Year-on-year furniture retail prices were positive for the first time in seven months in August and up 280 basis points on the year to July.

The high street and shopping centre footfall malaise continued in August though the floors of UK retail parks were trodden in greater numbers than last year.

Year-on-year retail prices were lower for a 28th consecutive month but unchanged in August, according to the British Retail Consortium.

Like-for-like retail sales dropped in August as retailers relied on new space to make up the shortfall, according to the British Retail Consortium.

retailParkFurniture retailers made double-digit sales gains for a fifth consecutive time in July, with sales now trending upwards in each of the past 14 months.

inflationThumbFurniture prices slipped back into negative year-on-year territory in July to clock up a sixth successive month where category inflation has been flat or sub-zero.

retailParkThe number of people shopping out-of-town retail parks grew at its fastest rate in over a year in July, according to the British Retail Consortium.

Retail sales growth slowed in July despite furniture and home furnishings remaining strong sellers, according to the British Retail Consortium.

Furniture and furnishings retailers enjoyed standout growth in the second quarter of 2015, according to the British Independent Retailers Association (bira).

Year-on-year furniture retail and lighting sales fell for Irish retailers last month, though the quarterly picture remained positive.

retailParkUK furniture retailers delivered a seventh consecutive quarter of growth in the three months to end June, as sales rose double-digit again last month.

Shoppers continue to head out of town at the expense of other retail locations, with retail parks seeing more people for an 18th consecutive month.

inflationThumbJune broke a four-month run of falling furniture retail prices, marking only the fourth time in the past 12 months that prices haven’t been deflationary.

Furniture sales were strong in June according to the British Retail Consortium, which said big-ticket benefited from free-flowing credit and low prices.

retailParkThe pace of furniture retail sales growth slowed in Ireland in May, according to the Central Statistics Office.

Rising furniture sales in May completed 12 months of consecutive volume and value growth for the category, according to the Office for National Statistics.

retailParkConsumer furniture and floorcoverings prices dropped again in May despite overall price deflation ending after just a single month.

Shopper numbers at out-of-town retail parks rose for a seventeenth consecutive month in May, according to the British Retail Consortium.

Furniture performed strongly in a tough month for retail in May, according to the British Retail Consortium.

Furniture stores in Ireland enjoyed robust growth in April, a month in which higher car sales drove an overall retail uplift.

Brits haven’t been this bullish in nearly a decade, according to a consumer confidence survey by global research consultancy Nielsen.

Fewer than one in every ten retailers saw sales decline in early May trading, according to business group the CBI.

Shoppers stayed away from big-ticket shopping destinations over the Bank Holiday weekend, according to a leading retail research consultancy.

Year-on-year furniture retail prices remained lower in April though the rate slowed for a third successive month, according to the Office for National Statistics.

retailParkThe number of shoppers fell in all retail locations bar out-of-town parks in April, according to the British Retail Consortium.

Like-for-like retail sales slipped in April as the early timing of Easter impacted the year-on-year picture, according to stores group the British Retail Consortium.

furnitureQueueFurniture retailers ended the first quarter in rude health with strong March sales and an upwards revision for February, according to official data.

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