• Furniture sales slow in December; amount purchased drops

  • Furniture and home accessories perform well for John Lewis

  • Strong Christmas for John Lewis as it plans to ‘accelerate’ strategy to cope with cost pressures

  • Debenhams delivers positive Christmas; strengthens multi-channel approach

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Argos delivers strong online Q3 sales; grows Sainsbury concession presence

Catalogue retailer Argos delivered strong growth in Q3 with online driving sales, as Sainsbury’s report flat third quarter.

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Textiles sales boost for John Lewis

Textiles and floorcoverings flourish for John Lewis as clearance bargains continued to drive sales.


Christmas drives retail sales despite furniture struggling online

Furniture sales ‘struggled’ online as overall retail sales for December rose after a ‘bumper’ festive period.

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John Lewis appoint new marketing director

Multi-channel retailer John Lewis has announced the appointment of Becky Brock as its new director of marketing.

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Next Q4 sales down; profits expected to be at lower end of guidance

Fashion and homewares retail chain Next has reported a decline in sales in the run-up to Christmas, whilst revising its full year profit forecast to its lower guidance previously announced.

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John Lewis delivers strong pre-Christmas performance

John Lewis has reported surge in pre-Christmas sales as well as a post-Christmas lull due to fewer trading days compared to last year.

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Furniture sales slow in December; amount purchased drops

20 January 2017

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

20 January 2017

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

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Independent set to close after four decades

19 January 2017

Independent furniture retailer Speaks of Blackrod has confirmed it will close its doors later this year after 44 years of trading.

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N Brown delivers record Christmas

19 January 2017

Homewares deliver mid single-digit growth for home shopping group N Brown, as third quarter sales report continued growth.

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Reface Scotland joins the TFO

18 January 2017

Kitchen specialist retailer Reface Scotland Ltd has announced it has joined The Furniture Ombudsman (TFO).