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Simba sleep hybrid mattress

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.

Eve sleep

Mattress retailer launches personalised pillow advertising campaign

British online mattress firm eve Sleep has announced the launch of its new interactive billboard advertisement.

Dunelm image

Worldstores to fuel Dunelm’s furniture push

Homewares retailer Dunelm has confirmed that its Worldstores integration plan will accelerate its furniture offering, with multi-channel opportunities on the horizon.

Brc master logo purple

Furniture drives UK retail sales despite overall growth slowing

Furniture sales deliver strong start to the year, both in store and online, despite overall retail sales growth grinding to a halt.

Bolia lookbook 6

Danish chain reports double-digit sales growth for sixth straight year

Denmark-based furniture design chain Bolia.com has reported record figures in its latest annual report for 2015/16, growing both top and bottom lines.

Mattressman

Mattressman takes over former Betta Living store

Online beds retailer Mattressman has fully taken over its store in Nottingham from Betta Living.

Range

The Range plans further expansion; set to open second Northern Ireland store

21 February 2017

Homewares retailer The Range has submitted a planning application for a unit on a retail park in Ipswich.

John lewis corp

John Lewis Home sales down; West Elm brand set to launch in two stores

21 February 2017

Home accessories provide only positive as John Lewis Home sales fall, as overall sales for the week were down.

Koala mattress

Australian mattress startup plots UK and Asia expansion

21 February 2017

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

Mamas&papas

Nursery firm hires digital specialist

21 February 2017

Nursery furniture company Mamas & Papas has announced the appointment of Neil Sumner as its new head of ecommerce and marketing.

Rhenus logistics

German logistics firm enters UK market through acquisition

21 February 2017

German-based logistics specialist Rhenus Group has expanded its network in the UK by acquiring Network 4 Home Delivery.