Timber felled in the woodland will be kiln-dried and ready for use from the end April
Bed maker Harrison Spinks says it has felled the first trees from its wholly-owned and responsibly-managed Yorkshire forest.

Sleepeezee say it has been verified as carbon neutral by Carbon Footprint Limited, an organisation that works with companies to minimise their environmental impact.

Dreams posted fourth straight year of growth in 2017
Bed specialist Dreams posted bigger profits as sales trended up in high single-digits in 2017, a fourth straight year of growth.

Bed maker Silentnight is adding to its Trafford Centre, Manchester showroom
Silentnight, Britain's largest bed manufacturer, is opening a second flagship showroom and its first in the South East of England.

The numbers remain modest, but 2018 began with a continuing trend for mattress resellers to stock up on overseas-made merchandise.

The operating company housing Millbrook's bed making business posted rising profits as revenue jumped by a fifth in 2016–17.

Eve Sleep: Losing nearly 69 pence for every pound it generates in sales
Eve Sleep posted a bigger loss in 2017 but says it is targeting UK profitability late this year and that the overall group can be earnings positive by the end of 2019.

Leeds Rhinos players joined Fara Butt, sales and marketing director of Shire Beds, (right) and Rob Oates, commerical director of Leeds Rhinos (left) at the launch event last week
Bed manufacturer Shire Beds this week launched the second year of its marketing partnership with Leeds Rhinos, the Super League winning rugby league team.

Motion furniture brand Adjustamatic is opening its second consumer showroom with a retail store in Cheshire.

The video is available via the NBF and Sleep Council YouTube channels
The National Bed Federation has created a new video for National Bed Month underscoring how an old mattress can negate other positive sleep-related behaviour.

Millbrook Beds has appointed Nigel Hillier as agent for Birmingham, South Wales and the South West of England, further expanding its sales team.

Mattress brand phased out of by existing UK retail partner, ending Beter Bed UK link for now

Administrators have sold a number of Warren Evans' store leases
Duff & Phelps has found takers for a handful of Warren Evans showrooms, though the 14-store bedroom business has now closed after an orderly wind down.

Luxury bed maker Hästens will continue to build out its retail presence in the UK market with the addition of a first showroom in the North.

Pan-European mattress retail group Beter Bed Holding said rising costs associated with upgrading stores and ecommerce were behind falling profits in 2017.

The md of online beds retailer MattressOnline says a strategic decision to move away from the lower end of the market has pushed up average order values.

Sales and profits climbed at foam giant Recticel in 2017 despite weakness at both its bedding division and the business unit supplying foam to furniture makers.

Spinks Springs, the Leeds mattress components business, has hired another foam industry veteran as it looks to drive foam-replacement products among Europe's bed and sofa makers.

Southampton bed maker follows up sales director appointment.

International sales ramped up double-digit for bed maker Tempur Sealy in the final quarter driven by mainland Europe and Asia. It also made gains with its direct business.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.