The U.K. is among nine European markets where IKEA will launch sofa covers made out of recycled denim for one of its iconic upholstery designs.

Bed and bath textiles distributor and retailer Bedeck bolstered liquidity in the year to end September, mitigating the negative impact of the pandemic on its business.

Dunelm says its stores are well stocked and ready for reopening with the home and furniture chain anticipating a strong consumer response when restrictions are eased next week.

East Midlands furniture and furnishings retailer Toons is now delivering nationwide after the launch of a new transactional ecommerce website.

Room To Grow, the Yorkshire based children's bedroom specialist, has increased the size of its teen furniture offer in response to rising search volumes across its ecommerce store.

Routine monitoring of the way extended warranties on big-ticket items are sold has cost Argos well over £500,000 in goodwill payments and serves as a warning to other retailers.

High-end furniture brand Roche Bobois will boost its presence in the North of England with a second store and a first in Yorkshire.

Newly-filed figures are indicative of strongly positive trading for the company behind the Oakworld.co.uk and Sofaitalia.co.uk ecommerce furniture websites through 2019–20.

Most furniture and flooring stores in Scotland reopened their doors to the public for the first time this year yesterday following the widening of the definition of essential retail.

Nish Kankiwala, CEO at bakery giant Hovis, is to replace Laura Wade-Gery on the board of John Lewis Partnership, the department store and supermarket retailer.

Major third-party furniture brands selling on the Next digital platform will pivot away from a drop ship model in the year ahead as the retailer looks for a cost and service improvement.

General merchandise retailer Next says furniture and home sales from third-party brands have climbed by more than half in the past year with another double-digit rise forecast for 2021–22.

Direct-to-consumer mattress company Eve Sleep has named Mike Lloyd, the chief operating officer at former FTSE 250 business McCarthy & Stone, as its new chairman.

SKG Capital, a turnaround investor with extensive past experience in the home furnishings sector, says it plans to invest £20 million in retail and consumer businesses this year.

One in every seven pounds owed to consumers creditors of former upholstery retailer Fabb Sofas has gone unclaimed despite the cash being fully-protected and available for refund.

Sales jumped double-digit despite challenging market conditions for lighting supplier Cascade in 2019–20, but profits declined on thinner margins.

Upmarket furniture, lighting and accessories company Porta Romana was impacted by the early weeks of the pandemic, but it said it bounced back after the first lockdown.

Fitted furniture vertical Hammonds preserved cash and remained profitable at the EBITDA line as a strong order book helped mitigate the impact of the first U.K. lockdown last year.

U.K. furniture retail sales declined double-digit year-on-year in February with the drop limited by rising ecommerce activity and the ability to continue unwinding existing orders taken across all channels.

Furniture, furnishings and floorcoverings retailers in England will able to keep stores open until 10pm from April 12 if they wish after the Government extended daily opening hours measures.

The company behind Ufurnish.com has appointed Pat McCann, the longtime CEO at Dalata Hotel Group, as its chairman.

OnlyHome, a U.K. based ecommerce marketplace selling a wide variety of furniture and home décor from well known suppliers, is under new ownership.

Ashley Ann, the fitted furniture vertical that operates its own showrooms in Scotland and sells to third party dealers in England and Wales, says profits will be smaller but still positive this year.

Former DFS head of buying takes newly-created role at the upholstery and flooring chain, which has also hired a new people director from the travel sector.

German kitchen manufacturing giant Nolte Küchen has acquired selected assets of a U.K. retail chain following a prepack administration deal.

Beales, the historic department store brand, will return to another of its old haunts as its adds to the store it opened in Poole when it relaunched last summer.

Early 2021 demand in key markets has given high-end furniture company Roche Bobois confidence that currently-closed markets like the U.K. can bounce back strongly when stores reopen.

John Lewis & Partners has confirmed the location of eight further stores that will remain permanently closed once restrictions are eased. They include four of its At Home units.

The md of Fabb Furniture, the home furnishings retailer formerly known as AHF, says it is on track to be EBITDA positive when it closes the book on its current financial year next week.

Britain's home office furniture market shrank in 2020 despite the move to home-working according to a new report by AMA Research. It says that will reverse this year as consumers make more permanent home office arrangements.

A profitable online furniture retailer that claims to be among the largest of its type across Central and Eastern Europe has tapped bond investors for more funds as it targets further expansion.

B&Q owner Kingfisher says it will "rightsize" a number of its largest stores but expects total store numbers to climb as it looks to smaller compact formats to target urban areas.

The ecommerce group that acquired the IP of designer furniture and homeware retailer Houseology out of administration just over a year ago has seen its valuation fly following its latest equity issue.

Modern furniture retailer and supplier Aram Designs has paid tribute to its founder and chairman Zeev Aram OBE, who died at home March 18, aged 89.

Plans to unlock the doors to non-essential retail have left consumers at their most ready to splash out on high-value goods such as furniture for a year, according to a closely-followed survey.

The conglomerate behind the West Elm retail fascia wants to double its international revenue by 2026 but has indicated it would not immediately look to add to its three dedicated U.K. showrooms.

Higher sales helped profits rise sharply for the group behind gift and homeware wholesaler Lesser & Pavey in the run-up to the pandemic.

DFS and ScS together with department store chain John Lewis all released financial statements in the past week and offered a reminder that accounts are not just a statutory document, but an exercise in public relations.

A flood of unforeseen claims will yield no change in outcome for the creditors of a now-long insolvent London furniture franchise as the company doesn't have enough assets to pay even the liquidator or professional advisors.

Imports and exports of furniture and flooring fared worse than other goods and commodities in the first month since the end of the Brexit transition, initial Government data shows.



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