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.

The operator of Dreams beds stores in Northern Ireland has recruited the former head of Marks and Spencer's business in Ireland as its new commercial director.

Ecommerce mattress and bed frame retailer Crazy Price Beds is under new ownership after surging import costs and other headwinds forced the disposal of the Midlands operation.

Bed market leader Dreams is to raise pay for its workforce for the second time this year and introduce a raft of new initiatives designed to support employees.

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.

The West Yorkshire company behind the Bedkingdom.co.uk brand has emerged as one of the largest in the ecommerce beds segment after rapid growth through the pandemic.

U.K. sofa and bed makers will continue to be able to buy foam from three major sources after the regulator here agreed Carpenter could buy Recticel's engineered foam unit, but only if the bulk of the British business is sold.

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.

U.K. furniture production volumes declined at the end of the third quarter as manufacturers grappled weaker order books amid rising costs.

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).

Two companies from the home and garden furnishings sectors were named winners in the Scale-Up Awards, which recognise growing businesses across the country.

A survey of leading British furniture manufacturers has laid bare the impact of rising production costs on their businesses, with many now struggling to turn a profit.

Solid wood beds and mattress maker and retailer Get Laid Beds built on profitable revenue growth through the pandemic as its top and bottom lines advanced again in the past year.

National bed retailer Bensons for Beds is moving into a new Stirling store this weekend, a few doors down from its former home on the Springkerse Retail Park.

Bensons for Beds has relaunched Eve Sleep, flicking the switch on its dedicated website less than three weeks since it paid £600,000 to acquire the brand and other intellectual property.

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.

High post-lockdown demand helped small-space living specialist The Futon Company maintain positive momentum as it again recorded highest-ever sales and profits in the past year.

The Spanish conglomerate that owns British bed brands Vispring and And So To Bed has added to its roster of upmarket European mattress interests.

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.

Bensons for Beds has launched a Simply by Bensons programme of entry-level mattresses with a new product lineup and an adjusted and new-look brand compared with the Simply Bensons range that preceded it.

Retailer Bensons for Beds outbid two other suitors to acquire the assets of direct-to-consumer mattress brand Eve Sleep, restructuring advisors have revealed in a new report that became public over the weekend.

Restructuring advisors say multi-million pound filled bedding supplier Norfolk Feather is yet to formally enter insolvency despite the reported closure of its business earlier this month.

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.

The rate at which customer loan applications are approved has increased since Dreams adopted a new time-saving system in partnership with software company Aryza.

National retailer Bensons for Beds will this week return to Watford with the opening of a new store above the existing unit operated by flooring chain Carpetright.

Filled bedding company Trendsetter Home Furnishings built on a return to profit with an eight-fold rise in earnings in the past year, but cautioned of headwinds in the period since.

National retailer Bensons for Beds will later this week launch Bensons Outlet, a pilot store concept that will offer customers deep discounts and special buys.

Higher costs saw profits almost halve for bedding supplier Comfy Quilts in the year to end January despite sales having climbed thanks to it doing more business with a company under common control.

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.



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