19 July 2024, 07:25
By Furniture News Apr 29, 2024

M&S to cut own-brand furniture from stores, reports The Sun

Marks & Spencer is planning to stop selling the majority of its in-store own-brand furniture over the coming months, according to reports from The Sun.

It is understood that the retailer intends to stop selling larger furniture items through its shops by the autumn, while continuing to sell furniture online in partnership with third-party brands. The Sun added that M&S will also cease its made-to-order bespoke furniture range on 31st July.

"While we have a fantastic range of home products, we want to bring even more newness and great value, stylish product to our customers’ homes," an M&S spokesperson told The Sun. "To do this, we will range fewer large, own-brand furniture products and expand our range of key pieces like accent chairs, side, and coffee tables – working with third party brands to complete our offer."

The retailer subsequently confirmed to Furniture News that it would still sell own-brand furniture, but with a focus on smaller furniture items, and that it intends to sell certain larger furniture items through "a small number of third-party brand partners".

"Customers will be able to shop our own-brand Made to Order range through until 31st July, while other ‘bulkier/ larger’ own-brand furniture products will be available to shop until autumn," states the retailer. "By ranging fewer larger pieces of own-brand furniture, we can focus on growing our core home ranges (Bed, Bath, Cook & Dine, Home Accessories and Home Fragrances).

"All furniture customers will continue to benefit from our industry-leading 10-year furniture guarantee, in line with our usual T&Cs."



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