LUXURY bed maker Hypnos grew sales and profits in 2015–16 with the group saying it opened new retail accounts, expanded internationally and built its hospitality business.

SUPPLIER to Mattressman also hires former Towersleep executive to mastermind growth of trade business

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THE OWNER of specialist retailer Mattressman says the chain will take further steps towards becoming a national business during 2017.

THE NATIONAL Bed Federation has reconfigured and expanded its online presence, creating clearly defined areas for different target groups.

simbaLATEST share issue at hybrid mattress startup Simba Sleep effectively saw its paper value more than double in six months

OPENED two pop-up shops, at Piccadilly and Shoreditch.

IMPROVING conditions had a positive effect on consumer discretionary spend in 2015–16 according to Sweet Dreams, which posted sales up by more than a fifth.

Q4 begins with spike in value of sprung mattress arrivals

CEO talks of impact of foam component price rises

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



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