Soft furnishings group Walker Greenbank has seen 2013 trading get off to a 'strong' start as it boosted its dividend by a quarter.
Mike Clare has called a halt to the launch of his planned Buzz Beds chain, suggesting that he couldn't bring himself to compete with Dreams, which he described as his 'baby'.
The department store chain yet again shrugged off retail gloom, with big ticket home items such as furniture and flooring star performers last week.
Sir Terry Leahy, former Tesco chief executive says high streets can survive alongside the Internet, if shopping is made fun.
Retail furniture software company Retailsystem has boosted its workforce after passing a customer milestone.
Failed furniture manufacturer Olympia Furniture owed more than £4m.
Former Wickes and Iceland boss offers an alternative vision for shopping, predicting huge shopping centres will dominate in the future, but won't be traditional stores.
Non-food sales were particularly hard hit by last month's cold weather, the Office for National Statistics has confirmed. While overall sales were down 0.7% compared with February, non-food sales dropped by 4% – the largest monthly fall for more than three years.
Rodgers of York and Cookes Furniture invest in major IT upgrades.
Ely independent furniture retailer The Home will close at the end of the month, less than four years after it opened.
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