Shareholders have backed OKA with eight-figure investment for 2019.
The financial terms of OKA Direct's takeover of U.S. retailer Wisteria — a precursor to the British furniture brand's own expansion into the country — have been disclosed for the first time.

Roche Bobois, the high-end French furniture brand with stores in London, South East England and the North West, enjoyed a performance uplift in the U.K. in the first half of 2019.

An increase in ecommerce sales helped upmarket furniture and home retailer OKA Direct maintain revenues in 2018, despite weaker store sales.

HSL is headquartered at Batley, West Yorkshire, and trades from stores nationwide.
Sales climbed at the 59-store specialist furniture retailer HSL in 2018 with the company's West Yorkshire factory powering much of the uplift.

Fitted furniture maker and retailer bolstered balance sheet in more challenging trading year.

Takes former Mothercare unit at Newtownabbey retail park.

Sofa.com has its own factory in Poland.
ScS would have utilised Sofa.com's Eastern European manufacturing base to serve other parts of its business if it had successfully bought the company, its chairman said yesterday.

John Lewis Partnership (JLP) is merging the management of its John Lewis & Partners department store and Waitrose & Partners supermarket divisions in a move it says will save £100 million over time.

ScS has refitted flooring departments across its estate as the sofas and carpets specialist looks to reverse sliding sales in the category amid intense competition from warring rivals.

Department store chain John Lewis & Partners ended nine straight home sales declines with a big double-digit gain last week, driven by strong furniture sales and the start of a 20 percent off promotional Home event.

John Rogers, CEO at Sainsbury's Argos, is to leave the company October 31 to become chief financial officer at WPP, the advertising and public relations company.

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Trade has weakened for ScS as it embarks on bid to build on growth last year.
Consumer demand has weakened since the height of the summer amid a more challenging trading backdrop according to ScS, Britain's number two upholstery specialist.

Warren Evans has opened its first showroom since the brand was resurrected as an ecommerce business by its eponymous founder earlier this year.

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Natuzzi Editions new store in the North West.
Natuzzi added a fifth U.K. store for its Editions brand on Saturday, a day after the Italian upholstery giant released second quarter figures that reflected myriad challenges across the globe.

For the sixth straight month, the major purchases measure of GfK's closely-followed Consumer Confidence Index moved in the opposite direction to the previous change.

A change in the retailer's accounting reference date was a contributing factor in rising net debt at its latest balance sheet dateline.
Upholstery market leader DFS has this month increased the size of its revolving credit facility by £20 million "to reflect the increased scale of the group's operating activities."

Losses persisted during what remained a turnaround phase for And So To Bed, the premium beds and bedroom furniture retailer, in 2018.

Catalogue and Internet retailer Shop Direct has launched products from furniture company Swoon in dedicated sections of the websites of both its Very.co.uk and Littlewoods brands.

DFS is the U.K. market leader in upholstery.
Sales and adjusted profits advanced for DFS in the year to end June while the group — owner of Sofology, Dwell and Sofa Workshop — says it will exit a number of 'poorly performing' suppliers.

Long-established southern furniture and home retailer discloses value of property deal following decision to restructure operations and relocate.

Direct-to-consumer mattress and ancillary products brand Eve Sleep narrowed losses in the first half of 2019 after cutting the amount of money it spent on marketing. Sales declined.

IKEA, the world's biggest furniture and homewares retailer, said global revenue advanced 6 percent to €41.3 billion in the year to August 31, 2019.

Home sales fell 13.4 percent at John Lewis & Partners last week, a ninth straight year-on-year fall and the retailer's worst run since the end of August last year.

General merchandise sales fell for J Sainsbury, owner of the Argos and Habitat businesses, in the retailer's second quarter, but at a shallower rate than in the first.

JYSK Nordic is the largest division in the group's worldwide structure.
The biggest retail division in the JYSK worldwide ecosystem booked 9 percent revenue growth in 2018–19, and says online is becoming a bigger part of its business.

Hatters Fine Furnishings, one of the U.K.'s largest single-store furniture retailers, is close to completing a six-figure extension project at its South East England store.

Upholstery sales fell in August.
Furniture retail sales declined in August with upholstery the weakest big-ticket category, according to proprietary research by The Furnishing Report.

The phoenix company that bought the four-store kitchen maker and retailer Earle & Ginger out of administration earlier this year has itself filed for insolvency.

Direct-to-consumer mattress brand Eve Sleep says merger talks with Simba Sleep have ended with now "not the right time" to pursue a potential deal.

Norfolk retailer Better Furniture is to consolidate its business at a single shop and online after announcing the planned shutdown of one of its two stores.

Wayfair, the U.S. home furnishings etailer with expanding international operations, has appointed Anke Schäferkordt to its nine-strong board of directors.

Dormeo sells direct to the consumer and through third-party retailers.
Sales jumped 58 percent for the U.K. arm of European mattress brand Dormeo in 2018 as the company shrugged off wider concerns over the economy.

Online generated more than stores.
Half-year internet sales passed £1 billion for the first time as general merchandise retailer Next made top and bottom line gains in the six months to July 27.

Furniture and furnishings prices rose at a slower rate in the year to August and were a major factor in overall consumer price inflation narrowing to its shallowest level since 2016.

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Atlantic is among the largest retailers of dining furniture in Britain.
Tough comps and more challenging market conditions saw the top and bottom line fall for high-profit online dining furniture retailer Atlantic Shopping last year.

Dreams retained its Bed Retailer of the Year crown at the Bed Industry Awards last night with Internet retailer MattressOnline and independent Linthorpe Beds also claiming wins in the other retail categories.

John Lewis & Partners posted lower sales across all three of its main product directorates last week including an eighth successive miss for its home category.

Furniture retailers will be able to buy products direct from suppliers though their EPOS system after RetailSystem.com launched a dedicated trade buying portal.

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.

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