Financial metrics for the privately-owned company behind the ecommerce beds brand MattressNextDay climbed to record levels including a seven-fold rise in cash.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) has relaunched its Introduction to Beds course, a fast-track learning module targeting new industry entrants or those looking to enhance or refresh their knowledge of the sector.

Natural wool mattress and bedding company Woolroom has agreed a six-figure funding package as it looks to build a bigger international business after breakout profitable growth last year.

Eve Sleep says early 2022 trading is ahead of what were challenging comparatives as it targets a break-even position for its U.K. and Ireland business this year.

Foam and sprung mattress imports have climbed for the first time since the early summer according to new figures, ending a five-month stretch of year-on-year declines.

Shareholders at Simba Sleep have backed plans to balance purpose with profits as the direct-to-consumer and wholesale company looks to put its commitment to sustainability alongside financial reward.

Strong post-lockdown demand and unwinding its large order backlog last year put Tempur U.K. on track to recover sales lost to the early months of the pandemic.

Kent bed maker Sleepeezee has taken centre state in a mini-documentary as part of a new TV campaign from the joint Natwest and ITV Backing Business Initiative.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) is calling on bed manufacturers and retailers to support its annual National Bed Month awareness campaign, and is providing a range of multi-media tools to enable them to do so.

Legislators have criticised a leading accountancy body after it confirmed the £13 million fine handed to KPMG for its conduct in the sale of Silentnight a decade ago will not be used to compensate pensioners impacted by its insolvent restructure.

Just one in 20 consumers is unsatisfied with the comfort and quality of their just-purchased mattress, according to the latest National Bed Federation (NBF) biannual consumer survey.

Liquidators finalising the affairs of a mattress company that filed for bankruptcy late 2020 owing millions to creditors say a number of matters warrant further investigation.

Yorkshire mattress maker Highgrove Beds said the global increase in raw material costs eroded gross margin last year but it still posted class-leading profits and further built its cash pile.

The CEO of Tempur Sealy International's longtime Sealy Australia, Asia-Pacific and now U.K. joint venture partner is one of two new senior independent board members at the world's biggest bedding company.

Wolf Components, the South Yorkshire pocket spring maker started three years ago by two former Leggett & Platt executives, almost doubled sales in the past year and says it is on target to deliver again in 2021/22.

Foam and sprung mattress imports fell for the fourth straight month on an annual basis at the start of the final quarter of 2021, according to HM Revenue & Customs figures.

Tempur Sealy International, the world's largest bedding company, has increased the authorisation under its share repurchase programme to a total of $1.5 billion (£1.14bn), it announced Monday.

Buckinghamshire bed maker Hypnos says a three-month programme of recruitment and factory investments has helped boost mattress capacity by 50 percent as it looks to satisfy retailer demand for its goods.

Retailer Mattress Online was last week named 2021 Large Business of the Year at the Sheffield Business Awards at a black tie event held in the South Yorkshire city.

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.

Harrison Spinks has unveiled the first of what will become an annual Sustainability Report, highlighting initiatives it says have kept the business at the vanguard of sustainable bed making for years.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) has named the finalists for its annual 2021 Bed Industry Awards' sustainability category after judges whittled down a record number of entries to a final four.

Sukoon Sleep, a new direct-to-consumer bed brand offering bases, mattresses and headboards, launched late August after several months in the pipeline.

Bed maker Silentnight's new consumer marketing campaign aims to demonstrate that the Barnoldswick manufacturer offers a wide choice of products to suit all sleepers.

Privately-owned retailer Nimbus Beds will open its first retail park store after agreeing a pre-let on a new development to the north east of its existing base in Fife.

Mattress ticking conglomerate Bekaert Deslee, a key supplier to the U.K. supply chain, is investing the equivalent of £9 million upscaling production at one of its factories in South America.

Department store chain John Lewis & Partners has begun, for the first time, selling a line of mattresses using wool sourced from farmers supplying meat to its sister business Waitrose & Partners.

Direct-to-consumer mattress brand Emma says it will intensify its cooperation with third-party brick-and-mortar retailers in a bid to build a bigger physical footprint in the U.K. market.

Underlying profitability at the Lancashire bed manufacturer and furniture distributor Sweet Dreams improved in 2020/21 as it reorganised amid the ongoing impact of Covid.

Industry trade association the National Bed Federation (NBF) has revealed the finalists for the three retail categories of its annual Bed Industry Awards, with the winners to be announced next month.

Foam and sprung mattress imports were up by a third year-on-year in the six months to June, buoyed by arrivals from China and Poland.

Paul Little, one of the best-known executives in the U.K. bed manufacturing industry, has joined Wiltshire's Airsprung Group as commercial director for its Airsprung Beds division.

Harrison Spinks is launching in North America with an eight-strong collection of beds. It has already signed up its first U.S. customer for the new programme.

Experienced home appliance executive Gareth Berry has joined the Silentnight group, Britain's largest bed manufacturer, as chief operating officer.

Historic bed manufacturer Relyon has disclosed the full ownership makeup of the business for the first time, with the man who led the summer 2020 buyout holding a majority shareholding.

Burnley bed maker Sweet Dreams has paid tribute to its customers as it retained its title as Best Bed Manufacturer (Value) in the Interiors Monthly annual awards.

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has handed KPMG and one of its former partners heavy fines and severe reprimands for their conduct in relation to work ahead of the prepack sale of Silentnight to investment firm H.I.G. in May 2011.

Regional beds retailer Mattressman has kept to the revised terms of a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) agreed with creditors three years ago, according to a third annual report from restructuring advisors.

Harrison Spinks, the family-owned Leeds beds and components manufacturer, has promoted Chris Townsley to operations director for its beds division.

Leggett & Platt (L&P), the global components conglomerate, says the acquisition of Irish foam and beds group Kayfoam Woolfson will be a benefit for its customers across Europe.

Dreams, Britain's largest beds retailer, is now officially part of Tempur Sealy International, the world's biggest bedding company announced Monday night.

Regulators have approved the takeover of Britain's largest bed specialist Dreams by Tempur Sealy International (TSI) with completion of the deal now just days away.

The CEO of foam company Recticel said it is difficult to predict when raw material challenges will normalise and cautioned customers that this may yet result in further price increases.

GNG Group, the West Yorkshire maker and supplier of foam-based products, has launched its first ever line of carbon neutral certified mattresses.

Simba Sleep said it was profitable at the EBITDA line for the fifth straight quarter as it reported accelerating sales growth amid the easing of store restrictions in the three months to end June.

Feather & Black has showcased the inside of its first new store since Dreams acquired the brand and its Internet operation last year. It says two more will follow before the year is out.

Revenue declined at Harrison Spinks in 2019/20 amid the impact of the pandemic but the Leeds mattress and components manufacturing group continued to generate cash and remain profitable.

Revenue in the U.K. and Ireland jumped by almost a fifth for direct-to-consumer mattress company Eve Sleep in the first half of 2021, with the business also investing in stock.

South Yorkshire bed company Aspire Furniture has taken a large warehouse near Leeds as it puts in place the foundations for planned growth over the next few years.

Foam and sprung mattress imports jumped 90 percent on 2020, new figures show, with the total for the year to date now almost matching comparable data for 2019.

Visitors are now able to register to attend the 2021 Bed Show, the National Bed Federation has announced.

Retailers have fewer than three weeks to enter the National Bed Federation's (NBF) annual Bed Industry Awards, which are scheduled to return in a physical format at the Bed Show later this year.

Consumer home show Grand Designs Live will this autumn host The Great Sleep Quality Experiment 2021 — where major bed brands will showcase their products in what has been described as the U.K.'s biggest blind mattress test.

Bensons for Beds said its decision to grow the headcount at its Huntingdon factory by 13 percent is a response to rising demand, with the retailer and manufacturer concurrently adding more warehouse capacity.

Britain's bed industry will be required to demonstrate how it will handle product recalls as a result of the latest update to the National Bed Federation's (NBF) Code of Practice.

National bed specialist Bensons for Beds has relocated its Stockport store, having previously traded from a unit co-located with its former sister furniture chain Harveys.

Dreams, the U.K.'s largest bed specialist, has formally launched its dedicated ecommerce brand Sleep and Snooze, saying it will be distinct from its core business.

Tempur Sealy International (TSI) and Leggett & Platt (L&P) both have long track records in the U.K. bedding market but their importance will be elevated further following deals for Dreams and Kayfoam Woolfson respectively.

Leeds direct-to-consumer mattress brand Otty Sleep achieved its first full year profitability milestone last year on the back of improved marketing efficiency. But it said stock shortages impacted delivered turnover.

Bed manufacturer Harrison Spinks has donated dozens of mattresses and divan bases to a pioneering new development in its home city that will positively support homeless people as they move back into communities.

Ecommerce bed retailer Mattress Online enjoyed exponential sales and profits growth in the past year and is to up its bricks-and-mortar presence with a store opening programme.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) has told the Government a sector-specific Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme will work better than adopting a one-size fits all approach in its response to a consultation that will have widespread consequences for the furniture sector.

U.K. tax authorities have refunded just over £1 million in VAT as restructuring advisors continue to work on the estate of the predecessor company to Silentnight, whose business and assets were sold in a prepack deal ten years ago.

April saw another eight-figure shipment of mattresses arrive at U.K. ports but the total in the year-to-date remains lower than in comparable periods.

Mattress supplier Mammoth has backed the Pickstar Rugby Players Association 2021 Awards by sponsoring the England Men’s Player of the Year category.

Dreams launched its new advertising campaign in partnership with the British Olympic Association (BOA) and British Paralympic Association (BPA) on Monday ahead of the Olympics and Paralympic Games this summer.

Britain's bed industry is ready to move forward, says the National Bed Federation, which at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) vowed to continue to put sustainability at the heart of its activity.

U.S. bedding and components conglomerate Leggett & Platt has acquired Kayfoam Woolfson, the Ireland based foam producer and bed manufacturer behind brands including Kaymed.

The newly-formed enterprise that emerged from the ashes of a regional beds chain in the North East of England has made a positive start, new figures show.

A West Yorkshire mattress, bed and headboard maker will begin taking new orders again from Friday as it recovers from its factory being partially destroyed by a fire earlier this year.

Tempur Sealy International, the world's largest bedding producer, has chosen a 130-acre site at Crawfordsville, Indiana as the location for a previously-announced domestic foam-pouring factory.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) has announced the categories for its 12th annual industry awards, including a new category — the NBF Retail Champion of the Year.

The owner of the M Line mattress wholesale brand that was once ubiquitous across British retail parks is launching a new bed subscription service in the hope of generating lifetime relationships with customers.

Tempur Sealy International, the world's biggest bed company, has agreed to acquire U.K. bed specialist Dreams in a takeover worth an expected £340 million.

Dewsbury guest bed, mattress and sofabed maker Jay-Be said it had a solid year in 2019–20 thanks to the can-do attitude of its colleagues. It added that it is on track to deliver a record top line this year.

Direct-to-consumer mattress brand Simba Sleep says it enjoyed a record first quarter while one of its private equity backers has exercised an option to invest further funds that will be used to expand internationally.

A series of newly-formed entities signpost the biggest change in Silentnight's structure since H.I.G., the U.S. investment group, took control of the bed manufacturer a decade ago.

Silentnight joint group md Neil Anderson is to become chief executive at the U.K.'s biggest bed maker with the company's executive chairman one of two senior figures who are stepping down.

Year-on-year foam and sprung mattress imports rose 11 percent in the first quarter of 2021 on higher shipments from Turkey and China. They remain down on a two-year basis.

The company behind the Beds.co.uk ecommerce website trebled profits on a big jump in sales in the period leading up to the pandemic hitting U.K. shores.

Britain's bed industry is warning of further prices rises and extended lead times as it grapples continued cost pressures and reduced availability of raw materials, says the National Bed Federation (NBF).

North West mattress maker and foam converter Comfortex maintained its circa mid-single digit net margin in 2019–20 despite the impact of the pandemic.

A switch to manufacturing personal protective equipment for the NHS was among the factors helping mitigate the impact of customer store closures during the pandemic for bed manufacturer Millbrook.

A majority of online bed buyers would prefer to return to shopping in store for their next mattress, according to consumers polled by The National Bed Federation (NBF).

The Spanish owner of bed maker Vispring and bedroom retailer And So To Bed has adjusted the ownership structure of its U.K. bedding interests.

Online sales and the unleashing of pent-up consumer demand helped keep a lid on the order decline at high-end bed maker Vispring last year.

Sales in the U.K. have benefitted from pent-up demand in the three weeks since stores reopened according to the CEO of Tempur Sealy International, the world's largest bedding business.

Widening its network of suppliers and rationalising some raw material products has helped Hypnos steer a course through supply chain challenges, the company has said in just-filed accounts.

Batley bed maker Apollo Beds bolstered its balance sheet after landing an increase in profits in the period taking in the first few months of the pandemic.

Mattress retail and wholesale brand Emma - The Sleep Company says U.K. sales almost doubled in the first quarter as it continued to benefit from competitor withdrawal.

Savoir Beds, the prestige bed manufacturer and retailer, is this week opening a new flagship showroom in the heart of Mayfair, London.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) is hosting and streaming regular video podcasts online as it looks to harness the expertise of leading industry professionals across the mattress sector.

Foam and sprung mattress imports into Britain climbed for the third straight month in February and have now trended lower only once in the past six reported periods.

Keen & Toms Holdings, parent to bed maker Hypnos and bed delivery company Keen & Able, cut its net loss in half in 2019–20, a year it described as challenging but with many sustainable accolades.

The biggest challenge for bed manufacturers is not demand, but how to fulfil it and make a profit in the process, according to new data from the National Bed Federation (NBF).

Bed manufacturer Burgess Bedding and pocket spring maker Wolf Components have joined the National Bed Federation (NBF), the trade association has announced.

Kent bed manufacturer Sleepeezee has launched a spring price promotion for National Health Service (NHS) staff running throughout April.

A small mattress business in West Yorkshire has changed its company name following an objection from Belgian bedding and components company Latexco NV.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) has launched Associate Supplier Membership, a new category aimed at suppliers of component parts and services to bed manufacturers and retailers.

North East bed manufacturer Palatine Beds enjoyed positive trading in 2019–20 after it completed the delivery of a large-scale contract.

Direct-to-consumer brand Emma - The Mattress Company has added more bed industry knowhow to its UK. and Ireland sales force as it looks to build a larger wholesale presence on the shop floors of key retailers.

Gomersal mattress, bed and upholstered headboard maker MA Living has has acquired additional business space in nearby Leeds ahead of anticipated growth.

Sweet Dreams says actions to mitigate the impact of reduced consumer confidence as a result of Brexit and the loss of sales to Bensons for Beds have yielded a positive impact. It has also helped it deal with the pandemic, it said.

Mattress and sleep brand Mammoth and the British Athletes Commission (BAC) have extended their long-running partnership for an additional year.

Burnley bed manufacturer Sweet Dreams has appointed Bradley Ravenscroft as its agent for the West Midlands.

Direct-to-consumer mattress and sleep company Eve Sleep cut losses and was cashflow neutral for the first time in its history as market tailwinds accelerated its turnaround last year.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) is to talk to parents and professionals working with children and young people in the Lincolnshire area as part of an online conference organised by The Sleep Charity.

Dreams, the U.K.'s largest beds retailer, has added the Sleep and Snooze brand to an expanding roster that already includes its core offer and the premium-pitched Feather & Black business.

Rises from both inside the E.U. and out powered an increase in foam and sprung mattress imports in January, according to new figures.

National bed specialist Bensons for Beds has donated £34,810 to Mind, the mental health charity, as a result of sales of the Rollo by Slumberland rollup mattress over the winter period.

Tempur Sealy International, the world's largest bedding producer, plans to extend the maturity profile of its long term debt with a new $800 million (£572m) senior notes offering.



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