The rebuild and reconfiguration of the Bensons for Beds national store portfolio will gather pace with eight new and relocated stores to open by the end of this year and a further 35 units through 2022.

Bed components company Spinks has appointed Emma Davidson as commercial director. Her duties include overseeing a just-launched distribution centre facility that will free up additional manufacturing capacity.

Optimism is building among U.K. bed manufacturers as future sentiment regarding demand outweighs concerns over input costs and the availability of labour.

Profits dropped by a third for West Yorkshire mattress manufacturer Dura Beds in 2019/20 on lower sales and rising costs.

Airsprung Group was cash generative and boosted profitability in 2020/21 on the successful execution of a limited restructuring programme designed to "better align the needs of the business to the new reality."

Mattress, components and bed fillings group Harrison Spinks says it is looking to hire 40 new workers in response to high demand for its products.

Third-generation retailer Land of Beds has introduced a new marketing campaign, which it described as the most expensive advertising venture made by the business in its 50-year history.

Tempur has launched a sofabed, a first for the high end bedding brand best known for its memory foam mattresses and pillows.

A €370 million turnover upholstery and bed manufacturing group has agreed to buy Recticel's Bedding division, which makes finished mattresses and bed frames primarily sold into mainland European markets.

The value of foam and sprung mattress imports into the U.K. fell on a year-on-year basis for the third month in a row according to new HM Revenue & Customs figures.

Casper Sleep, the direct-to-consumer brand that was at the vanguard of the bed-in-a-box movement, is to be taken private after it signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Durational Capital Management.

National retailer Bensons for Beds has opened a distribution hub in the North East that will provide home delivery to customers across large parts of the North of England.

A West Midlands mattress and bed manufacturing company has been placed into liquidation leaving high six-figure debts but none to the supply chain.

Harrison Spinks, the Leeds bed manufacturer and mattress components and fillings supplier, is partnering a building materials provider to use a by-product of one of its mattress fillings in construction and refurbishment projects.

Direct-to-consumer company Eve Sleep has launched new non-mattress products as it continues endeavours to position itself as a sleep wellness brand rather than a pureplay bed trader.

Global bed spring and components group Leggett & Platt said raw material-related selling prices increases meant revenue rose in the third quarter despite lower sales volumes.

Mike Logue will step down as chief executive of Dreams at the end of the year, handing over the business to successor Jonathan Hirst in a very different state to the one that he inherited.

Silentnight Group, the U.K.'s largest bed and mattress manufacturer, has named the successor to Adrian Fawcett, who ended his decade-long stint as chairman earlier this year.

Harrison Spinks products are now available through ecommerce retailer Mattress Online, with the bed maker citing the two companies' aligned approach to innovation and sustainability.

Kent bed maker Sleepeezee said it is extremely confident with regards to its future outlook and business performance after the reopening of retail earlier this year helped it quickly pick up where it left off before the pandemic.

A second straight month of weaker data from European factories squashed the air out of what had been a buoyant mattress import market until the summer months.

The achievements of Harrison Spinks chairman Simon Spinks and West Yorkshire bed maker Duvalay were among those from the industry recognised at the Yorkshire Business Masters 2021 awards last week.

Mike Logue is stepping down as chief executive at Dreams, the U.K.'s largest beds retailer. He will be succeeded by Jonathan Hirst, its chief operating officer since 2017.

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled a half-price TV mattress advert as misleading after a challenge from a single, unspecified complainant.

Consumers pivoting online amid the early months of the pandemic provided a tailwind to the Midlands company behind the Beds.co.uk ecommerce operation.

Leeds bed maker Harrison Spinks has been awarded Investors in People’s We Invest in People standard accreditation, recognition of its leadership and management practices and how it motivates and supports its employees. 

Geert Geerkens, sales and marketing director at Belgium's Veldeman Group, has been named the new president of the European Bedding Industry Association (EBIA).

Construction is underway at Tempur Sealy International's 700,000sqft factory at Crawfordsville, Indiana — plans for which were first disclosed this summer.

Hypnos and The Eden Project, the educational charity and social enterprise, are to work together on charity, community and sustainability initiatives that focus on the importance of the environment and creating sustainable sleep solutions.

Vita Group has acquired Belfield's Usleep business unit from NorthEdge Capital in a deal that makes the diversified foam conglomerate one of the country's largest manufacturers of finished mattresses.

Silentnight Beds has been awarded the Manufacturing Guild Mark (MGM) by The Furniture Makers' Company, the furnishings industry charity and City of London livery company.

Retail conglomerate Beter Bed Holding will next month open a large new warehouse dedicated to ecommerce, part of a plan to hit at least €100 million in web revenues by 2025.

First half losses widened at mattress and ancillary products brand Eve Sleep as it front-loaded marketing investment in the U.K. and spent more upfront abroad.

A new plant that will recycle the foam from as many as 200,000 end-of-life mattresses per year has opened in France, chemicals giant Dow and its partners including foam producer Vita Group have announced.

Shire Beds won Bed Product of the Year at the National Bed Federation (NBF) Industry Awards last night while Hypnos and John Cotton Non-Wovens were successful in the Sustainability and Component Product categories.

Sales more than doubled for manufacturer and retailer Get Laid Beds in 2020/21, making it one of the largest ecommerce players in the sector. Profits also jumped sharply.

Harrison Spinks has appointed Scott Hollis as its first-ever U.S. sales manager with a brief to drive the bed maker's business in North America.

The md of Savoir Beds says the luxury brand is back in investment mode and trading at never-before-seen levels after what proved a tough 2020 amid the disruption of the pandemic.

Imports of foam and sprung mattresses declined at the start of the second half despite arrivals from Denmark—home to the factory making Tempur products for the U.K. market—rising to a nine-month high.

Accountants have signposted the increased output of an emerging bed manufacturer in just-filed financial statements for the Birmingham-based company.



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