• Carpetright opens Guildford store

  • IKEA plans Greenwich store

  • New arrivals at children’s homeware firm

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High street footfall rises for the first time since 2011 in December

Footfall rose in December for the first time in five years on the high street, despite an overall decline across all sectors.

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BoConcept CFO to resign

Danish franchise furniture business BoConcept has confirmed that CFO and CEO Hans Barslund is to exit the company this year.

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The Range opens first ‘IKEA like’ flatpack clearance store; new giant distribution hub set for May launch

Last month The Range had suggested that its Water Lane on Haven Bank store would close on 24 December 2016 following a ‘relocation sale’, due to the company opening a brand new store on Alphington Road on Boxing Day.

Argos distribution centre

Argos and Unite set for talks over proposed warehouse move

Catalogue retailer Argos has revealed that it plans to close its warehouse on Magna Park in favour of a new site in Kettering.

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Wilko fined £2.2m after worker left paralysed

Homewares retailer Wilko has been fined £2.2m after a metal cage crushed one of its employees.

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Worldstores acquisition boosts Q2 for Dunelm; seven new stores planned

Homewares retailer Dunelm has reported a return to growth in its second quarter, buoyed by its completed acquisition of Worldstores and the expansion of its store estate.

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Carpetright opens Guildford store

23 January 2017

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


IKEA plans Greenwich store

23 January 2017

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

Sofa com logo delivers strong Christmas

23 January 2017

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

Baby cot shop

Independent baby furniture firm opens debut store

23 January 2017

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

20 January 2017

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