Today's inflation figures will see retailers paying £242m more in business rates next year.
Derby independent furniture and flooring retailer Hunters will celebrate its 85th anniversary this weekend.
Sales were up in September compared with August and a year ago
Retail sales grew by 0.6% in September compared with the previous month, following an unexpected fall in August.
High streets, retail parks and shopping centres all suffered a drop in shoppers last month, contradicting anecdotal evidence of improving consumer spending.
Ikea has seen sales increase, boosted by growth in Russia and China, as turnover edges closer to €30bn.
The Campaign for Wool has launched a special interiors promotion this Wool Week to encourage manufacturers, retailers, designers, editors and consumers to nominate their OneWool product of choice to celebrate during the Wool Week in the UK this October (14th to 20th).
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.
The National Bed Federation will celebrate its fifth The Bed Show with a major increase in size and a reshuffle of exhibitors next September.
DFS has reported record sales and profits paying dividends totalling £34.4m to its shareholders. The chain reported sales of £670.8m, up 7.4% from the previous year. EBITDA also increased by 4% to a record £86m.
Less than six months after he was drafted in, Stuart Lyons has quit as a director of department store chain Beales.
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