Jay-Be, a market leader in the guest bed sector, says sales are already rebounding despite the Covid-19 enforced lockdown, and that longer term it now has the capacity to double in size after investment last year.

Furmanac, the adjustable furniture manufacturer behind the MiBed, MiChair and Hestia brands, maintained underlying profits in 2018–19 despite a fall in sales.

Imports of foam and sprung constructed mattresses declined again in March, meaning they have fallen every month on an annual basis since September last year.

Tempur Sealy International, the world's largest bedding manufacturer, has agreed incremental borrowing to improve its liquidity position.

Casper Sleep, the direct-to-consumer mattress business that will exit the U.K. market at the end of this year, maintained upward sales momentum at the beginning of Q2 despite the closure of its store channel.

Sleepeezee is among the first of Britain's heavyweight manufacturers to resume production having introduced new safety measures spanning the reorganisation of its factory to the issue of personal protective equipment (PPE) for employees.

Pin-Wen Hung, the sole director and shareholder in Bedfordshire wholesaler Your China, has acquired the mattress and bedding business of Breasley through a newly-formed company.

An affiliate of Healthcare Co., the Chinese conglomerate behind the Mlily brand, is to increase its stake in British direct-to-consumer mattress brand Otty Sleep.

Management at mattress and foam group Breasley say the business is targeting a factory reopening Monday as a hoped-for prepack administration process nears its conclusion.

The future of the Breasley mattress and foam conversion group will be finalised imminently after Duff & Phelps were formally installed as administrators late last week.

Revenue climbed sharply in the first quarter of 2020 for the acquisitive conglomerate behind the Mlily mattress brand.

Sealy U.K.'s manufacturing plant at Aspatria in Cumbria is to close, the company has announced, putting more than 250 jobs at risk.

Heavy investment above and below the line took the edge off the impact of a tough bed market for Leeds mattress and components manufacturer Harrison Spinks last year.

The loss of business due to Covid-19 has changed retail mindsets towards the Internet, according to the boss of the world's biggest bed company.

Worldwide order intake in April fell 55 percent according to Tempur Sealy International, the world's largest bedding manufacturer, with the second half of the month improving on the first.

Keen & Able, the specialist white-glove home delivery company, is resuming operations with an initial focus on supporting customers to unwind their existing order books.

Foam conglomerate Recticel reported lower first quarter sales after its plants and customers worldwide were laid low by the impact of Covid-19.

The future of Breasley, the East Midlands mattress maker and foam converter, could be resolved as early as next week as a sale process and restructure nears its conclusion.

The Foam Company — the Oxfordshire mattress maker which has produced goods for well-known brands including Mammoth and Sleepshaper, says it has been supporting the NHS to help limit the impact of the coronavirus.

Bed-in-a-box brand Casper Sleep says it will close its European operations to save costs and focus on its core markets in North America.

Savoir Beds, the high-end London based bed maker, says it has been able to continue manufacturing and delivering to customers' homes throughout the lockdown period.

Adova Group, parent to storied Kent bed manufacturer Sleepeezee, has named its new chief executive following the departure of Jacques Schaffnit, who had run the business since 2017.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) has published new guidelines aimed at improving testing quality and consistency for mattress makers, and the laboratories that test their products.

FIRA International, the Stevenage based testing and furniture services provider, has been supporting the new NHS Nightingale hospitals with free product testing for a key medical mattress supplier.

Creditors of a circa £6 million turnover North West bedding supplier face a seven-figure shortfall after it ceased trading earlier this year.

Foam and sprung mattress imports into the U.K. declined for the fifth consecutive month in February, new Government figures show.

Recticel, the Belgian foam conglomerate and major supplier to U.K. sofa and bed manufacturers, has agreed to sell its 50 percent stake in Eurofoam.

U.K. mattress factories along with suppliers to the bed trade have pivoted production towards supporting the effort to confront the coronavirus pandemic, says the National Bed Federation (NBF).

Revenue jumped by well over a third for the business unit housing the Millbrook Beds business last year, lifting earnings for the company.

The National Bed Federation (NBF), the bed industry trade association, is offering housebound bed store workers free training during the coronavirus pandemic.

James Sturrock is to step down as chief executive at Eve Sleep, the direct-to-consumer mattress and ancillary products brand, to take up a new post outside the company.

A private investment group already with skin-in-the-game in the mattress sector has acquired a 50.1 percent stake in direct-to-consumer beds business Emma - The Sleep Company.

Direct-to-consumer mattress brand Emma says it near doubled sales in the U.K. in the first three months of the year, adding that it continued unaffected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Chief marketing officer Tony Holdway and director of retail Paul Owen will depart national beds specialist Dreams, its CEO has told Retail Week, a trade newspaper.

Bed manufacturers and their customers can access up-to-date advice on support packages available to them via a newly-created Coronavirus Hub put together by the National Bed Federation (NBF).

More than 90 years of history and heritage has been salvaged after a U.S. bed-industry investor acquired North West mattress maker Burgess out of administration.

Diversified manufacturer GNG Group says it is working around the clock to meet demand within its healthcare unit with the company having been awarded Key Supplier Status by the National Health Service (NHS).

British bed and mattress vertical The Original Bed Co. is to launch into mainland Europe with the introduction of a dedicated German sales channel.

The Swedish beds manufacturing conglomerate that lists British bedroom chain Feather & Black among its interests has re-platformed some of its manufacturing operations to help battle the coronavirus pandemic.

Direct-to-consumer mattress brand Eve Sleep has doubled the length of time consumers have to return products free-of-charge to over six months.



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