Furniture was a star performer for John Lewis last week, in a week hit by the good weather and changing school dates.
Furniture and flooring retailer Housing Units has seen pre-tax profits climb by more than a quarter in the past year.
An online furniture retailer has been criticised by the Advertising Standards Authority for misleading shoppers by describing bedroom furniture as being made from pine and ash when it had ‘significant’ quantities of MDF.
The small enterprise scheme aimed at helping local disadvantaged young people learn new skills that exhibited at last year’s Manchester Furniture Show has lead to the creation of a new retailer and employment in the furniture industry.
Retail footfall over the Bank holiday weekend dropped significantly as consumers opted to spend their money going out in the evenings.
The country’s largest flooring supplier says that putting up prices after the country voted to leave the EU has had no impact on sales.
Annual house price increase picked up in August, driven by a shortage of available properties.
Consumer confidence improved this month but is still significantly below levels prior to the EU referendum.
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