Return to profit short-lived for multi-store bedroom business.

Debenhams is to phase out own-bought furniture lines from its stores nationwide
Debenhams' partnership with third-party operators in the furniture sector marks the beginning of a phased exit from it selling 'own-bought' furniture lines.

Dwell was responsible for more than 40 percent of new jobs created within the DFS Furniture group last year as it expanded its store network.

The Children's Bedroom Company has restructured following an administration process
One of the directors of The Children's Bedroom Company says the manufacturer is now on sound financial footing after undergoing a restructuring and downsizing exercise.

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John Lewis sales declined last week with the retailer blaming poor weather
Sales declined at John Lewis last week with the retailer pinning the fall at the door of poor weather and the annualising of Easter promotions.

Studio, Ace brand owner pulled in more customers over festive season.

NCF Living expands with first South East store.

Leicester retailer CFS has suffered serious damage to stock and property after a fire ravaged its Brougham Street warehouse late last week.

Snowfall in March hit the high street harder than any other retail destination type according to the British Retail Consortium. Out-of-town footfall was down on last year, but by a lesser amount.

Oak Furniture Solutions' website, where the company is thought to have generated the bulk of its sales
Margin pressures and rising online marketing costs were behind the failure of cabinet furniture retailer Oak Furniture Solutions, according to a new report into the collapse of the business.

Department store retailer John Lewis says its new Cheltenham store will open October 18, 2018, offering its full line of fashion, home and tech products.

Furniture Village is reorganising its retail buying team
Experienced industry executive Julian Cox is to return to Furniture Village in a new all-encompassing role as head of buying.

Malcolm Walker is stepping away from executive duties at national retailer Furniture Village as part of a wider buying reorganisation.

Westwing trades online in 14 countries
European home and lifestyle retailer Westwing transitioned towards profit in 2017 with the company earnings-positive in the fourth quarter.

Devonshire Pine & Oak is among Britain's largest remaining cabinet makers of note
Pretax earnings declined on lower sales and narrower margins at privately-owned cabinet maker and distributor Devonshire Pine & Oak in 2016–17.

Out-of-town homewares retailer Dunelm posted third quarter revenue gains driven by new stores and underlying improvement at its business.

Shop Direct, the retail titan behind the Littlewoods and Very brands, is planning a large fulfilment centre in the Midlands that will, in 2020, result in the closure of three existing warehouses.

The filings that uncover the names the fashion retail giant is considering for home furnishings categories.

John Lewis sales advanced last week driven by double-digit growth in electricals and home technology goods.

B2B interiors business Eporta has raised $8 million (£5.7m) in venture capital funding from investors including co-founder Rohan Blacker.

The company's debut TV campaign went live over Easter
Furniture and accents retailer Swoon has updated its corporate identity and introduced its first television advertising campaign.

Senator International has moved its Central London showroom to Clerkenwell and added owned warehousing near its Lancashire HQ.

A three-store adjustable beds and chairs business in South Wales is plotting a national chain of shops after netting a £3.8 million growth fund.

Flair Rugs, one of Europe's largest privately-owned rug distributors, posted a leap in sales in 2016–17. Profits fell as margin narrowed.

Profits climbed for Cheshire retailer Arighi Bianchi in 2016–17
Arighi Bianchi, one of Britain's best-regarded single-store retailers across any category, posted higher profits in 2016–17.

Cousins trades from Birmingham, Dudley and Manchester stores
Three-store furniture independent Cousins bolstered its balance sheet as it took marketing action to counter a weaker market in 2016–17.

53-week revenue to June 30, 2017 climbed 6.3 percent
Privately-owned furniture vertical Hammonds doubled profits as its built out its top line for a fifth straight year in 2016–17.

Six-figure profits for online furniture retailer, now trading across nine European countries.

Harveys has a new managing director following an internal promotion
New md confirms his appointment, while ex-Heals CFO said to have been given wider remit.

John Lewis sales jumped nearly a quarter last week as it made the most of the earlier fall of Easter, promotions and colder weather.

Steinhoff International says a portfolio numbering 140 properties across Europe is worth half of the amount previously stated by the group.

More than a quarter of a century of home sector enterprises backed by a popular peer-to-peer network have failed within the past three years following the liquidation of a South East retailer.

Key learnings from interim for DFS, the sofa market leader, and its biggest rival ScS
The pre-Easter fortnight saw half-year figures from sofa leaders DFS and ScS. Beyond the headlines, what were the key learnings lurking below the surface?

Italian furniture maker Calligaris will further diversify its product roster as it makes its largest-yet exhibition launch later this month.

Furniture in Fashion operates across multiple product categories
Privately-owned North West retailer Furniture in Fashion made continued bottom line gains in 2016–17.

The executive chairman of upmarket U.S. furniture and lifestyle retailer RH has described the business models of fast-growing but loss-making rivals as "broken."

The head of the audit firm probing problems with Steinhoff's accounts says it could take all year before its report is finished.

Home sales fell 2.4 percent at John Lewis in the week to March 24, 2018
Home merchandise sales declined for a seventh week in eight at John Lewis though promotions helped some big-ticket categories thrive.

Photograph: Neptune's showroom at The Broadway, Wimbledon in London
Revenue at furniture and lifestyle brand Neptune jumped double-digit last year though earnings declined because of a legal dispute.

West Yorkshire furniture supplier Andy Thornton said the decision to expand its contract customer base to include retailers continues to pay dividends.

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