Bed maker Sleepeezee says investment at its Kent factory along with supporting overseas carbon offsetting projects have helped it achieve key sustainability targets and maintain its carbon neutral status.

Seven companies from the across the U.K. furnishings sector claimed King's Awards for Enterprise, including two for the Harrison Spinks beds, components and fillings group in Leeds.

The multi-million pound launch of Strandfoam U.K. into the British market has driven down prices in the foam supply sector and disrupted the status quo, according to its owner.

Consumer price inflation for household furniture eased to a 19-month low in March while input cost inflation at the furniture factory gate fell to its lowest level in over two years.

Revenue growth accelerated for Bensons for Beds in the three months to end March with the vertically-integrated retailer announcing plans to step up its store expansion programme.

Imports of foam and sprung mattress imports into the U.K. increased on the back of shipments from China almost doubling compared with the same period last year.

Sleep Expo Europe, a new exhibition and conference for the European mattress, bedding and sleep tech industries, is to take place in the Netherlands in just over a year from now.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) has appointed Tristine Hargreaves as its new executive director, succeeding Jessica Alexander whose decision to stand down was announced last October.

High-end bedroom furniture and mattress retailer And So To Bed achieved wider gross margin last year as it adjusted its sales strategy to reflect the inflationary cost backdrop.

Profits at Vispring jumped by more than a quarter as the Devon bed maker enjoyed rapid growth in mainland European export markets last year.

The value of U.K. furniture manufacturing turnover declined on an annual basis for the first time in two years in February, official data out Thursday morning showed, but January figures were better than first reported.

Kent bed maker Sleepeezee Holdings has agreed an £18 million buy-in transaction with Legal & General Assurance Society, securing the pension benefits of around 200 retired and deferred scheme members.

The family investment group that acquired half of Emma Sleep at the start of the pandemic increased the size of its holding in the direct-to-consumer and wholesale mattress business last year.

Revenue advanced for mattress ticking conglomerate BekaertDeslee last year on the back of the pass-through of higher input costs, and a major acquisition.

Third generation family retailer Prestige Beds is to fully reopen its flagship store in the Whitebirk area of Blackburn this weekend following a comprehensive refurbishment programme.

Sleep Country Canada has agreed to buy the Canadian assets of Casper Sleep, the U.S. bed-in-a-box brand often cited as the pioneer in the product category.

Furniture maker and retailer HSL has opened its first store in north London with the launch of a new concept flagship format in Hendon.

A North West mattress and comfort seating products supplier became a minority shareholder in direct-to-consumer beds and sleep products business Brook and Wilde [Brook + Wilde] last year in what both parties have described as a strategic partnership.

The financial period leading up to the divestment of Millbrook Beds by the Croll family was a year of two halves, according to commentary in newly-filed accounts.

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Dewsbury based ecommerce retailer Happy Beds maintained profitable momentum last year as it continued to ramp up inventory levels.

The owners of a Birmingham bedding company have completed a buyout of Serene Beds and Furniture in a deal that secures the future of the West Bromwich wholesaler.

Privately-owned bed retailer Mattressman has successfully completed the company voluntary arrangement (CVA) it agreed with creditors back in 2018.

The group md of Hypnos says the high-end bed maker has managed to build further top line momentum through 2022/23 despite the loss of a high-profile hotel contract and the tough economic backdrop.

Retailer Bensons for Beds will on Thursday kickstart the next phase in its plan for the eveSleep brand, expanding and displaying its mattress programme across its c. 160-store national retail network for the first time.

A hiring surge saw the Harrison Spinks group add over 100 new jobs in a period when revenue growth at its beds division outpaced that of its co-controlled components and fillings business unit. Higher costs meant EBITDA dropped by more than a fifth.

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A multi-million pound turnover Birmingham based ecommerce beds retailer has been landed with a winding up petition from HM Revenue & Customs for unpaid tax.

National bed retailer Bensons for Beds will expand its store footprint this weekend with the opening of a new store near its Cambridgeshire manufacturing base.

A court has handed West Midlands cabinet, mattress and bedframe importer and wholesaler Serene Beds and Furniture another ten days to reorganise its affairs.

20 U.K. exhibitors will show at Interzum next month as the manufacturers' event returns with sustainability high on its agenda after a four-year absence.

A seven-figure vendor of mattresses, divans, headboards and bed sets on the Amazon marketplace platform has a new shareholder following ownership adjustments.

Bensons for Beds chief operating officer Gavin Chappell is taking on additional responsibilities as part of plans by the national retailer to divide the role of chief customer officer into separate parts.

Dreams has officially opened its new warehouse at Willenhall in the West Midlands, describing the 260,000sqft facility as its largest investment in physical assets to date.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) has boosted its retailer support offering with five marketing toolkits to increase awareness of the NBF-approved tick, and to share advice around the bed-buying process, after-purchase care, and mattress settlement.

Three major home furnishings retailers have agreed 10-year leases to occupy stores in the redeveloped former Toys R Us unit at the Metro Retail Park, Gateshead.

Bensons for Beds has launched a variable support mattress that is softer on one side and firmer on the other with the aim of meeting the changing needs of children as they grow towards adulthood.

Building work has begun at MattressNextDay's purpose-built distribution centre and showroom in the South East of England.

Bensons for Beds will this weekend expand its West Midlands retail footprint with the launch of a new store at Erdington to the northeast of Birmingham city centre.

Harrison Spinks Beds is upgrading its U.S. stock programme with a Los Angeles distribution centre leased in partnership with logistics specialist Rhenus Group. The move will help it drastically cut lead times.



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