The Range trades from 175 stores.
Home, garden and leisure retailer The Range opened a dozen new stores on the way to returning to profit growth in 2018–19, with annual sales closing in on £1 billion.

The company behind the Stoke-on-Trent based furniture and home accents retailer Woodpecker Interiors has liquidated leaving a six-figure sum owed to creditors.

Ingka Group, owner of the bulk of IKEA's global store estate, has agreed to pay €136 million for an 80 percent stake in seven Romanian wind farms.

Department store chain John Lewis & Partners said it is launching 3,000 new own-brand products this autumn as part of an overhaul of its home merchandise programme.

The London based company behind the Artisan Furniture brand has acquired selected assets of PD Global, the furniture importer and distributor which ceased trading earlier this summer.

Home shopping group N Brown says it has made an additional provision of up to £30 million after it received a torrent of late-in-the-day and unforeseen PPI claims, many from the Official Receiver.

Dwell is closing in on 40 stores across the U.K.
Dwell, the modern furniture and home accents retailer, is expanding its store footprint with a first unit outside the U.K. mainland next month.

Furnishings-to-fashion retailer Laura Ashley has hired a licensing partner to build a bigger brand presence for its furniture and furnishings business in China and other nearby markets.

All six new Homesense stores are co-located with sister fashion chain TK Maxx.
Homesense will open two new stores today amid six new openings over the next three weeks as the U.S. owned off-price furniture and home furnishings chain takes U.K. store numbers to nearly 80.

Furniture and home accents retailer Maisons du Monde has opened a first-ever business-to-business (B2B) showroom as it looks to build a larger customer base in the office and hospitality sectors.

John Lewis & Partners — already on its worst run of home comparatives since the turn of the year — recorded a seventh straight drop in sales across the category taking in furniture last week.

Upmarket British brand OKA has launched stateside.
Premium British furniture and interiors retailer OKA has launched into the U.S. market for the first time with a dedicated ecommerce store. Stores will follow.

John Lewis Partnership, parent to department store chain John Lewis and supermarket retailer Waitrose, has appointed Dame Clare Tickell and Michael Herlihy as its first independent directors.

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Furniture wholesaler PD Global and its co-owned retail fascia Scartop Pine recorded a seven-figure loss almost two years before its eventual closure, administrators have said in a new report.

The JYSK format continues to grow.
JYSK, the inexpensive Danish furniture and homewares retailer, will host an event for property owners in Dublin next week as it looks to accumulate a pipeline of prospective stores.

Westwing, the pan-European home and lifestyle retailer that specialises in short-term flash sales, said shifting its warehouse to Poland hit profitability in the first half of 2019.

Home24 is one of the biggest online vendors of furniture in Europe.
Fast-growing ecommerce furniture and homewares retailer Home24 continued to gain top line traction in the first half of 2019 and said its year-end target of breaking even by one profit measure remains on track.

Dunelm will use its stores as a showcase for some only-only products available for home delivery.
Home retailer Dunelm says it plans to add another 6,000 new lines to its online-only product roster as it looks to continue capturing market share beyond categories for which it was historically known.

Out-of-town home retailer Dunelm Group booked bigger profits after the retailer added another £50 million in sales through 2018–19.

Bank holiday sunshine kept home shoppers away as John Lewis & Partners racked up a sixth straight decline in the broad-brush category, its worst series since the turn of the year.

Furniture and carpets retailer Coytes, which operates three stores in Burton-on-Trent, has consolidated at two of the sites in the town after closing a longstanding unit.

Giorgetti, the upmarket Italian designer furniture manufacturer, is opening a first U.K. showroom after signing a lease for a unit in West London.

Sales and underlying profits advanced between April 1–June 30, 2019 for Sharps.
Revenue and underlying profits inched forward for Sharps in the three months to end June with the national bedroom and home office furniture chain saying its order book is in a healthy state.

Loaf's new Cribbs Causeway store.
Furniture and home accents retailer Loaf has opened its eighth showroom, at Bristol, as it continues to build out its bricks and mortar presence.

Office furniture manufacturer Frem Group has added a new factory in Suffolk after a bumper year in 2018 that saw revenue grow double digit and profits transformed.

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The rate of decline halved for Steinhoff's U.K. houshold goods unit in the three months to June 30, 2019.
The pace of sales decline slowed for Steinhoff International Holding's U.K. household goods unit in the three months to end June 2019 with Bensons for Beds outperforming its sister chain Harveys so far this year.

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West Elm's Tottenham Court Road, London flagship.
Revenue advanced double-digit for West Elm in the second quarter with the U.K. outperforming other international markets for the Brooklyn, U.S. headquartered furniture and home accents retailer.

A variety of elements conspired to bring down the one-time 27-store soft furnishings and bedding chain Yorkshire Linen according to a new report by administrator BDO.

Department store retailer John Lewis & Partners recorded weaker sales last week with all three of its main product directorates failing to match year-earlier trade.

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A number of stores are on co-located sites.
U.K. beds and furniture retail chains Bensons for Beds and Harveys could have a new owner by the autumn, according to The Times.

Store numbers have been falling since 2013.
Fashion-to-furniture retailer Laura Ashley says it will close more stores this coming year as it continues a trend dating back to 2013, when it was trading from 57 more U.K. units than it is today.

Barnsley Town Centre will benefit from the additional funding. Image: Google
An additional 50 English towns will benefit from the Future High Streets Fund with the U.K. Government upping the total investment into the initiative to £1 billion.

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Glasswells is one of Britain's largest independent retailers.
East of England retailer Glasswells, one of the U.K.'s biggest independent furniture store operators, booked lower sales and profits in 2018–19 because of lower demand and a weaker housing market. Cash generation was stronger.

The second half was better than the first for furniture sales at Laura Ashley.
The furniture sales trend improved for retailer Laura Ashley in the six months to end June though didn't prevent it recording a double-digit full-year decline, blaming weak consumer confidence for hitting products at higher price points.

The insolvency of the London based designer furniture retailer Skandium — whose IP and other assets were sold to an unrelated third party earlier this summer — left unsecured creditors facing substantial unpaid debts. (Noths), the home and giftware company that indexes a substantial programme of furniture and bed products on its ecommerce marketplace, has a new chief executive.

Swedish multinational Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is to expand the geographical scope of its H&M Home store concept in the U.K. with the launch of a store in Birmingham.

Sales of home merchandise fell at John Lewis & Partners for the fourth straight week with the chain relying on growth in its electricals category to limit the impact on total revenue.

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Lars Larsen, founder of the eponymous group that he built into one of the biggest furniture businesses in the world with annual sales north of €4.2 billion, has died. He was 71 years old.

Underlying sales grew for Northamptonshire cabinet furniture retailer and wholesaler Kettle Interiors in 2017–18 despite a backdrop of trading headwinds.