Mattress and divan sales climbed by more than a fifth at Harrison Spinks in 2014–15 as the Leeds group invested heavily on job creation and its manufacturing operation.

Owners of privately owned specialist retailer Land of Beds have rewarded their 30-strong staff after they beat internal sales targets by over 8 per cent in 2015.

The National Bed Federation has announced Marcus Brigstocke as host of its 2016 Bed Show Gala Dinner and Awards ceremony.

Mattress and foam goods supplier The Foam Company has developed a waste management programme for recycling its leftover foam and packaging.

cocoonBySealyGlobal bedding supplier Tempur Sealy International has revealed branding, imagery, pricing and the service proposition behind its Sealy business’ entry into the bed-in-a-box market.

Lancashire manufacturer Sweet Dreams is investing around £1m on a historic mill in Nelson as its expands its bed and mattress component production.

Leeds mattress and bed technology firm Harrison Spinks has appointed Michael Dingwall as manufacturing director.

AnthonyJoyceSlumberlandSteinhoff plans to expand its Wellington and Huntingdon bed factories as it builds capacity following high demand for its relaunched Slumberland and Dunlopillo brands.

mattressGenThe md of Sleepeezee owner Simmons Bedding Group says it is business as usual for the manufacturer despite financial problems at its French parent company.

furmanacAdjustable beds and upholstery manufacturer Furmanac grew sales 15.9 per cent last year with its turnover having more than doubled in under five years.

simbaMattressBoxMattress brand Simba has launched into the ecommerce beds market and announced a partnership with department store retailer John Lewis.

hypnosBedLuxury bed maker Hypnos expanded its international dealer network as it grew its top line by almost a third in the year to end June.

foamLawyers working on behalf of the estate of one of Britain’s largest beds manufacturers have agreed a seven-figure settlement with foam suppliers following a damages claim.

tempurFlexThe UK md of memory foam pioneer Tempur says its new hybrid mattress programme will be available to UK retailers later this year.

Bekaert Textiles is to acquire DesleeClama to create what the companies describe as the world’s leading mattress fabric supplier.

Five directors are to step down from the board of global bedding conglomerate Tempur Sealy International including the former director-general of the UK Conservative Party.

Sales climbed last year at the company behind beds retailer Dreams’ stores in Northern Ireland and its co-located upholstery format.

SpinkEdgarPremium mattress brand Spink & Edgar has launched into the United States after agreeing a licensing deal with bedding executives with experience across the US mattress supply chain.

MattressmanCorbyBeds retail chain Mattressman enjoyed top and bottom line growth in 2014–15 as it expanded its store base and grabbed a bigger share of online sales.

The Foam Company has opened a new distribution centre that doubles its operating space and will quicken delivery times by allowing it hold stocks.

millbrookBedsBed manufacturing output at the Millbrook group reached eight figures for the first time since 2009 in the year to end June as the firm built on its first growth in a decade the previous year.

SteveHenningVispringPremium beds manufacturer Vispring has named Steve Henning as managing director, replacing Mike Meehan who is stepping down after 20 years in the role.



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