Habitat makes Dickens permanent Creative Director

Polly Dickens has today been confirmed as the full-time Creative Director of upmarket homewares retailer Habitat after holding the role on an interim basis...

Lakeland launches new mobile website

Kitchenware retailer Lakeland has unveiled a new mobile website this week which is synchronised with its updated e-commerce site to enable consistency across the...

Dunelm growth story continues in strong H1

Homeware and furniture retailer Dunelm Group today posted encouraging half-year results, as the business‘ growth strategy continues apace. Like-for-like (LFL) sales for the 26-week...

Ikea recalls ‘hazardous‘ high chair

Flat-pack furniture specialist Ikea has this week warned customers who have bought its children‘s Antilop high chair from its stores that there are potential...

Wickes owner buys remaining 70% of Toolstation

Wickes‘ parent company Travis Perkins has completed the acquisition of multichannel building products retailer Toolstation for a total fee of £42 million. Some £18...

Ikea awarded Reward & Benefits accolade

Flat-pack furniture specialist Ikea UK & Ireland has been recognised for its rewards and benefits package, winning an award at the annual Personnel Today...

Sales rise at Laura Ashley while stores close

Furniture & fashion retailer Laura Ashley has managed to improve like-for-like (LFL) sales in recent months but has had to decrease its store portfolio,...

Wickes further hit by low consumer confidence

Home & DIY retailer Wickes has today reported that like-for-like (LFL) sales fell by 1.6 per cent year-on-year for the 47-week trading period to...

Dwell to open its first Welsh store at St David‘s

Furniture retailer Dwell has agreed a lease on a store at St David‘s shopping centre in Cardiff, which will be its first outlet in...

Kingfisher extends logistics contract with Damco

DIY group Kingfisher has extended its contract with logistics provider Damco through to 2014, it has been announced. Covering the international supply chain management...

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