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.

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.