Annie Mo's, the longstanding Aberdeen headquartered furniture retailer, has opted not to renew the lease on its second store, at Glasgow.

Glasswells, one of Britain's largest independent furniture retailers, has donated cash to the East Anglian Air Ambulance after staff members raised money during its twelfth annual quiz night.

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Cookes Furniture's Erdington, Birmingham store
Longstanding Midlands and Dorset furniture retailer Cookes says investments made over the past three years have impacted near-term profits but helped it to diversify and broaden its appeal for the next generation.

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Peter Green's store at Chandler's Ford, Hampshire
Hampshire based Peter Green, one of the country's largest independent single-store furniture retailers, posted skinnier profits as sales declined in the year to March 31, 2018.

Essex furniture and interiors retailer Roomes says it has taken steps to put the business on sound footing after a year where big-ticket sales were impacted by consumer uncertainty.

Major independent invests in new assets and property arm delivers growth.

East Midlands independent retailer Swannacks Furnishers of Retford is to close after the fourth generation owner of the company decided to retire.

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Alan Ward is one of Britain's largest independent furniture retailers
Four-store furniture retailer Alan Ward said 2017–18 has proven to be "extremely challenging" but maintained that continuing improvements mean it is well placed to take advantage of any upturn.

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William & Sons' store at Merry Hill
Heritage West Midlands furniture retailer William & Sons has closed its doors for the final time after a long-in-the-planning orderly shutdown while it cleared stock.

Big-ticket sales dwindled at privately-owned stores group Oldrid & Co. in the year to to January 27, 2018 as the department, furniture, home and garden store business continued to implement its turnaround plan.

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Rodgers of York's new-look Monks Cross store
Independent furniture and furnishings retailer Rodgers of York has completed a three-year £2 million refurbishment project that has transformed its Monks Cross store inside and out.

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Daniel of Ealing, one of two home furnishings stores for the retailer
Revenue inched forward for WJ Daniel & Company in 2017–18 with the three-store beds, furniture and department store retailer maintaining seven-figure profits thank to asset disposals and rental income from its investment property portfolio.

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The retailer is part way through a £5m investment programme
Sales and profits were flat for Housing Units as the North West home furnishings independent completed the first phase of a major investment programme designed to position it for growth.

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Jarrold's retail interests include The Granary contemporary furniture store
Diversified retail and business services group Jarrold successfully refinanced more than £15 million of debt due 2019 in a year where its vast property assets appreciated in value, boosting paper profits.

Northern Scotland furniture retailer Grampian Furnishers has closed its Lossiemouth store for the final time ahead of its relocation to a larger, purpose-built unit this coming weekend.

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Browns' Davygate store in York
The company behind the Browns of York department store and others nearby has lowered its near-term debt servicing costs after consolidating borrowings.

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The retailer's Bury store and an investment property in Norwich (inset), which it sold last June
Glasswells recorded higher profits during a year where it incurred significant disruption to trade as it began a major refurbishment of its flagship store.

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More investment is on the way at Fishpools
Fishpools, one of the largest single-store furniture retailers in Europe, built out sales and profits again last year as it made further investment and bolstered its balance sheet.

Glasswells has completed another phase of its ongoing refurbishment project, opening its new smooths flooring studio at its Bury St Edmunds store.

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

Heritage furniture and department store retailer Nasons is exploring ways to combat the tough trading climate and steer a path through structural change, hiring advisors to conduct a strategic review.

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Bradbeers' Hedge End furniture store
Underlying profits advanced for South Coast independent retailer Bradbeers in a year that saw it invest heavily in property and consolidate borrowing.

East of England department store retailer Palmers repaid debt and replenished cash balances after selling one of its properties last year.

Vale Furnishers, the Surrey retailer in the past named the UK's top independent furniture retailer, enjoyed a balance sheet boost in 2016–17.

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2017–18 was the first full year of operation for the larger, rebranded store
Expanding and remodelling its Barkers Home store delivered instant payback for the privately-owned Northallerton retailer in 2017–18.

A currency-driven improvement in gross margin helped pare back the effect of lower sales at four-store furniture retailer Fairway in 2017–18.

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Hatfields will modernise the look of its c.50,000sqft. store
Major South East furniture retailer Hatfields is progressing its long-in-the-planning external frontage works to modernise its Colchester store.

Revenue advanced for a seventh straight year at Northern Ireland based multi-fascia department store retailer SD Kells in the year to January 19, 2018.

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Buying director Richard Ball, left, and md Paul Glasswell
Buying director Richard Ball is retiring after a 50-year career with Glasswells that saw him work at eight different stores and in 14 separate roles.

Privately-owned Welsh furniture chain Happy Home Furnishers is to relocate its Swansea store to the city's Phoenix Retail Park.

Variety retailer Boyes is planning new stores in the North East and Peak District as it builds out its store portfolio.

Value of two-store retailer on the up.

Offers invited for stores in Huntly, Banff and Buckie.

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The new flood-resistant store opened over the Bank Holiday weekend
West Yorkshire furniture retailer Russell Dean has re-opened following an extensive rebuilding project designed to consign flood-water disruption to history.

The company behind the Vaseys Style Store in Carlisle last year recorded its first net gain since the financial crash a decade ago.

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WJ Aldiss trades from stores at Fakenham and Norwich
East of England furniture retailer WJ Aldiss grew profits last year and says it has already earmarked the funds to be reinvested.

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NCF Living is opening another store in the South
NCF Living, the Midlands furniture retailer, will open its second store in the South of England with a new Buckinghamshire unit primed to launch this month.

Home department store retailer Gardiner Haskins said it will take steps secure future profits after posting a third straight sales and earnings decline last year.

Privately-owned Stollers, which trades from one of the largest furniture stores in the North of England, grew profits last year, helped by lower costs.

NCF Living expands with first South East store.

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