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  • Sofaworks faces potential rebrand as court finds in favour of DFS-owned The Sofa Workshop

    Sofaworks faces potential rebrand as court finds in favour of DFS-owned The Sofa Workshop

    A dispute concerning brand names between the DFS-owned The Sofa Workshop and Sofaworks (formerly CSL) has resolved today, an official High Court ruling finding in favour of The Sofa Workshop – meaning Sofaworks may be forced to change its name

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  • Clare Askem, Habitat

    Clare Askem, Habitat

    It shouldn’t surprise anyone that a retailer as well-loved as Habitat managed to bounce back from administration. At 51, there’s plenty of life left in the brand – but its recovery has not been without its challenges. Furniture News visited Habitat’s head office in Farringdon to talk to MD Clare Askem about new directions and old loyalties …

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  • Why you should never offer a discount

    Why you should never offer a discount

    Discounting is a common reaction when sales are taking a dive – however, it’s also a very ill-advised approach, believes business coach Shweta Jhajharia

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  • Besp-Oak Furniture unveils new showroom

    Besp-Oak Furniture unveils new showroom

    When fire ravaged Besp-Oak Furniture’s Coventry showroom in January, it wasn’t long before the company's owner responded, redesigning – and in some places rebuilding – the damaged areas from scratch. Furniture News visited the supplier last week, to discover that one of the UK’s best trade showrooms just got better

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  • Furniture achieves fastest online growth on record

    Furniture achieves fastest online growth on record

    The latest BRC-KPMG Online Retail Sales Monitor, covering the month of June 2015, saw furniture sales achieve their fastest online growth on record, excluding Easter distortions

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  • Commentators respond to relaxation in Sunday trading laws

    Commentators respond to relaxation in Sunday trading laws

    Industry bodies have responded to the announcement that shops in England and Wales could soon see extended Sunday opening hours, depending on decisions made by local authorities

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