• Tapi Carpets and Wren Living agree Leicester units; Tapi to continue store rollout

  • Argos to pay £2.4m to underpaid staff

  • Debenhams blames ‘error’ as it fails to pay min wage; three other furniture firms named

  • Mattress Firm appoint new CMO

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Furniture sales down at Laura Ashley; expands into Indian market

Homeware and fashion chain Laura Ashley has reported an improvement in furniture performance in second quarter, despite sales declining.

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Scottish footfall and retail sales decline; furniture a top performer

Furniture stood as one of the ‘better performers’ in Scotland despite a fall in overall retail sales, whilst footfall suffers steepest decline in six months.

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Homebase owner reports UK loss as repositioning process continues

New Homebase owner Wesfarmers has reported a loss in its UK business as it continues its Bunnings incorporation strategy.

Next store

Next chairman to retire in August; Michael Roney named as successor

Fashion and homewares retail chain Next has confirmed that chairman, John Barton, will retire from the role from 1 August 2017.

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B&Q to trial debut smaller London stores; B&M to takeover Hartlepool branch

Home improvement retailer B&Q has confirmed it plans to trial its first small-format store in North London.

Investment open

Inflation rises in January despite furniture prices falling

UK inflation rose in January to the highest rate since June 2014, despite leather settees experiencing a drop in prices.

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Tapi Carpets and Wren Living agree Leicester units; Tapi to continue store rollout

20 February 2017

Two furniture retailers have agreed to take on units at a new development in Leicester.

The place for homes

Independent retailer donates £30,000 worth of furniture to homeless

20 February 2017

Welsh furniture firm The Place for Homes has donated £30,000 worth of furniture to support people who have been homeless.

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Furniture retail sales fall in January

20 February 2017

Furniture retail sales fell into negative territory during January for the first time in six months.

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Amazon to create 5,000 UK jobs

20 February 2017

Online retailer Amazon has announced that it plans to create 5,000 new jobs in the UK with the opening of three new fulfilment centres.


Furniture business startups almost double in January

17 February 2017

January saw a successive month-on-month double-digit growth of UK furniture retail and manufacturing companies registered.