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

Leggett & Platt, the global maker of finished and semi-finished products for the bedding and furniture industries, has for the first time confirmed the value of its takeover of the Kayfoam Woolfson business last summer.

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.

The first new products since Birlea agreed a deal that sees it become the U.K. and Ireland distributor of Disney branded furniture are expected to arrive in the first week of October, its md says.

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.

Eve Sleep says a number of potential suitors have progressed to due diligence stage as the direct-to-consumer and wholesale brand explores a possible sale of the company.

The managing director of regional bed chain Sussex Beds has confirmed its next two store locations as it follows through its plan to build an 80-store business within a decade.

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.

Britain's antitrust regulator has elevated its investigation into the takeover of Recticel's engineered foam unit by Carpenter to an in-depth Phase 2 inquiry, heightening the possibility that parts of the deal affecting the U.K. will either not happen or be reversed.

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.

Maker&Son, the heavily-backed direct-to-consumer furniture brand previously cited as an emerging threat by major U.K. retail chains after a growth spurt during the pandemic, could soon change hands.

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.

Furniture and homeware retailer Loaf says its long-planned Edinburgh showroom will become the largest in its portfolio when it opens later this year.

Furniture factory output in the U.K. continued to run at record levels according to new May data with manufacturers racing to unwind big order books as a result of earlier demand.

The next edition of the London Fabric Show will take place at the ILEC Conference Centre in the capital from February 28–March 1, 2023 organisers have confirmed.

National beds and bedroom retailer Bensons for Beds will next week move into a new Yeovil store, located adjacent to its former unit in the South West town.

The owners of motion beds and upholstery group Furmanac say the West Midlands manufacturer will be a stronger business as a result of a planned corporate restructure.

The cash for a new capital raise at an expanding beds and bedding ecommerce business was provided by the company's existing sole shareholder, who has ties to historic furniture industry brands.

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.

Ecommerce-led retailer Mattress Online has expanded its distribution capacity and announced new and important hires across its digital and commercial operations.

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.

Stakeholders have until Monday of next week to come up with a solution that will appease the U.K.'s antitrust regulator.

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.

The md of furniture components supplier Wade Spring says the combination of new export business and an expanded engineering offer were a major driver in increased profitability last year.

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.

National retailer Bensons for Beds will this weekend open a new concept store in Didcot with a return to the Orchard Shopping Centre, a site it vacated two years ago.

Cyclists from retailer Mattress Online have completed a 140-mile bike ride across the width of the country fundraising for Zarach, a charity that fights against child bed poverty in the U.K.

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.



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