Laminate and hard flooring distributor Westco suffered a drop in sales of almost a third in its past financial year. Turnover has almost halved in two years.
Brintons Carpets and one of its maintenance contractors have been ordered to pay more than £25,000 after a worker avoided serious injury by a few feet after a dye vessel exploded and its quarter of a tonne lid was thrown 6m into the air.
The winners of the coveted Blue Drop awards at fabric exhibition MoOD have been chosen, with visitors to the Brussels show having their final opportunity today to decide the Visitors award.
Veronique Laury, ceo of French DIY chain Castorama is to succeed Sir Ian Cheshire as Kingfisher group chief executive.
Ikea has seen sales rise by 3% to €28.7bn in the past year, and would have almost doubled that without currency fluctuations.