Independents

  • Leekes revels in furniture success as acquisition pays dividends

  • Independent set to close after four decades

  • Bed retailer delivers record year as sales surpass £20m; new HQ acquired

  • Independent reports double-digit sales growth

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Debate over furniture showroom plans continues

An independent furniture trader Dyfi Valley Antiques may appeal after its store conversion plans are likely to be rejected following traffic concerns.

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Independent grows turnover past £16m

Independent furniture retailer Alan Ward Limited has reported a fourth successive year of turnover growth as sales surpass £16m.

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Furniture retailer fined after sofas fail fire tests

Lancashire-based upholstery furniture retailer Luxury Living International Ltd and its director have both been fined after two products failed fire regulatory tests.

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Fenwick Leicester to close; plans to launch online store

Independent department store chain Fenwick has confirmed that it plans to close its Leicester branch as early as March this year.

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Morleys set to open new London store

Independent department store group Morleys has confirmed it plans to open a new store in South East London this year.

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Independent recognises staff service with awards

Devon-based independent retailer Fairway Furniture has presented Long Service Awards to nine of its staff, which is celebrating a combined 250 years of service.

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Carpetright opens Guildford store

Flooring and beds retail chain Carpetright has confirmed the opening of its latest store in Guildford.

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IKEA plans Greenwich store

Swedish furniture giant IKEA has announced it plans to submit a planning application for a new store in Greenwich.

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Sofa.com delivers strong Christmas

Online upholstery retailer Sofa.com has reported a double-digit sales hike over its festive period, with store sales from new customers rocketing.

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Independent baby furniture firm opens debut store

Online children’s furniture firm The Baby Cot Shop has announced the launch of its first shop in London.

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Furniture sales slow in December; amount purchased drops

Furniture retail sales slowed in December as overall UK retail sales fell below original forecasts.

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Leekes revels in furniture success as acquisition pays dividends

South Wales-based family business Leekes has reported double-digit growth across its furnishings sector, with beds delivering another of strong sales.