The CBI's latest Distributive Trade Survey has added to the anecdotal suggestions of a recovery in retail spending. Its survey for 28 August to 11 September found that 100% of flooring and furniture retailers said sales volumes were up on 2012 – the best result since 1996.
Kardean Designflooring is to launch an app next month that will allow consumers to view how the LVT looks in their rooms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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