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REGIONAL / 30 July 2014

North East Lincolnshire carpet retailer expands+

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 07:23
 

NATIONAL / 30 July, 2014

HY sales grow for DIY and home improvement chain Wickes

 

Wickes enjoyed profitable growth in the six months to end June despite margins coming under pressure because of price competition in the kitchen and bathroom sectors.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 07:29
 

REGIONAL / 29 July 2014

Bakers & Larners owner expands store footprint+

 

Results: Newly opened space helped the group behind Holt department and furniture store retailer Bakers & Larners to grow sales in the year to end February.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 07:21
 

NATIONAL / 29 July 2014

Next raises FY sales & profits forecast

 

nxtFashion-to-furniture retailer Next has increased its sales and earnings guidance after strong trading in its first half.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 07:38
 

REGIONAL / 28 July, 2014

Space expansion pays off for retailer Andersons of Inverurie+

 

anderResults: Profits jumped by more than half as North East Scotland independent Andersons of Inverurie put an extra £1m on its top line last year.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 July 2014 07:24
 

REGIONAL / 28 July, 2014

EBITDA falls for heritage independent Banburys+

 

Results: Profits before non-cash charges fell 35 per cent at Banburys with the heritage furniture and department store retailer slipping to a pre-tax deficit.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 July 2014 07:07
 

REGULATION / 28 July 2014

Councils propose extra tax on UK’s largest retailers

 

Councils across the country are proposing an additional levy on the UK’s largest retailers to raise cash that would be used to support smaller independent traders.

Last Updated on Sunday, 27 July 2014 10:41
 

DATA / 25 July 2014

May proves a blip as furniture retail sales shoot in June+

 

shoppersBritain’s furniture retailers shot back into positive year-on-year sales territory in June fuelling hopes that the dip in May was a one-off.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 July 2014 07:12
 

ECOMMERCE / 25 July, 2014

New role for CEO as Not on the High Street sales close on £100m+

 

nothsSales at home and gift marketplace Not on the High Street will smash through the £100m barrier in 2014 after a bumper year which saw the ecommerce firm make 10 per cent at the pre-tax line.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 July 2014 07:08
 

EVENTS / 25 July, 2014

Slight rise in visitor attendance at Manchester Furniture Show

 

Buyer attendance at last week’s Manchester Furniture Show climbed slightly on 2013, with total visitor numbers reaching 4,850.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 July 2014 07:10
 

FLOORING / 24 July 2014

Profits up, but United Carpets warns of more downsizing to come+

 

ucarpFranchise chain United Carpets says it will close more stores despite an improved trading picture across the UK.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 July 2014 08:13
 

NATIONAL / 24 July 2014

KBB sales down at B&Q as retailer holds prices+

 

bqB&Q saw revenue decline across its store network in the second quarter because of lower outdoor and seasonal sales and because it maintained prices across certain product lines.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 July 2014 08:14
 

DATA / 24 July 2014

Low confidence hits Scottish furniture sales

 

June furniture and household goods sales slipped as consumer confidence levels receded, according to the Scottish Retail Consortium.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 July 2014 08:17
 

BEDS / 29 July, 2014

Expanding Harrison Spinks hires retail heavyweight as joint md+

 

hsIts growing portfolio of businesses has prompted beds, springs and fillings group Harrison Spinks to strengthen its senior management team.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 07:44
 

NATIONAL / 29 July 2014

Discounts help Carpetright to grow sales+

 

carpFloorcoverings chain Carpetright sacrificed margin in order to grow its top line in the 13 weeks to 26th July.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 07:25
 

DATA / 29 July 2014

Irish furniture retail sales growth remains high in June+

 

Furniture sales continued their strong year-on-year growth trend for retailers in Ireland last month.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 07:35
 

ECOMMERCE / 28 July, 2014

Shareholders take investment in home retailer to £5m+

Last Updated on Monday, 28 July 2014 07:06
 

DEALS / 28 July, 2014

Homebase may be sold so Home Retail can focus on Argos

 

homebase-coHome Retail Group may sell Homebase in order to concentrate on its larger sister business Argos, according to the Mail on Sunday.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 July 2014 07:09
 

BEDS / 28 July, 2014

Sales grow strongly for Tempur Sealy in Q2+

Last Updated on Monday, 28 July 2014 07:08
 

NATIONAL / 25 July, 2014

Furniture up 50pc as John Lewis clearance ends

 

Home sales lifted by a third with big ticket furniture lines up by half on the same week a year ago as Clearance ended strongly for John Lewis.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 July 2014 07:09
 

MANUFACTURING / 25 July, 2014

UK sales record for global furniture hardware firm Häfele+

Last Updated on Friday, 25 July 2014 07:12
 

UPHOLSTERY / 25 July, 2014

First brand director for G-Plan Upholstery

 

Sofa manufacturer G-Plan Upholstery has recruited from outside the furniture industry for its first ever brand director.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 July 2014 07:13
 

LEGALS / 24 July 2014

North East furniture firm leaves creditors owed approaching £1m+

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 July 2014 08:15
 

KITCHENS / 24 July 2014

HY profits jump 54pc for Howdens+

 

Higher sales at higher prices helped trade kitchens giant Howdens to a bumper profits uplift in the 24 weeks to 14th June.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 July 2014 08:17
 

PRODUCTION / 23 July, 2014

Return to growth for furniture supply bellwether Vita Cellular Foams+

 

foamResults: Demand from UK bed and furniture manufacturers helped industry supply giant Vita Cellular Foams return to top line growth in the year to end December.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 07:10
 
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