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.

The quantity of mattresses arriving in the U.K. from overseas has declined for the first time this year amid a shift to higher-priced products.

North West mattress and comfort seating products supplier Comfortex found top and bottom line growth in a year that saw it invest in third-party beds and sleep products brand Brook + Wilde.

Recticel's U.K. comfort foams business is now in the hands of a Midlands-based investment firm after the Belgian conglomerate closed out the sale of the rest of its global engineered foam units to Carpenter for a revised-down price.

U.K. furniture manufacturers' turnover fell on a year-on-year basis for only the second time in 26 months in April, according to new Office for National Statistics (ONS) data.

East Midlands manufacturer Vogue Beds has appointed experienced furniture industry executive Marc Cotton as its new national sales manager.

Consumers awaiting furniture and mattresses from customers of delivery giant Tuffnells face potential delays after the freight specialist was formally placed into the hands of restructuring advisors on Monday.

Longtime Dreams chief financial officer (CFO) Kim Zaheer is stepping down, sparking an internal promotion for Petra Kasperova. The U.K. beds retail market leader has also hired its first-ever chief information officer (CIO).

A major delivery company in the flatpack furniture and roll-pack mattress sectors filed a notice of intent to appoint administrators on Friday, leaving many retailers facing uncertainty regarding last-mile fulfilment. It followed a smaller rival doing likewise a day earlier.

A modest uplift in mattress sales helped the ecommerce channel return to growth in the first quarter of 2023. But weak store demand meant overall revenue across the wider furniture industry still declined.

The operator of multiple franchised Natuzzi stores across the U.K. is to expand its presence in the Midlands with two new units alongside a new store for beds market leader Dreams.

National sleep specialist Bensons for Beds has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Paul Owen as chief retail officer.

A fifth of the furniture wholesale company Julian Bowen remains in the hands of either management or the founding family following the death of the company's eponymous founder last year.

A U.S. bankruptcy court has approved the Chapter 11 reorganisation plan for Serta Simmons Bedding (SSB), shunting the bed manufacturing giant further along the path to recovery.

Home and leisure retailer The Range is making a concerted effort to elevate its beds proposition with a new Sleep Store format inside its general merchandise superstores.



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