High streets, retail parks and shopping centres all suffered a drop in shoppers last month, contradicting anecdotal evidence of improving consumer spending.
The UK’s market leader in luxury vinyl flooring, Karndean Designflooring, has been awarded the prestigious Investors in People (IiP) Gold Award. The national award is the highest accolade in people management practices and recognises Karndean Designflooring’s commitment to going above and beyond with staff training and further development.
A trio of major hotel orders has delivered a major boost to Interfloor.
Department store and At Home chain John Lewis has seen sales growth double, helped by a large rise in lighting sales last week.
Less than six months after he was drafted in, Stuart Lyons has quit as a director of department store chain Beales.
Michael Sharp, Debenhams chief executive has warned that household income will remain under pressure and is cautious about the pace of any consumer recovery next year.
Interiors and clothing chain BhS is a potential takeover target for Christo Wiese, according to press reports.
Argos has seen profits leap despite a fall in furniture and homewares, as it continues to catch up on online performance.
The economy grew for the third successive quarter, buoyed by the service sector growing above its pre-financial crisis peak.
Leading independent furniture and flooring retailer Arighi Bianchi has joined The Furniture Ombudsman.
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