The National Bed Federation (NBF) is to talk to parents and professionals working with children and young people in the Lincolnshire area as part of an online conference organised by The Sleep Charity.

Dreams, the U.K.'s largest beds retailer, has added the Sleep and Snooze brand to an expanding roster that already includes its core offer and the premium-pitched Feather & Black business.

Rises from both inside the E.U. and out powered an increase in foam and sprung mattress imports in January, according to new figures.

National bed specialist Bensons for Beds has donated £34,810 to Mind, the mental health charity, as a result of sales of the Rollo by Slumberland rollup mattress over the winter period.

Tempur Sealy International, the world's largest bedding producer, plans to extend the maturity profile of its long term debt with a new $800 million (£572m) senior notes offering.

Furniture retailer Loaf, the poster child for an adroitly-executed clicks-to-bricks strategy, has reorganised its corporate structure in readiness for the next chapter in its development.

Carpetright is testing two separate mattress and beds formats across 20 of its stores nationwide and online. It includes a revamped Sleepright proposition and a new retail brand concept called MattressStoreU.K.

Kent bed maker Sleepeezee has donated £18,000 to The Children's Hospital Charity in Sheffield, part of its commitment to share a cut of all sales from its Jessica mattress.

Ecommerce retailer MattressOnline recorded double-digit revenue growth and higher profits last year and said its inventory strategy helped it navigate the supply chain challenges thrown at it by the pandemic.

Italian mattress and sleep brand Dormeo continued to build momentum at its U.K. business last year saying the Covid situation has worked in its favour.

H.I.G., the U.S. headquartered investment group that bought Britain's biggest bed maker Silentnight a decade ago, has agreed a £25 million settlement with The Pensions Regulator (TPR).

Recticel, the Belgian foam conglomerate, has begun plans to offload its dedicated finished bedding manufacturing business following a strategic review.

Steve Warren has become sole managing director at heritage U.K. bed maker Sleepeezee with Howard Wilson having decided to take the first steps towards retirement after 45 years in the mattress industry.

Almost all U.K. bed manufacturers have already or will soon pass on rising input costs to retailers, according to a new poll by the National Bed Federation (NBF).

The CEO of Recticel has pinned rising prices for foam at the door of the chemicals sector, citing numerous force majeure events for creating supply shortages of polyols and isocyanates.

Profits more than doubled for the group behind the motion upholstery and beds brands Ashley Anderson and Willowbrook as revenue continued to rise in the lead up to the pandemic and in the period since.

A combination of high demand and routine maintenance could reignite foam supply issues according to Europur, the European Association of Flexible Polyurethane Foam Block Manufacturers.

History could view the pandemic as the moment that sustainability issues went beyond awareness to actually influencing consumer decision-making, says a company at the vanguard of the circular beds economy.

A 650 basis point improvement in gross margin helped counter the impact of lower revenue at comfort foam supplier Carpenter in the period leading up to the pandemic.

David Fletcher has joined diversified Wakefield based manufacturer GNG Group as key accounts director for its beds division, including its Komfi brand.

West Yorkshire bed manufacturer Duvalay has strengthened its senior leadership team with appointments that bolster its family-owned and run credentials.

The chairman of Harrison Spinks says the pandemic has accelerated the bed maker's pace of innovation with it having launched a product at "hyper speed" when it was forced to close last March.

A rush of imports in the final quarter meant Britain brought more foreign-made mattresses into the U.K. for the seventh year in a row in 2020.

Shares in direct-to-consumer brand Eve Sleep reached their highest level since July 2019 after a tie-up between the mattress and ancillary products company and a wellness cannabis distributor was revealed.

U.K. furniture manufacturers' output was down by more than a fifth in 2020 after falling in 11 of the 12 months of the year as the industry grappled with the virus and restrictions on trade.

Profits fell at Silentnight last year as the U.K.'s largest bed manufacturer incurred higher costs including one-off legal expenses, a sign that its legacy pension challenges may be reaching a conclusion.

Britain's biggest bed maker Silentnight has confirmed that all bar one of the retail showrooms it has launched in the past three years will not reopen once restrictions are eased.

Dreams, Britain's largest beds retailer, is pushing ahead with store expansion including stores in North West and North East England.

The Furniture Makers' Company, the trade charity and livery company, has enlisted captains of industry to be panellists on the first of its four webinars launching this month.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) has developed a "bomb-proof" marketing pack to support retailers' efforts to promote sales during National Bed Month in March, irrespective of whether stores are open or closed.

Historic bed maker Sleepeezee is to issue a legal challenge to a trademark application made by a West Yorkshire rival.

Mattress and foam products maker GNG Group has taken delivery of new automated machinery for its beds division in a move that ramps up its production capacity.

Privately-owned retailer Sussex Beds will open its eleventh store this spring and continues to lay the groundwork for expanded distribution across the South East of England.

Direct-to-consumer brand Emma - The Sleep Company says its recently signposted new smart mattress featuring artificial intelligence technology will arrive on U.K. shores this year.

Routine factory maintenance in the upstream foam supply chain could lead to further disruption for furniture manufacturers and their retail customers later this year, BFM has warned.

The National Bed Federation (NBF), the trade association representing U.K. bed manufacturers, has announced four key hires to its 12-strong marketing committee.

Direct-to-consumer mattress company Eve Sleep has appointed logistics expert and longtime retailer Masood Choudhry as independent non-executive director.

Hypnos, the Buckinghamshire based bed maker, has further bolstered its sustainability credentials with The Planet Mark - Carbon Neutral certification.

The number of upholstery, beds and cabinet related trademark applications filed by Next in recent weeks is more than double the combined total lodged by the retail giant across those categories over the past five years.

Flooring and beds retailer United Carpets Group will delist from the Alternative Investors Market (AIM) on Friday as it returns to private ownership.



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