Wesfarmers, the group which bought the Homebase chain last year and is rebranding the stores to Bunnings, has reported a loss before interest and tax of £28 million in the six months to 31 December.
Carpetright has reported a return to sales growth in the UK in its third quarter.
Habitat has chosen Leeds as the location for the launch of its first new format stand-alone mini Habitat store. The move marks a return to the city for the homewares retailer.
Homewares retailer HEMA is planning to convert nearly all stores in the Benelux to its international store formula following a successful pilot in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Topps Tiles has reported that like-for-like revenues increased by just 0.3% in its first quarter as the retailer faced a “softer” trading environment.