Swedish bed maker Dux has collaborated with Danish audio tech company Bang & Olufsen to produce a state-of-the-art headboard combining premium sleep and sound.

Tempur's European factory continued to drive mattress imports into the U.K. in April, supported by growth from China and Ireland.

CEO Tracey Bamber is one of two Silentnight executives to have been appointed to the board of Sleepeezee, the bed manufacturer acquired last month by H.I.G., the longtime Silentnight owner.

Online registration for the 2024 Bed Show is now open via the event website, organiser the National Bed Federation (NBF) has announced.

Restructuring advisors have been formally appointed to handle the insolvency of Serene Sleep Group, the beds and furniture supplier that ostensibly ceased trading earlier this spring.

Andrew Thorpe has been appointed group sales director at Mansion House Bedding Company, the manufacturer behind brands including Mattison, EPOC, and The Old English Bed Company.

An until-now unheralded bed manufacturer based in Devon has raised a large six-figure sum after issuing new preferred stock to shareholders.

The West Yorkshire group behind the Komfi mattress brand found double-digit top line growth last year but profits declined as it absorbed higher costs, partly associated with factory moves.

Mattress and ancillary sleep products brand Emma Sleep will today bolster its U.K. direct-to-consumer presence with the opening of the first of several new retail showrooms.

Emma Sleep, which has U.K. sales well in excess of £100 million, is facing court action from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the antitrust watchdog.

Production of polyurethane (PU) foam, a major component in the manufacture of mattresses and upholstered furniture, expanded last year, despite tough end-user markets.

The Stratford-upon-Avon manufacturer behind The Little Green Sheep kids mattress brand made heavy investment through 2022/23 as it looked to build a bigger international business.

Folding beds manufacturer Jay-Be almost trebled export sales last year in a period in which it leaned in to its debt facilities to fuel growth.

Mattress and ancillary bedding products manufacturer Raskelf Group is to expand production capacity by almost a third with an extension at its West Yorkshire factory.

Tean Dallaway, CEO at the Airsprung Group, has been named president of the National Bed Federation (NBF), succeeding Vispring md Jim Gerety, who is at the end of his two-year term.

Mitch Dolloff, a 24-year veteran of Leggett & Platt (L&P) and president and CEO for the past two and a half years, has resigned with immediate effect. He will be succeeded by his predecessor.

There will be eight categories in the 2024 Bed Industry Awards, the National Bed Federation (NBF) has announced.

Kent bed manufacturer Sleepeezee has become one of the U.K.'s first companies to be granted a Royal Warrant by His Majesty King Charles III since his accession to the throne.

Top-of-the-market bed maker Hästens narrowed the trading deficit at its U.K. retail arm after finding double-digit revenue growth last year.

The acquisition of Sleepeezee is the latest in a series of deals that mean approaching half of the U.K.'s mattress market at wholesale is ultimately owned by U.S. companies or investors.

H.I.G., the U.S. investment group that has owned Silentnight since 2011, has agreed to buy historic bed manufacturer Sleepeezee, expanding its control of the U.K. beds market.

The U.K. rollout of the all-new Tempur lineup of mattresses kept imports positive in the first quarter of 2024, else shipments would have been flat on a year-on-year basis.

Sealy U.K. has appointed former Franke U.K. and Ireland managing director Neil Clark as general manager.

The privately-owned West Yorkshire manufacturing company that owns the Bedworld retail brand booked a second straight deficit in a period that saw it reduce bank debt.

Mlily's brand partner Manchester United might have floundered in Europe but the Chinese company behind the diversified mattress giant has had no such troubles, with bumper first quarter growth building on gains made in 2023.

Dreams has become a corporate member of The Furniture Makers' Company (TFMC), the industry charity and City of London livery company.

Leggett & Platt CEO on a tough European market and opportunities for the Kayfoam business in Ireland that it acquired in 2021.

The Dewsbury company behind the Bodyease mattress and motions beds brand booked a third straight gain in 2022/23 as earlier losses were consigned to history.

Mattress, bedding and ancillary sleep products retailer Woolroom completed a half-decade of consecutive profits last year as it continued to eliminate early-stage losses.

The private equity owner of French bed manufacturing giant Adova Group has appointed one of its longtime executives as general manager.

Profitability took a hit at Emma Sleep last year as reduced contribution margin negated rising output for the global direct-to-consumer and wholesale mattress brand.

Revenue and adjusted profits climbed for mattress ticking conglomerate BekaertDeslee last year despite the challenging environment for its customers.

Bed manufacturer and retailer Bensons for Beds has become the latest corporate member of The Furniture Makers' Company (TFMC), the industry charity and City of London livery.

The U.K.'s beds and mattress market has become more diluted compared with the pre-Covid period, but the leading 10 companies are still responsible for more than 50 percent of all sales.

Mark Slater, who oversaw a redesign of the product proposition of case goods giant Howdens, has been appointed as the new chief commercial officer at Bensons for Beds.

SleepSoul, the hybrid mattress brand developed by furniture supplier Birlea, has agreed an exclusive distribution tie-up that takes it into the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.).

Mattress imports continued to climb in the early months of 2024 thanks to an outsized impact from premium bedding producer Tempur.

Ownership of Vispring has now yielded north of £100 million in dividend payments for the Spanish beds group that acquired the Devon bed maker back in December 2005.

Bed retailers are being urged to support the National Bed Federation's (NBF) May Be Time for a New Mattress campaign running through May in order to galvanise awareness and demand for replacement products.

The disposal of the longtime East Anglia factory site of a bedding supplier that unexpectedly closed in 2022 leaving large debts owed to creditors has landed the former owners a seven-figure windfall.

Experienced industry executive Rob King has been appointed sales director at Vogue Beds Group, the East Midlands-based beds manufacturer.

HM Revenue & Customs claims it is owed nearly £10 million in unpaid VAT by a hitherto major bed supplier whose assets were sold in a prepack deal this time last year.

Relyon Beds says major customer wins and new product development have put the bed maker on the path for strong growth this year as it looks to build on progress made through 2022/23.

Wider gross margin helped negate softer sales in a challenging market at Leeds beds maker Harrison Spinks last year.

National retailer Bensons for Beds has brought all eve mattress production in house as part of the biggest product launch for the brand since its acquisition two years ago.

The owners of expanding South West manufacturer Enchanted House Beds have created a new corporate structure to hold their combined business interests.

Duxiana, a premium-pitched Swedish bed manufacturer operating own-brand stores and supplying third-party distributors across Europe, is opening its second brand store in the U.K.

Ashley Home has acquired Resident, owner of Nectar Sleep, the direct-to-consumer and wholesale mattress brand with a multi-million pound U.K. business.

The former Recticel-owned East Midlands business that pours foam used to make fillings for beds and mattresses has formalised its corporate name change.

Kent bed manufacturer Sleepeezee has provided an all-new uniform to its employees as part a continuing commemorations of its 100-year anniversary.

The quantity of mattresses imported into the U.K. climbed for the ninth straight month as January saw a double-digit rise in volumes arriving into the country.

Direct-to-consumer and wholesale mattress brand Emma Sleep booked double-digit revenue growth in 2023 but said it was a year of disruption as it encountered challenges implementing new systems.

The outlook for the bed market is considerably weaker than it was six months ago, according to the latest State of Trade survey carried out by the National Bed Federation (NBF).

East of England beds retailer Mattressman is to spend £50,000 upgrading its store in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

Hypnos, the U.K.'s largest family-owned bed manufacturer, is to consolidate all production at its wholly-owned Buckinghamshire headquarters, leading to the closure of its leased East Midlands factory.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) has revealed a new online parody-style video for its National Bed Month campaign that it hopes will support retailers looking to drive sales of beds this spring.

The CEO of Mattress Online says the beds retailer addressed unprofitable marketing expense in a period where it kept hold of market share amid changing consumer spending patterns.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) was named winner of the ESG* Initiative of the Year at the Trade Association Awards 2024 on Thursday evening.

Revenue continued to climb for beds specialist Archers Sleepcentre in the first complete 12-month period since its managing director led a buyout of the business in late 2021.

A fall in the final two months of last year was not enough to prevent mattress imports from reaching an all-time high in 2023 — the tenth consecutive year they have increased on a value basis.

The National Bed Federation has announced Anton Du Beke, star of BBC light entertainment programme Strictly Come Dancing, as the host of its 2024 Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony.

The Lancashire company run by the family who resurrected the direct-to-consumer (DTC) mattress brand Brook + Wilde last year maintained 2022/23 profits, despite falling sales.

Sealy U.K., the bed manufacturing joint venture between Tempur Sealy International and Dyer Holdings, has become a corporate member of The Furniture Makers' Company, the industry charity and livery company.

A West Yorkshire-based investment company with holdings in both mattress manufacturing and bed retailing booked high Covid-era profits according to its first full-disclosure financial statements.

U.S. headquartered conglomerate has provided more details about the restructuring of its operations that was first announced in January.

Vispring, the Devon bed maker whose products sell at the top end of the mass market, will open its previously-signposted second London showroom next month.

Category demand for beds is stabilising according to the CEO of Tempur Sealy International (TSI), the world's largest bedding company and owner of U.K. retailer Dreams.

The number of U.K. bed manufacturers has increased by almost two-thirds since 2017, though the majority remain micro-enterprises with fewer than 10 employees and sales under £500,000.

There is no change of landlord for Bensons for Beds' manufacturing operations in Cambridgeshire despite the sale of the factory propco by Bensons' owner Alteri Investors last year.

Longtime bed industry executive Jason Lowdon is joining Kent bed maker Sleepeezee with a brief to further develop its overseas business as export director.

The owner of direct-to-consumer and wholesale mattress brand Nectar Sleep pumped more cash into the U.K. business in the post-pandemic period as revenue fell sharply and impacted the bottom line.

HM Revenue & Customs is the only material creditor of Dream Therapy, the Batley bed maker whose insolvency was announced earlier this week.

National Bed Month will have a new theme this March with the National Bed Federation (NBF) to position the bed as a 'miracle product' that can have a positive impact on health and wellbeing.

The family founders of the Duvalay beds and mattresses business have created a new group restructure, uniting all four of their brands under the Raskelf Group umbrella.

Experienced furniture industry manufacturing executive Chris Box has been appointed managing director at Dreamworks Beds, the Gallery Direct-owned mattress maker.

A bed maker with a factory showroom in Batley has been placed into the hands of restructuring advisors within months of recording mid six-figure profits.

Direct-to-consumer and wholesale mattress brand Casper Sleep has appointed Joe Megibow, the former CEO at competitor Purple Innovation, as its new chief executive.

The value of foam and sprung mattress imports arriving into the U.K. declined in November despite a large upswing in Tempur products landing at U.K. ports.

Components supplier Leggett & Platt is to reduce its bedding manufacturing and distribution footprint as part of a programme of restructuring measures designed to cut costs and boost profits.

Bed manufacturer Sealy United Kingdom booked a larger deficit last year as the tough market contributed to revenue declining by more than a fifth.

The U.K. arm of mattress spring maker Leggett & Platt maintained double-digit net margin despite absorbing rising costs and enduring a weaker bed market here after pandemic restrictions were eased.

The National Bed Federation (NBF), the trade association for the U.K. bed industry, is signposting where consumers can dispose of old mattresses with a dedicated website providing local recycling options.

Mattress and bedding company Mammoth Sit and Sleep will bring in a number of new managers this month ahead of plans to invest in new distribution and display assets.

Earning power and cash accumulation continued to build at Highgrove Beds through the immediate post-pandemic period as revenue climbed to record levels.

Vita Group, the diversified industrial giant with operations spanning the supply of foam to the manufacture of finished mattresses and underlay, booked lower profits in post-pandemic trading, just-filed consolidated accounts show.

Direct-to-consumer and wholesale mattress and ancillary products company Simba Sleep has agreed a seven-figure, one year partnership with Channel 5 in what was described as the channel's largest-ever sponsorship deal.

Easy Rest Beds, the family-owned company behind the Barker & Finch brand, says it hopes to create additional employment and invest in increased manufacturing capacity through 2024.

A vendor of mattresses, divans, headboards and bed sets sold via the Amazon marketplace platform has ceased trading and been placed into liquidation.

A focus on working down stock and finding cost savings helped Burnley bed maker and furniture distributor Sweet Dreams generate cash and cut debt in the year to March 31, 2023.

The CEO of Simba Sleep says the mattress brand is working closely with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to ensure best practice after the U.K.'s competition regulator launched an investigation into whether the company is misleading consumers.

Foam and sprung mattress imports into the U.K. climbed for the fourth straight month in October, reaching the second highest level in history.

Tony Lisanti is stepping down as Airsprung Group chief executive, with oversight of the bed and upholstery manufacturer passing to chief operating officer Tean Dallaway.

The take-private deal of mainland European retail and wholesale group Beter Bed Holding by a venture capital group is substantially complete after almost all existing shareholders agreed to tender their shares.

The West Yorkshire company behind the Bedmaster mattress and beds manufacturing brand invested heavily in stock last year in a period where sales were flat and profits declined.

Wooden beds and mattress vertical Get Laid Beds continued to rack up class-leading profits through 2022/23 as high export demand mitigated weaker figures from the U.K.

Beds market leader Dreams has launched a programme of beds and bedroom furniture in partnership with X Rocker, the global gaming furniture brand.

Revenue returned closer to pre-pandemic levels for Suffolk bed maker Mansion House Bedding Group through 2022/23 thanks to increased demand from the contract sector. Profits declined on higher costs and investment.

Home and garden retail giant IKEA has launched a mattress recycling scheme in partnership with The Furniture Recycling Group.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) has issued an urgent call to bed manufacturers and retailers to watch out for and report fraudulent emails purporting to be from the trade association.

Vertically-integrated bed manufacturer Naturalmat has opened its first store in the North of England after taking a former Laura Ashley home furnishings and fashion unit.

Foam and sprung mattress imports into the U.K. were higher for the third consecutive month on a year-on-year basis in September.

Dorlux, the 104-year-old bed brand that has been largely absent from the U.K. market for most of the past decade, is set to return.

Devon bed maker Vispring is following the launch of its flagship central London showroom with the addition of a second, further west.

Global Components (UK), the West Yorkshire based bed, mattress and upholstered furniture components supplier, booked lower profits last year on rising costs and falling revenue.

Airsprung Group has restructured its management team with new group roles for the managing directors of its Airsprung Beds and Gainsborough Beds business units.

YouTube review adverts extolling the virtues of Emma mattresses from a website controlled by an Emma Sleep subsidiary have fallen foul of marketing guidelines, the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled.

A North West based manufacturer of contract quality beds and mattresses for the hotel, leisure, care and education industries has been placed into liquidation, leaving seven-figure debts.

Former England footballer David Beckham has signed to become a brand ambassador for premium bedding brand Tempur Sealy in its Asia-Pacific markets.

Leggett & Platt, the diversified industrial conglomerate best known here for supplying mattress components, said worldwide bedding sales continued to trend down in the third quarter as demand remained weak.

Fifth generation bed manufacturer Harrison Spinks has joined the Wild Ingleborough programme, a multi-partner, landscape-scale conservation project working with the local community to bring about nature’s recovery in parts of North Yorkshire and within the Yorkshire Dales.

West Yorkshire mattress maker Dura Beds booked lower profits last year as rising sales and wider gross margin were negated by higher costs elsewhere in the business.

Beds retail market leader Dreams has launched a new £4 million brand campaign featuring Gillian Anderson, the Hollywood actor who starred in the X-Files and movies including The Last King of Scotland.

Selling an underutilised area of its vast Trowbridge factory site along with other plant and equipment generated £10.9 million in cash for the Airsprung beds and upholstery group through 2022/23, masking a decline in underlying profits.

Digital-led multichannel retailer MattressNextDay will host the first U.K. shop-in-shop concept from Emma Sleep when it launches its new flagship store in Kent later this autumn.

The value of Chinese mattresses arriving into the U.K. doubled in August in a rise out of step with the year-to-date trend.

Simba Sleep has returned to profit at the EBITDA line this year with CEO and co-founder Steve Reid saying the direct-to-consumer and wholesale bed brand is continuing to put the building blocks in place for international expansion.

Kent bed maker Sleepeezee says it is well placed ahead of the final weeks of 2023 as it looks to maintain top and bottom momentum achieved through last year that helped it outperform its peers.

Tempur Sealy International, the world's largest bedding company and one of the principal actors in the U.K. beds market, has closed a $1.65 billion (£1.34bn) refinancing of its credit facilities, extending its debt maturities.

The joint venture that acquired Sealy U.K. three years ago has taken total investment in the Cumbria bed maker to approaching ten times the initial outlay that was made to buy the operation off Silentnight Group.

Tempur U.K. achieved record sales in 2022 after flat wholesale revenue was buoyed by an increase in the performance of its own-showroom network.

North East sofa maker and retailer Delcor has partnered Leeds manufacturer Harrison Spinks to launch an updated premium beds programme across an initial three stores and online.

The entity that was until earlier this year the U.K. operating company of bed retailer Sleep. 8 booked a large seven-figure deficit as it expanded its South East footprint last year.

The Vita Group, the diversified industrial giant that produces block foam, finished mattresses and flooring underlay, has appointed Omar Hoek as its new chief executive.

A mattress maker that sold beds direct to the public from its own factory showroom in Nottingham has ceased trading and been placed into liquidation.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) presented Jessica Alexander, whose career with the trade association spans 37 years, with a surprise Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bed Show Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony last week.

Beds and sofas group Airsprung has consolidated production after moving its Cavendish Upholstery manufacturing operations to its Trowbridge headquarters.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) will look to encourage a new generation of young people into the U.K. and Irish bed industry after creating a recruitment video targeting school leavers and university graduates.

The closure of West Yorkshire mattress manufacturer Diamond Beds leaves financial and trade creditors facing a shortfall on their outstanding debts.

A Somerset based group whose activities span mattress production to the sale of bedroom cabinet furniture via online marketplaces booked a loss last year after sterling dropped in the aftermath of "the disastrous mini-Budget."

Beds market leader Dreams opened up its Oldbury factory on Thursday to celebrates the 20th anniversary of mattress production at the West Midlands site.

Ecommerce retailer Bed Kingdom has opened a large new West Yorkshire warehouse that will enable the fast-growing company to offer an improved service and shorter lead times.

The mattress market will decline at a shallower rate online than in the sector at large through 2023, according to new research by a leading global authority on furniture and furnishings.

Receivers have taken control of part of a Lancashire mattress factory in an effort to recover funds for creditors, almost three years since the last known trading company operating from the site folded.

A property sale helped boost cash at the group behind the Adjustamatic Beds business and Varimatic furniture brand last year against a background of tougher trading conditions.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) last night crowned the winners of its 2023 Bed Industry Awards at the Bed Show Gala Dinner in Telford, as well as recognising the career of its longtime executive director Jessica Alexander.

The CEO at Beales has retaken control of the department store retailer, ending its spell in the same corporate group as home furnishings chain Fabb Furniture.

Mattress brand Brook + Wilde is back after its new owner relaunched its ecommerce platform with a revised logotype and updated url, both reflecting its new corporate name.

Land of Beds has relaunched its ecommerce website after a 12-month project led by its in-house software team and using its own proprietary technology.

National retail chain Oak Furnitureland has launched its first upholstered storage bed range after a pilot programme that saw a near four-fold rise in online bed sales.

Silentnight, already the U.K.'s biggest bed maker, could become more than three times the size of its next largest equivalent after massive sales growth through the early months of its 2023/24 financial year.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) is to research how the industry can measure the cleanliness of reused and recycled materials from beds and mattresses thanks to a knowledge transfer partnership (KTP) with Manchester Metropolitan University (ManMet).

Mattress imports returned to growth in July with the product category on track for a new record high over the course of a full year despite inconsistent figures through 2023 so far.

The upstream mattress and upholstery supply chain has limited bad debt exposure following the reorganisation at the motion furniture group behind the MiBed and Hestia brands, according to new statutory filings.

The Dewsbury beds manufacturer behind the Komfet brand has filed for insolvency leaving creditors facing a forecast shortfall of approaching £2 million.

The largest owner of IKEA stores worldwide is expanding mattress recycling to more European markets but says not enough is being done to disincentivise others from incinerating old goods.

High-end Devon bed maker Enchanted House maintained upwards momentum last year as it continued its ascent after investment through the pandemic.

A gear shift in output through the pandemic has put Birmingham bed manufacturer Dreamland Beds in the Premier League of U.K. bed manufacturing in terms of size.

Hästens Beds U.K. chalked up a fourth seven-figure deficit in the past five years in 2022, prompting its Swedish parent to inject more cash into the business.

Top end bed manufacturer and retailer Savoir boosted revenue and earnings power through 2022 amid receding pandemic impacts and wealthy clients continuing to buy.

West Yorkshire bed manufacturer Kelcol Bedding Co landed six-figure profits in the first year since the founding Kelly family sold the business.



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