Retailers in the Midlands and North of England will pay more than £1bn in extra business rates because of the revaluation postponement.
Kevin O'Byrne, B&Q ceo is to leave the chain as part of a wider shake-up of parent Kingfisher, which has given up on trying to buy French chain Mr Bricolage.
Next year's January Furniture Show has sold out three of its five halls.
Bed chain Dreams is to continue its Mishaps advertising theme for its spring sale.
The Furniture Makers' Company is to launch its Young Professionals' course, aimed at giving the best young talent in the industry unrivalled opportunity to learn about the sector.
The country's largest upholstery retailer has seen sales and profits leap, including strong contributions from its Sofa Workshop and Dwell brands.
Natuzzi has opened a Re-vive pop-up store in the St David's shopping centre, Cardiff.
One of the industry's longest running charity event is set to enter its 59th year in May. The Kidderminster Carpet Manufacturers' National Charity Golf Tournament, sponsored by Mr Tomkinson, takes place at Kidderminster Golf Club on the 19 and 20 May.
Flooring and tile retailer Topps Tiles has forecast strong sales for the past six months.
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