Harveys Furniture

Harveys Furniture was a British retail chain, specialising in living room and dining room furniture, and was once the largest furniture specialist in the United Kingdom, with over 150 stores.[1]

Harveys Furniture
TypePrivate limited company
IndustryRetail
Founded1966; 56 years ago (1966)
Defunct30 June 2020; 2 years ago (30 June 2020)
HeadquartersUnited Kingdom
Key people
See website
ProductsFurniture
ParentAlteri Investors
Websitewww.harveysfurniture.co.uk

HistoryEdit

Harveys Furniture was established in the United Kingdom in 1966,[2] with its first store opening in Mare Street, East London. It began as a private company, selling textiles and home furnishings. In 2003, Harveys made the decision to move to a furniture only business, removing all textiles from their product portfolio. The company was acquired by Steinhoff International in October 2005.

Between 2004 to 2010, Harveys Furniture specialised in living room, dining room and bedroom furniture. However, in May 2010 the bedroom furniture range was removed from the catalogue and was taken over by Bensons for Beds, another brand by Steinhoff. A fire engulfed the branch in Carlisle on 23 November 2013, following an arson attack.[3] It reopened in March 2016.[4]

Harveys had its first celebrity partnership in September 2018, with Louise Redknapp, launching her own collection of sofas.[5] In November 2019, Harveys and Bensons for Beds were acquired by private equity owner, Alteri Investors.[6] On 30 June 2020 Harveys announced the company had officially gone into administration, with the immediate loss of 240 jobs.[6]

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ About Harveys
  2. ^ Harveys Furnishing Limited
  3. ^ "Carlisle furniture store rises from the ashes". Cumbria Crack. 1 October 2015. Archived from the original on 27 September 2016. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  4. ^ McGowan, Pamela (1 February 2016). "New jobs as Carlisle's Harveys store rises from the ashes". News and Star. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  5. ^ "BOLD collection by Louise, launched with Harveys".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ a b Butler, Sarah; Wood, Zoe (30 June 2020). "Harveys and TM Lewin fall into administration with loss of 800 jobs". Guardian. Retrieved 1 July 2020.