The issue of newly-allotted shares helped fund the Cotswolds-based ecommerce bedding brand Bedfolk last year as it sustained a trading deficit.

Jones & Tomlin, one of the country's largest privately-owned bed specialists, is to expand its store footprint beyond its home county after it acquired the freehold to a former Bathstore unit.

A director and shareholder of MPT Group, a well known North West manufacturer of machines used in the production of mattresses, has acquired certain assets of the company via an insolvent buyout.

Industrial conglomerate Leggett & Platt, a key cog in the U.K. mattress supply chain, posted a weaker first quarter performance as it lapped a record period last year.

Google and HM Revenue & Customs stand to lose most from the insolvency of the company that until a few days ago ran the Divan Bed Warehouse ecommerce mattress and bedding retail business.

Dubious traders tricking U.K. consumers into buying cheap mattresses that purport to be made with much higher specifications are costing the bed industry £100 million a year, says the National Bed Federation (NBF).

Ecommerce retailer Divan Bed Warehouse is now trading through a different corporate structure after a tax demand from HM Revenue & Customs prompted a predecessor operating company to enter liquidation.

Industrial conglomerate Recticel says foam company Carpenter has communicated its intent to pay less than had been previously agreed to acquire its Engineered Foams business.

Privately-owned ecommerce retailer MattressNextDay has begun listing the Simba Sleep mattress programme among its product offering for the first time.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) is launching a month-long campaign called May Be Time for a new Mattress through May with the aim of supporting retail marketing efforts through what is often a slower trading period.

Bed spring maker Leggett & Platt Springs U.K is reorganising its commercial department in preparation for the planned retirement of longtime executive David Nuttall.

A long-awaited Register of Approved Mattress Recyclers is now live in a major development in the industry-led effort to divert old mattresses from entering the waste disposal stream.

Bed maker Sleepeezee says investment at its Kent factory along with supporting overseas carbon offsetting projects have helped it achieve key sustainability targets and maintain its carbon neutral status.

Seven companies from the across the U.K. furnishings sector claimed King's Awards for Enterprise, including two for the Harrison Spinks beds, components and fillings group in Leeds.

The multi-million pound launch of Strandfoam U.K. into the British market has driven down prices in the foam supply sector and disrupted the status quo, according to its owner.

Consumer price inflation for household furniture eased to a 19-month low in March while input cost inflation at the furniture factory gate fell to its lowest level in over two years.

Revenue growth accelerated for Bensons for Beds in the three months to end March with the vertically-integrated retailer announcing plans to step up its store expansion programme.

Imports of foam and sprung mattress imports into the U.K. increased on the back of shipments from China almost doubling compared with the same period last year.

Sleep Expo Europe, a new exhibition and conference for the European mattress, bedding and sleep tech industries, is to take place in the Netherlands in just over a year from now.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) has appointed Tristine Hargreaves as its new executive director, succeeding Jessica Alexander whose decision to stand down was announced last October.

High-end bedroom furniture and mattress retailer And So To Bed achieved wider gross margin last year as it adjusted its sales strategy to reflect the inflationary cost backdrop.

Profits at Vispring jumped by more than a quarter as the Devon bed maker enjoyed rapid growth in mainland European export markets last year.

The value of U.K. furniture manufacturing turnover declined on an annual basis for the first time in two years in February, official data out Thursday morning showed, but January figures were better than first reported.

Kent bed maker Sleepeezee Holdings has agreed an £18 million buy-in transaction with Legal & General Assurance Society, securing the pension benefits of around 200 retired and deferred scheme members.

The family investment group that acquired half of Emma Sleep at the start of the pandemic increased the size of its holding in the direct-to-consumer and wholesale mattress business last year.

Revenue advanced for mattress ticking conglomerate BekaertDeslee last year on the back of the pass-through of higher input costs, and a major acquisition.

Third generation family retailer Prestige Beds is to fully reopen its flagship store in the Whitebirk area of Blackburn this weekend following a comprehensive refurbishment programme.

Sleep Country Canada has agreed to buy the Canadian assets of Casper Sleep, the U.S. bed-in-a-box brand often cited as the pioneer in the product category.

Furniture maker and retailer HSL has opened its first store in north London with the launch of a new concept flagship format in Hendon.

A North West mattress and comfort seating products supplier became a minority shareholder in direct-to-consumer beds and sleep products business Brook and Wilde [Brook + Wilde] last year in what both parties have described as a strategic partnership.

The financial period leading up to the divestment of Millbrook Beds by the Croll family was a year of two halves, according to commentary in newly-filed accounts.

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Dewsbury based ecommerce retailer Happy Beds maintained profitable momentum last year as it continued to ramp up inventory levels.

The owners of a Birmingham bedding company have completed a buyout of Serene Beds and Furniture in a deal that secures the future of the West Bromwich wholesaler.

Privately-owned bed retailer Mattressman has successfully completed the company voluntary arrangement (CVA) it agreed with creditors back in 2018.

The group md of Hypnos says the high-end bed maker has managed to build further top line momentum through 2022/23 despite the loss of a high-profile hotel contract and the tough economic backdrop.

Retailer Bensons for Beds will on Thursday kickstart the next phase in its plan for the eveSleep brand, expanding and displaying its mattress programme across its c. 160-store national retail network for the first time.

A hiring surge saw the Harrison Spinks group add over 100 new jobs in a period when revenue growth at its beds division outpaced that of its co-controlled components and fillings business unit. Higher costs meant EBITDA dropped by more than a fifth.

Industry news from Tapi Carpets, BFM, Whitemeadow and The Branded Furniture Company; and Silentnight.

A multi-million pound turnover Birmingham based ecommerce beds retailer has been landed with a winding up petition from HM Revenue & Customs for unpaid tax.



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