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 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.

Amara operates websites for all the markets it operates including the UK where its offer also comprises furniture
Premium lifestyle, furniture and home accents etailer Amara Living expanded here and abroad in 2017 in a year that saw it attract new equity funding and agree bigger debt facilities.

Home merchandise fell for John Lewis last week but the retailer lifted overall sales thanks to a stronger performance from its fashion and electricals categories.

Ideal Shopping Direct has its own TV studios at its Cambridgeshire HQ
General merchandise retailer Ideal Shopping Direct has a third investment firm owner in three years after Blackstone Private Equity agreed to sell the business to Aurelius, a pan-European mid-market investor.

Tapi Carpets now trades from nearly 100 stores
Floorcoverings retailer Tapi Carpets & Floors has taken total shareholder funding since its 2015 launch to about £35 million after a new equity funding exercise this summer.

IDdesign's first UK showroom; Photograph: IDdesign
Scandinavian premium furniture and accents franchise retailer IDdesign, part of the same group that owns ILVA, has launched its first UK showroom.

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.

The retailer will open on Tottenham Court Road this autumn according to The Times
Swedish home furnishings giant IKEA will open its first high street store with a small-format unit on Tottenham Court Road planned to launch this autumn.

The chairman of franchise flooring and beds retailer United Carpets Group says work to streamline its store network has left it well placed to tackle the market downturn.

House of Fraser's Oxford St. store is among those affected by the CVA proposal
Landlords have made an eleventh hour bid to scupper House of Fraser's Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA), filing a legal challenge in the Scottish courts.

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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.

Swedish kitchens conglomerate Nobia said its repositioned Magnet chain was the star performer for its British business in the second quarter.

Multiyork's now-empty flagship store on Tottenham Court Road, London
Duff & Phelps is exploring the possibility of taking action against Multiyork's foam suppliers in a bid to raise more cash for the company's creditors.

International furniture retailer Roche Bobois has raised about €20 million after offering around 10 percent of the business to investors via an IPO earlier this month.

Steinhoff International Holdings has taken another step on the path to recovery after it said the majority of creditors back proposals to restructure its debts.

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Associated Independent Stores' Cranmore Park exhibition space
Julian Cox is rejoining Associated Independent Stores, the UK furniture industry's largest buying group, after a second spell with Furniture Village.

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