Bensons for Beds has paid tribute to the British suppliers behind its new Rollo by Slumberland mattress programme which it says has become the most successful launch in the retailer's 70-year history.

The Covid-19 pandemic is accelerating a shift towards ecommerce in the mattress sector according to a new report by a major European furniture industry research body.

The distributor behind the M Line mattress programme is to expand into Asia after striking a partnership agreement to grow its international footprint.

Weeks of zero takings during lockdown won't prevent the majority of bed and mattress retailers hitting their full year revenue targets according to a poll by the National Bed Federation (NBF).

Chinese mattress imports into the U.K. jumped by more than a third at the height of summer to reach their highest level since January 2019.

"The premium innerspring segment in the U.K. market is not being fully served," said Tempur Sealy International CEO Scott Thompson as the Kentucky conglomerate announced that — together with its joint venture partner — it is buying back the U.K. Sealy brand rights from Silentnight.

Britain's mattress supply chains are under unprecedented pressure as demand outstrips the ability for factories to make products fast enough, according to the National Bed Federation.

The Bedeck bed, bath and household textiles group says it has taken steps to ensure its preparedness for rising ecommerce activity amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Tempur Sealy International says it will "develop, expand and reposition" Sealy products in the U.K. after agreeing a buyback of the brand rights in a joint venture with the Dyer family, its longtime Asia-Pacific partner.

The Vita Group will next year begin producing foam created from polyols derived from recycled mattresses after agreeing a collaboration with chemicals giant Dow.

U.K. revenue for Hästens Beds jumped almost a third last year as the high-end Swedish mattress maker continued to finance its growth here.

South East retailer Sussex Beds has launched its new television advertising campaign as part of plans by the ten-store business to increase marketing more than three-fold in short order.

Mattress and ancillary products vendor Emma - The Sleep Company has appointed Andreas Westendoerpf as chief technology officer (CTO) to lead an overhaul of its IT platform.

National retailer Bensons for Beds is to bolster its Cambridgeshire manufacturing plant after investing in a state-of-the-art quilting machine.

Retail chain Mattressman has kept to the terms of its agreement with creditors following a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) but will get more time to deposit funds into the repayment pot.

Mattress giant Tempur says it is expecting a stronger second half than initially forecast in the U.K. after demand outperformed once the country emerged from lockdown.

Vita, one of the big three foamers and a key partner to the U.K. mattress and upholstery sectors, said it drew down on a credit line earlier this year to provide maximum operational flexibility.

Restructuring work at R.A. Irwin & Company left the fabrics manufacturer better equipped to cope with the Covid-19 outbreak, the company said in new accounts.

Every retailer faces a shared threat at the minute, but perhaps the biggest medium-term obstacle to Dreams' continued market leadership in the beds category has now been eliminated, thanks to its owner.

Nikki Crumpton, non-executive director at Eve Sleep, will next week step down from the board of the mattress and ancillary products wholesale and retail company.

National bed specialist Dreams picked up the Feather & Black brand and selected assets for a fraction of the price shelled out by past owners of the high-end business, a new report reveals.

Imports of foam and sprung mattresses into the U.K. declined at the height of summer despite a leap in the value of goods shipped from Turkey and China.

Mattress company Eve Sleep will take a bigger step into the ancillary sleep products market after striking a partnership with Boots, the national health and beauty retailer.

National beds retailer Bensons for Beds has strengthened its board with the appointment of Ian Shepherd as a non-executive director.

Longtime Bensons for Beds executive Mark Cort has been appointed managing director at Jay-Be, the West Yorkshire folding bed, mattress and sofabed manufacturer.

National retailer Bensons for Beds has stepped up recruitment at its Lancashire logistics and distribution centre as it executes its transformation programme following its late June restructure.

Tempur Sealy International says it will source 100 percent renewable electricity for its U.S. and European manufacturing operations as part of a deeper commitment to reducing its global environmental footprint.

London based mattress-in-a-box brand now launched after August 2019 incorporation.

Swedish beds conglomerate Hilding Anders has divested a key part of its French business, selling a €40 million turnover mattress maker to a CEO-led management buyout.

Enterprises from across the U.K. and international bedding industry have agreed to become the first-ever individual award category sponsors of the National Bed Federation (NBF) awards, whose 2020 winners will be announced this autumn.

A VC with form in the U.K. online home furnishings category has acquired a sizeable chunk of shares in Eve Sleep, the reinvigorated mattress and ancillary products company.

Mattress and bedding manufacturer Duvalay has plans to further build out its business now that it has completed its move into the West Yorkshire factory it bought last year.

One of the world's largest mattress manufacturers and a longtime Sealy licensee is close to a rescue of the Sealy U.K operation at Aspatria in a deal backed by the U.S. based brand owner.

Paul Little returns to the beds industry today (Sep. 1) by becoming group managing director at CPS Group, a key partner to the U.K. beds and furnishings sectors.

The winners of the eleventh edition of the National Bed Federation (NBF) Bed Industry Awards will be announced late autumn with the trade association having now revealed the categories for this year's programme.

Savoir, the bed manufacturer whose products retail for an average price of £25,000, will celebrate the simple pleasures of being in bed as part of a new advertising campaign about to go live.

Tempur Sealy International, the world's biggest bedding company, is building a new factory in the U.S. with a target opening date of Q1 2021. It will be one of three opening within a six-month period.

Mattress manufacturing at Huntingdon will be at the core of Bensons for Beds transformation, the retailer says, with it yesterday launching its inhouse Slumberland brand into the roll up space.

Chris Knight has stepped down as managing director at specialist two-man delivery company Keen & Able after four years in charge. He plans to remain in the sector.

Spinks, the spring and comfort technology company, has promoted commercial director Darren Marcangelo to managing director. He will also take a seat on the group's main board.



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