The British Retail Consortium has set out four proposals to change 'outdated and cumbersome' business rates in what it says is 'a once in a generation chance' for reform.
Underlay firm Interfloor has entered the hard flooring market by supplying John Lewis with a laminate range from Meister.
Homewares once again helped the department store chain increase sales in the face of poor weather.
Darren Shapland, former Carpetright chief executive has joined Poundland ahead of its £700m stockmarket flotation.
Adam Carpets has become the latest company to confirm its presence at The Flooring Show in September.
Retailers will no longer be able to avoid paying rent while in administration, after a test case at the Court of Appeal.
Fitted bedroom, kitchen and bathroom chain Betta Living, has reported a major increase in year-on-year sales during the Boxing Day and January trading period.
The interiors sector has received a £1.7bn boost from Payment Protection Insurance mis-selling payounts.
The Malaysian International Furniture Fair has recorded a 40% leap in visitor pre-registration for its 20th anniversary show in Kuala Lumpur from 4-8 March.
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