Lighting was a standout product category for John Lewis in the past week with a double-digit sales increase as the chain recorded increased total sales.
Laura Ashley is to close a quarter of its UK stores as it looks to boost its presence in China.
The Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishings industry’s charity and City of London livery company, has given seven retired industry workers an early Christmas present of £300 each this festive season.
Retail and leisure group Leekes has matched last year’s profits in the first eight months of this financial year.
British soft-seating specialist Bazaar Group has produced its first instore retail range which will be exclusively unveiled at the 2019 January Furniture Show in January.
John Lewis saw sales fall in the week to 8 December, including a major drop in home sales.
Retail footfall fell for the 12th consecutive month in November.
Bed manufacturer Sleepeezee is to invest millions of pounds in consumer marketing in 2019 after finding its brand awareness was higher than expected among shoppers.
Carpetright’s UK like for like sales fell by almost a fifth during its CVA process, and while they improved, were almost down by 10% in the past quarter.
Wickes owner Travis Perkins has indicated that it could sell the chain as part of a review of the group indicating it will focus on its trade people customers.
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