birkenThBIRKENSTOCK, Germany’s largest footwear manufacturer, is to launch mattresses, bed bases and slatted frames in partnership with a major European furniture maker.

pocketCoilThINVESTIGATION by trade journal Cabinet Maker discovered one-off FR failures and overstatement of mattress spring counts

DIVERSIFIED bedding supplier John Cotton Group was named Business of the Year at the Huddersfield Daily Examiner Business Awards 2016.

MANAGEMENT at diversified foam supplier Recticel said input cost pressures and weak sterling offset volume gains it made in the third quarter.

THE FOUNDERS of Button & Sprung have entered the rolled and folded mattress market with a pocket sprung/foam hybrid product under the Drift Sleep brand.

CLAIMED larger share of weaker European market — CFO

BED maker Harrison Spinks has acquired a flock of Wensleydale sheep and says it could use its wool as a filling in a limited edition mattress line.

airsprungHQWILL leave mid-2017 following a handover; New MD already appointed to the role

CAPITAL contribution reduces intra-group debt

NATIONAL Bed Federation launches Version Two of its Code of Practice

pocketCoilThEBITDA approaches £10 million for L&P Components Europe arm

INCOMING dividends mean profits rise too at the pretax line

AUGUST mattress imports grew ahead of the year-to-date trend on the back of higher shipments from Ireland, Poland and China.

PRO-rata sales advance in high single-digits for Liversedge company

airsprungHQREVENUE and underlying profits climb for Trowbridge group but non-cash writedown sees diversified manufacturer slip to deficit

MACHINERY investment and development will help Harrison Spinks group treble weekly output of own-grown hemp for mattress fillings

REVENUE rises at fastest rate in five years. Profits up 68 percent

BED maker also becomes global supplier to hotel chain

SHARES fall almost 25 percent in after-hours trading for US bedding conglomerate

HERITAGE bed maker takes advertising campaign to broader market

galaDinnerKAYMED, Mattress Online, Vitafoam, Sussex Beds and Dreams won the five Bed Industry Awards for 2016. Here’s why.

INTELLECTUAL property dispute between mattress suppliers Mammoth and Adjustamatic Beds.

Boom, what boom?

sleepeezeeThHERITAGE bed brand Sleepeezee will go to Telford next week with a new brand strapline, instore concept and a product line designed to stretch its price architecture.

sleepeezeeBedTHE GROUP behind heritage bed brand Sleepeezee grew its top line for the first time in eight years in 2015 and is already trading double-digits ahead this year, its md says.