Carpetright has named food and drink industry veteran Bob Ivell as its next chairman and confirmed that Lord Harris will step down at the end of the month.
The decline in shopper footfall dropped in September, as furniture sales boosted out of town shopping.
Cabinet supplier Kettle Interiors has revamped its pricing structure after increasing stock levels to more than £7m.
A mulit-million pound investment by Unilin has delivered a major boost to production at its Czech Republic factory in Vyskov, meaning it will no longer have to import engineered wood floors from Malaysia.
John Lewis continued its run of strong homewares performances, helping the department and home store chain to a 12.9% sales increase last week.