RELAUNCH planned for spring 2017 Surrey show

HANDOVER complete following Jerry Yates’ retirement; Peter Ridpath becomes sales and marketing director at Swanglen

PREMIUM bed maker Hypnos said it expects to employ at least 60 new apprentices as part of a five-year job creation plan at its two manufacturing sites.

wrappedMatsTHE IP dispute between Mammoth Group, The Foam Company and Adjustamatic Beds Limited has been settled and is now at an end.

SPANISH bedding giant flexes its muscles, partnering up its British and American interests

THE Sleep Council today released its latest Great British Bedtime report, designed to get sleep issues in the news ahead of National Bed Month throughout March.

millbrookBedsINTERVIEW with Millbrook group md Mark Croll on the turnaround of the heritage British bed maker

THE BEDS division of the Millbrook group swung back to profit in 2015–16 on higher sales and lower costs as its 18 month turnaround plan paid off.

pocketCoilThIMPORTS of foam and sprung mattresses into the U.K. jumped by more than a quarter in 2016.

TEMPUR Sealy International Inc. has moved to protect itself from a potential takeover following the sharp fall in its share price last week.

PARTNERS major independent furniture retailers as it expands brand’s retail footprint beyond London

RETAILERS can download new trade toolkit featuring updated marketing collateral

ASPATRIA bed maker Sealy U.K. has agreed a sponsorship deal with rugby league team Wigan Warriors, the 2016 Super League champions.

AGREES two-year deal to back Leeds Rhinos

tempurMatWHAT impact will the news have on the mattress market, and will it be felt in the UK beds sector?

tempurFlexTEMPUR Sealy International Inc. is to end its 657 million dollar supply agreement with Mattress Firm Holdings Corp. during the first quarter of 2017.

tempurMatMEMORY foam pioneer Tempur has posted UK revenue growth and looks primed to build out sales again when it files numbers for 2016.

FORMER Smallbone, Mark Wilkinson and Clive Christian executive joins Savoir Beds

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

mattressmanFascia

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.

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