Eve Sleep says UK trading momentum has continued
Mattress retailer Eve Sleep said today that its strong first half trading momentum has continued, adding that its UK business will be profitable by the final quarter of next year.

Bed maker Silentnight group generated strong sales, profits and cash last year and used the proceeds to deleverage, clearing all bank debt and a chunk of cash owed to its owner.

Award win for Rochester bed maker

Silentnight achieved its highest profits since the turn of the century
Britain's biggest bed maker has posted its largest profits since the turn of the century as Silentnight group revenue reached its highest level in twelve years.

Jones & Tomlin's Worthing Bedding Centre store
South East England independent beds retailer Jones & Tomlin made gains in the year to end March, building cash and deleveraging in the process.

Shire Beds celebrates opening of its new Dewsbury HQ
Suppliers, supporters and local dignitaries joined Shire Beds as it held a grand opening event at its new Dewsbury headquarters.

Consumer flight to value and convenience is evident in the beds sector with more shoppers seeking out lower priced items bought through distance selling channels, according to new research.

More mattresses arrived from Poland, Denmark and China as the value of foam and sprung units arriving on British shores jumped 23 percent year-on-year in September.

Sales near doubled for the UK arm of European mattress brand Dormeo last year, ahead of it expanding its physical presence here with a first UK showroom.

Belgian mattress ticking giant BekaertDeslee is investing more than $4 million (£3 mill.) expanding its production capability in North America.

The National Bed Federation is to step up efforts to keep end-of-life mattresses out of landfill, saying the industry has a "moral and ethical duty" to find solutions.

Pan-European mattress retailer Beter Bed Holding has blamed lower footfall at stores in its largest market to the 'negative consequences of the foam issues at suppliers.'

Bedding giant Tempur Sealy International said third quarter sales advanced in high single-digit percentages outside North America though its CEO said the UK market was impacted by Brexit.

National Bed Federation members are now automatically part of a Primary Authority Partnership (PAP) scheme with West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service.

Chris Francis has been named national sales manager at Steinhoff UK Beds with responsibility for the Huntingdon bed maker's Myers and Slumberland brands.


Greg Flynn is to become sales director for UK block foam at Vitafoam when Graham Wilson retires at the end of next week.

Service Timber, whose timber is used to make divan bed bases, posted a seventh rise in sales in eight years in 2016–17, with growth escalating compared to the previous year.


Britain's biggest bed maker Silentnight has revealed the creative for its return to television advertising after a near decade-long absence.

Steinhoff-owned Conforama has agreed to buy luxury beds retailer Mon Lit et Moi from its private shareholders in a move that accelerates its move into the premium bedding market in France.

Foam supplier Recticel says it has resumed production at all five of its European factories affected by deliveries of an out-of-spec chemical component that prompted a health scare last week.

The group behind the North Wales direct-to-the-consumer Adjustamatic Beds business returned to profit in 2016 as it achieved higher sales and cut costs.

Shipments of mattress arriving at British ports ramped up in August, growing faster than in any other month so far this year.

West Yorkshire mattress maker Highgrove Beds made more than 15 percent at the pretax line as sales and profits snowballed in the year to end December 2016.

Swedish luxury bed maker Hästens booked a wider deficit at its UK operation last year as narrower margins offset the impact of higher sales.

Chemicals giant BASF says foam produced with out-of-spec TDI poses no health threat to consumers, allaying industry fears of an expensive product recall.

Underlying earnings improved at Airsprung Group in 2016–17 but an actuarial loss on its pension scheme and the disposal of what was Collins and Hayes proved a drag on its net result.

Bedding components company Latexco has named Max Acdarian as sales and marketing director at its new pocket spring business unit.

Trade association the National Bed Federation has appointed a full time technical manager in a move that strengthens its capability to support and monitor standards across UK bed making.


Factories across Europe have begun to react following safety fears regarding the foam supply chain. This includes a German mattress plant issuing a product recall.

CHEMICALS conglomerate BASF has provided further guidance after detecting a "significantly higher concentration of dichlorobenzene," in TDI, a key ingredient used to make flexible foam.

Mattress pioneer Tempur has served up another record year in the UK with sales climbing double-digit in the 12 months to end December.

Foam supplier Carpenter said rising costs, adverse exchange rate movements and raw material shortages affected the performance of its UK based subsidiary last year.

Owning Vispring continues to prove lucrative with the bed maker's rising profits helping its Spanish owner collect its biggest dividend yet.

Mattress company Simba Sleep has earned itself a rebuke from the Advertising Standards Authority for claiming it sells the 'Most Advanced Mattress Ever.'

Mansion House Bedding Group, the Suffolk bed base and mattress vertical, has expanded again as it followed up its factory outlay with further investment in 2016–17.

The finance director at luxury bedroom retailer And So To Bed has been additionally appointed FD at sister company Vispring, the high-end bed maker.

THE balance sheet value of Harrison Spinks' U.S joint venture with Hickory Springs has increased after the latter acquired Charles Wade's share in the business.

BEDDING conglomerate Tempur Sealy International has named Bhaskar Rao as its new chief financial officer, replacing current incumbent Barry Hytinen.

THE DETAIL of every single spring, treatment and fabric that goes into a British-made Sealy bed is to be published as part of a "full disclosure" policy, the bed maker said this week.

PROFITS fell at North West bedding supplier Trendsetter Home Furnishings in 2016–17 though the company said it continued to invest in production.

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