Shire Beds won Bed Product of the Year at the National Bed Federation (NBF) Industry Awards last night while Hypnos and John Cotton Non-Wovens were successful in the Sustainability and Component Product categories.

Sales more than doubled for manufacturer and retailer Get Laid Beds in 2020/21, making it one of the largest ecommerce players in the sector. Profits also jumped sharply.

Harrison Spinks has appointed Scott Hollis as its first-ever U.S. sales manager with a brief to drive the bed maker's business in North America.

The md of Savoir Beds says the luxury brand is back in investment mode and trading at never-before-seen levels after what proved a tough 2020 amid the disruption of the pandemic.

Imports of foam and sprung mattresses declined at the start of the second half despite arrivals from Denmark—home to the factory making Tempur products for the U.K. market—rising to a nine-month high.

Accountants have signposted the increased output of an emerging bed manufacturer in just-filed financial statements for the Birmingham-based company.

Harrison Spinks has unveiled the first of what will become an annual Sustainability Report, highlighting initiatives it says have kept the business at the vanguard of sustainable bed making for years.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) has named the finalists for its annual 2021 Bed Industry Awards' sustainability category after judges whittled down a record number of entries to a final four.

Sukoon Sleep, a new direct-to-consumer bed brand offering bases, mattresses and headboards, launched late August after several months in the pipeline.

Bed maker Silentnight's new consumer marketing campaign aims to demonstrate that the Barnoldswick manufacturer offers a wide choice of products to suit all sleepers.

Privately-owned retailer Nimbus Beds will open its first retail park store after agreeing a pre-let on a new development to the north east of its existing base in Fife.

Mattress ticking conglomerate Bekaert Deslee, a key supplier to the U.K. supply chain, is investing the equivalent of £9 million upscaling production at one of its factories in South America.

Department store chain John Lewis & Partners has begun, for the first time, selling a line of mattresses using wool sourced from farmers supplying meat to its sister business Waitrose & Partners.

Direct-to-consumer mattress brand Emma says it will intensify its cooperation with third-party brick-and-mortar retailers in a bid to build a bigger physical footprint in the U.K. market.

Underlying profitability at the Lancashire bed manufacturer and furniture distributor Sweet Dreams improved in 2020/21 as it reorganised amid the ongoing impact of Covid.

Industry trade association the National Bed Federation (NBF) has revealed the finalists for the three retail categories of its annual Bed Industry Awards, with the winners to be announced next month.

Foam and sprung mattress imports were up by a third year-on-year in the six months to June, buoyed by arrivals from China and Poland.

Paul Little, one of the best-known executives in the U.K. bed manufacturing industry, has joined Wiltshire's Airsprung Group as commercial director for its Airsprung Beds division.

Harrison Spinks is launching in North America with an eight-strong collection of beds. It has already signed up its first U.S. customer for the new programme.

Experienced home appliance executive Gareth Berry has joined the Silentnight group, Britain's largest bed manufacturer, as chief operating officer.

Historic bed manufacturer Relyon has disclosed the full ownership makeup of the business for the first time, with the man who led the summer 2020 buyout holding a majority shareholding.

Burnley bed maker Sweet Dreams has paid tribute to its customers as it retained its title as Best Bed Manufacturer (Value) in the Interiors Monthly annual awards.

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has handed KPMG and one of its former partners heavy fines and severe reprimands for their conduct in relation to work ahead of the prepack sale of Silentnight to investment firm H.I.G. in May 2011.

Regional beds retailer Mattressman has kept to the revised terms of a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) agreed with creditors three years ago, according to a third annual report from restructuring advisors.

Harrison Spinks, the family-owned Leeds beds and components manufacturer, has promoted Chris Townsley to operations director for its beds division.

Leggett & Platt (L&P), the global components conglomerate, says the acquisition of Irish foam and beds group Kayfoam Woolfson will be a benefit for its customers across Europe.

Dreams, Britain's largest beds retailer, is now officially part of Tempur Sealy International, the world's biggest bedding company announced Monday night.

Regulators have approved the takeover of Britain's largest bed specialist Dreams by Tempur Sealy International (TSI) with completion of the deal now just days away.

The CEO of foam company Recticel said it is difficult to predict when raw material challenges will normalise and cautioned customers that this may yet result in further price increases.

GNG Group, the West Yorkshire maker and supplier of foam-based products, has launched its first ever line of carbon neutral certified mattresses.

Simba Sleep said it was profitable at the EBITDA line for the fifth straight quarter as it reported accelerating sales growth amid the easing of store restrictions in the three months to end June.

Feather & Black has showcased the inside of its first new store since Dreams acquired the brand and its Internet operation last year. It says two more will follow before the year is out.

Revenue declined at Harrison Spinks in 2019/20 amid the impact of the pandemic but the Leeds mattress and components manufacturing group continued to generate cash and remain profitable.

Revenue in the U.K. and Ireland jumped by almost a fifth for direct-to-consumer mattress company Eve Sleep in the first half of 2021, with the business also investing in stock.

South Yorkshire bed company Aspire Furniture has taken a large warehouse near Leeds as it puts in place the foundations for planned growth over the next few years.

Foam and sprung mattress imports jumped 90 percent on 2020, new figures show, with the total for the year to date now almost matching comparable data for 2019.

Visitors are now able to register to attend the 2021 Bed Show, the National Bed Federation has announced.

Retailers have fewer than three weeks to enter the National Bed Federation's (NBF) annual Bed Industry Awards, which are scheduled to return in a physical format at the Bed Show later this year.

Consumer home show Grand Designs Live will this autumn host The Great Sleep Quality Experiment 2021 — where major bed brands will showcase their products in what has been described as the U.K.'s biggest blind mattress test.

Bensons for Beds said its decision to grow the headcount at its Huntingdon factory by 13 percent is a response to rising demand, with the retailer and manufacturer concurrently adding more warehouse capacity.



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