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Scottish family business completes acquisition to expand Highlands footprint

Scottish furniture business Gillies has confirmed the acquisition of Ogilvies of Inverness and Westend Furniture of Dingwall stores as it looks to expand its presence in north Scotland.

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Homewares independent relocates to new store

An independent homewares retailer Butterflies has relocated to new premises in Grimsby.

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Michael O'Connor Furniture launches new website

Independent furniture retailer Michael O’Connor Furniture has announced the launch of its new website.

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Independent agrees lease on new distribution hub

Yorkshire furniture retailer Barker and Stonehouse has secured a pre-let agreement on a distribution development in Crawley.

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Housing Units gets green light with £5m expansion plans ahead of 70th year

Premier home furnishings centre Housing Units has confirmed it has been granted planning permission to expand its distribution centre, investing £1.5m in its first phase of the project.

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Furniture company shuts up shop weeks after opening

A furniture retailer has closed after weeks since its launch, leaving customers furious.

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UK business delivers ‘exceptional’ quarter for Steinhoff despite Brexit uncertainty

South African conglomerate Steinhoff International, which owns UK brands Benson for Beds and Harveys, has reported a double-digit growth in its latest quarterly update with its UK market performing ‘exceptionally well’.

Worldstores

Head of QA at MattressesWorld (Worldstores) offers response to Mattress Report

Jeremy Mace, head of quality assurance at MattressesWorld (Worldstores) got in touch with Cabinet Maker in response to the findings of the 2016 Mattress Report.

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Bensons for Beds issues Mattress Report response

Alan Williams, managing director at Steinhoff Retail Operations has got in touch with Cabinet Maker to respond to the Mattress Report findings. Five mattresses were purchased from the retailer, all of which passed the tests.

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Bunnings CEO steps down into advisory role

New Homebase owner Wesfarmers has confirmed that long-serving Bunnings CEO John Gillam is stepping down as managing director after 12 years in the role.

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The Range to open second store in Ireland

Homewares and furniture retail chain The Range has confirmed that it plans to open a new store in Ireland.

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Independent expands with third store opening

High-end independent furniture and interiors retailer Orchid has announced the launch of its new store in Hampshire.