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Dreams was named Large Bed Retailer of the Year
National beds specialist Dreams was last night named Large Bed Retailer of the Year at the National Bed Federation's Bed Show Gala Dinner with Arighi Bianchi, Argos and Otty winning in other retail categories.

Harrison Spinks was named top large bed maker at the NBF Gala Dinner in Telford last night, with South Coast producer Millbrook claiming the prize for smaller concerns.

First UK accounts for U.S direct-to-consumer mattress business.

Mattress imports reached record high in July
July saw record mattress imports as higher shipments and truckloads arriving from China and Poland pushed the category 10 percent higher-on-year.

L&P is best known here for supply springs to the mattress market
Pocket spring maker Leggett & Platt, one of the key suppliers to Britain's bed industry, absorbed higher raw material costs as profits fell last year despite a double-digit sales bump.

Dura Beds' Batley factory
Sales and profits fell last year but West Yorkshire bed maker Dura Beds spent heavily again on production capacity and capability as it eyes expansion.

Sweet Dreams, the Lancashire bed maker celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, has appointed Darrell Tough as its new sales agent for Scotland.

DTC mattress brand Simba expanded in 2016–17
Mattress brand Simba Sleep invested nearly £2 for every £1 it generated in sales last year in a sign of its intent to make an impression on British and international bed markets.

Direct-to-consumer mattress business Simba Sleep has begun financing its receivables in selected European markets after agreeing a new secured line of credit late last month.

Weaker volumes in its comfort foams business failed to prevent Recticel achieving top and bottom line growth in the first half as it managed to mitigate some of its own input cost pressures.

James Sturrock starts at Eve Sleep on September 10
Direct-to-consumer bedding brand Eve Sleep has appointed Moonpig md James Sturrock as CEO. He replaces Jas Bagniewski, who left the business earlier this year.

Bed brand Casper Sleep has temporarily ceased selling goods to consumers on credit, parking an agreement with its finance partner while it clarifies its regulatory obligations.

Peter, Simon and Daniel Spinks together with other management and colleagues as they collected the Queen's Awards for Enterprise from Tim Hare
Harrison Spinks welcomed the Vice Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire to its Leeds headquarters last week as it collected its third and fourth Queen's Awards for Enterprise.

Sales of Tempur branded products declined in Europe last year as higher levels of competition impacted demand, according to accounts for the Danish factory where they are produced.

Two years in the making, Harrison Spinks has opened its new Innovation Centre
Beds and components group Harrison Spinks has opened its new Innovation Centre at its Leeds HQ, the culmination of a two-year project that has seen the group invest £2.5 million.

The renewal of the heritage bed brand Rest Assured continues with a dedicated showroom — its fourth overall — to launch this Bank Holiday weekend.

2017 was another bright year for Dreams
Sun Capital has already made good its investment in Dreams with the retailer's cash and profits generation in 2017 facilitating the repayment of another large chunk of shareholder debt.

Retailer West Elm has expanded its collaboration with Leesa Sleep, the direct-to-consumer mattress brand, to include all three of its UK stores.

Year-on-year mattress imports were positive again in June, suggesting the fall in May — a first in nearly two years — was nothing more than a blip.

Dewsbury manufacturer The Shire Bed Company has spent nearly £70,000 upgrading staff facilities as well as kitting out its employees with new uniforms.

Direct-to-consumer mattress brand Simba Sleep has appointed Allan Leighton, former CEO at Asda, as its new chairman, replacing Tom Teichman.

Argos is matching competitors such as direct-to-consumer brands
General merchandise giant Argos, one of the UK's largest retailers of beds, is taking the fight to upstart mattress rivals by introducing a 100-night trial across its mattress product range.

Tempur Sealy International, the world's biggest bed company, earlier this year formed a joint venture that saw it take a majority stake in a new premium beds retail business in Sweden.

Adjustamatic, the motion beds and chairs brand, has opened a third retail showroom amid an expanding physical presence that also takes in sales via third-party operated stores.

Leeds beds business Otty Sleep has agreed a debt funding package with FW Capital Debt Finance, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

Executives of a West Yorkshire bed outfit have launched a fresh trademark application of their own, following an earlier unsuccessful bid to quash a rival's mark.

Ian Owen, European sales manager at Spinks Springs, left, with Ben Burbidge, chairman of the Manufacturing Guild Mark
Spinks Springs, the West Yorkshire maker of micro-springs used in beds and other applications, has won The Furniture Makers' Company's third annual Export Award.

Tough trading conditions in Germany thwarted international bedding giants Tempur Sealy International and Beter Bed Holdings, the two companies said in trading updates.

Foam and sprung mattress imports into Britain declined according to new official figures, bringing an end to 19 straight months of year-on-year growth.

Creditors of West Yorkshire mattress maker Luxury Beds face a shortfall of nearly £1 million after the company entered insolvency proceedings last month.

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The UK bed market advanced again in 2017 as higher mattress production and imports offset a fall in the value of the divan category.

Dunelm acquired the Fogarty IP three years ago
Home furnishings retailer Dunelm is leveraging the Fogarty brand it acquired in 2015 into a complete sleep solutions offer, adding products such as mattresses as part of a co-ordinated approach.

Bed specialist Mattressman has achieved the backing of creditors for its Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) proposal, securing its near-term future.

Rochester based Sleepeezee says conditions have softened after strong first quarter
Sleepeezee, the South East bed maker, says first quarter 2018 sales jumped nearly a fifth but it cautioned that consumers have been more reticent to spend in the period since.

Motion beds and upholstery maker Furmanac has appointed Stuart Page, most recently at Dreamworks Beds, as sales director.

An appeal to invalidate the Zero Gravity trademark has failed
Highgate Beds group retains the ownership of the Zero Gravity trademark — registered by its Matza & Co business — after a rival's efforts to have the mark invalidated failed.

Wiltshire bed maker Dreamworks is to be integrated into the Gallery Direct business
Gallery Direct is to integrate the Dreamworks Beds operation it bought in 2015 into the Gallery business in a move it says will benefit both parties and eliminate duplication.

Margins weakened by rising costs including stock write downs.

Jas Bagniewski has left Eve Sleep, which launched an IPO last year
Mattress brand Eve Sleep has parted company with CEO and co-founder Jas Bagniewski with immediate effect. The company says its performance fell short of expectations in the six months to end June.

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