Digital-led multichannel retailer MattressNextDay will host the first U.K. shop-in-shop concept from Emma Sleep when it launches its new flagship store in Kent later this autumn.

The U.K. comfort foam operations of Recticel were more profitable despite lower sales ahead of the business unit being carved out and sold to a private investment company earlier this year.

The value of Chinese mattresses arriving into the U.K. doubled in August in a rise out of step with the year-to-date trend.

Simba Sleep has returned to profit at the EBITDA line this year with CEO and co-founder Steve Reid saying the direct-to-consumer and wholesale bed brand is continuing to put the building blocks in place for international expansion.

Kent bed maker Sleepeezee says it is well placed ahead of the final weeks of 2023 as it looks to maintain top and bottom momentum achieved through last year that helped it outperform its peers.

Turnover at the furniture factory gate fell at its sharpest rate in two and a half years in August, according to new official data released Thursday morning.

Tempur Sealy International, the world's largest bedding company and one of the principal actors in the U.K. beds market, has closed a $1.65 billion (£1.34bn) refinancing of its credit facilities, extending its debt maturities.

British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM) will bring a new approach to connecting buyers and sellers at its inaugural Future Component Expo (FCExpo) next year by hosting an Innovation Trail.

The joint venture that acquired Sealy U.K. three years ago has taken total investment in the Cumbria bed maker to approaching ten times the initial outlay that was made to buy the operation off Silentnight Group.

Upstream supply chain rivals Carpenter and Vita Group both found single digit growth last year in a period upended by supply chain challenges and M&A activity.

Tempur U.K. achieved record sales in 2022 after flat wholesale revenue was buoyed by an increase in the performance of its own-showroom network.

North East sofa maker and retailer Delcor has partnered Leeds manufacturer Harrison Spinks to launch an updated premium beds programme across an initial three stores and online.

The entity that was until earlier this year the U.K. operating company of bed retailer Sleep. 8 booked a large seven-figure deficit as it expanded its South East footprint last year.

The Vita Group, the diversified industrial giant that produces block foam, finished mattresses and flooring underlay, has appointed Omar Hoek as its new chief executive.

A mattress maker that sold beds direct to the public from its own factory showroom in Nottingham has ceased trading and been placed into liquidation.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) presented Jessica Alexander, whose career with the trade association spans 37 years, with a surprise Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bed Show Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony last week.

Longtime Bensons for Beds md Alan Williams says there is space in the market for a new bed specialist after an encouraging start to life for his new retail brand The Sleep Haven.

Beds and sofas group Airsprung has consolidated production after moving its Cavendish Upholstery manufacturing operations to its Trowbridge headquarters.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) will look to encourage a new generation of young people into the U.K. and Irish bed industry after creating a recruitment video targeting school leavers and university graduates.

The closure of West Yorkshire mattress manufacturer Diamond Beds leaves financial and trade creditors facing a shortfall on their outstanding debts.

The owner of adjustable beds and riser chair maker Sitting Pretty had its business recapitalised last year in a transaction that vaporised £11 million of debt.

A Somerset based group whose activities span mattress production to the sale of bedroom cabinet furniture via online marketplaces booked a loss last year after sterling dropped in the aftermath of "the disastrous mini-Budget."

Beds market leader Dreams opened up its Oldbury factory on Thursday to celebrates the 20th anniversary of mattress production at the West Midlands site.

Ecommerce retailer Bed Kingdom has opened a large new West Yorkshire warehouse that will enable the fast-growing company to offer an improved service and shorter lead times.

The mattress market will decline at a shallower rate online than in the sector at large through 2023, according to new research by a leading global authority on furniture and furnishings.

Receivers have taken control of part of a Lancashire mattress factory in an effort to recover funds for creditors, almost three years since the last known trading company operating from the site folded.

A property sale helped boost cash at the group behind the Adjustamatic Beds business and Varimatic furniture brand last year against a background of tougher trading conditions.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) last night crowned the winners of its 2023 Bed Industry Awards at the Bed Show Gala Dinner in Telford, as well as recognising the career of its longtime executive director Jessica Alexander.

The CEO at Beales has retaken control of the department store retailer, ending its spell in the same corporate group as home furnishings chain Fabb Furniture.

Mattress brand Brook + Wilde is back after its new owner relaunched its ecommerce platform with a revised logotype and updated url, both reflecting its new corporate name.

Land of Beds has relaunched its ecommerce website after a 12-month project led by its in-house software team and using its own proprietary technology.

National retail chain Oak Furnitureland has launched its first upholstered storage bed range after a pilot programme that saw a near four-fold rise in online bed sales.

Silentnight, already the U.K.'s biggest bed maker, could become more than three times the size of its next largest equivalent after massive sales growth through the early months of its 2023/24 financial year.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) is to research how the industry can measure the cleanliness of reused and recycled materials from beds and mattresses thanks to a knowledge transfer partnership (KTP) with Manchester Metropolitan University (ManMet).

Mattress imports returned to growth in July with the product category on track for a new record high over the course of a full year despite inconsistent figures through 2023 so far.

Restructuring advisors were called in to the £5 million company behind ecommerce beds retailer Bed SOS after an investigation that saw stock seized at a sister retail business unit.

Profits declined from a record high for HSL last year as the upholstered furniture and beds specialist booked higher costs, outweighing the impact of double-digit sales growth.

A serial West Yorkshire investor in distressed assets has come to the rescue of ecommerce kids furniture retailer Great Little Trading Company after it was placed into administration earlier this week.

British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM) is moving its longstanding fabric show to a new dateline and venue and will run it alongside the inaugural Furniture Component Expo in 2024.

Underlying profits fell sharply on higher costs and weaker output for Mattressman in the year to March, but the successful completion of a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) helped repair the bed retailer's balance sheet.



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