Natuzzi's new Reading, Berkshire store
Sofa giant Natuzzi opened a new Berkshire showroom this Bank Holiday weekend, the second of four new units planned for the second half of 2018.


Its Forbury Road, Reading unit — a 50/50 joint venture with a franchisee — adds to its new Birstall Retail Park store in Leeds, with two more site locations also in the pipeline.

Separately, the southern Italian upholstery vertical has closed its store on the Roebuck Retail Park in Stevenage. The Hertfordshire store had opened back in 2016.

Besides its monobrand showrooms, Natuzzi is also adding 25 new retail galleries — some sized at nearly 4,000sqft — through independent store partners.