The value of half-year mattress imports into the U.K. have climbed on the back of above-inflation growth from Romania and Turkey, making up for weakness from other historic trading partners.

U.K. furniture manufacturers' turnover declined for the fourth month in the past five in June and at its steepest rate since the start of 2021.

Higher sales, business model adjustments and restructuring helped Furniture Wholesale Group reverse the effects of the most challenging year in its history.

Kent bed maker Sleepeezee has expanded into the children's mattress market with the launch of a new dedicated kids bed brand called Little Bedz.

GNG Group has launched a mattress programme that brings benefits to the consumer market derived from its experience of supplying the National Health Service (NHS).

Stakeholders including furniture retailers, manufacturers and wholesalers are being encouraged to provide their views on a proposed new approach to the fire safety of domestic upholstered furniture and furnishings.

Tempur Sealy International (TSI) says U.K. beds market leader Dreams was not affected at all by the cybersecurity event that has caused disruption elsewhere across the conglomerate's operations.

Dreams, the U.K.'s largest beds retailer, booked a rise in net income last year as high single-digit percentage sales growth and the lapping of one-off costs helped mitigate against inflationary cost pressures.

Lower demand for U.K. made goods from Ireland, particularly mattresses, hit furniture exports ahead of the summer, according to new data. Upholstery exports held up stronger.

Tempur Sealy International (TSI), the world's largest bedding company, says its operations were temporarily interrupted following the discovery of a cybersecurity event.

Sales of bedding products fell sharply for mattress components company Leggett & Platt in the second quarter with the key cog in the manufacturing supply chain citing weak consumer demand.

A North East retailer that runs multiple consumer goods websites including one specialised in the sale of beds and mattresses has been placed into administration.

Northern Ireland based upholstery and beds retailer Hometime Group has expanded the Dreams retail brand into the Republic of Ireland for the first time.

Dreams has taken steps to protect its intellectual property rights by objecting to a trademark application made by a micro-fashion retail enterprise.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) has produced a member testimonial video with a difference, using puppets voiced by well-known industry figures to increase awareness and promote the benefits of joining the trade association.

U.K. mattress production declined last year but revenue for companies operating in the sector still climbed thanks to the manufacture or onward sale of other related goods.

The Danish manufacturing company that owns and supplies mattresses and pillows to Tempur's U.K. business found profit growth last year despite rising costs and flat sales.

Mattress, bed bases and pillows brand Tempur has extended its sponsorship of the professional Lifeplus Wahoo Cycling team for an additional year.

The rescue of the West Midlands furniture wholesaler Serene earlier this year saved 35 jobs but compromised the debts owed to creditors including HMRC and suppliers.

A huge positive swing in gross margin helped profits climb for Giomani Designs last year, mitigating sales falling by almost £10 million compared with the previous year.

Vertically-integrated bed company Get Laid Beds has appointed Scott Shields as chief executive officer as the founders look to bolster the fast-growing brand's leadership team.

Year-on-year furniture turnover at the factory gate declined for the second straight month in May according to figures out Thursday morning from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Gareth Berry has stepped down as chief operating officer at Silentnight after a little under two years with the U.K.'s largest bed manufacturer.

Discount claims made by Emma Sleep in the U.K. did not stack up according to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which also has concerns that certain marketing practices may breach consumer protection law.

Bensons for Beds has extended the debt maturity profile of tens of millions of pounds of outstanding borrowings and confirmed the size of additional finance provided by its owner Alteri Investors last year.

Tempur U.K. made its first major product launch in eight years at an event in London on Thursday night attended by over 100 of the country's elite independent and multiple furniture retailers.

National beds and mattress specialist Bensons for Beds says it maintained its upwards momentum shift from the first half with high single-digit sales growth in the third quarter of its financial year.

Industrial giant The Vita Group is simplifying its corporate structure following the 2021 acquisition of the Usleep mattress making business from Belfield Group.

The managing director of Relyon and Dunlopillo has hailed the progress the company behind the heritage bed brands has made since its 2020 buyout, despite a more difficult trading backdrop last year.

Direct-to-consumer mattress and sleep company Brook & Wilde (Brook + Wilde) is close to the completion of a restructure of the business and has called on a supplier to withdraw a potentially disruptive winding up petition.

Bricks-to-clicks beds and mattress retailer Bedstar was profitable for at least the eighth straight year through 2021/22, booking its largest gain yet throughout that period.

Wade Spring's output climbed by almost a third last year as the Long Eaton supplier fed high customer demand at the time from the upholstery and bedding manufacturing sectors.

North West bedding supplier Comfy Quilts found top and bottom line growth in the year to January 31, 2023 despite lower sales to a significant related party customer.

Rising revenue was not enough to prevent profits falling at the group behind the 57-store United Carpets & Beds franchise last year. Cash also declined, in part down to loans to related party companies.

A vertically-integrated bed company that describes itself as Ireland’s largest online bedding retailer has continued the buildout of its physical footprint with the opening of a second showroom.

Tickets are now available to book for the Bed Show Gala Dinner and Bed Industry Awards Ceremony at the Telford International Centre later this year, the National Bed Federation (NBF) has announced.

A foam and fibre conversion business part-owned by one of the U.K.'s largest upholstered furniture manufacturers has returned to profit in the past year.

The Vita Group, the diversified supplier of foam, underlay and maker of finished mattresses, is to be the headline sponsor of the inaugural Furniture Component Expo.

The private equity owner of Hilding Anders will cede equity in the mattress manufacturing conglomerate as part of a debt restructuring plan being implemented via a U.K. court.

Yorkshire comedian Maisie Adam will host the National Bed Federation (NBF) Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony this autumn, the trade association has announced.



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