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.

Year-on-year turnover at the U.K. furniture factory gate climbed for the first time in six months in April in a sign that demand pressures may be cooling.

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.

The company behind the Bed Kingdom brand enjoyed another record year through 2022/23, achieving higher earnings on the back wider margins and its ability to find growth where rivals couldn't.

Bed maker Sleepeezee has made another annual donation to The Children's Hospital Charity as it continues to pass on part of the money raised from sales of its Jessica mattress.

The Designer Rooms, the furniture retailer that operates stores mainly across the Central Belt of Scotland, has launched a dedicated beds retail format.

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.

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

More furniture manufacturers than not see orders rising in the next six months as they look to recover from a recent market downturn, according to a new poll by British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM).

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.

CareCo, the reclining furniture and mobility products retailer, has detailed the costs of the catastrophic fire at its Essex warehouse headquarters last autumn.

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.

Furniture company Swyft, best known for its sofa-in-a-box programme, says its takeover by Sleep Brands will help fund its global expansion and product diversification.

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.

The entrepreneurs that last year saved the Dormeo mattress brand have acquired sofa-in-a-box business Swyft Home in a transaction that further consolidates the U.K. direct-to-consumer sector.

U.K. furniture manufacturers' turnover declined for a fifth month in a row in March, representing the sharpest year-on-year decline since February 2021.

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.

The U.K. beds market is worse this year than last according to Tempur Sealy International, the owner of retail market leader Dreams and two of the world's largest bedding brands.

Bed manufacturer and retailer Warren Evans booked six-figure profits last year as it made its third gain since the return of the London based brand.

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.

But Bacup trade foam and fibre fillings supplier maintains profits on lower sales costs and margin expansion.

The direct-to-consumer company behind the Kally Sleep bedding brand booked a heavy accounting loss in the period that saw its investment in rug seller Woven head south.

Sleepeezee donates to the British Heart Foundation while David Tracey raises cash for The Furniture Makers' Company.

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.



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