Most furniture makers plan to make pay awards to staff this year according to the annual wages survey carried out by British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM), the trade association.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) has launched this year's free multi-media marketing toolkit for bed retailers to download ahead of National Bed Month in March.

Airsprung says it is in the process of financially leveraging surplus land and buildings owned by the diversified beds and upholstery group at its Wiltshire headquarters.

Ecommerce-led beds retailer MattressNextDay recorded seven-figure profits for the second straight year in the lead up to a major investment in distribution and fulfilment, new figures reveal.

The principal U.K. subsidiary of global mattress innerspring maker Leggett & Platt (L&P) benefitted from higher sales and lower costs as it landed bumper profits, new accounts show.

The disposal and closure of one of its Kent stores helped bed retail chain Hamseys Sleep Centres cut bank borrowing and boost working capital last year.

Living, dining and bedroom wholesaler Balmoral Furniture booked higher profits last year as revenue increased and margin widened as a result of fewer restrictions.

Adjusted profits inched forward at West Yorkshire mattress manufacturer Highgrove Beds last year as single-digit sales growth and wider gross margin countered rising overheads.

The group behind regional beds retail chain Mattressman continued to build its financial position through 2021/22 as it closed in on the final year of a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) agreed with creditors nearly five years ago.

The outlook for foam availability and pricing will be pegged to three main pillars through 2023, according to the trade association representing suppliers of polyurethane slabstocks used by the mattress and upholstery industry.

The rescue of Crazy Price Beds last month secures the future of all sites and jobs at the Staffordshire company, restructuring advisors have now confirmed.

A serial buyer of fashion and furniture retail companies has been confirmed as the new owner of ecommerce mattress and bed base retailer Crazy Price Beds in a deal brokered by restructuring advisors.

A third generation of family members has joined Ramsey Timber Group, the West Yorkshire timber component supplier to the U.K. bed industry, as it celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Profits declined for CareCo, the expanding retailer of mobility products including riser recliners and adjustable beds, in a period in which it invested heavily in new store and distribution assets.

The value of foam and sprung mattress imports into the U.K. declined at the start of the fourth quarter as the effects of price changes began to drop away.

Britain's advertising watchdog has upheld a complaint regarding savings claims made in advertising by Happy Beds, the online bed retailer based in West Yorkshire.

Bed maker Sleepeezee says it has made further top line gains in 2022 so far while it has also agreed new finance facilities that give it an increased liquidity buffer.

British furniture makers' turnover growth accelerated at the start of the fourth quarter despite the uplift in exports being the weakest since February 2021.

A West Yorkshire mattress company has been compelled to change its corporate name following a legal challenge by one of the U.K.'s largest bed makers.

The large U.K. affiliate of a South Asian distributor of bedding, quilts and other household textiles has been placed into administration after it succumbed to cashflow problems amid creditor pressure.

The family owners of Latexco, the Belgium based maker of finished and semi-finished bedding products and components, have agreed to sell the business to a compatriot industrialist.

The California company behind the Nectar mattress brand funded further U.K. growth last year ahead of a buildout of its direct-to-consumer business model into wholesale.

There has been management and shareholder change at a North West England ecommerce mattress business widely hailed for its SEO credentials.

Bensons for Beds is remodelling one and opening a further two new stores before Christmas including a unit on the mezzanine floor at one of Natuzzi Editions' southeast showrooms.

The manufacturing and import company behind the Bedmaster brand booked lower profits last year despite a rise in sales.

Direct-to-consumer and wholesale mattress company Emma Sleep is being investigated by the U.K.'s antitrust regulator over concerns some of its online sales practices may have breached consumer law.

Spring maker Wolf Components will assemble its pocket units utilising polymer-based glue from the start of 2023 in a move it says will deliver significant recyclability improvements.

Top line growth and the benefits of earlier restructuring helped the Sweet Dreams beds and upholstery group record its smallest deficit in three years through 2021/22, new accounts show.

The operator of Dreams beds stores in Northern Ireland has recruited the former head of Marks and Spencer's business in Ireland as its new commercial director.

Ecommerce mattress and bed frame retailer Crazy Price Beds is under new ownership after surging import costs and other headwinds forced the disposal of the Midlands operation.

Bed market leader Dreams is to raise pay for its workforce for the second time this year and introduce a raft of new initiatives designed to support employees.

Burgess Beds, the Rossendale bed manufacturer bought in an insolvent buyout at the start of the pandemic, received renewed financial backing from one of its owners in the past year.

The West Yorkshire company behind the Bedkingdom.co.uk brand has emerged as one of the largest in the ecommerce beds segment after rapid growth through the pandemic.

U.K. sofa and bed makers will continue to be able to buy foam from three major sources after the regulator here agreed Carpenter could buy Recticel's engineered foam unit, but only if the bulk of the British business is sold.

Emerging manufacturing markets helped mattress imports into the U.K. continue to rise in September despite weaker figures from more established sources.

Dreams says the launch of what it described as the U.K.'s first ever king size gaming bed has hit the spot with it selling twice as many as forecast within the first three weeks of its introduction.

Southampton bed manufacturer Millbrook has strengthened its senior leadership team with the appointment of Lee Pharoah as manufacturing manager.

U.K. furniture production volumes declined at the end of the third quarter as manufacturers grappled weaker order books amid rising costs.

Ecommerce giant Amazon lags only the beds market leader among shoppers searching for a new mattress according to new research commissioned by the National Bed Federation (NBF).

Two companies from the home and garden furnishings sectors were named winners in the Scale-Up Awards, which recognise growing businesses across the country.



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