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.

Restructuring advisors were called in to the £5 million company behind ecommerce beds retailer Bed SOS after an investigation that saw stock seized at a sister retail business unit.

Profits declined from a record high for HSL last year as the upholstered furniture and beds specialist booked higher costs, outweighing the impact of double-digit sales growth.

A serial West Yorkshire investor in distressed assets has come to the rescue of ecommerce kids furniture retailer Great Little Trading Company after it was placed into administration earlier this week.

British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM) is moving its longstanding fabric show to a new dateline and venue and will run it alongside the inaugural Furniture Component Expo in 2024.

Underlying profits fell sharply on higher costs and weaker output for Mattressman in the year to March, but the successful completion of a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) helped repair the bed retailer's balance sheet.

The East of England beds retail group behind the Mattressman chain has appointed Kevin Johnson, the former chief executive of The Cotswold Company, as chairman.

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.

U.K. factory gate furniture turnover declined at its sharpest rate in 29 months in July but the Office for National Statistic (ONS) says the previous three months were not as bad as originally reported.

H.I.G. European Capital Partners (H.I.G.) has launched a takeover approach for delivery and logistics company DX (Group), one of the largest operators in U.K. furniture and beds fulfilment.

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

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.

The West Midlands manufacturer behind the adjustable beds and upholstery brands MiBed and Hestia has effected a second corporate restructure inside a little over a year in a move owners say will lead to lower prices.

Three well-known kitchen and tableware brands operated by a Derbyshire supplier that historically generated annual sales of close to £10 million have been rescued via an insolvent buyout.

West Yorkshire bed manufacturer Jay-be is to ramp up its international aspirations after securing a £2.5 million funding package, guaranteed by the U.K. Government's export credit agency.

The National Bed Federation has paid tribute to the seven manufacturing members that will sponsor the 2023 Bed Show, as well as the event's official supporters.

The owner of award-winning independent retailer Linthorpe Beds believes the launch of the Mattresses365 brand can support its plans to become a key national player in the medium term.

Foam company Orsa Foam, a key supplier of semi-finished products for both the mattress and upholstered furniture sectors, is buying out its joint venture partner.

The corporate vehicle that owns all the brands used by the Bensons for Beds group delivered higher profits for specialist private equity investor Alteri last year.

The group behind direct-to-consumer adjustable furniture brand Willowbrook has promoted from within for its new chief financial officer after the previous incumbent agreed to take a new role.

National retailer Bensons for Beds will open two new stores in Edinburgh in a little over a week as it restores its historic footprint in the Scottish capital.

Bedding giant Tempur has collaborated with Xbox to create a one-off gaming chair to mark the launch of Starfield, a highly-anticipated new video game.

A large majority of recent mattress purchasers say they would have been prepared to pay more if they knew the product had been designed and constructed so as to avoid ending up in landfill at the end of its life.

Restructuring advisors have pinned the closure of West Yorkshire cot and mattress supplier The Hand Made Mattress Company on a steep fall in sales following the loss of two major customers.

The company behind online bed brand Yark Beds recorded its largest deficit yet in the period leading up to its owner diversifying his business interests through acquisition.

Bed retailer Dreams has reopened its expanded Cardiff distribution centre and adjacent retail store after a year-long project and £300,000 investment.

BeA Group U.K. has become the second headline sponsor of Furniture Component Expo, the new trade show taking place next spring.

Mattress industry pioneer Stuart Hibbert has been appointed chief operating officer at Shire Beds, the privately-owned West Yorkshire bed maker.

Aspire Furniture, the Leeds manufacturer and distributor of beds and mattresses, has named Charlie Oulton as non-executive chair.

A North West supplier will manufacture, market and relaunch the Brook + Wilde brand after the direct-to-consumer mattress retailer's former operating company was placed into liquidation last week.

Consumer prices rise for household furniture eased to their lowest level in over two years last month, but flooring inflation remains stubbornly high.

Revenue fell back for North East manufacturer Palatine Beds in the past year, but remained at elevated levels compared with pre-pandemic levels.

The value of half-year mattress imports into the U.K. have climbed on the back of above-inflation growth from Romania and Turkey, making up for weakness from other historic trading partners.



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