Amazon has introduced its first own branded furniture ranges to the UK.
Bury St Edmunds independent furniture retailer Direct Furniture has relocated from its three former branches in the Suffolk town into one new store.
Ikea’s UK and Ireland country retail manager is to take up the same role in the US.
Likewise Group has made its third acquisition, marking its move into flooring distribution.
Oak Furnitureland has made its long expected move across the Atlantic.
The introduction of sleep and lighting themed areas helped swell visitor numbers at the January Furniture Show by 5%, according to organisers.
John Lewis said the drop in sales in the past week was because of the snow.
Made.com saw UK sales jump last year, topping £100m.
Rent to buy furniture and electricals chain Brighthouse is to close 30 branches.
Carpetright finance boss Neil Page is to leave the group as it admits trading remains volatile.
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