The CBI has called on the government and local authorities to act to rejuvenate towns and cities. 'Too many grand regeneration projects of the past have failed to deliver and public money has been wasted. We want to ensure growth reaches all parts of the UK and that means coordinated action to rejuvenate our towns and cities,' says Katja Hall, CBI chief policy director.
The cooler weather last week helped John Lewis increase sales by 8.5%, helped by growth in beds and upholstery.
DFS owner Advent is eyeing a £410m profit in just three years with plans to float the upholstery and cabinet chain, according to The Sunday Times.
Today's inflation figures will see retailers paying £242m more in business rates next year.
Ball and Young will be putting these vouchers in some of their Cloud 9 rolls early in October.
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Bedroom company Serene Furnishings has boosted its delivery options, introducing a next day dispatch service and DHD.
Derby independent furniture and flooring retailer Hunters will celebrate its 85th anniversary this weekend.
Retail software firms Swan Retail and G7 are to merge, after working together since the start of the year.
Heal's and Benchmark this morning launched Grow In Britain Week with the introduction of a dining collection made from English ash.
Ikea has seen sales increase, boosted by growth in Russia and China, as turnover edges closer to €30bn.
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