Department store chain John Lewis enjoyed double digit increases in home categories last week.
South-East flooring chain Fludes is to re-open one of its stores on Saturday, three months after it was flooded. Its Newhaven, East Sussex store was flooded with 20cm of water by the tidal surge of early December, causing major damage to stock, displays and the decoration of the store.
One of the furnishings industry's largest fund-raising events has secured a new sponsor.
Cutting prices helped drive sales at Wickes last year, but at the expense of profits.
United Carpets has enjoyed 'better than expected' trading, with like for like sales at the country's second largest specialist flooring retailer up 5.4% in the past 21 weeks.