Kitchen vertical Wren has opened its first showroom in the U.S., bringing up a centenary of stores including its U.K. showroom network. It follows the earlier announcement of a first U.S. manufacturing plant.

Britain's leading carpet and floorcoverings retailers are keeping stores in England open through the lockdown in a move that will attract bouquets and brickbats from rivals in equal measure.

Habitat is to become the primary furniture brand across the Sainsbury's and Argos ecosystem with its owner also unveiling plans to extend its price architecture.

East of England department store retailer Jarrold said it received an "amazing uptake from our customers wishing to support us" as it embraced ecommerce demand after the first lockdown.

120 Argos shops that have been shut since the spring lockdown won't reopen and a further 300 standalone units have been earmarked for closure. Parent company J Sainsbury plans to open more Argos units instead inside its supermarkets.

Furniture and homewares retailer Dunelm has questioned the choices made by legislators over the terms of who can and can't trade during the just-begun lockdown in England.

Some furniture retailers in England kept stores open as late as 10pm last night but the industry appears to have largely coalesced around the idea that it will be a digital November.

John Lewis Partnership is to make up to 1,500 head office roles redundant as the department store and grocery mutual fleshed out earlier plans to save £300 million in costs.

Glasswells' commercial storage and warehousing facility at Bury St Edmunds has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification for quality management systems.

Furniture and flooring retailers in England face making judgment calls over whether to open tomorrow after legislation to be voted on in parliament today was as vague as feared.

General retailer Marks and Spencer Group (M&S) found solace in ecommerce home goods sales in what was an otherwise bleak period pockmarked by the spring lockdown.

Wayfair has seen a one hundred fold rise in sales in the U.K. and Germany in the past seven years and is now the ecommerce market leader across the home category here.

Bricks-to-clicks children's bedroom specialist Room To Grow says sales surged in the second and third quarters of 2020 after it pushed the button on a new digital marketing strategy.

Furniture and floorcoverings retailers in England still don't know for certain whether they can or can't pull up the shutters from Thursday morning and there is a good reason behind that fact.

Homebase will end a store opening hiatus going back to 2015 if a planning application for a new Oxfordshire store is green-lighted by state officials.

Pent-up demand following the first lockdown earlier this year meant the decision to hold a retail sales event soon after stores re-opened proved judicious, according to a large independent in the South East of England.

Furniture and flooring retailers across England are again grappling with the concept of their own essentiality as new Government guidance failed to immediately provide a clear steer on whether they could or should remain open from Thursday onwards.

National beds specialist Bensons for Beds will get back on the expansion trail next year after it agreed terms on the first of what are planned to be a number of new units to open through 2021.

The owner of the direct sales manufacturer and retailer Adjustamatic Beds sustained a six-figure deficit last year but says it has traded profitably in 2020 despite the pandemic.

High street giant Next is to relaunch Laura Ashley homeware ranges online and across it vast store estate next year after agreeing a partnership with the new owner of the heritage brand.

Four-store independent remained profitable in 2019–20 despite the pandemic interrupting the final quarter of its financial year.

Destination furniture store retailer Andersons of Inverurie brought an end to four years of sliding sales in 2018–19 according to newly-filed accounts taking in the period well in advance of Covid-19's arrival.

Emerging upholstery startup Swyft Homes says it has already beaten its £2 million sales target for its launch year with it forecasting revenue of half that again by Christmas.

The ecommerce group that runs a slew of retail brands including Furniture123 built profits and cash in the year to March 31, 2020 as it recorded another big double-digit jump in sales.

Department store retailer John Lewis & Partners' plan to be able to turn close to half of its flagship Oxford Street store into office space has been backed by city planners this week.

General merchandise retailer Next said it expects to counter an expected eight-figure post Brexit tariff impact by agreeing new terms with its suppliers or working with alternative vendors.

Sales jumped 13 percent for multinational retailer Maisons du Monde in the third quarter as the retailer relied on high home accent sales to counter problems in the big-ticket supply chain.

High-end furniture brand Roche Bobois said that though U.K. revenue remains 29.6 percent lower year-on-year after nine reported months it can make big inroads into the deficit in the final quarter.

A first showroom in Oxfordshire will become upholstery retailer Sofas & Stuff's fourth new space to open since the summer when it throws open its doors this December.

Tapi Carpets & Floors has hired Emma Collett as chief operating officer as the expanding floorcoverings retailer continues to reshape its management team.

The U.K.'s first dedicated Noble Souls upholstery showroom, revealed by The Furnishing Report earlier this month (see related), will open November 27, it has been announced.

Flooring and beds retailer United Carpets says its franchised and corporate stores bounced back strongly in the four and a half months since its business reopened this spring.

U.K. furniture and lighting retail sales were higher in September than in any other month in history according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The moratorium preventing creditors from taking action against the group that lists Ponden Home Interiors among its roster of retail brands has been extended for a fortnight.

Fears for the U.K. economy and job security sent consumer confidence tumbling through October according to GfK, the polling company that tracks public sentiment each month.

Upholstery and carpets retailer ScS is to donate £20,000 to help fund meals for disadvantaged children in its home city. It said it was a result of the Government voting against extending free school meals into the holidays.

Retailer AHF is to become Fabb Furniture after what md Matt Hesketh described as years of research and development reviewing many different styles and potential brand names.

Jarrow cabinet maker and retailer Funky Chunky Furniture says it plans to grow headcount even further as it strives to keep pace with rising customer demand.

New roles for two senior figures at 16-store semi-national retailer.

Bensons for Beds has paid tribute to the British suppliers behind its new Rollo by Slumberland mattress programme which it says has become the most successful launch in the retailer's 70-year history.



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