Furniture to Go and Meble Wojcik have announced a joint venture to introduce melamine flat-pack products into the UK and Republic of Ireland markets.
Next has conceded that if the unseasonal weather continues it will have to lower its profit forecast after anticipated growth was almost halved.
Furniture delivered 'eye-catching' sales rises at John Lewis last week.
Beds and bedroom furniture retailer Dreams is looking to expand into other product sectors as it looks to make best use of unwanted store space.
Furniture Village, Surrey Beds and Loaf took home the retailer awards at this year's Bed Show awards.