Recticel, the Belgium foam conglomerate and a key supplier to U.K. sofa and mattress manufacturers, says the €755 million takeover approach by rival Greiner is nowhere near high enough.

Dewsbury guest bed, mattress and sofabed maker Jay-Be said it had a solid year in 2019–20 thanks to the can-do attitude of its colleagues. It added that it is on track to deliver a record top line this year.

Raw materials and other furniture makers' input costs are rising at their fastest pace in almost 13 years, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Direct-to-consumer mattress brand Simba Sleep says it enjoyed a record first quarter while one of its private equity backers has exercised an option to invest further funds that will be used to expand internationally.

A slew of private equity bidders are said to have been shortlisted as a sale of mattress company King Koil China nears a potential conclusion.

Foam supply giants Greiner and Recticel could unite after the former said it was planning a takeover approach after already agreeing to buy more than a quarter of the company from a third party. Officials will meet Monday to discuss a deal.

A series of newly-formed entities signpost the biggest change in Silentnight's structure since H.I.G., the U.S. investment group, took control of the bed manufacturer a decade ago.

Silentnight joint group md Neil Anderson is to become chief executive at the U.K.'s biggest bed maker with the company's executive chairman one of two senior figures who are stepping down.

Year-on-year foam and sprung mattress imports rose 11 percent in the first quarter of 2021 on higher shipments from Turkey and China. They remain down on a two-year basis.

The company behind the Beds.co.uk ecommerce website trebled profits on a big jump in sales in the period leading up to the pandemic hitting U.K. shores.

Britain's bed industry is warning of further prices rises and extended lead times as it grapples continued cost pressures and reduced availability of raw materials, says the National Bed Federation (NBF).

North West mattress maker and foam converter Comfortex maintained its circa mid-single digit net margin in 2019–20 despite the impact of the pandemic.

A switch to manufacturing personal protective equipment for the NHS was among the factors helping mitigate the impact of customer store closures during the pandemic for bed manufacturer Millbrook.

A majority of online bed buyers would prefer to return to shopping in store for their next mattress, according to consumers polled by The National Bed Federation (NBF).

The CEO of major foam company Recticel says chemical raw materials supply remains constrained and the situation will endure longer than previously anticipated.

The Spanish owner of bed maker Vispring and bedroom retailer And So To Bed has adjusted the ownership structure of its U.K. bedding interests.

High-end bedroom retailer And So To Bed returned to profit on lower costs in 2020, ending a run of five consecutive loss making years.

Online sales and the unleashing of pent-up consumer demand helped keep a lid on the order decline at high-end bed maker Vispring last year.

Widening its network of suppliers and rationalising some raw material products has helped Hypnos steer a course through supply chain challenges, the company has said in just-filed accounts.

Batley bed maker Apollo Beds bolstered its balance sheet after landing an increase in profits in the period taking in the first few months of the pandemic.

Mattress retail and wholesale brand Emma - The Sleep Company says U.K. sales almost doubled in the first quarter as it continued to benefit from competitor withdrawal.

Savoir Beds, the prestige bed manufacturer and retailer, is this week opening a new flagship showroom in the heart of Mayfair, London.

The partnership between retailer Bensons for Beds and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has raised millions of pounds since it started in 2013, with £90,000 alone generated in the past year.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) is hosting and streaming regular video podcasts online as it looks to harness the expertise of leading industry professionals across the mattress sector.

Foam and sprung mattress imports into Britain climbed for the third straight month in February and have now trended lower only once in the past six reported periods.

Keen & Toms Holdings, parent to bed maker Hypnos and bed delivery company Keen & Able, cut its net loss in half in 2019–20, a year it described as challenging but with many sustainable accolades.

Bed retailer Mattressman delivered on its forecast return to profit in the year leading up to the pandemic, buoyed by online sales and the performance of stores that remained opened following a 2018 restructure.

The biggest challenge for bed manufacturers is not demand, but how to fulfil it and make a profit in the process, according to new data from the National Bed Federation (NBF).

Bed manufacturer Burgess Bedding and pocket spring maker Wolf Components have joined the National Bed Federation (NBF), the trade association has announced.

Kent bed manufacturer Sleepeezee has launched a spring price promotion for National Health Service (NHS) staff running throughout April.

Direct-to-consumer mattress company Eve Sleep has named Mike Lloyd, the chief operating officer at former FTSE 250 business McCarthy & Stone, as its new chairman.

A small mattress business in West Yorkshire has changed its company name following an objection from Belgian bedding and components company Latexco NV.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) has launched Associate Supplier Membership, a new category aimed at suppliers of component parts and services to bed manufacturers and retailers.

North East bed manufacturer Palatine Beds enjoyed positive trading in 2019–20 after it completed the delivery of a large-scale contract.

Direct-to-consumer brand Emma - The Mattress Company has added more bed industry knowhow to its UK. and Ireland sales force as it looks to build a larger wholesale presence on the shop floors of key retailers.

Gomersal mattress, bed and upholstered headboard maker MA Living has has acquired additional business space in nearby Leeds ahead of anticipated growth.

Sweet Dreams says actions to mitigate the impact of reduced consumer confidence as a result of Brexit and the loss of sales to Bensons for Beds have yielded a positive impact. It has also helped it deal with the pandemic, it said.

Mattress and sleep brand Mammoth and the British Athletes Commission (BAC) have extended their long-running partnership for an additional year.

Burnley bed manufacturer Sweet Dreams has appointed Bradley Ravenscroft as its agent for the West Midlands.

Direct-to-consumer mattress and sleep company Eve Sleep cut losses and was cashflow neutral for the first time in its history as market tailwinds accelerated its turnaround last year.



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