DFS has said second half sales fell by 4% in the six months to 29 July and EBITDA profits will be about £82m for the full year.
Upholstery and flooring chain ScS suffered a 5% drop in orders in the past six months.
When retailers open a new store its online traffic leaps locally, and stays at the higher level.
Nottingham flooring retailer Kings and Tapi have been named as the country’s best flooring retailers in the Interiors Monthly Awards 2017, selected by the magazine’s readers.
Flooring exhibition Domotex has seen an increase in the number of confirmed exhibitors, five months ahead of switching to a new layout and opening day.
DFS has suspended several staff at its Cribbs Causeway, Bristol store after a shopper complained that sales staff whistled and laughed at him over his appearance.
Australian homewares and flooring retailer House is planning to open 75 stores across the UK, with the first opening by next April.
John Lewis saw strong home sales in the past week, driven by textiles and bedroom.
Manchester furniture retailer Housing Units and John Lewis have been named as the country’s best furniture retailers in the Interiors Monthly Awards 2017, selected by the magazine’s readers.
DFS expects to make £4m of immediate cost savings following its acquisition of fellow upholstery retailer Sofology.
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