The parent company of luxury kitchen and bedroom retailers Smallbone of Devizes and Mark Wilkinson Furniture has filed a notice of intention to appoint Grant Thornton, the accountancy firm, as administrator.
Libra has continued its opening of retail concessions, with an unit in Bentalls Kingston.
Upholstery and flooring chain ScS has seen sales growth at its core stores slip back in the past month, while its House of Fraser concessions continue to suffer.
Mattress in a box retailer Eve Sleep is to roll back its ambitions while tapping investors for £15m.
Bed manufacturer Shire Beds has extended its sponsorship with Leeds Rhinos by introducing a bed branded in the side’s colours and logo.
John Lewis saw a healthy increase in furniture, flooring and furnishing orders in the past week, but it was not enough to prevent a double-digit drop in home sector sales.
Roll up mattresses have gained further market share in the past six months, and now account for almost a quarter of sales.
Ikea is to make 350 of its UK and Republic of Ireland staff redundant over the next two years as part of a global transformation plan that will see 7,500 positions go.
A Lincolnshire furniture and flooring independent is to close after 143 years, with the great grandson of the store’s founder retiring.
This year’s John Lewis Christmas advert stars Elton John and tells how one gift influenced his life.
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