Retailers paid their landlords less than 15% of the rent due on quarter day earlier this week.
The John Lewis Partnership has appointed Co-op executive Pippa Wicks as John Lewis executive director for John Lewis.
Flooring industry support for carpet waste reuse and recycling opportunities in the UK continues to rise, despite an overall 10% decrease in the total amount of carpet waste identified and recorded in 2019 compared to 2018, according to Carpet Recycling UK’s latest achievements report.
UK furniture manufacturers saw strong growth last year, but saw exports decline significantly.
Barker and Stonehouse is urging consumers to buy British-made furniture, as part of an effort to get factories open and preserve the sector.
This year’s Bed Show, planned for 22-23 September, has been cancelled.
Brockway Carpets has partnered with two of the UK largest flooring distribution companies, boosting its delivery service.
The National Bed Federation, the trade association for British and Irish bed manufacturers and their suppliers, has appointed a new president following election at its virtual AGM.
Relaxing the 2m social distancing guidelines in stores would be an ‘unnecessary burden on business, compromise the safety of staff and customers, and create confusion,’ according to shop workers union USDAW.
The Museum of the Home, formerly the Geffrye Museum of the Home, is consulting over the future of the statue of Sir Robert Geffrye which adorns the building amid his links to the slave trade.
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