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.

discounting 1Furniture retail price deflation narrowed in March despite the earlier fall of Easter and its associated bank holiday promotions.

retailParkMarch looks odds-on to continue furniture’s double-digit growth trend as the category top scored in the British Retail Consortium’s monthly retail sales survey.

Furniture was among the few sectors to enjoy growth in March as retailers in other categories struggled, according to consultancy BDO.

Irish furniture retailers continued to make up lost ground in February as big-ticket lines — including motor cars — topped the sales charts.

Furniture retail sales growth is accelerating again with a double-digit rise in volumes recorded in February.

Internet orders helped keep Scottish non-food retail sales ahead of last year in February, according to the Scottish Retail Consortium.

Demand for big-ticket merchandise such as furniture drove footfall to a nine-month high in February, according to stores group the British Retail Consortium.

Retail sales rose in February with shoppers keen on furniture and white goods, according to the British Retail Consortium.

Fewer than one in three British retailers managed to grow sales in the early weeks of February, according to business group the CBI.

retailParkThe new year kicked off with another leap in furniture retail sales but the UK’s official number crunchers have downgraded December’s figures.

Three months of falling furniture retail prices came to an end in January, according to official data.

Demand for big-ticket merchandise such as furniture helped out-of-town retail parks stay top of the footfall charts at the start of 2015.

Retail sales grew faster than the 12 month average in January as retailers beat strong comparatives for the same month a year ago.

Seven in every ten consumers are planning to make a purchase for their home this year, with floorcoverings top of the wish list.

A balance of four in every five furniture stores saw growth in early January trading, according to business group CBI.

Furniture retailers continued their 2014 growth run in December with stronger year-on-year trading than any other product category.

British furniture retailers ended 2014 on a high despite the four month run of double-digit growth coming to an end in December.

Shopper numbers at out-of-town retail parks maintained their 2014 growth run with a 1.3 per cent rise in December.

Furniture producers face higher costs than other UK manufacturing sectors, but they were still able to recover margin last month.



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