Manufacturers to join next month. Brockway Carpets and Cormar Carpets are to join the Carpet Foundation as full manufacturing members from 1 January.
Furnishing and clothing chain sees sales growth. Laura Ashley has seen sales rise in the 19 weeks to 8 December. Like for like sales rose by 4.9% while total retail sales were 4.2% higher.
462 homes will share 16,000sqm of flooring. Tarkett is to supply 16,000sqm of its 22mm Professional Oak Nature and 13mm Rumba Oak Nature flooring to the Vivo housing development in East London.
12 January opening will come three weeks after Bristol debut. BoConcept has confirmed the opening of its Finchley Road, north London store as 12 January, becoming the chain's thirteenth mainland UK branch.
Lenders anticipate improvement in housing market. The Council of Mortgage Lenders is confident that an upswing in mortgage lending heralds a more active housing market in 2013.