Tempur Sealy International, the world's largest bedding company, has increased the authorisation under its share repurchase programme to a total of $1.5 billion (£1.14bn), it announced Monday.

Carpet imports fell sharply in October as the final quarter started with weaker data from Belgium, the Netherlands and Turkey.

Half-year revenue jumped by more than a third for lifestyle group Joules in the six months to end November, buoyed by the acquisition of an ecommerce and wholesale home and garden business earlier this year.

Halo Creative & Design, parent to premium pitched furniture brand Timothy Oulton, has acquired a country house hotel comprising a 17th century manor after securing new finance worth tens of millions of pounds.

Homeware and furniture retailer Dunelm has refinanced its revolving debt with a new four-year facility (RCF) linked to sustainability performance targets. It also announced the planned departure of its chief financial officer.

Retailer Mattress Online was last week named 2021 Large Business of the Year at the Sheffield Business Awards at a black tie event held in the South Yorkshire city.

Profits and cash climbed for the group behind adjustable beds and riser recline chair brand Willowbrook in 2020/21 ahead of its disposal to a venture capital and private equity group.

The chief executive of RH, the high-end furniture retailer formerly known as Restoration Hardware, has timelined the planned launch of its debut U.K. gallery next year.

Danish furniture and homeware retailer JYSK took its U.K. footprint to 25 stores on Thursday with the opening of a new unit at Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.

Furniture and homeware retailer Made.com Group (MADE) says it no longer expects to be profitable at the adjusted EBITDA line this year after product delays from the Far East pushed deliveries of goods already sold to consumers into 2022.

Bed retailer Dreams has appointed Jo Martin as chief marketing officer and promoted Kal Singh to chief operating officer. Both will report directly to Jonathan Hirst, who takes over as CEO from Mike Logue on January 1.

A Chinese ecommerce home furnishings giant with subsidiaries in Japan, Germany and the U.S. has taken a long lease on a large West Midlands warehouse and made a seven-figure equity investment into a new U.K. subsidiary.

RH, the luxury home furnishings retailer formerly known as Restoration Hardware, has named more European cities where it plans to open galleries following the planned launch of RH England in Oxfordshire in 2022.

Furniture and homeware retailer Dunelm has appointed Ben Carter to the newly-created role of chief marketing officer (CMO).

Ecommerce giant Wayfair will kick start the next phase of its brick-and-mortar retail strategy with the opening of three Boston-area stores in 2022. It leaves an imminent U.K. store launch now looking unlikely.

The East Midlands retailer behind the My Furniture ecommerce operation recorded a big uplift in cash and a seven-figure bottom line gain on apparent strong trading through 2020/21.

The company behind the Slumber Slumber online beds and bedding business and prominent independent department stores in Northern Ireland and Wales found profit growth despite lower sales in the past year.

JYSK, the inexpensive Danish furniture retailer, says it has recorded positive operating profits in the U.K. for the first time since the business started trading here 13 years ago in 2008.

Adjustable furniture and mobility products retailer CareCo has acquired a warehouse near Leeds that will support its showroom rollout as it builds a national presence.

Revenue jumped by more than a third for The Cotswold Company in 2020/21 with the furniture retailer saying there has been a paradigm shift among consumers towards online shopping that it expects will continue.

Wider margin, lower costs and minimising the impact of store closures helped furniture and furnishings chain Harry Corry grow profits in the year to February 28, 2021.

Home and furniture retailer Dunelm is about to bring its superstore format in town with the opening of a former Debenhams store at Beverley in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

A series of buybacks as part of a share consolidation exercise following an earlier take-private deal mean Britain's largest carpets and beds franchise retailer now has a single owner.

A lower cost base contributed to higher profits at the Sterling Furniture Group in 2020/21, during which the multi-store retailer made significant capital investment.

A Thai retail conglomerate whose interests include iconic Milanese department store La Rinascente is said to be close to agreeing a deal to buy retail group Selfridges.

Premium fitted kitchen, bedroom and freestanding furniture manufacturer and retailer John Lewis of Hungerford says the lease of a new property will boost production capacity.

Furniture and department store retailer Bradbeers said it expects to refinance a multi-million development loan after it signed up national retailer Marks and Spencer as a tenant for one of its investment properties.

Emerging upholstery company Swyft Home has secured a seven-figure supply chain finance deal designed to support business-to-business growth with third-party retailers.

The rebuild and reconfiguration of the Bensons for Beds national store portfolio will gather pace with eight new and relocated stores to open by the end of this year and a further 35 units through 2022.

An upmarket Australian furniture retailer with stores in countries ranging from New Zealand to China is planning to open its first U.K. store with a prominent flagship in a former bed shop in Central London.

George Adams, a longtime non-executive director at two of the U.K.'s largest home furnishings retail chains, has died suddenly, aged 65, it was announced Tuesday morning.

72-store Danish designer furniture retailer Bolia.com, which has sold in the U.K. online since 2016, is to step up expansion plans after a record financial year.

Furniture industry customers and associates of a white-glove delivery and logistics provider based in the Midlands say the business is no longer trading.

Italian upholstery giant Natuzzi said it continued to enjoy strong demand in the third quarter but supply challenges presented cost and operational headwinds. Strategic outsourcing is one of three strands to address those.

Harvey Norman, the Australia-headquartered furniture and electricals retailer, has continued to find top line growth in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland despite lapping a period a rapid growth.

National upholstery retailer Sofology has launched a new programme of sofas and chairs in collaboration with architect and TV presenter George Clarke.

Investment ahead of the pandemic helped Glasswells, one of Europe's largest privately-owned furniture retailers, mitigate the impact of enforced store closures on its business.

Upholstery and flooring retailer ScS said autumn order intake declined against tough comps while supply chain issues and changing consumer priorities are impacting demand. It has agreed deals with new U.K. suppliers to cut lead times.

Sofa.com plans to maintain a physical store presence in the Harrogate area irrespective of whether proposals by Marks and Spencer (M&S) to re-occupy the upholstery vertical's existing store are approved.

Furniture retailer The Cotswold Company has opened its sixth store and its first since relaunching its brand image back in the spring.



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