BEDS specialist Mattressman will move a step closer to national coverage with new stores planned across the North West and Yorkshire.

HYPNOS was last night awarded the Bed Manufacturer of the Year (over £10 mill.) title as judges recognised another year of UK and overseas growth. Duvalay won the same award, but for manufacturers with a turnover under £10 million.

BENSONS For Beds was named Bed Retailer of the Year at the Bed Show Gala Dinner in Telford last night. Prestige Beds was named winner in the sub-£5 million beds turnover category.

DIVERSIFIED bedding business John Cotton Group won Bed Component Supplier of the Year at last night's Bed Industry Awards in Telford.

BEDDING and soft furnishings supplier Comfy Quilts says demand has held up as organic growth and new products helped it make up for sales lost when BHS collapsed last year.

EAST Midlands mattress and foam products supplier Duflex posted top and bottom line growth as it continued to build out its business last year.

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FAMILY-owned mattress and foam group Breasley has named brothers Mike and Darren Crowshaw as joint managing directors of its Breasley Consumer Products division.

RETAILERS will be able to align themselves with the National Bed Federation with the trade association to launch a new scheme for stockists at the Bed Show next week.

GLOBAL bedding components supplier Latexco will today announce it has agreed a strategic partnership with Wolf Components, expanding its offer into springs.

MILLBROOK is to become the "Official bed of England and GB Hockey" as part of a partnership announced by the Hampshire bed maker.

BED maker Highgrove has appointed former Simmons and Silentnight sales executive Richard Shaw as area sales manager.

EVE Sleep lost £9.1 million before tax on revenue of £11.5 million in the six months to end June, but claimed gains in both gross and EBITDA margins.

POLISH and Chinese goods underpinned a 17 percent rise in total foam and sprung mattress imports at the start of the second half of 2017.

REVENUE climbed for a third consecutive year at bed maker Sweet Dreams in the year to end March. Statutory profits also rose.

DREAMS owner Sun Capital has ended the six-month long sale process after deciding it wanted to retain a stake in the national beds retailer.

ECOMMERCE brand Eve Sleep has agreed a retail partnership with a large German retailer that will see the bedding business' product displayed in all 79 of its stores.

A HOST of Britain's premium mattress makers and retailers will exhibit at Decorex later this month, underscoring the importance of the interior design and specifier markets.

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YORKSHIRE mattress maker Dura Beds says it expects to grow further after returning a double-digit pretax margin on higher sales and more efficient production in 2015–16.

GUY Miller has been appointed managing director at Dreamworks Beds, the Wiltshire bed maker has announced.

MATTRESS retail group Beter Bed Holding built out half-year sales with its smaller fascias and its wholesale division—which sells to the UK market—delivering the strongest sales growth.

BED maker Somnus will introduce its new adjustable sleep system at next month's Bed Show, which takes place at the Telford International Centre from September 19–20.

CARPENTER'S extended Aurora Foam mattress programme will feature among a series of new product introductions planned for next month's Bed Show.

NORTH Amercian bed maker moves to protect new mattress brand in Britain

BREXIT brings both risk and opportunity, says Leggett & Platt as Vitafoam benefits from strong demand within the comfort sector.

MATTRESS company Emma and bedding retailer Beter Bed Holding have announced a distribution tie-up that will see the former's products sold in the latter's stores.

SWEDISH beds conglomerate Hilding Anders saw revenue declined 4.4 percent in 2016 despite enjoying growth in a number of European markets.

AMERICAN mattress brand Casper is said to be talking to UK retailers with a view to its mattresses being sold in physical stores across Britain.

THE GROWTH in mattress imports—which had been advancing in double-digits through the earlier months of 2017—slowed to a stop in June.

MEERA Syal, the comic, actor and writer, will host the 2017 NBF Bed Show Gala Dinner and Awards ceremony next month.

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CROWSHAW family to take full control of the circa £30 million turnover mattress maker.

FORMER Steinhoff and Leggett executives' new venture to shake up component supply in UK beds and mattress sector.

JOHN Lewis and Mothercare supplier receives new funding

GLOBAL bedding conglomerate claims it is outperforming rivals in the British market despite seeing downturn in sales here in Q2.

MATTRESS company Leesa Sleep, LLC has raised $23 million (£17.6 mill.) in Series B funding, the U.S. based business has announced.

EARNINGS climbed at Abingdon, Oxfordshire foam supplier and mattress maker The Foam Company according to newly filed accounts.

HEAD of pan-European bed chain to leave November 1, 2017

Q2 trading update for pan-European bedding specialist

NEW accounts for Steinhoff's Huntingdon plant confirm its return to profit in 2015–16, a year which saw group-wide bed making revenues top £90 million.

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