Interiors retailer Dunelm has seen like-for-like sales growth increase in the past quarter.
The launch of the John Lewis summer sale delivered record furniture sales for the chain.
Cavendish Upholstery is move production of its independent sector models to sister company Collins and Hayes.
Two young furniture designers have won awards at this year's New Designers show.
Inspiration for manufacturers to design new carpet products for recycling or reuse at end of life was a key theme at Carpet Recycling UK's sixth annual conference, held in Birmingham in June.