More than half of U.K. bed manufacturers answering a National Bed Federation (NBF) poll say they do not expect to make redundancies when the furlough scheme ends.

Ian Topping, the former head of Steinhoff's U.K. operations and CEO of Relyon Group between 1993–2010, has acquired the Wellington manufacturer out of administration.

The National Bed Federation (NBF), the trade association representing U.K. mattress manufacturers, has published a first guide to ecodesign principles.

Rapid online sales growth is holding even as stores re-emerge from lockdown according to the CEO of Tempur Sealy International, the world's biggest bedding company.

Restfull Nights, the North West bed manufacturer that specialises in the contract market, has appointed Graham Carberry as sales director.

Peter Spinks is to take a non-executive role at fifth-generation bed maker Harrison Spinks with his son, Simon Spinks, to replace him as group chairman.

The CEO at online beds retailer MattressOnline says the launch of the company's debut television advertising campaign can help it capitalise on its fast growth during lockdown.

Just over £5 million worth of foam and sprung mattresses arrived at U.K. ports in May as the value of imports more than halved again.

The first-ever public disclosure numbers from a Midlands-based Internet mattress retailer with its own manufacturing operation suggest it is one of the biggest players in the U.K. bed market.

Mattress and ancillary products brand Eve Sleep was cashflow positive in the first half of 2020 as its new strategy continued to deliver improvement and competitors fell by the wayside.

Retailers operating 172 stores across the U.K. and Ireland have already signed up to the National Bed Federation's new Retail Champions scheme, within a fortnight of its launch.

The head of Tempur Sealy International says the company is "fully committed to securing and strengthening the position of the Sealy brand and product range in the U.K." amid uncertainty about who will make the product here and where.

The Dutch owner of a key packaging supplier to Britain's mattress industry has a new CEO.

National beds specialist Bensons for Beds has unveiled its new senior leadership team following the prepack buyout that saw it split from sister chain Harveys last month.

An outsized incidence of coronavirus cases has prompted a second mattress factory closure in West Yorkshire in the space of a month.

The Chinese conglomerate behind the Mlily mattress brand is to step up production at its U.S. manufacturing facility and will go on a hiring spree to meet its target.

The break-up of what was Steinhoff's U.K. furniture and bedding business has led to job losses at the site that had been the headquarters of its manufacturing operations.

A double-digit gain in average unit prices lifted the value of U.K. sprung mattress production last year, countering a fall in the quantity of goods sold.

Direct-to-consumer mattress brand Emma is looking to put the squeeze on competitors after it cut the price of its best-selling model. It follows bumper sales growth in the first half of 2020 that saw U.K. revenue hit €44.3 million.

National retailer Bensons for Beds is expected to become the sole retail stockist of the historic Slumberland mattress brand following the prepack buyout by Alteri Investors last month.

The Sleep Council and The Sleep Charity are to merge with the National Bed Federation (NBF) becoming a founding supporter of the enlarged organisation.

Dewsbury mattress maker Dura Beds has temporarily closed its factory for a fortnight after a number of its employees contracted Covid-19.

Qualifying manufacturing businesses under three years old will be able to join the National Bed Federation (NBF) after it launched a new class of membership.

Retailers are being urged to become champions of British-made beds by the National Beds Federation (NBF), which has launched a new scheme to promote their benefits.

The Alteri Investors led prepack buyout that rescues Bensons for Beds does not includes its manufacturing operations in South Wales and the West of England, including its Relyon plant.

National bed chain Bensons for Beds is preparing to open the remaining stores across its retail estate, having opened under half until now.

Duvalay, the Gomersal based mattress manufacturer, has won Yorkshire Family Business of the Year in the People's Choice section of the Family Business United awards for 2020.

Members of the National Bed Federation (NBF) have elected David Moffitt as the next president with the trade association, as expected, also announcing its 2020 Bed Show will now not take place.

GNG Group has assembled a new team of sales agents as it prepares to unveil a vacuum-packed mattress line under its Komfi brand. It follows the earlier appointment of Stuart Hibbert as sales director for its Consumer Products Division.

Ecommerce sales have skyrocketed for Tempur Sealy International in the second quarter while the multinational bedding business says the early signs from third-party stockists reopening is encouraging.

Beds conglomerate Hilding Anders ill-fated ownership of Feather & Black may be over but its U.K. adventure is not, following the opening of its first Carpe Diem Beds showroom in London.

The new head of mattress brand Emma's British and Irish business says its message cut through with consumers in lockdown partly because of the absence of rivals' advertising.

Duflex Foam, the mattress manufacturing and foam division of upholstery, soft furnishings and beds group Belfield, has changed its name.

Leeds bed maker Harrison Spinks has launched a line of quick-ship off-the-shelf mattresses for the independents sector, the first time it has offered next-day delivery.

The U.K. exit of Casper Sleep will come earlier than forecast while the mattress company's departure from European shores has attracted the interest of lawyers specialised in class action lawsuits.

Blue Group, the business formed when Steinhoff divested its U.K. furniture and bed operations, has confirmed the departure of Paul Little from its bed manufacturing unit.

The U.S. parent company of Leesa Sleep is the largest creditor of the now-defunct British arm of the direct-to-consumer mattress operation, whose U.K. exit we first revealed early May.

A third of mattresses and headboards randomly tested by The National Bed Federation (NBF) either flunked flammability requirements or were borderline failures — a similar outcome to when the trade association carried out the same exercise last year.

Direct-to-consumer mattress brand Simba Sleep said it sold more online in May in the U.K. than in any other month in its history.

Burnley manufacturer Sweet Dreams (Nelson) has appointed Jon Prince as its new sales agent for South West England and South Wales.



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