandemic pressure points on the industry continued to ease.

Upholstered furniture manufacturer and retailer The Sofa Library is to double store numbers with the opening of a new store on the South Coast.

Stokers group is now several weeks in to building work that will turn the site of Lancashire furniture retailer Doorway to Value into one of the largest destination stores in the country.

The balance sheet value of historic Sheffield department store retailer Atkinsons has climbed for the first time since it received a boost from a property sale three years ago.

Rising operating costs negated the impact of revenue jumping by nearly a fifth at Northern Ireland based department store and bedding chain S.D. Kells in the past year.

The Furniture Makers’ Company has unveiled the logo for MyFurnitureCareer.org.uk, the new early careers website launching later this month.

Restructuring advisors were called in to the £5 million company behind ecommerce beds retailer Bed SOS after an investigation that saw stock seized at a sister retail business unit.

Designer furniture, lighting and lifestyle retailer The Conran Shop has completed its return to Chelsea with the opening of its long-planned new store at Sloane Square.



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