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Customer orders are shipped from the distribution centre to a store of their choice.
Danish furniture retailer JYSK has added a pick-up in-store option for Internet customers as it seeks to drive cross-channel business in the UK and improve its delivery offer.

Wayfair, the fast-expanding home furnishings etailer, has launched its first major television advertising campaign in Germany as it looks to scale its business there.

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Lars Larsen (inset), the eponymous owner of the group that owns retailers including JYSK and ILVA, two furniture chains with differing UK fortunes.
Lars Larsen Group, parent to Scandinavian furniture chains JYSK and ILVA, booked record profits of 3.6 billion Danish kroner (£421m) in 2017–18.

Maisons du Monde, the French furniture and home accents retailer with a growing UK multichannel business, said sales continued to march late last year despite anti-Government protests hitting consumer expenditure.

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JYSK has named the locations of its first four Irish stores, all of which will be open by the summer of this year.
Danish value furniture retailer JYSK, which last year announced plans to launch in Ireland, has named the locations of its first four stores in the country, three of which will be opening in the spring.

The company behind the six-store Habitat furniture retail chain in Germany has filed for insolvency, its France based parent said in a brief statement.

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IKEA will open its latest large format store February 7, 2019
Home furnishings conglomerate IKEA has set the opening date for its latest big-box UK superstore, at Greenwich in London.

The Conran Shop will open its first stores in South Korea after agreeing a partnership with Lotte Department Store, a major retailer operating across the Korean Peninsula and Far East.

Steinhoff International Holdings says the outcome of PwC's forensic investigation into historic accounting irregularities will not be ready as soon as hoped, forcing it to delay releasing audited 2017 and 2018 accounts until spring next year.

JYSK, the Danish value furniture retail conglomerate, says its planned opening in Ireland next year will mean it has stores in every major European country.

Steinhoff International Holdings, parent to UK chains Harveys and Bensons for Beds, says commercial director Louis du Preez will become its new chief executive officer with effect from January 1, 2019.

Home furnishings giant Williams-Sonoma will take its West Elm, Pottery Barn and Pottery Barns Kids retail brands to India for the first time after signing a franchise agreement with a local partner specialised in Western consumer brands.

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Divests Scandinavian upholstery and cabinet business for nominal sum.

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It plans to leverage the IT, expertise and logistics of Modani for its Maisons du Monde test
Maisons du Monde, the French furniture and home accents retailer, is to pilot its core retail brand in the United States with a test store, tapping into the infrastructure of the Modani business it bought in the spring.

UK sales declined for Roche Bobois in the first six months of 2018 but the upscale French furniture business said the territory held up well overall because of high average shopping basket values.

New UK accounts for French furniture and home accents retailer Maisons du Monde put flesh on the bone regarding its claims Britain is among its fastest-growing markets.

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Markus Jooste, former CEO of Steinhoff International Holdings
Markus Jooste, the longtime CEO of Steinhoff International Holdings who resigned as the company revealed the existence of accounting irregularities late last year, says he had no knowledge of alleged impropriety.

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Poco trades from more than 100 stores, most of which are in Germany
Steinhoff International Holdings has moved a step closer to ridding itself of Poco, the circa €1 billion German furniture discount chain, but faces a legal battle to bank the proceeds.

Maisons du Monde announced deal for modern retail chain back in May this year.

Retailer Maisons du Monde, which sells here online and via newly-opened galleries inside three Debenhams stores, grew half-year profits by a nearly third as its sales march continued.

The new owner of the Kika/Leiner furniture retail group in Central Europe is to cut around a fifth of its workforce as it looks to restructure the business.

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Steinhoff's UK head office at Cheltenham
Steinhoff International Holdings, the multinational furniture and general merchandise conglomerate, is moving two key cogs in its global corporate structure to the UK.

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IDdesign's first UK showroom; Photograph: IDdesign
Scandinavian premium furniture and accents franchise retailer IDdesign, part of the same group that owns ILVA, has launched its first UK showroom.

International furniture retailer Roche Bobois has raised about €20 million after offering around 10 percent of the business to investors via an IPO earlier this month.

Steinhoff International Holdings has taken another step on the path to recovery after it said the majority of creditors back proposals to restructure its debts.

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Restructure will see creditors have an input into who runs Steinhoff's operating companies
Creditors will have a major input into Steinhoff OpCo boardroom hires and fires if they back new debt restructuring plans proposed by the embattled conglomerate.

Half-year net losses widened for Habitat outside the UK as rights-holder Cafom wrote down the value of its now-closed Norwegian arm.

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UK numbers for 2016–17 now due in three months
Stakeholders and observers of Steinhoff's British businesses will have a longer wait to pore over 2016–17 figures after it enacted an across-the-board year-end change for its operating companies here.

The likelihood Steinhoff International Holdings will flesh out the bones of its restructuring plan alongside the release of interim results have lessened after it asked for more time for talks.

Steinhoff International Holdings has agreed to sell its loss-making Kika/Leiner furniture chain, saving 5,000 jobs and improving the prospects for the group's other businesses worldwide.

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The RH gallery in Toronto, Canada. It is planning its first European gallery in London
RH, the upmarket furniture retailer formerly known as Restoration Hardware, says it has pinpointed the location for its first store outside North America, planned for London.

Danish furniture retailer JYSK is to enter the Irish market for the first time, targeting the opening of its first stores in the country in under a year from now.

A furniture retailer owned by a Turkish industrial giant has opened its first store in the North, adding to its two London shops.

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UK sales were up double-digit for West Elm, whose UK stores include its TCR flagship
West Elm, which has three UK stores and sells on a wholesale basis through John Lewis, made revenue gains here in the first quarter of its 2018–19 financial year.

Half-year sales climbed for Habitat outside the UK as its foreign rights holder said it was focusing operations in Central and Western Europe.

Julie Walbaum will this summer succeed Gilles Petit as CEO at Maisons du Monde, the fast-expanding furniture and home décor retailer building a presence in the UK and other markets worldwide.

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Modani's showroom in San Francisco, California
Maisons du Monde is acquiring a majority stake in U.S retailer Modani, catapulting the European furniture and accents retailer into the North American market for the first time.

Former chairman looks to recover investments following collapse in the conglomerate's stock market value.

Steinhoff International says a portfolio numbering 140 properties across Europe is worth half of the amount previously stated by the group.

The head of the audit firm probing problems with Steinhoff's accounts says it could take all year before its report is finished.

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