Steinhoff International Holdings has confirmed it is considering selling its Pritex foam and fibre business unit in Somerset.

Kiddicare's website closed last Thursday night
Dunelm, which earlier this summer said it would retire the website in the first part of next year, has brought the plan forward by six months.

UK brand sales worsened in past six weeks and over the six months to end July.

Häfele UK grew both sales and profits last year.

C.banner has walked back plans to invest in House of Fraser after a fall in its own share price
House of Fraser's plans to restructure its business have been dealt a fresh blow after the owner of Hamleys said it no longer plans to invest in the imperilled department store chain.

Next will next month report that half-year sales reached £1.99 billion
General retailer Next beat its own sales forecast in the second quarter of 2018 but cautioned against over optimism by saying it believed the exceptional weather had brought forward the sale of summer goods.

2017 sales, profits at Ashley Manor, AMX Design and Alexander and James, plus a look at Q1 2018.

Furniture wholesaler Willis & Gambier reduced the amount it owes to other companies in the Samson Holding group by more than £23 million in a year of declining sales in 2017.

More than 5,000 attended the Manchester Furniture Show last month
More than 80 percent of suppliers at last month's Manchester Furniture Show have already rebooked to exhibit at next year's event, organisers have said.

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Home sales have fallen each week for John Lewis since May 20–26
Home sales fell for a ninth straight week for John Lewis with the department store chain finding no room for bulky indoor goods in its commentary of weekly product winners.

IKEA says it has no plans to shut any of its other small format stores despite its decision — after a three-year pilot — to close its Birmingham unit next week.

Executives of a West Yorkshire bed outfit have launched a fresh trademark application of their own, following an earlier unsuccessful bid to quash a rival's mark.

Sales and profits declined for a third consecutive year at destination furniture and furnishings retailer Andersons of Inverurie in 2016–17.

One of the original planning images for the proposed store and how the space looks now; Images: Gibberd
Timothy Oulton, the high-end British furniture and interiors brand, is this autumn opening a flagship showroom in Chelsea, London.

Ian Owen, European sales manager at Spinks Springs, left, with Ben Burbidge, chairman of the Manufacturing Guild Mark
Spinks Springs, the West Yorkshire maker of micro-springs used in beds and other applications, has won The Furniture Makers' Company's third annual Export Award.

Trade association BFM, the British Furniture Manufacturers, has appointed Annie Porter (below) as marketing and administration coordinator, based out of its new Long Eaton HQ.

Fabb Sofas ceased trading in June
DFS founder Lord Kirkham is the biggest single creditor of Fabb Sofas, the nine-store sofa chain he advised which ceased trading and entered administration last month.

Nearly 700 consumers who paid deposits for Fabb Sofas products will by tomorrow get a full refund according to PwC, appointed administrator of the company last month.

Upholstery giants Natuzzi and Kuka have received regulatory clearance for the joint venture announced earlier this year that will see the latter invest in new Natuzzi stores across China.

Colchester based Alstons advanced its market share last year
Colchester sofa maker Alstons Upholstery gained market share in 2017 after outperforming the wider market.

Hitchin retailer closed earlier this summer.

Tough trading conditions in Germany thwarted international bedding giants Tempur Sealy International and Beter Bed Holdings, the two companies said in trading updates.

Solihull is Loaf's sixth store
Furniture retailer Loaf opened its first Midlands store yesterday as the furniture retailer, which started out as an online pureplay, continued to build out its UK property network.

Home improvement giant B&Q has begun a recruitment drive for kitchen showroom staff after deciding to concentrate on instore design and product selection, and not on fitting.

Mike Storey will return to G Plan in September
Seasoned upholstery executive Mike Storey will go back to Sofa Brands International this autumn, taking the post of commercial director at sofa maker G Plan.

Howdens reaches consumers via builders and fitters who access its national depot network
Howden Joinery Group, the trade kitchens supplier which sells to consumers via small builders and kitchen fitters, says it plans to open its first depots in Northern Ireland.

Four mattress sizes are available at present
Upholstery chain Sofology has begun selling mattresses for the first time, offering the products on its principal website under its long-owned Sleepology brand name.

Online, mail-order group follows full-year 17 percent household goods sales growth with another sales spike.

Devon sofa maker expands top and bottom line and eyes bigger export sales

The executive chairman of the world's biggest floorcoverings business Mohawk Industries said its performance "fell short of our expectations" in the second quarter.

Serene Furnishings, the beds and living room furniture wholesaler, has named Neil Facey as sales agent for its Serene Living business in the South East of England.

Furniture importer and distributor VIDA Living has named Mark Easton as area sales manager with responsibility for three areas of southern England.

Amara operates websites for all the markets it operates including the UK where its offer also comprises furniture
Premium lifestyle, furniture and home accents etailer Amara Living expanded here and abroad in 2017 in a year that saw it attract new equity funding and agree bigger debt facilities.

Investor group comprises md and nearby kitchen producer

Polyflor owner invests as 'robust' UK market bucks wider sales trend

Home merchandise fell for John Lewis last week but the retailer lifted overall sales thanks to a stronger performance from its fashion and electricals categories.

Ideal Shopping Direct has its own TV studios at its Cambridgeshire HQ
General merchandise retailer Ideal Shopping Direct has a third investment firm owner in three years after Blackstone Private Equity agreed to sell the business to Aurelius, a pan-European mid-market investor.

Tapi Carpets now trades from nearly 100 stores
Floorcoverings retailer Tapi Carpets & Floors has taken total shareholder funding since its 2015 launch to about £35 million after a new equity funding exercise this summer.

Victoria executive chairman Geoff Wilding has delivered a bullish message to stockholders in results that highlight the cost and transformative impact of some of its biggest acquisitions to date.

IDdesign's first UK showroom; Photograph: IDdesign
Scandinavian premium furniture and accents franchise retailer IDdesign, part of the same group that owns ILVA, has launched its first UK showroom.