A vendor of mattresses, divans, headboards and bed sets sold via the Amazon marketplace platform has ceased trading and been placed into liquidation.

Core furniture exports out of the U.K. declined for the fourth straight month in October despite higher demand from the number one export market.

Furniture wholesaler and bed manufacturer Balmoral saw revenue return closer to pre-pandemic levels in the year to end March, but rising costs hit the bottom line.

Consumer household furniture prices stabilised in November, as official data showed a first rise in inflation in the category in nearly a year and a half. By contrast, stubbornly-high flooring inflation eased to a 33-month low.

Spinks, the Yorkshire manufacturer best known for supplying bed components, has secured a £250,000 research contract to bring its EcoSeat spring technology to U.K. rail seating.

Sleepeezee has produced and donated limited edition children's books to The Children's Hospital Charity as part of the launch of Little Bedz, its new kids beds product line.

The CEO of Simba Sleep says the mattress brand is working closely with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to ensure best practice after the U.K.'s competition regulator launched an investigation into whether the company is misleading consumers.

Foam and sprung mattress imports into the U.K. climbed for the fourth straight month in October, reaching the second highest level in history.

Turnover at the factory gate declined for the seventh straight month in October on a year-on-year basis, but at the shallowest rate since May.

Tony Lisanti is stepping down as Airsprung Group chief executive, with oversight of the bed and upholstery manufacturer passing to chief operating officer Tean Dallaway.

The company behind multi-million pound direct-to-consumer bedding brand Groove Pillows has stopped taking orders and been placed into liquidation.

The take-private deal of mainland European retail and wholesale group Beter Bed Holding by a venture capital group is substantially complete after almost all existing shareholders agreed to tender their shares.

Industrial giant Vita Group, whose diversified activities span semi-finished and finished products ranging from PU foam to mattresses and underlay, has disclosed the sale price for the disposal of a French subsidiary which completed earlier this year.

The West Yorkshire company behind the Bedmaster mattress and beds manufacturing brand invested heavily in stock last year in a period where sales were flat and profits declined.

Wooden beds and mattress vertical Get Laid Beds continued to rack up class-leading profits through 2022/23 as high export demand mitigated weaker figures from the U.K.

The carve-up of the adjustable furniture retail group that until earlier this year traded as Middletons and Oak Tree Mobility has led to improved profitability and a better-equipped platform for growth, its owner has said.

Optimism among furniture makers about the trading environment has faded according to an updated poll of its members by the trade association British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM).

Beds market leader Dreams has launched a programme of beds and bedroom furniture in partnership with X Rocker, the global gaming furniture brand.

Revenue returned closer to pre-pandemic levels for Suffolk bed maker Mansion House Bedding Group through 2022/23 thanks to increased demand from the contract sector. Profits declined on higher costs and investment.

A small West Yorkshire manufacturer of modular sofas and upholstered bed frames has been placed into liquidation within eight months of an ownership change.

Higher costs weakened margins at specialist furniture and bedding retailer Futon Company in the past year, despite another all-time high sales effort.

Home and garden retail giant IKEA has launched a mattress recycling scheme in partnership with The Furniture Recycling Group.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) has issued an urgent call to bed manufacturers and retailers to watch out for and report fraudulent emails purporting to be from the trade association.

Alteri Investors has detailed the total cash amount it has invested, loaned or contributed so far into the vertically-integrated Bensons for Beds operation, the U.K.'s second largest retailer in the beds category.

Vertically-integrated bed manufacturer Naturalmat has opened its first store in the North of England after taking a former Laura Ashley home furnishings and fashion unit.

Emerging beds retailer The Sleep Haven has followed its late-September launch in Yorkshire with the opening of a second unit, this time on the Riverside Retail Park at Warrington.

Foam and sprung mattress imports into the U.K. were higher for the third consecutive month on a year-on-year basis in September.

Four-store South East England bed specialist Hamseys Sleep Centres recorded higher year-on-year profits, though cash declined as it paid down outstanding liabilities.

Dorlux, the 104-year-old bed brand that has been largely absent from the U.K. market for most of the past decade, is set to return.

Devon bed maker Vispring is following the launch of its flagship central London showroom with the addition of a second, further west.

U.K. furniture manufacturers recorded an eighth straight year-on-year decline in turnover at the factory gate in September according to new official data out Friday morning.

Global Components (UK), the West Yorkshire based bed, mattress and upholstered furniture components supplier, booked lower profits last year on rising costs and falling revenue.

Airsprung Group has restructured its management team with new group roles for the managing directors of its Airsprung Beds and Gainsborough Beds business units.

Beds market leader Dreams and housing and homelessness charity Shelter have launched a children's book aimed at breaking the stigma of families who are homeless in temporary accommodation.

National bed specialist Bensons for Beds has said it achieved like-for-like sales growth in all four quarters of its 2022/23 financial year, and returned to profit.

YouTube review adverts extolling the virtues of Emma mattresses from a website controlled by an Emma Sleep subsidiary have fallen foul of marketing guidelines, the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled.

A North West based manufacturer of contract quality beds and mattresses for the hotel, leisure, care and education industries has been placed into liquidation, leaving seven-figure debts.

Former England footballer David Beckham has signed to become a brand ambassador for premium bedding brand Tempur Sealy in its Asia-Pacific markets.

The mobility group behind direct-to-consumer adjustable furniture brand Willowbrook booked double-digit profits at the EBITDA line in the first full year since a near £40 million venture capital-backed buyout.

U.K. beds market leader Dreams was among the standout performers for Tempur Sealy International in the third quarter of 2023 with its CEO calling out the retailer's leadership team for its "outstanding execution."



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