The National Bed Federation (NBF) has confirmed plans for its eleventh Bed Show, due to take place September 21–22, 2021 at the Telford International Centre.

Bankers, employees and the mattress supply chain were owed most after the insolvency of Blackburn supplier Icon Designs, which folded late 2020 after seeing a substantial reduction in trade in the period leading up to its collapse.

The Disciplinary Tribunal that heard The Financial Reporting Council's (FRC) complaint against a restructuring adviser accused of misconduct ahead of the sale of bed maker Silentnight a decade ago should deliver its verdict no later than early spring.

Profits jumped five-fold for West Yorkshire bed maker Highgrove ahead of the pandemic despite the company's 15-year run of rising sales coming to an end.

Newly-created role sees experienced retailer join Kent bed maker, which has also renewed Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill as its brand ambassador for another year.

Sleepeezee remained profitable at the EBITDA line in 2020 and would have achieved a second straight year of double-digit top line growth but for the pandemic, the company says.

The CEO of Simba Sleep says sales growth accelerated profitably in the second half of last year as the direct-to-consumer mattress company looked to build on a year of consolidation in 2019 that saw it cut losses and cash burn.

Bensons for Beds, the national beds retailer, has written to legislators across Great Britain offering up all its stores as vaccination centres.

The onset of the pandemic eroded the benefits of stronger earlier trading at Airsprung as the beds and upholstery group reported a bigger loss on lower revenue last year. It said it had found cost savings and improvement in the period since.

The restructuring advisor handling the liquidation of mattress maker Icon Designs says the North West company's problems mounted over an extended period of time. Across the Pennines, another small bed manufacturer has filed for insolvency.

National bed specialist Bensons for Beds is increasing its capacity for virtual customer appointments after more of its stores were forced to close as a result of anti-Covid restrictions.

British consumers and importers are on track to buy up more China-made mattresses than ever before in 2020 despite the pandemic holding back goods from almost all other countries.

Mansion House Bedding Group, the Suffolk based bed manufacturer, entered the pandemic with no bank debt after robust cashflow enabled it to deleverage.

The md of Savoir Beds, the ultra high-end manufacturer and retailer, says its dealers in the Far East delivered an improved performance this year but sales have fallen overall as footfall declined in the world's great metropolitan cities because of the pandemic.

The National Bed Federation (NBF), the body representing U.K. bed manufacturers, has launched The Suppliers Council, which will focus on the interests of the association's component supplier and support services membership.

Mattress and pillow company Tempur is to sponsor women’s road cycling team DROPS Le Col for the 2021 season.

There will be no immediate end to foam supply issues for U.K. sofa and mattress makers, with rising prices and product allocation continuing to bedevil the industry. The credibility of of PU materials is at risk, according to a leading trade body.

The company behind the Nectar Sleep and DreamCloud direct-to-consumer (DTC) mattress brands is to diversify into bedding with a new brand and product launch planned here for next month.

Neil Robinson, the longtime Sealy U.K. sales and marketing director, has joined Emma - The Sleep Company with a brief to strengthen the mattress brand's store presence with third-party retailers.

Millbrook Beds and Eclipse International have agreed a joint venture that will see products from the British company's brand rolled out across the U.S. as well as a new mattress programme sold in the U.K.

Liquidators were appointed to the trading arm of foam mattress production company Icon Designs late last month.

Britain's largest bed manufacturer Silentnight Group has given two of its directors an expanded brief following the departure of key executives.

National bed specialist Bensons for Beds has begun a trial delivering goods with all-electric vehicles as it sets in motion more of its plan to become a net zero emissions retailer by 2040.

Pete Walker, who co-founded Breasley Pillows and was instrumental in building it into one of the largest suppliers in the U.K. bedding industry, has died.

Britain's bed makers have a big opportunity ahead of them in the rush to develop sustainable products but have been warned consumers will see through non-science based claims.

Emma The Sleep Company says it achieved sales of €23 million worldwide over its four-day Black Weekend promotion, a rise of 156 percent compared with the same period last year.

Exports helped high-margin, premium-pitched bed maker Vispring posts its first top line growth in three years in 2019. And So To Bed, its co-owned sister business, also found growth.

Dreams, already the official sleep partner to the TeamGB Olympic team, has agreed an additional tie-up with ParalympicsGB ahead of the rescheduled Paralympic games next summer.

Direct-to-consumer company Eve Sleep said it sold a mattress every three minutes on Black Friday as trading momentum since the autumn continued at elevated levels.

Bed manufacturing conglomerate Hilding Anders has appointed Jason Forbes to lead a major direct-to-consumer push including the creation of an 80-strong ecommerce and digital team.

Hypnos has co-developed a new eco-packaging solution and wants other companies across the furniture and bed industries to adopt it too.

Bed industry executive has spent the past decade in the industry, with Hypnos and Silentnight.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) has named the seven winners of its 2020 Bed Industry Awards during a live-streamed YouTube ceremony earlier today (Nov. 26, 2020).

Output soared as the Chinese mattress and foam conglomerate behind the Mlily brand near doubled sales in the three months to end September.

Stanley Pauley, the longtime leader and majority shareholder of foam conglomerate Carpenter Co, has died aged 93, the company has announced.

The National Bed Federation (NBF), the trade association representing the interests of U.K. bed manufacturers, will later today announce the winners of its 2020–21 awards.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) is to direct consumers to their nearest NBF stockist through a new website providing advice about beds and mattresses.

Plans by Endless to invest in Silentnight back in 2011 were so far advanced that the turnaround firm had already drawn down funds, its managing partner has told a Disciplinary Tribunal investigating the conduct of advisors to the bed maker.

Emma says sales almost doubled in the U.K. and were up more than three-fold in Ireland after it enacted a new pricing strategy for its flagship mattress model, upped marketing investment and added new sizes.

Furniture and lighting sales continued to climb in October though the U.K.'s official statistics body revised downwards earlier record-breaking figures for September.



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