Harrison Spinks, which grows the fillings and produces the springs used to make its mattresses, has invested £1.8 million in a new wire drawing facility in Lincolnshire.

Mattressman posted record sales and underlying profits in 2016–17 ahead of its move to a new HQ last autumn. Statutory earnings declined because of startup costs at its new department store fascia.

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Warren Evans' Camden store, one of 14 in the South East of England
Bedroom specialist Warren Evans, which entered administration ten days ago, has stopped taking new orders and told existing customers not to expect delivery.

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Photograph: Peter Betteridge
Leading figures from the beds industry have paid tribute to multiple-award winning independent retailer Peter Betteridge, who has died aged 71.

A late end-of-year slump wasn't enough to prevent double-digit growth in mattress imports through 2017 as UK retailers bought in more goods from the Far East and Eastern Europe.

Top and bottom line squeeze at Birmingham producer.

West Yorkshire bed maker and distributor Platinum Enterprise UK is among Britain's biggest 20 bed suppliers, the company's first full disclosure accounts reveal.

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Breasley is the UK's largest vacuum-packed mattress supplier; Image: Breasley
East Midlands mattress maker and foam converter Breasley posted higher profits as it built out sales by nearly a quarter in 2016–17.

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BekaertDeslee's new R&D hub in Waragem, Belgium
BekaertDeslee, the mattress ticking and textiles conglomerate, will this year open a new Innovation and Design Centre (IDC) opposite its Belgian HQ.

Eve Sleep, the listed beds and bedding company, is moving into new North London headquarters after agreeing terms on a new Camden office building.

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Warren Evans, headquartered at Camden (pictured), has been placed into administration
South East mattress and bedroom furniture retailer Warren Evans has been placed into administration as efforts to secure investment or a solvent sale proved fruitless.

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Bensons for Beds' Harper bedframe, designed by Sir Terence Conran
Bensons for Beds will this week begin selling a bedframe range designed by Sir Terence Conran as part of plans by the retailer to appeal to a wider customer base.

The company behind the Bodyease brand has seen its membership of the National Bed Federation (NBF) suspended following its IP dispute with Birlea Furniture.

Mattress maker acquires new site for seven-figure sum.

Mattress Firm, the largest beds retailer in the U.S, has reappointed Steve Stagner as CEO, replacing Ken Murphy who had succeeded him in the role back in 2016.

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Sales were up 2.7 percent last year at Hypnos
Profits jumped by a fifth as bed maker Hypnos widened margins and grew sales in 2016–17.

Bed maker Millbrook has named longtime Breasley executive Mark Hughes as sales director with a brief to expand the brand and build its rapport with independent retailers.

Casper, the emerging mattress retailer, has hired Greg Macfarlane as its first chief financial officer amid a board strengthening that sees it fill its chief marketing officer (CMO) vacancy.

The pan-European mattress retailer behind the Matratzen Concord chain pinned a 9.4 percent slide in final quarter sales on weakness in Germany, its number one market.

The liquidation of Birmingham bed maker Dream Masters Limited will cost creditors more than £650,000, with a series of businesses majoring in supplying components to the mattress trade hardest hit.

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Mattress imports into Britain were down by more than a fifth heading into peak season
Late autumn mattress imports into Britain fell by a fifth in the weeks after Europe's manufacturers were hit by out-of-spec foam components threatening to get into the supply chain.

Beter Bed Holding, the circa 1,200 store pan-European mattress retailer, has hired John Kruijssen as its new CEO, replacing Ton Anbeek.

Rob King has been promoted to sales director at Breasley Consumer Products, with the bed maker also having recruited Louise Chung as key accounts manager.

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Dreams will continue opening stores this year as well as investing in its existing estate
National bed specialist Dreams is planning to invest another £10 million this year but CEO Mike Logue says the business will heed the lessons of the past.

Anti Copying In Design (ACID) has revoked the membership of Platinum Enterprise (UK) with immediate effect after the company and one of its directors were found guilty of trademark infringement.

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Legal dispute centred on sale of Torino daybeds on Amazon; Photo: Birlea Furniture
Bedroom furniture company Platinum Enterprise (UK) has been found guilty of trademark infringement with a judge ruling it sold beds on Amazon under the Birlea name that were not Birlea beds.

The National Bed Federation, the UK bed industry trade association, will make its debut at the Northpoint trade show in Edinburgh later this month.

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Birlea Furniture's Torino Daybed is at the centre of an IP dispute. Image: Birlea
Birlea Furniture has accused bedroom importer Platinum Enterprise (UK) of trademark infringement and passing off for goods sold through an Amazon storefront.

Mattress maker and retailer Warren Evans is considering external investment or a sale of the business as part of plans to build out from its South East base.

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Rest Assured's British Wool Collection includes bedframes and accessories
Heritage bed brand Rest Assured has expanded its partnership with independent retailer Cousins, and says it is the start of a series of retail tie-ups planned for 2018.

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For 2018, Tempur UK has signed up Olympic gold medalist Callum Skinner
Mattress giant Tempur UK is to ramp up its television advertising and has signed up an additional sports star to support its This Sleep is Power campaign.

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Mattress brand Zommos has launched in the UK
An independent bed specialist with three decades in the trade has launched the Zommos brand, claiming it breaks new ground as the "UK's first adjustable firmness mattress."

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Dreams' new advertising campaign explores sleep and relationships
Bed specialist Dreams last Friday launched its new advertising campaign, moving its Replace Every 8 initiative on to a new phase that explores the link between sleep and relationships.

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Mattress brand Simba is targeting expansion outside Europe
Mattress brand Simba Sleep is said to have raised another £40 million from investors as it looks to expand operations outside Europe, with the U.S. and China on its radar.

The rise in overseas-made mattresses arriving in Britain continued in October with imports up by nearly a third year-on-year.

Direct-to-consumer beds brand Simba Sleep among several new signups to NEC show.

Plan to build out stockist base to retailers across the North West of England

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The UK mattress market grew last year
The UK beds supply market is consolidating with major mattress suppliers increasing their combined share by 5.4 percent in 2016–17.

A number of the UK's top drawer independent retailers have begun selling the Simba bed-in-a-box product now the brand's exclusivity agreement with John Lewis has expired.

The multi-million pound marketing spend is paying off with consumers entering furniture stores and asking for Simba or products like it, independent retailers say.

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