Wayfair, the online shopping destination for furnishings and homewares, has embarked on a partnership with ITV television presenter Lorraine Kelly for its Wayfair UK brand.
Furniture retailer DFS has said its second half group revenue has declined by 4% year-on-year following "challenging" market conditions.
Travis Perkins has grown its first half sales and profits at its consumer division which includes the Wickes DIY chain, Tile Giant and Toolstation.
Lifestyle fashion brand Joules is extending its homewares offering with the launch of its first sofa collection through an exclusive licensing partnership with furniture retailer DFS.
Home furnishings giant IKEA has made all its 10,400 retail staff eligible for at least one weekend off in every four as it looks to help improve their work-life balance and equal opportunities.
Flooring retailer United Carpets has reported an increase in pre-tax profit and like-for-like sales in its full year results.