Kent bed maker Sleepeezee says nearby Romney Marsh Wools is its new supplier of wool, and will be the provider for all mattresses containing wool material.

Former Debenhams and New Look executive holds shares in direct-to-consumer bedding brand following spring 2022 transaction that uprates the company valuation.

Net profits more than doubled for the second straight year for West Yorkshire mattress manufacturer Apollo Beds through 2020/21.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) says it expects to attract more than 1,500 visitors to the 2022 Bed Show, with online registration now open ahead of the autumn event.

Benelux investment fund chaired by floorcoverings manufacturing scion reallocates shareholdings to newly-created holding company.

Jim Gerety, md of bed maker Vispring, has been elected president of the National Bed Federation (NBF) at its Annual General Meeting. He succeeds David Moffitt, CEO of Kayfoam Woolfson.

The global bedding giant behind the Mlily brand enjoyed double-digit revenue growth in the first quarter, driven largely by success in North America. Sales in Europe were close to flat.

Furniture Village sleep and wellness ambassador Dr Ranj Singh is visiting schools across London to talk to pupils and parents about the importance of a good night’s sleep, as part of a new collaboration with The Sleep Charity.

Guest bed, mattress and sofabed maker Jay-Be said it limited supply to certain export markets to ensure its home market demands were met first as it grappled supply chain challenges through 2020/21.

Family-owned bed maker Harrison Spinks has donated 136 mattresses to The International Charity Fund “For Ukraine”, in order to support the country’s needs within hospitals and refugee accommodation.

An increase in the value of goods arriving from close-to-home markets lifted foam and sprung mattress imports in March, new data shows. Volumes declined.

Volume declined for Leggett & Platt's bedding business in the first quarter but the diversified spring maker and supplier of other mattress components successfully passed on higher raw material costs.

An overhaul of the National Bed Federation's (NBF) annual bed industry awards will see first-time winners in categories for the best individual bed store or department and sales representative.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) has revamped its popular awards programme with the introduction of seven categories for 2022 including the return of awards for the best bed manufacturer and largest retailers.

Shire Beds' sales and marketing director Fara Butt was named Business Woman of the Year 2022 at the Yorkshire Choice Awards during a ceremony held earlier this month in Leeds.

The combined turnover of U.K. furniture manufacturers reached a ten-figure total in a month for the first time in history as factories continued to be busy fulfilling outstanding orders taken late 2021 and into the early weeks of this year.

The managing director of the business behind the historic Relyon and Dunlopillo brands says growth with independent customers was a standout as it laid down a marker in the first period since its 2020 buyout.

FIRA International, the furniture industry testing and services provider, is to host an online session taking in a broader look at flammability regulations incorporating the rules for Ireland, California and the U.K.

Family-owned bricks-to-clicks retailer Bedstar bolstered its balance sheet in 2020/21, building cash to highest-ever recorded levels.

The historic building housing the Beales department store in Peterborough is to be transformed if proposals soon to be put in front of town planners are given the green light.

Britain's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an inquiry into the planned takeover of Recticel's engineered foam unit by Carpenter Co., the U.S. conglomerate. Both are key cogs in the U.K. furniture supply chain.

Bensons for Beds managing director for retail Alan Williams is to leave the business this autumn in a move that will see chief commercial and digital officer Nick Collard take on greater responsibilities. The company has also hired a new retail director.

Ecommerce retailer MattressNextDay will move into a new purpose-built warehouse, showroom and head office facility later this year.

96 percent of British furniture manufacturers responding to a closely-followed trade poll said they have raised their prices in the past six months. They are also concerned regarding new order intake.

Restructuring advisors says there is unlikely to be enough cash raised from the sale of The Foam Company's assets to enable a return to unsecured creditors.

Yorkshire manufacturer Shire Beds won the Best of British category of the Furniture Awards 2022, the second major prize it has claimed in under a year.

Tempur Sealy International has put a new annual run-rate figure on Dreams after saying the British beds retailer has outperformed the world's biggest bedding company's expectations since its takeover last year.

West Yorkshire guest bed, mattress and sofabed maker Jay-Be has agreed a new seven-figure funding package with Santander U.K. to support its growth plans.

Higher sales flowed to the bottom line for mattress retail and wholesale company Emma - The Sleep Company last year as it expanded and rolled out its business model in more countries worldwide.

Belgian foam conglomerate Recticel found big sales growth in the first quarter driven by higher volumes and an inflationary price backdrop.

Global mattress textiles company BekaertDeslee found revenue and profit growth last year buoyed by emerging economies and continuing success with ready-made mattress covers.

National beds specialist Bensons for Beds will next week take its new store concept to Wiltshire in a first-floor unit co-located with a privately-owned floorcoverings retailer.

A Yorkshire direct-to-consumer mattress brand delivered a second straight year of profitability and upped investment in stock amid the challenging environment regarding shipping.

Commercial recycling and circular economy specialist The Furniture Recycling Group (TFRG) is expanding its mattress rejuvenation service to help retailers recoup millions of pounds lost to returns each year.

Leeds bed maker Harrison Spinks has appointed sustainability and social responsibility advisor Dr Louise Ellis as a non-executive director among two initiatives designed to further its sustainability credentials.

Furniture wholesaler Birlea has agreed a deal that will see it become the U.K. and Ireland distributor of Disney branded furniture and home accessory products.

Paul Solly has joined Dreams as chief commercial officer, succeeding Jonathan Hirst, who held the role prior to becoming CEO. The retailer has also hired a 30-year bed industry veteran to run its West Midlands factory.

Harrison Spinks has acquired new North Yorkshire farmland in a move that will make it the U.K.'s largest industrial grower of hemp, one of the principal fillings in the bed maker's mattresses.

Devon bed manufacturer Vispring delivered a net margin of 27 percent last year as markets worldwide recovered and as it benefitted from earlier cost-saving measures initiated through the pandemic.

February mattress imports were up 39 percent on last year as rises from Ireland, Denmark and Poland negated weaker figures from China and Turkey.



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