SALES reach 1.52 billion euros

RECORD sales for the Danish furniture conglomerate

SCOTTISH investor remains its only British link

MAKES entry in Georgia for the first time

ONLINE sales up by around 40 percent; escalates order-and-collect format openings

LATEST opening for Danish retailer planned for October

WILLIAMS-Sonoma updates on Q2; Says West Elm top performing brand; UK rollout executing as planned

RETAILER plans 70th store during August

boliaSofaONE OF Scandinavia’s largest mid-market furniture retailers has opened a UK ecommerce business as part of a plan to build sales out beyond 1 billion kroner (£113 million).

FURNITURE conglomerate JYSK is launching its first store in Malta today, taking the total number of countries it operates to 42 worldwide.

INTERNATIONAL furniture retailer JYSK is launching in Belgium next year and says the country can sustain a 50-store operation.

SWEDISH furniture and homeware retailer IKEA is to collaborate with British designer Tom Dixon and Danish design house Hay for launches slated for 2017.

Amazon has named the head of its Chinese business as the replacement for UK boss Christopher North, who is leaving at the end of next month.

Furniture conglomerate Steinhoff will next year open a major distribution centre near Duisberg to serve customers across Germany and scale ecommerce operations.

Profits jumped by a third for Beter Bed Holding in the year to end December as sales grew in all six countries in which it operates.

Italian furniture and design brand Kartell has opened its first UK monobrand showroom with a store in the Knightsbridge area of London.

MEPs claim furniture retailer IKEA has avoided €1bn in taxes over the past six years and €11.6m in the UK alone in its latest reported year.