Victoria Carpets is to buy rival Abingdon Flooring for up to £12.1m, adding the Stainfree, Wilton Royal and Distinctive Flooring brands to its portfolio.
Interiors online retailer Worldstores has bought children's furniture and accesories retailer Kiddicare for an undisclosed sum.
Furniture to Go and Meble Wojcik have announced a joint venture to introduce melamine flat-pack products into the UK and Republic of Ireland markets.
Next has conceded that if the unseasonal weather continues it will have to lower its profit forecast after anticipated growth was almost halved.
Furniture delivered 'eye-catching' sales rises at John Lewis last week.