westwingNowMembers-only home retailer Westwing is launching a dedicated ecommerce furniture and décor store as it looks to take sales past €200m in 2015.

CASA — Italian for Home — is the name for Devon retailer Queenstreet Carpets & Furnishings’ soon-to-open second showroom (see related).

bedworldThe £10m privately owned ecommerce business behind the Bedworld and Saso mattress, beds and furniture websites has ceased trading.

furnitureQueueFurniture retailers ended the first quarter in rude health with strong March sales and an upwards revision for February, according to official data.

Department store retailer John Lewis has rebranded its B2B arm with a renewed focus on selling furniture and furnishings to trade customers.

actonaOwnersDanish furniture retail group Lars Larsen has acquired a majority stake in circa £100m furniture supplier Actona for an undisclosed sum.

lazboyUkRevenue pushed towards £50m at Colne upholstery supplier Furnico through 2013–14 though weaker gross margin meant profits growth was more modest.

bensonForBedsSteinhoff is steering funds towards developing Harveys’ online business after doing similar for its Bensons for Beds chain paid dividends last year.

Department store chain House of Fraser enjoyed profitable growth in the year to end January, buoyed by rising Internet orders.

comfyQuiltsStrong demand took the top line at bedding giant Comfy Quilts past £80m in 2013–14 though the North West supplier’s profits continued to be hit by legacy issues.

Carpetright says full year profits will be ahead of expectations after it traded strongly in the final three months of its financial year.

Furniture and home retailer IKEA wants to raise its multichannel profile by highlighting the different ways in which consumers can buy its merchandise.

somnusYorkshire beds and components group Harrison Spinks posted record group sales and profits in the year to end June.

Industry backed promotional body The Sleep Council is calling on beds retailers to back its new marketing campaign which starts 1st May.

The future of the high street, instore technology and brand power will be among the retail themes of the Conference and Seminar Programme at next month’s May Design Series.

debenhamsOnlineDepartment store chain Debenhams has overhauled and expanded its online furniture microsite to put trends at the heart of the way product is merchandised.

Value retailer JYSK is entering the Singaporean market in partnership with a name synonymous with UK furniture retailing.

ligneRosetFrench furniture brand Ligne Roset’s UK arm moved back into profit after enjoying strong growth in the year to end September.