Carpetright has enrolled 75 store managers for the launch of its Store Manager Academy, which will see the managers taking on a year-long course to achieve an Institute of Leadership & Management Diploma Level 3.
Fabric and wallcoverings company Timorous Beasties has opened ‘The Shed’ a trade showroom close to its Glasgow head office.
Bensons for Beds has continued to roll out its new Megastore format.
Filed accounts for Steinhoff UK Upholstery show sales of £115m in 2015 This is an increase of over 4pc on the previous year and shows the company has had five consecutive years of sales revenues of £100m plus
Bedroom furniture supplier Kindrid Living has strengthened its support teams.
Online mattress retailer eve has seen both UK and non-UK sales more than double in the past six months as it gears up for its Next phase of its bricks and mortar presence.
The retailer reported like-for-like clothing and homeware sales fell 1.2 per cent in the 13 weeks to 1 July - a vast improvement on the 5.9 per cent decline suffered in the previous quarter, the retailer continued to battle a slump in clothes sales during the most recent quarter, as a rise in inflation started to eat into consumers’ wallets, but the fall was less severe than expected and overall sales rose.
Highgrove Bed Group has named Andrew Richards as group sales director.
According to property surveyors, the UK housing market is in a state of lethargy, and estate agents have reported the lowest stock of properties for nearly 40 years.
Renowned kitchen designer Mark Wilkinson died on 5 July after a short battle with cancer. He was 66 and passed away peacefully at his home in Wiltshire surrounded by his wife and children.
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