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.

National bed retailer Bensons for Beds will expand its store footprint this weekend with the opening of a new store near its Cambridgeshire manufacturing base.

A court has handed West Midlands cabinet, mattress and bedframe importer and wholesaler Serene Beds and Furniture another ten days to reorganise its affairs.

20 U.K. exhibitors will show at Interzum next month as the manufacturers' event returns with sustainability high on its agenda after a four-year absence.

A seven-figure vendor of mattresses, divans, headboards and bed sets on the Amazon marketplace platform has a new shareholder following ownership adjustments.

Bensons for Beds chief operating officer Gavin Chappell is taking on additional responsibilities as part of plans by the national retailer to divide the role of chief customer officer into separate parts.

Dreams has officially opened its new warehouse at Willenhall in the West Midlands, describing the 260,000sqft facility as its largest investment in physical assets to date.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) has boosted its retailer support offering with five marketing toolkits to increase awareness of the NBF-approved tick, and to share advice around the bed-buying process, after-purchase care, and mattress settlement.

Three major home furnishings retailers have agreed 10-year leases to occupy stores in the redeveloped former Toys R Us unit at the Metro Retail Park, Gateshead.

Bensons for Beds has launched a variable support mattress that is softer on one side and firmer on the other with the aim of meeting the changing needs of children as they grow towards adulthood.

Building work has begun at MattressNextDay's purpose-built distribution centre and showroom in the South East of England.

Bensons for Beds will this weekend expand its West Midlands retail footprint with the launch of a new store at Erdington to the northeast of Birmingham city centre.

Harrison Spinks Beds is upgrading its U.S. stock programme with a Los Angeles distribution centre leased in partnership with logistics specialist Rhenus Group. The move will help it drastically cut lead times.

The near-term future of West Midlands beds and cabinet furniture distributor Serene Beds and Furniture is uncertain after a court filing on Monday.

Foam and sprung mattress imports into the U.K. fell high single-digits in January as a result a weaker figures from all three of the habitually largest origin countries.

Naturalmat, the Devon manufacturer and retailer of mattresses and bedding made from organic materials, maintained profitable momentum last year as it invested online and in people.

Silentnight has appointed a new chief executive officer, with Neil Anderson to step down after four years with the U.K.'s largest bed manufacturer.

British furniture manufacturers made a positive start to 2023 with output climbing compared with January last year. December figures have also been revised upwards.

Silentnight has delivered more than 900 mattresses and beds to children’s charity Zarach since the start of its partnership in August, the Barnoldswick manufacturer has announced.

Tempur Sealy International and Sealy Australia have provided an additional £9 million of debt investment into their Sealy U.K. joint venture in the past four months to support its Cumbria-based manufacturing operations.

Restructuring advisors say all outstanding orders will be fulfilled following the buyout of the business of Dormeo U.K. last week in a deal that effectively saves hundreds of jobs.

One of the U.K.'s largest online bed retailers has come to the aid of furniture, home and giftware ecommerce brand Cox & Cox after it was placed into the hands of restructuring advisors earlier this week.

Insolvency practitioners at the London and Manchester offices of Mazars are handling the insolvency of Dormeo U.K., the circa £40 million mattress company placed into administration last week.

Shipping pressures and dealing with the aftermath of the pandemic meant last year was the most challenging yet, according to bedroom furniture and upholstery distributor Furniture Wholesale Group (FWG).

Independent bed retailer Archers Sleepcentre found top and bottom line growth through 2021/22 in a period that saw its md complete a management buyout of the business.

Ownership change at Yorkshire cabinet furniture and mattress retailer Room To Grow.

EZ Living Interiors, one of Ireland's largest furniture and homeware retailers, has launched JOYA Sleep, a standalone and sustainable mattress brand with its own dedicated ecommerce channel.

Bed market leader Dreams has agreed a three-year partnership with housing and homelessness charity Shelter to raise funds and awareness to address the housing emergency.

The Vita Group says it has doubled staff headcount and increased production four-fold at the foam manufacturing plant it acquired from sofa maker Natuzzi in the two years since the takeover was announced.

Kent bed maker Sleepeezee has taken the total amount it has donated to The Children's Hospital Charity into six figures with its latest annual contribution.

A debt owed to mattress retailer Dormeo U.K. by a co-controlled entity increased by a seven-figure sum in the period leading up to that company calling in restructuring advisors last month.

Mattress Online maintained margin and seven-figure profits through 2021/22 as it adjusted to what its CEO called an "anticipated change to consumer spending behaviour as the U.K. retail market settles into a post-lockdown world."

The Chinese conglomerate behind the Mlily mattress and bedding brand says it was profitable again in 2022 thanks to manufacturing efficiencies and an improved situation in Europe following the pandemic.

Mattress supplier Dormeo U.K. is on the verge of completing a restructuring process after it filed a notice of intent to appoint an administrator (NOI) late last week.

Lawyers acting for two emerging mattress brands will go head-to-head in a U.K. court hearing next month as they look to resolve a branding disagreement.

The value of foam and sprung mattress imports into the U.K. was close to flat in December after an increase in the value and volume of goods crossing the Irish Sea compensated for weakness elsewhere.

A deal to sell Sleep.8, the international bed retail brand that has been rapidly expanding its store footprint in the U.K. and other markets, is almost complete.

The CEO of Tempur Sealy International says the bedding conglomerate will continue to look at acquisition opportunities, citing the takeover of Dreams as an example of when the stars eventually aligned after years of talks.

U.K. furniture makers' turnover declined on an annual basis for the first time in almost two years in December as weak demand through the autumn impacted production at the end of the year.

Mattress and bedding brand Tempur brand will take its products to a wider profile of customer as it undertakes the largest international rollout in the company's history through 2023.



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