1300 UK jobs created in 3 new Ikea stores

Swedish furniture retailer Ikea has pledged to create 1300 in the UK by the end of 2018 in three newly opened stores.

1400 Argos workers stage two-week strike

Workers at Argos warehouses across the country are to stage a two-week strike as disputes rage over job security terms, effecting a raft of deliveries.

Eve Sleep raises £35m in first retail float of 2017

Eve Sleep has launched its IPO successfully raising £35 million on AIM and securing a value of £140 million.

Chinese rivals prepare for £400 million Dreams auction

First round bidders are circling mattress and bedroom retailer Dreams as they prepare to complete a £400 million takeover. According to The Telegraph China’s largest...

Hillarys Blinds sold for £300 million

Blinds and flooring retailer Hillary’s has been sold to Dutch multinational company Hunter Douglas in a £300 million deal.

B&Q first retailer to ban the use of bee killing pesticides

B&Q have announced they will be halting the sale of any plants that used pesticides thought to be harmful to bees. Suppliers for B&Q’s flowering...

Dobbies partners with Ocado to expand garden delivery service

Dobbies has signed a deal with Ocado to upgrade its online offer and launch a delivery service around the UK. The new five-year tie-up will...

DFS appoints Ian Durant as new chairman

Ian Durant has been named as the new chairman of furniture retailer DFS. Durant, who is currently chairman of high street chain Greggs...

Carpetright warns over profits after sluggish final quarter

A slowdown in sales growth has prompted Carpetright to warn over profits as it prepares to release its full-year results. The retailer recorded...

Former House of Fraser boss Nigel Oddy appointed CEO of The Range

The former chief executive of House of Fraser who grabbed headlines in November for his sudden resignation has just been hired in the same...

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