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REGIONAL / 29 August 2014

Housing market upturn helps retailer Glasswells maintain growth+

 

glassResults: East of England furniture retailer Glasswells made the most of the improving housing market as sales rose again in the year to 1st March.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014 07:43
 

FLOORING / 29 August 2014

Return to profit for flooring group Victoria+

 

Kidderminster flooring group Victoria returned to profit in the year to end March thanks to sales and margins growth and cost cuts.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014 07:49
 

NATIONAL / 29 August 2014

Home sales up 13.9pc for John Lewis

 

jlphomeHome category sales grew double-digit for department store chain John Lewis in the seven days to 23 August.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014 06:21
 

NATIONAL / 28 August 2014

Furnishings retailer HomeSense store opening programme gains pace+

 

homesenseOff-price furniture and homeware retailer HomeSense will open two stores today as it ramps up portfolio expansion ahead of the autumn.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 08:07
 

ECOMMERCE / 28 August 2014

Online furniture retailer eyes new markets as sales pass €100m+

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 07:54
 

FLOORING / 28 August 2014

New CEO for floorcoverings conglomerate Armstrong

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 07:43
 

WHOLESALE / 27 August 2014

Willis & Gambier owner upbeat as branded division boosts half year profits+

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 07:24
 

DATA / 27 August 2014

Rain brings Bank Holiday cheer for furniture retailers+

 

shoppersOut-of-town shopping parks were the only retail destination to see more shoppers over the Bank Holiday weekend, a key period in the calendar for UK furniture retailers.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 07:30
 

NATIONAL / 26 August 2014

National retailer Furniture Village to accelerate expansion plan+

 

fvsmFurniture Village is to expand and refurbish existing stores and systems as well as target new locations as part of a major investment in the business.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014 07:54
 

BEDDING / 26 August 2014

Recticel reaches settlement with Germany’s Federal Cartel Office+

 

Global foam and bedding supplier Recticel has reached a settlement with Germany’s Federal Cartel Office following a longstanding investigation.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 07:19
 

INTERNATIONAL / 26 August 2014

French furniture maker Grange ready for market pickup+

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 07:15
 

NATIONAL / 22 August 2014

Shop Direct to introduce transactional apps+

Last Updated on Friday, 22 August 2014 07:50
 

DISTRIBUTION / 22 August 2014

Furniture maintains growth trend at John Lewis

 

jlphomeForward orders for furniture are ahead by 20 per cent at John Lewis with the department store mutual saying its customers have increasing confidence in the housing market.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 August 2014 07:55
 

FLOORING / 29 August 2014

Half year sales and profits up strongly at Headlam+

 

Floorcoverings group Headlam says the strength of the independent retailer has driven performance in the six months to end June.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014 07:46
 

NATIONAL / 29 August 2014

Majority of furniture and carpet stores see growth in August

 

Furniture and flooring retailers enjoyed positive year-on-year sales growth in August according to the CBI’s Distributive Trades Survey.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014 07:37
 

INTERNATIONAL / 28 August 2014

BoConcept opens brand apartments to showcase merchandise+

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 07:52
 

INTERNATIONAL / 28 August 2014

Fewer UK stores in the pipeline for BoConcept+

 

BOCThe likelihood of franchise furniture retailer BoConcept drastically expanding its UK store base in the short term has declined with fewer stores in the pipeline.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 07:49
 

NATIONAL / 27 August 2014

Category expansion & new stores help Wren Living smash sales records+

 

wrenResults: Furniture vertical Wren Living posted its first profit before non-cash costs as sales rocketed well beyond £100m in 2013, buoyed by category and store expansion.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 07:19
 

FINANCE / 27 August 2014

IKEA VC arm invests in Scottish lighting company+

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 07:27
 

INDUSTRY / 27 August 2014

Flammability to be hot topic at FIRA Open Day

 

Industry trade association and furniture services provider FIRA is to host an Open Day later this autumn where it will provide a briefing on the proposed changes to the UK flammability regulations.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 07:32
 

NATIONAL / 26 August 2014

Sales growth returns at eleven store fitted furniture chain+

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 07:16
 

NATIONAL / 26 August 2014

Heart of House TV ads go live for Argos+

 

argosTV adverts for Argos’ new Heart of House home and furniture brand were broadcast into British homes for the first time last night.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 07:18
 

LEGALS / 22 August 2014

No payout expected for unsecured creditors of Woodberry Bros & Haines+

 

wbhBank debt looks set to wipe out any hope of a payout for unsecured creditors of Woodberry Bros & Haines following the cabinet firm’s collapse earlier this summer.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 August 2014 07:43
 

DATA / 22 August 2014

Furniture sales volumes rise in July+

 

hsRetail sales of furniture rose for an eighth month in nine in July though the Office for National Statistics has downgraded its original June figure.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 August 2014 07:46
 

BEDS / 22 August 2014

Komfi brand to be relaunched at NBF Beds Show

 

GNG Group is relaunching its premium Komfi retail brand to bed buyers at the NBF Beds Show next month.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 August 2014 07:52
 
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