Carpetright has again warned that profits will be lower than expected with the chain seeing a decline in sales growth and no benefit from the improving housing market.
The beds and bedroom market lead a major increase in homeware sales in the first two months of the year.
Houses are selling at their quickest since 2007 with more than 96% of sellers achieving their asking price, the highest proportion since 2004, as a lack of availability continues to drive prices higher.
After a pick up in sales in the second half of last year, growth has accelerated at Laura Ashley.
John Lewis enjoyed strong online sales growth last week to help it record another week of sales growth, including its second-best week for home sales this year.
Homewares and accessories chain Cath Kidston could be about to change hands, with at least two companies talking to owner TA Associates, according to reports.
Hard flooring retailer Posh Flooring has revamped its website making it optimised for smart phone and tablet users.
House of Fraser, the 165-year-old department store chain, could be sold to a Chinese investor rather than floated on the stock market.
Department store chain Debenhams has promised 'decisive action' after seeing profits drop by a quarter.
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