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West Elm delivers double-digit growth for US owner

US-based Williams-Sonoma, the business behind furniture brand West Elm, enjoyed an uptick in sales of 1.1% to $1.245bn (£965m) for its latest Q3 ended 30 October 2016.

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Christmas ad helps boost sales at John Lewis

Beds deliver double-digit week for John Lewis as sales grow to mark the launch of its 2016 Christmas advertising campaign.

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Watch: John Lewis unveils 2016 Christmas advert

National retail chain John Lewis has announced the launch of its new Christmas advertising campaign ‘Buster the Boxer’.

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Host of furniture retailers shortlisted for 2017 awards

A host of furniture retailers have been announced as finalists in the Retail Week Awards, including brands Oak Furniture Land, DFS, Dreams and IKEA UK.

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PerfectHome rapped over misleading TV advert

Rent-to-own retailer PerfectHome has been told to remove a TV advert following a complaint, which deemed the ad misleading.

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Sainsbury’s profits fall double-digit; reduces net debt by £485m

New Argos owner Sainsbury’s has reported a double-digit fall in profits as sales followed suit.


Bruno Sleep provides Mattress Report statement

9 December 2016

Cabinet Maker magazine has received a statement from mattress brand Bruno Sleep with regards to the Mattress Report.

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Scottish independent appoints new MD; potential expansion in the pipeline

9 December 2016

Scottish independent retailer Archers Sleepcentre has confirmed the appointment of Ross Beveridge as its new managing director.

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Cost reductions swing Belfast furniture retailer back to profit

9 December 2016

Home furnishings retailer Harry Corry has reported a return to profit for the first time since 2011 as increased footfall delivers boost in turnover.

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Steinhoff reveals plans for latest acquisitions including Mattress Firm and Poundland

9 December 2016

Global group Steinhoff International has revealed its bedding strategy following the acquisition of US-based Mattress Firm, as well as indicating its plans regarding Poundland and Fantastic Furniture.


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

9 December 2016

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.