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All change: (l–r) Eve Sleep chief brand officer Kuba Wieczorek is going part-time; CEO Jas Bagniewski left last year, CFO Abid Ismail is leaving, while COO Felix Lobkowicz has also left.
Chief financial officer Abid Ismail and chief operating officer Felix Lobkowicz are to leave Eve Sleep as the broom sweeping through the direct-to-consumer mattress company delivers more change. The departures were announced alongside 2018 results.

The eponymous founder of South East beds business Warren Evans, which ceased trading in February last year, will today relaunch the brand as an ecommerce pureplay.

Direct-to-consumer mattress business Eve Sleep says its products will no longer be sold in Dreams stores or online after the two companies agreed to end the partnership.

Belgian foam conglomerate Recticel grappled weaker demand in the upholstery and bedding sectors in 2018 but its non-furniture related business insulated its bottom line.

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Clare Taylor has joined Breasley Group as head of marketing.
East Midlands mattress maker and foam converter Breasley Group has appointed Clare Taylor as head of marketing, saying the creation of the new role was sparked by its fast expansion.

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Beter Bed closed a net 150 Matratzen Concord stores in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
A mid-year decision to cut store numbers cost the Dutch based mattress retailer Beter Bed Holding heavily as it booked a €23.3 million net loss for 2018.

An associated company has acquired certain assets of Beaumont Beds, the southeast England retail chain that entered administration with the closure of its stores earlier this month.

The CEO of Tempur Sealy International says its direct business is unlikely to grow far beyond 20 percent of total revenue for strategic reasons, with the bedding giant committed to third-party vendors.

DBC International, the distributor behind the M Line and Wave mattress programmes, is keen to return to the UK market after earlier supply arrangements came to end.

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The retailer closed 16 stores as a result of its CVA.
Beds specialist Mattressman says it is now in a strong position to "weather the economic storms ahead" after it downsized via a CVA last year when tough trading and the loss of data combined to force a restructure.

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Dr Lindsay Browning is Sleep Ambassador for And So To Bed
Dr Lindsay Browning, author of troublesleeping.co.uk, has been appointed Sleep Ambassador at And So To Bed, the UK and international high-end bedding retailer.

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Beaumont Beds trades from stores across London and southeast England.
Independent specialist retail chain Beaumont Beds has been placed into administration with office holders having already culled a number of its stores on appointment and hired agents to find a buyer for the business.

The diversified manufacturing and services group that lists heritage mattress maker Millbrook Beds among its subsidiaries wrote more business in 2017–18 but higher costs weighed on profits.

Retailers and importers built mattress stocks at the close of 2018 with the value of foam and sprung units bought in from abroad up by a quarter year-on-year in December.

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Double Olympic gold medal winning rowers Helen Glover and Alex Gregory visited Dreams Buckinghamshire HQ to help launch the partnership.
Bed specialist Dreams will become the first-ever official sleep partner of the British Olympic team, agreeing a partnership for the run up and duration of the Tokyo 2020 games, which begin in July next year.

Tempur Sealy International has submitted a stalking horse bid for the assets of one of its biggest customers, a 142-store American mattress retailer that filed for bankruptcy protection last month.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) has launched its free-to-download marketing toolkit for retailers to use ahead of National Bed Month, which runs throughout March.

Southern England independent retail chain Beds Are Uzzz is stocking a bed-in-a-box brand for the first time after agreeing a tie-up with Yorkshire based Otty Sleep.

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Silentnight's new South West London showroom
Silentnight, Britain's largest bed maker, has opened a third brand showroom and its second in the south of England.

Dewsbury manufacturer Shire Beds has formed a headboard-making unit within its West Yorkshire factory after deciding to take production in house.

MattressOnline, one of Britain's largest online pureplays, says it is on track to return to growth in 2018–19 with its focus on margins and working smarter.

Bed manufacturing giant Tempur Sealy International and Mattress Firm, which was until 2017 its largest customer, have agreed to a stay of proceedings in their ongoing legal dispute.

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The Eve Mattress as offered by Dreams, the UK national beds specialist
National beds specialist Dreams says it will make the Eve mattress line available on its website again with both parties currently in discussions over the commercial terms of their partnership.

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Some of the cash raised is earmarked for advertising
Channel 4 has agreed to take equity in mattress and ancillary products brand Eve Sleep in lieu of payments for television advertising spend with the broadcaster.

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The Beter Bed group, operator of formats including Matratzen Concord, said back in 2017 it had seen reduced footfall as a result of foam supply issues.
Beter Bed Holding, the multi-format mattress retailer with over 1,000 stores across Europe, is taking legal action against the chemicals giant that was at the centre of foam supply issues back in 2017.

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Marshall Mattress employs 35 people and is based in Toronto
Flex, the £300 million bedding group that owns And So To Bed and Vispring, has agreed to buy Canadian bed maker Marshall Mattress from its private shareholders.

Direct-to-consumer mattress business Emma says it racked up nearly £10 million in sales in the UK in the fourth quarter of 2018, with one of its co-founders forecasting consolidation in the sector in the near-term.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) is calling on companies across the beds supply chain to participate in a survey that will inform future planning policy with regard to used mattresses and improving recycling rates.

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Imports climbed from all the main supply sources
The value of mattresses imported into Britain in November 2018 was higher than any other month in history, new figures show.

Tempur Sealy International has agreed to provide debtor-in-possession finance to one of its major customers in the U.S after the retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

New product line consists wholly of reusable materials, European mattress maker says ahead of launch.

High-end bed maker Vispring has laid the groundwork for widespread sales growth overseas after agreeing a formal distribution contract with France's largest bedding retailer.

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Expanded remit for Tempur UK md
Tempur Sealy International has appointed the head of its Tempur UK operation to a newly-created position.

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The first Silentnight concession is slated for North London
Silentnight, Britain's biggest bed maker, is to expand distribution further after signing an agreement to open concessions inside home improvement chain Homebase.

New hire at And So To Bed, the high-end bedding chain with stores nationwide.

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The range provides the consumer with a heat-regulating and breathable mattress using cashmere, wool and silk
Sleepeezee's Natural Collection has been named the inaugural winner of the Bedding Product of the Year category by Harvey Norman Ireland at the retailer's annual awards ceremony.

Unrelated third-party buys assets of circa £42 million turnover operation.

New one-size-fits-all mattress brand to drive international wholesale business for European bedding business.

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The 30-second ad takes the viewer on a farm-to-factory journey, highlighting Harrison Spinks' vertically-integrated credentials
Harrison Spinks today launches its first-ever television advertising campaign as the Leeds bed maker bids to drive customers into retail stockists' stores and ask for its products.

Suffolk bed manufacturer invested in new assets against a backdrop of market uncertainty in 2017–18.

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