Vispring, the Devon bed maker whose products sell at the top end of the mass market, will open its previously-signposted second London showroom next month.

Category demand for beds is stabilising according to the CEO of Tempur Sealy International (TSI), the world's largest bedding company and owner of U.K. retailer Dreams.

Aspire Furniture, a growing supplier to the ecommerce mattress sector in the U.K., is planning to build its international business after agreeing new trade finance.

The owner of Bensons for Beds has now received almost the entirety of the amount it was owed at the time of the prepack transaction that divorced the bed retailer from Harveys, its hitherto sister furniture chain.

The company behind retail brand Julian Charles diversified into hard furniture categories such as bedroom cabinet, bedsteads and mattresses heading into peak season last year, expanding beyond its core soft furnishings programme.

British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM) has agreed a partnership with Verisio that gives its members a cost effective route to tracking ethical compliance.

There is no change of landlord for Bensons for Beds' manufacturing operations in Cambridgeshire despite the sale of the factory propco by Bensons' owner Alteri Investors last year.

Longtime bed industry executive Jason Lowdon is joining Kent bed maker Sleepeezee with a brief to further develop its overseas business as export director.

Profits jumped for the company behind Dreams stores in Northern Ireland last year as it found margin and maintained top line momentum.

The owner of direct-to-consumer and wholesale mattress brand Nectar Sleep pumped more cash into the U.K. business in the post-pandemic period as revenue fell sharply and impacted the bottom line.

HM Revenue & Customs is the only material creditor of Dream Therapy, the Batley bed maker whose insolvency was announced earlier this week.

National Bed Month will have a new theme this March with the National Bed Federation (NBF) to position the bed as a 'miracle product' that can have a positive impact on health and wellbeing.

The family founders of the Duvalay beds and mattresses business have created a new group restructure, uniting all four of their brands under the Raskelf Group umbrella.

Experienced furniture industry manufacturing executive Chris Box has been appointed managing director at Dreamworks Beds, the Gallery Direct-owned mattress maker.

A bed maker with a factory showroom in Batley has been placed into the hands of restructuring advisors within months of recording mid six-figure profits.

Direct-to-consumer and wholesale mattress brand Casper Sleep has appointed Joe Megibow, the former CEO at competitor Purple Innovation, as its new chief executive.

The value of foam and sprung mattress imports arriving into the U.K. declined in November despite a large upswing in Tempur products landing at U.K. ports.

Components supplier Leggett & Platt is to reduce its bedding manufacturing and distribution footprint as part of a programme of restructuring measures designed to cut costs and boost profits.

Bed manufacturer Sealy United Kingdom booked a larger deficit last year as the tough market contributed to revenue declining by more than a fifth.

The average pay award for workers at U.K. furniture factories will be 4.9 percent this year, according to the British Furniture Manufacturers' (BFM) latest Wages Survey.

Upholstery and beds brand Willow and Hall has a new managing director following its takeover earlier this month, with its new owner also revealing the size of its stake in the Frome-based business.

The U.K. arm of mattress spring maker Leggett & Platt maintained double-digit net margin despite absorbing rising costs and enduring a weaker bed market here after pandemic restrictions were eased.

The longtime partner of bed retailer Dreams in Northern Ireland plans to follow the launch of the brand in the Republic of Ireland last year with a second store.

Output at the furniture factory gate was lower for the eighth consecutive month in November as U.K. producers continued to struggle for new orders.

Dusk has emerged as one of the largest ecommerce retailers in the U.K. after it diversified from selling bedding and soft furnishings into the sale of furniture, spanning beds and mattresses through to upholstery and dining ranges.

The National Bed Federation (NBF), the trade association for the U.K. bed industry, is signposting where consumers can dispose of old mattresses with a dedicated website providing local recycling options.

Mattress and bedding company Mammoth Sit and Sleep will bring in a number of new managers this month ahead of plans to invest in new distribution and display assets.

Earning power and cash accumulation continued to build at Highgrove Beds through the immediate post-pandemic period as revenue climbed to record levels.

Vita Group, the diversified industrial giant with operations spanning the supply of foam to the manufacture of finished mattresses and underlay, booked lower profits in post-pandemic trading, just-filed consolidated accounts show.

Direct-to-consumer and wholesale mattress and ancillary products company Simba Sleep has agreed a seven-figure, one year partnership with Channel 5 in what was described as the channel's largest-ever sponsorship deal.

Upholstery and beds retailer Hometime Group has achieved two marketing milestones for its Sofatime brand; the launch of a new website, and a first-ever television advertisement.

Easy Rest Beds, the family-owned company behind the Barker & Finch brand, says it hopes to create additional employment and invest in increased manufacturing capacity through 2024.

A vendor of mattresses, divans, headboards and bed sets sold via the Amazon marketplace platform has ceased trading and been placed into liquidation.

Core furniture exports out of the U.K. declined for the fourth straight month in October despite higher demand from the number one export market.

Furniture wholesaler and bed manufacturer Balmoral saw revenue return closer to pre-pandemic levels in the year to end March, but rising costs hit the bottom line.

Consumer household furniture prices stabilised in November, as official data showed a first rise in inflation in the category in nearly a year and a half. By contrast, stubbornly-high flooring inflation eased to a 33-month low.

Spinks, the Yorkshire manufacturer best known for supplying bed components, has secured a £250,000 research contract to bring its EcoSeat spring technology to U.K. rail seating.

Sleepeezee has produced and donated limited edition children's books to The Children's Hospital Charity as part of the launch of Little Bedz, its new kids beds product line.

The CEO of Simba Sleep says the mattress brand is working closely with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to ensure best practice after the U.K.'s competition regulator launched an investigation into whether the company is misleading consumers.

Foam and sprung mattress imports into the U.K. climbed for the fourth straight month in October, reaching the second highest level in history.



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