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Online retailer launches new showroom space

Online furniture retailer Direct Home Living has opened a new showroom in Oldham.

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Australian mattress startup plots UK and Asia expansion

Australian-based online mattress startup Koala has confirmed it is seeking to raise capital to expand the brand into the UK and Asia.

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Amazon to create 5,000 UK jobs

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.

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Online shopping firm to refund customers £12.5m

Online business Express Gifts has entered into an agreement with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to provide a £12.5m redress to refund customers who were sold insurance.

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Online furnishings startup launches website

A new online startup furniture business has launched providing artisans with national exposure.

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SIMBA brings total investment to £17.5m; plans to expand and grow sales beyond £40m

Online mattress firm SIMBA has confirmed it has raised a further £9m of investment, bringing its total capital funding to £17.5m.

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Independent to expand beds showroom

23 March 2017

Independent furniture and furnishings store The Home Company has revealed it plans to expand its showroom in May.

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Next annual profit falls; new furniture warehouse to open next month

23 March 2017

Fashion and homewares retail chain Next has reported a decline in profits as sales remained flat in its full year results ending 27 January 2017.

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Furniture sales improve in February

23 March 2017

Furniture retail sales improved in February but remained some way off last year’s figure.

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White Company to open first US store

23 March 2017

Home and soft furnishings retailer The White Company has confirmed it plans to expand its US operations with a physical presence.

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Tofs CEO steps down

23 March 2017

Discount homewares department store The Original Factory Shop (tofs) has confirmed that chief executive Tony Page has stepped down.