The country's largest flooring retailer has enjoyed strong UK sales and a 'solid' performance in the Republic of Ireland.
Independent furniture retailer Godwins' Stockton store has been destroyed by fire.
The economy has avoided falling back into recession after showing growth in the first quarter of the year, thanks to the services sector and increased North Sea oil and gas output.
More than 30 companies will be exhibiting in 11 venues across Long Eaton from 13-15 May.
Retailers saw sales volumes fall in late March and early April, but interiors retailers prospered. According to the CBI's Distributive Trades Survey, which covered 62 retailers, 36% of companies reported that sales volumes were up on a year earlier, and 37% said they were down, giving a balance of -1%.
The largest shareholder at department store chain Beale has brought in Stuart Lyons, Airsprung Group chairman to the board in an effort to improve performance.
The South West Furniture Show is to be held two weeks earlier than planned.
Ike Godwin has vowed to rebuild Godwin Furniture after the store was destroyed by fire – and work until he is 100.
Stuart Hibbert, Breasley Consumer Products md has been elected as National Bed Federation president. He takes over from Simon Spinks, Harrison Spinks md, who has served the customary two years as president.
Harveys has today become the latest retailer to join The Furniture Ombudsman.
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