West Yorkshire supplier of mattress ticking and bed components registers smaller profits but margin improvement limits impact of £1.5 million revenue drop through 2021/22.

The sale of the business and assets of Stockport based textiles supplier J.T. Griffiths & Co has protected jobs and ensured continuity of supply, stakeholders in the process have said.

Renewed upstream supply chain price pressures will result in further rises being passed on to retailers, as new inflation figures out Wednesday showed continued stubbornly high rates across the industry.

Eve Sleep will live on as a standalone brand after Bensons for Beds acquired the direct-to-consumer company's intellectual property following the appointment of administrators at midday on Monday.

Direct-to-consumer mattress and sleep products company Eve Sleep was placed into administration at midday Monday after hopes for a solvent solution or fresh equity funding evaporated.

Mattress imports jumped by more than a quarter despite a sharp fall in the value and volume of goods shipped to the U.K. from China, according to new trade data.

The U.K. arm of upmarket Swedish bed maker Hästens came closer to profit than at any time in the past decade last year as revenue growth returned.

The sale of the Usleep mattress division to the Vita Group helped Westbridge owner Belfield to deleverage last year with it eliminating all outstanding bank debt and shareholder loans.

Highly-regarded bed industry executive Mark Hughes is returning to the vacuum-packed mattress brand Breasley as sales director for the U.K. market. His appointment takes effect from November.

The rate of British furniture manufacturing growth climbed for the first time in three months in August, according to official data released Wednesday morning.

Furniture, mattresses and home accents distributor Gallery Direct pumped cash into stock build last year in a period where it returned to profit on vastly increased output.

U.K. revenue reached record levels for mattress and bedding wholesale and retail business Tempur last year with it continuing to trade ahead in the early months of this year.

The U.K. arm of foam conglomerate Carpenter says input cost pressure led to "inevitable and necessary adjustments to selling prices" but they still weren't enough to stop profits here falling to £14.1 million.

The CEO of Simba Sleep says the mattress and bedding company recorded a big jump in U.K. EBITDA after 60 percent sales growth here last year.

Britain's biggest bed retailer delivered high single-digit figure profit growth in 2021 as revenue surged on the back of strong demand last year.

A historic North West mattress ticking and upholstery fabrics wholesaler has been placed into the hands of restructuring advisors after weeks spent trying to restructure the company.

The second iteration of erstwhile South East beds retail chain Warren Evans recorded six-figure profits in the second full year since it launched in 2019.

Britain's sofa and mattress makers are being landed with a new wave of price increases from across the upstream supply chain according to correspondence seen by The Furnishing Report. Some suppliers are also on allocation.

More than 50 jobs have been lost after a privately-owned mattress manufacturer folded earlier this month leaving debts of a little over £2 million.

Private equity backed foam supplier Vita Group has revealed it invested tens of millions of pounds acquiring mattress maker Usleep from the Belfield Group last year.

A U.S. advisory firm has been hired to find a third-party buyer for Recticel's comfort foam operations in the U.K. in a move designed to end an antitrust probe.

The sales director of Recticel's comfort foam business in the U.K. has left the business to head up the bedding division of one of its major rivals.

Five-store specialist retailer operates carpet and bed shops across Dorset and Hampshire.

The buildout of Feather & Black's physical retail footprint took another step last week with the upmarket beds and bedroom furniture brand adding its fourth new store in 2022 so far.

Upholstery and beds vertical HSL repaid a £4 million bank loan two years ahead of time as it generated cash and traded strongly through the rump of the pandemic.

Platt & Hill, a supplier of foam and fibre fillings products to the beds and upholstery manufacturing sectors, slipped to a loss last year as higher costs outweighed the benefit of increased output.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) named the winners of its 2022 Bed Industry Awards on Tuesday night with both Dreams and Glasswells two-time winners among 11 awards handed out in all.

The owner of the company behind the Yark Beds online beds business has acquired an outdoor products and garden furniture ecommerce website following an insolvent buyout.

A complaint to the U.K. advertising watchdog by German mattress company Emma has resulted in a rebuke for rival Simba Sleep regarding a price promotion it ran on its website.

Direct-to-consumer mattress and sleep ancillary products brand Eve Sleep says it will take the appropriate steps to preserve value for creditors if further funding or a firm offer to buy the business is not received soon.

The largest shareholder in publicly-listed U.S. mattress and bedding company Purple Innovation wants to buy the business outright in a deal that would value it at $362 million (£317m).

A share buyback concentrated the ownership structure of the North Wales manufacturing and retail group behind the Adjustamatic beds and upholstery brand last year.

Nine straight months of value growth mean foam and sprung mattress imports have broken through the £100 million barrier at an all-time earliest point in the year.

The Cath Kidston brand has entered the furniture market with a programme of upholstery and beds being sold exclusively by sofa market leader DFS.

Award-winning independent retailer Surrey Beds has closed following a planned shutdown on the expiry of its lease. Its owner cited the prospect of rising costs as a disincentive to continue.

Furniture makers' output remained positive on a year-on-year basis during the height of the summer though growth was the weakest since lapping the start of the pandemic.

A Yorkshire beds retailer with a large ecommerce operation has added live video chat and appointments to its offer, improving options for online customers based far from its showroom.

Carpe Diem Beds, the Hilding Anders-owned Swedish bed brand, is expanding into the U.K. wholesale market as part of plans to increase its footprint in the British retail sector.

Half-year revenue was close to flat in Europe for the bedding giant behind the Mlily brand as global growth slowed after a double-digit uplift in the first quarter.

The circa £40 million retail business behind the Beds.co.uk ecommerce website is exploring diversifying into other home products beyond the bedroom.



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