Direct-to-consumer and wholesale mattress company Emma Sleep is being investigated by the U.K.'s antitrust regulator over concerns some of its online sales practices may have breached consumer law.

Spring maker Wolf Components will assemble its pocket units utilising polymer-based glue from the start of 2023 in a move it says will deliver significant recyclability improvements.

Top line growth and the benefits of earlier restructuring helped the Sweet Dreams beds and upholstery group record its smallest deficit in three years through 2021/22, new accounts show.

Burgess Beds, the Rossendale bed manufacturer bought in an insolvent buyout at the start of the pandemic, received renewed financial backing from one of its owners in the past year.

Emerging manufacturing markets helped mattress imports into the U.K. continue to rise in September despite weaker figures from more established sources.

Dreams says the launch of what it described as the U.K.'s first ever king size gaming bed has hit the spot with it selling twice as many as forecast within the first three weeks of its introduction.

Southampton bed manufacturer Millbrook has strengthened its senior leadership team with the appointment of Lee Pharoah as manufacturing manager.

Ecommerce giant Amazon lags only the beds market leader among shoppers searching for a new mattress according to new research commissioned by the National Bed Federation (NBF).

Tempur Sealy International says it is not seeing any signs of trade down among higher-end shoppers as it claimed market share gains against competitors.

Challenging market conditions and a strong dollar impacted the top and bottom lines at Tempur Sealy International, the world's largest bedding company, in the third quarter.

The head of bedding products at mattress springs and foam supplier Leggett & Platt (L&P) says the European market is facing more challenges than the U.S. having previously mirrored one another through the pandemic.

Adjusted earnings climbed for Britain's biggest bed maker in the year to January 29, 2022 but one-off charges related to the settlement of historic pension issues meant its deficit widened at the bottom line.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) has begun a search for a successor to executive director Jessica Alexander, who is to scale back her duties with the organisation ahead of eventually retiring.

The Furniture Recycling Group (TFR Group) will grow its dismantling capacity to 1.5 million mattresses per year in England after securing an investment from Netherlands-based mattress recycling company RetourMatras.

Privately-owned Wiltshire mattress manufacturer Moonraker Beds booked six-figure profits for the fourth straight year in the 2021/22 period.

Pocket spring maker Wolf Components achieved a near double-digit net margin as revenue surged through 2021/22 and ahead of it investing in further expansion this summer.

Higher employee-related expenses countered the impact of rising sales and wider gross margin at Batley mattress maker Dura Beds last year as profits declined.

West Yorkshire supplier of mattress ticking and bed components registers smaller profits but margin improvement limits impact of £1.5 million revenue drop through 2021/22.

The sale of the business and assets of Stockport based textiles supplier J.T. Griffiths & Co has protected jobs and ensured continuity of supply, stakeholders in the process have said.

60 members of the furniture trade attended the Barker & Stonehouse annual golf day, which this year raised £12,000 for The Furniture Makers' Company, the furnishings industry charity.

Mattress imports jumped by more than a quarter despite a sharp fall in the value and volume of goods shipped to the U.K. from China, according to new trade data.

The U.K. arm of upmarket Swedish bed maker Hästens came closer to profit than at any time in the past decade last year as revenue growth returned.

Highly-regarded bed industry executive Mark Hughes is returning to the vacuum-packed mattress brand Breasley as sales director for the U.K. market. His appointment takes effect from November.

U.K. revenue reached record levels for mattress and bedding wholesale and retail business Tempur last year with it continuing to trade ahead in the early months of this year.

The U.K. arm of foam conglomerate Carpenter says input cost pressure led to "inevitable and necessary adjustments to selling prices" but they still weren't enough to stop profits here falling to £14.1 million.

The CEO of Simba Sleep says the mattress and bedding company recorded a big jump in U.K. EBITDA after 60 percent sales growth here last year.

A historic North West mattress ticking and upholstery fabrics wholesaler has been placed into the hands of restructuring advisors after weeks spent trying to restructure the company.

The second iteration of erstwhile South East beds retail chain Warren Evans recorded six-figure profits in the second full year since it launched in 2019.

More mattresses are being recycled than ever before but the slow pace of change means the National Bed Federation (NBF) says it will likely miss a key target without significant intervention in the form of an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme.

More than 50 jobs have been lost after a privately-owned mattress manufacturer folded earlier this month leaving debts of a little over £2 million.

Private equity backed foam supplier Vita Group has revealed it invested tens of millions of pounds acquiring mattress maker Usleep from the Belfield Group last year.

The sales director of Recticel's comfort foam business in the U.K. has left the business to head up the bedding division of one of its major rivals.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) named the winners of its 2022 Bed Industry Awards on Tuesday night with both Dreams and Glasswells two-time winners among 11 awards handed out in all.

A complaint to the U.K. advertising watchdog by German mattress company Emma has resulted in a rebuke for rival Simba Sleep regarding a price promotion it ran on its website.

Direct-to-consumer mattress and sleep ancillary products brand Eve Sleep says it will take the appropriate steps to preserve value for creditors if further funding or a firm offer to buy the business is not received soon.

A share buyback concentrated the ownership structure of the North Wales manufacturing and retail group behind the Adjustamatic beds and upholstery brand last year.

Nine straight months of value growth mean foam and sprung mattress imports have broken through the £100 million barrier at an all-time earliest point in the year.

Carpe Diem Beds, the Hilding Anders-owned Swedish bed brand, is expanding into the U.K. wholesale market as part of plans to increase its footprint in the British retail sector.

Half-year revenue was close to flat in Europe for the bedding giant behind the Mlily brand as global growth slowed after a double-digit uplift in the first quarter.

The circa £40 million retail business behind the Beds.co.uk ecommerce website is exploring diversifying into other home products beyond the bedroom.

Higher prices saw the U.K. arm of Recticel achieve its widest gross margin in four years on the way to booking record sales and profits in 2021.

Mattress distributor DBC International has signed a partnership deal with Adova that sees it become the exclusive distributor of Simmons' Generation and Beautyrest collections in the Netherlands and Flanders.

Profits reached their highest level in five years for the East of England manufacturing group behind brands such as The Old English Bed Company and Mattison Contract Beds in 2021/22.

Recticel says the disposal of the business unit taking in its comfort foam activities serving U.K. mattress, sofa and direct-to-consumer brands will be delayed, possibly until the first quarter of 2023.

National retailer Furniture Village has introduced The Yorkshire Collection, a programme of nine mattresses and seven divan bases from Leeds bed maker Harrison Spinks.

National retailer Bensons for Beds has launched its first collection of high-end mattresses from bed maker Hypnos as it looks to broaden its offer for higher-spending customers.

Millbrook Beds has agreed a three-year contract for Meachers Global Logistics to fully manage and operate its U.K. transport network on an exclusive basis.

The value of mattress imports into Britain climbed for the eighth month straight in June but the figures belie a downturn in volumes since the late spring.

Pan-European retail group Beter Bed Holding is mulling the launch of a new bedding brand as part of its plan to build a nine-figure Internet business within three years.

Stoke bedding and upholstery components supplier Handy has secured a deal with an Italian partner that will see it offer customers fully-computerised foam cutting machinery on an exclusive basis.

The owner of the Premier Inn hotel chain has appointed Silentnight as its official bed supplier in a contract win that will add millions of pounds of turnover to what is already the U.K.'s largest mattress manufacturer.

National retailer Bensons for Beds has raised £21,370 to help 100 children get a better night's sleep. It is part of a longstanding partnership with Absolute Radio's Cash for Kids charity.

The National Bed Federation (NBF), the trade association for U.K. bed manufacturers and their suppliers, has appointed Tom Williams as its new sustainability and circular economy lead.

West Yorkshire mattress components supplier BC Springs built cash and stock through 2021/22 in a period that also saw the business deleverage.

Value of investments rise for owners of West Yorkshire memory foam mattress and bedding company.

Direct-to-consumer and wholesale company Simba Sleep has launched the Simba Green Organic Go mattress, which it says is a lower impact product with half the carbon emissions of a traditional hybrid mattress.

Restructuring advisors say one of the U.K.'s largest regional bed retailers is keeping to the revised terms of a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) originally agreed with creditors back in 2018.

West Midlands beds and upholstered furniture manufacturer Furmanac Group has appointed an experienced manufacturing executive as its new production director.

The CEO of Tempur Sealy International (TSI) says the number of acquisition candidates worldwide are growing as the world's largest bedding company announced a multi-million dollar investment in an emerging sleep technology platform.

A change in the shareholder structure at Sleepeezee has given senior management a stake in the company for the first time this century, as well as a major incentive to build the value of the Rochester bed manufacturer.

Spinks, the diversified spring maker for beds, upholstery and other applications, has hired its first-ever global sales director.

Retail group Beter Bed Holding says the acquisition of a stake in a Polish bedding company is part of a plan to vertically integrate its value chain and give it more control over profit margins.

Ergomotion has launched its new programme of smart and adjustable beds for the European and Middle Eastern markets including what it says is the first in the sector to be connectable with Garmin wearables.

Longtime consultant Martin Adams has formally joined the leadership team at ecommerce retailer Mattress Online, becoming its first-ever chief innovation officer.

The National Bed Federation has announced the names of the nine manufacturer and supplier members that are sponsoring this year's Bed Show and Awards programme.

Foam and sprung mattress imports into the U.K. declined on a volume basis in May on weak data from the two largest sources of overseas made product.

GNG Group says its new mattress manufacturing facility in West Yorkshire is now fully operational and expected to add at least 50 new jobs by the end of next year.

The owners of Sealy U.K. have recapitalised the Aspatria bed manufacturer with a further debt investment as it laid down a marker in the first period since Silentnight sold the business.

Wider gross margin helped the company behind the Beds.co.uk retail website remain profitable last year against a backdrop of weakening ecommerce sales after an earlier boom.

Heritage bed manufacturer Millbrook Beds has new owners after the founding Croll family agreed to sell the Southampton manufacturer to concentrate on their other expanding business interests.

Hypnos, one of the U.K.'s largest bed manufacturers, has appointed Dave Baldry as its new group managing director with a brief to lead both its contract and retail divisions.

Antitrust regulators in the U.K. have told Carpenter and Recticel to address competition concerns to prevent the proposed takeover of the latter's engineered foam unit by the former from being referred for a more in-depth investigation.

Pocket spring maker Wolf Components is expanding its manufacturing footprint in South Yorkshire amid rapid growth that has seen it become a key supplier to the U.K. mattress industry.

Profits were two-thirds lower at regional beds retail chain Sussex Beds through 2020/21 as narrower gross margin and higher administrative expenses countered record revenues.

Mattress and upholstered beds brand Button & Sprung is to relocate into a new and larger showroom in London next week.

Quick-ship sofa brand Swyft has diversified with the launch of its first programme of upholstered beds and roll-pack mattresses.

Television and radio presenter Colin Murray will be the host of the National Bed Federation (NBF) Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony, taking place September 20 at the Telford International Centre.

About one in four products bought by the National Bed Federation (NBF) as part of its ongoing due diligence finished product testing programme revealed major flammability and trade descriptions issues.

Savoir Beds co-owner Alistair Hughes has stepped down as managing director having hired former Maker&Son executive Nicholas Alexandre as his successor. Mr Hughes remains a director, focussed on long term strategy and growth.

Rotherham based Mattress Online was the highest placed company from the home furnishings sector at the Northern Tech Awards, which recognised fast-growing companies.

Premium bed maker Savoir repaid debt, built cash and found gross margin gains as it worked through a bulging worldwide order book last year.

Britain's leading bed makers are turning increasingly bearish amid the unwind of previously-bulging order books, rising costs and a less-rosy demand outlook.

National retailer Bensons for Beds has launched a new line of mattresses and beds under the historic Staples & Co brand with an option count north of 28,000 combinations.

Foam and sprung mattress imports into the U.K. continued their ascendancy at the beginning of the second quarter driven by a mix of established and emerging suppliers.

Devon bed manufacturer Vispring is to open a flagship store in central London, its first standalone showroom anywhere in the world.

Keen & Toms Holdings, parent to bed maker Hypnos and white glove delivery company Keen & Able, remained cashflow positive through the height of the pandemic as supply chain challenges hindered its ability to turn strong demand into profit.

The operators of bed brands that have no direct manufacturing of their own will be able to apply to join the National Bed Federation (NBF) after the U.K. trade body widened its membership criteria with a new category.

A director of the business now trading the semi-national multichannel retail brand Bedworld has been fined and had his van seized and crushed after admitting fly-tipping.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) has named the eight independent judges for the 2022 Bed Industry Awards across the five manufacturer and component supplier categories.

Dreams, the U.K.'s biggest bed retailer, has appointed global creative network Iris as its new agency with a brief to create a new brand vision for the future, post-pandemic.

The National Bed Federation has announced the five judges for the retailer categories of the 2022 Bed Industry Awards, which will be announced at its gala dinner on September 20.

Leading British bed manufacturers have agreed a five-point commitment to take steps in unison that will address global environmental damage. It is part of a new National Bed Federation (NBF) initiative called Pledge for Our Planet.

Minimum high six-figure profits for West Yorkshire based ecommerce mattress and beds retailer with close ties to the manufacturing sector.

Restructuring advisors have achieved a third substantial return for creditors of the predecessor Silentnight company, more than eleven years after its business and assets were sold in a prepack deal to its current owner.

Britain's largest bed maker Silentnight has launched a marketing campaign to promote Sleepunique, the new interactive mattress recommendation tool it introduced last month.

Kent bed maker Sleepeezee says nearby Romney Marsh Wools is its new supplier of wool, and will be the provider for all mattresses containing wool material.

Net profits more than doubled for the second straight year for West Yorkshire mattress manufacturer Apollo Beds through 2020/21.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) says it expects to attract more than 1,500 visitors to the 2022 Bed Show, with online registration now open ahead of the autumn event.

Benelux investment fund chaired by floorcoverings manufacturing scion reallocates shareholdings to newly-created holding company.

Jim Gerety, md of bed maker Vispring, has been elected president of the National Bed Federation (NBF) at its Annual General Meeting. He succeeds David Moffitt, CEO of Kayfoam Woolfson.

The global bedding giant behind the Mlily brand enjoyed double-digit revenue growth in the first quarter, driven largely by success in North America. Sales in Europe were close to flat.

Furniture Village sleep and wellness ambassador Dr Ranj Singh is visiting schools across London to talk to pupils and parents about the importance of a good night’s sleep, as part of a new collaboration with The Sleep Charity.

Guest bed, mattress and sofabed maker Jay-Be said it limited supply to certain export markets to ensure its home market demands were met first as it grappled supply chain challenges through 2020/21.

An increase in the value of goods arriving from close-to-home markets lifted foam and sprung mattress imports in March, new data shows. Volumes declined.

Volume declined for Leggett & Platt's bedding business in the first quarter but the diversified spring maker and supplier of other mattress components successfully passed on higher raw material costs.

An overhaul of the National Bed Federation's (NBF) annual bed industry awards will see first-time winners in categories for the best individual bed store or department and sales representative.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) has revamped its popular awards programme with the introduction of seven categories for 2022 including the return of awards for the best bed manufacturer and largest retailers.

Shire Beds' sales and marketing director Fara Butt was named Business Woman of the Year 2022 at the Yorkshire Choice Awards during a ceremony held earlier this month in Leeds.

The managing director of the business behind the historic Relyon and Dunlopillo brands says growth with independent customers was a standout as it laid down a marker in the first period since its 2020 buyout.

Restructuring advisors says there is unlikely to be enough cash raised from the sale of The Foam Company's assets to enable a return to unsecured creditors.

Yorkshire manufacturer Shire Beds won the Best of British category of the Furniture Awards 2022, the second major prize it has claimed in under a year.

Tempur Sealy International has put a new annual run-rate figure on Dreams after saying the British beds retailer has outperformed the world's biggest bedding company's expectations since its takeover last year.

West Yorkshire guest bed, mattress and sofabed maker Jay-Be has agreed a new seven-figure funding package with Santander U.K. to support its growth plans.

Higher sales flowed to the bottom line for mattress retail and wholesale company Emma - The Sleep Company last year as it expanded and rolled out its business model in more countries worldwide.

Global mattress textiles company BekaertDeslee found revenue and profit growth last year buoyed by emerging economies and continuing success with ready-made mattress covers.

A Yorkshire direct-to-consumer mattress brand delivered a second straight year of profitability and upped investment in stock amid the challenging environment regarding shipping.

Commercial recycling and circular economy specialist The Furniture Recycling Group (TFRG) is expanding its mattress rejuvenation service to help retailers recoup millions of pounds lost to returns each year.

Leeds bed maker Harrison Spinks has appointed sustainability and social responsibility advisor Dr Louise Ellis as a non-executive director among two initiatives designed to further its sustainability credentials.

Paul Solly has joined Dreams as chief commercial officer, succeeding Jonathan Hirst, who held the role prior to becoming CEO. The retailer has also hired a 30-year bed industry veteran to run its West Midlands factory.

Harrison Spinks has acquired new North Yorkshire farmland in a move that will make it the U.K.'s largest industrial grower of hemp, one of the principal fillings in the bed maker's mattresses.

Devon bed manufacturer Vispring delivered a net margin of 27 percent last year as markets worldwide recovered and as it benefitted from earlier cost-saving measures initiated through the pandemic.

February mattress imports were up 39 percent on last year as rises from Ireland, Denmark and Poland negated weaker figures from China and Turkey.

Direct-to-consumer and wholesale mattress company Emma Sleep U.K. has strengthened its U.K. and Ireland retail team with the appointment of a fifth member.

Princes Risborough bed manufacturer Hypnos has bolstered its sustainability team with the appointment of Gary Mitchell to the newly-created role of sustainable development manager.

Bed maker Sleepeezee is bringing its brand ambassador Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, the Olympic champion heptathlete, to the INDX Beds and Bedroom show later this month.

RA Irwin & Company said its mattress ticking operations continued to perform strongly in what was a year of change for the Craigavon supplier.

Tempur Sealy International will delay the launch of a new programme of products designed to bring the Tempur brand to a wider customer base because of the economic fallout from Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

The mattress making and components arms of Leeds beds group Harrison Spinks found big growth last year, citing the impact of product development through the pandemic.

Portugal's Aquinos Group, one of Europe's largest sofa and bed manufacturers, has completed the takeover of the bedding division of Belgian foam conglomerate Recticel.

Red Tractor, the U.K.'s biggest farm and food assurance scheme with 50,000 British farmers accredited to its standards, has returned to TV advertising, providing an expected boost to suppliers such as bed maker Hypnos.

Direct-to-consumer brand Eve Sleep says it hopes to achieve a bottom line at its U.K. business this year while simultaneously expanding into adjacent markets to the mattress sector.

Cumbria-based Sealy U.K. last week officially opened its new spring plant at Aspatria, a facility it says will allow the bed maker to manufacture spring units unique to the company.

A longtime business leader at OEM and branded mattress maker The Foam Company (TFC) along with other key officials at the business have all made rapid returns to the sector.

Mattress brand Emma - The Sleep Company has been told to ensure future savings claims can be substantiated and don't mislead after complaints from the public and one of its largest U.K. rivals in the sector.

Foam and sprung mattress imports into the U.K. shot up by almost a third in January on the back of rising shipments from China.

Leeds manufacturer Harrison Spinks has launched a new programme of mattresses designed exclusively for the non-U.K. European market.

Dreams is partnering Special Olympics GB, adding to the retailer's existing and now renewed tie-ups with the British Olympic Association and British Paralympic Association.

Darren Crowshaw will spearhead the launch of an in-store mattress programme for Nectar Sleep after he joined the homeware company behind the ecommerce bed-in-a-box brand late last year.

West Yorkshire mattress and foam products manufacturer GNG Group has acquired certain assets of Abingdon based The Foam Company out of administration.

Diversified mattress and foam products manufacturer GNG Group has appointed Neil Kenderdine as operations manager. He will head up the expansion and operations of its medical and consumer mattress division.

Asset realisation specialists marketing The Foam Company cited rising raw material costs combined with the loss of its largest client as factors that prompted the hoped-for sale of the Oxfordshire mattress manufacturer.

Global sales reached €645 million in 2021 for direct-to-consumer and wholesale mattress business Emma The Sleep Company, making it the world's leading DTC sleep brand, it claimed.

Handy, which supplies components to the upholstery and bedding sectors, is to host a 24-hour table tennis tournament later this month in aid of The Furniture Makers' Company's (TFCM) Step 2 It campaign.

Oxfordshire OEM and branded mattress manufacturer placed into the hands of restructuring advisors.

Harrison Spinks has partnered with a Liverpool based not-for-profit social enterprise to tackle furniture poverty, donating more than 100 mattresses to support those in need in the local community.

One third of the total number of active U.K. mattress manufacturing companies have been formed since the beginning of the spring 2020 lockdown, and 59 percent of those are based in West Yorkshire.

Comfortex, a maker of finished and semi-finished products across the mattress, upholstery and healthcare markets, remained profitable last year despite input cost pressures.

Bedding conglomerate Hilding Anders' latest venture into the U.K. beds market is gathering pace with its sixth showroom—all in southern England—now open.

Oxfordshire mattress maker Foam Company has filed a notice of its intent to appoint administrators ahead of what it hopes will be a going concern sale of the business.

Mattresses from direct-to-consumer and wholesale brand Emma are now available in all JYSK stores across the U.K. and Ireland after the two parties extended a partnership that has already flourished in mainland Europe.



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