Harrods has merged the directorships of its food and home divisions and hired an experienced grocery executive to lead the expanded business unit.

Nasons will close for good in September
Nasons of Canterbury, once one of the foremost independent furniture retailers in the UK, is to close both of its stores on a permanent basis next month.

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

Half-year sales inched forward for home improvement giant B&Q as sunny-weather product lines helped eliminate weak first quarter demand.

East Midlands furniture distributor Birlea racked up 10 percent sales growth in 2016–17 and said it expected to make further top and bottom line gains this year.

Home sales fell 6.7 percent at John Lewis last week as the wide-ranging category trended lower than year-earlier trade for the eleventh consecutive period.

Concept Living is BoConcept's largest UK store operator
Profits doubled for the biggest operator of upmarket furniture stores under the BoConcept brand last year after it enjoyed a high single-digit percentage uplift in sales.

A change of delivery provider has caused delays for Feather & Black
Upmarket beds and bedroom furniture retailer Feather & Black has apologised to customers after a switch to a new logistics provider caused delays fulfilling orders.

House of Fraser has been sold to Sports Direct International
Department store chain House of Fraser has been sold to Sports Direct International in a prepack cash deal worth £90 million that includes all 59 of its stores, its stock and its IP.

Upholstery market leader DFS has become the latest big-name retailer to sell the Emma mattress brand after it struck a distribution agreement with the direct-to-consumer business.

MA Platt, a small contract leisure and office furniture maker serving corporate clients, has been sold back to its owner in a prepack deal that provides continuity and saves jobs.

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Heal's, celebrating 200 years on TCR this year, has a new national distribution centre
Design retailer Heal's has taken on a former logistics facility in the North that will become its national furniture distribution centre, serving customers across the UK.

Home furnishings importer and distributor Global Textiles (UK) has been sold as a going concern after being placed into administration last month.

Sales of home goods haven't risen since May
Year-on-year home sales fell for the tenth straight week for John Lewis as the chain continued its long-running struggle to match last year's sales efforts.

Calligaris will look to grow its international presence following the takeover
The founding family of Italian designer furniture company Calligaris has sold a majority stake to private equity in a move that will help the business make strategic acquisitions of its own and grow bigger internationally.

Devonshire Pine & Oak has become Devonshire Living as the company — one of the UK's largest remaining cabinet makers — looks to better reflect the diversified product range it plans to offer customers.

Profits advanced at Huddersfield furniture, lighting and homeware supplier Pacific Lifestyle last year, despite it posting lower sales.

The UK is one of just three international markets for Wayfair
Year-on-year international sales jumped more than £90 million for Wayfair in the second quarter as the ecommerce retailer took market share amid weak trading conditions.

House of Fraser has agreed an undisclosed settlement with landlords who had threatened to thwart its Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA), raising the chances of it successfully finding new investment.

Home and leisure goods retailer The Range is to add frozen food to its offer after forming an alliance with retail giant Iceland.

Steinhoff's UK head office at Cheltenham
Steinhoff International Holdings, the multinational furniture and general merchandise conglomerate, is moving two key cogs in its global corporate structure to the UK.

Oak Furniture Land introduced SofaStore late 2014
JB Global, owner of Oak Furniture Land, has retired its SofaStore ecommerce website, instead incorporating its upholstery ranges into its main offer.

Pritex is located alongside Relyon at Wellington, Somerset
Steinhoff International Holdings has confirmed it is considering selling its Pritex foam and fibre business unit in Somerset.

Kiddicare's website closed last Thursday night
Dunelm, which earlier this summer said it would retire the Kiddicare.com website in the first part of next year, has brought the plan forward by six months.

UK brand sales worsened in past six weeks and over the six months to end July.

Häfele UK grew both sales and profits last year.

C.banner has walked back plans to invest in House of Fraser after a fall in its own share price
House of Fraser's plans to restructure its business have been dealt a fresh blow after the owner of Hamleys said it no longer plans to invest in the imperilled department store chain.

Next will next month report that half-year sales reached £1.99 billion
General retailer Next beat its own sales forecast in the second quarter of 2018 but cautioned against over optimism by saying it believed the exceptional weather had brought forward the sale of summer goods.

Furniture wholesaler Willis & Gambier reduced the amount it owes to other companies in the Samson Holding group by more than £23 million in a year of declining sales in 2017.

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Home sales have fallen each week for John Lewis since May 20–26
Home sales fell for a ninth straight week for John Lewis with the department store chain finding no room for bulky indoor goods in its commentary of weekly product winners.

IKEA says it has no plans to shut any of its other small format stores despite its decision — after a three-year pilot — to close its Birmingham unit next week.

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

One of the original planning images for the proposed store and how the space looks now; Images: Gibberd
Timothy Oulton, the high-end British furniture and interiors brand, is this autumn opening a flagship showroom in Chelsea, London.

Solihull is Loaf's sixth store
Furniture retailer Loaf opened its first Midlands store yesterday as the furniture retailer, which started out as an online pureplay, continued to build out its UK property network.

Home improvement giant B&Q has begun a recruitment drive for kitchen showroom staff after deciding to concentrate on instore design and product selection, and not on fitting.

Howdens reaches consumers via builders and fitters who access its national depot network
Howden Joinery Group, the trade kitchens supplier which sells to consumers via small builders and kitchen fitters, says it plans to open its first depots in Northern Ireland.

Four mattress sizes are available at present
Upholstery chain Sofology has begun selling mattresses for the first time, offering the products on its principal website under its long-owned Sleepology brand name.

Online, mail-order group follows full-year 17 percent household goods sales growth with another sales spike.

Serene Furnishings, the beds and living room furniture wholesaler, has named Neil Facey as sales agent for its Serene Living business in the South East of England.

Furniture importer and distributor VIDA Living has named Mark Easton as area sales manager with responsibility for three areas of southern England.

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