A survey of leading British furniture manufacturers has laid bare the impact of rising production costs on their businesses, with many now struggling to turn a profit.

Solid wood beds and mattress maker and retailer Get Laid Beds built on profitable revenue growth through the pandemic as its top and bottom lines advanced again in the past year.

National bed retailer Bensons for Beds is moving into a new Stirling store this weekend, a few doors down from its former home on the Springkerse Retail Park.

Bensons for Beds has relaunched Eve Sleep, flicking the switch on its dedicated website less than three weeks since it paid £600,000 to acquire the brand and other intellectual property.

Tempur Sealy International says it is not seeing any signs of trade down among higher-end shoppers as it claimed market share gains against competitors.

Challenging market conditions and a strong dollar impacted the top and bottom lines at Tempur Sealy International, the world's largest bedding company, in the third quarter.

The head of bedding products at mattress springs and foam supplier Leggett & Platt (L&P) says the European market is facing more challenges than the U.S. having previously mirrored one another through the pandemic.

Adjusted earnings climbed for Britain's biggest bed maker in the year to January 29, 2022 but one-off charges related to the settlement of historic pension issues meant its deficit widened at the bottom line.

High post-lockdown demand helped small-space living specialist The Futon Company maintain positive momentum as it again recorded highest-ever sales and profits in the past year.

The Spanish conglomerate that owns British bed brands Vispring and And So To Bed has added to its roster of upmarket European mattress interests.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) has begun a search for a successor to executive director Jessica Alexander, who is to scale back her duties with the organisation ahead of eventually retiring.

The Furniture Recycling Group (TFR Group) will grow its dismantling capacity to 1.5 million mattresses per year in England after securing an investment from Netherlands-based mattress recycling company RetourMatras.

Privately-owned Wiltshire mattress manufacturer Moonraker Beds booked six-figure profits for the fourth straight year in the 2021/22 period.

Bensons for Beds has launched a Simply by Bensons programme of entry-level mattresses with a new product lineup and an adjusted and new-look brand compared with the Simply Bensons range that preceded it.

Retailer Bensons for Beds outbid two other suitors to acquire the assets of direct-to-consumer mattress brand Eve Sleep, restructuring advisors have revealed in a new report that became public over the weekend.

Restructuring advisors say multi-million pound filled bedding supplier Norfolk Feather is yet to formally enter insolvency despite the reported closure of its business earlier this month.

Pocket spring maker Wolf Components achieved a near double-digit net margin as revenue surged through 2021/22 and ahead of it investing in further expansion this summer.

Higher employee-related expenses countered the impact of rising sales and wider gross margin at Batley mattress maker Dura Beds last year as profits declined.

The rate at which customer loan applications are approved has increased since Dreams adopted a new time-saving system in partnership with software company Aryza.

National retailer Bensons for Beds will this week return to Watford with the opening of a new store above the existing unit operated by flooring chain Carpetright.

Filled bedding company Trendsetter Home Furnishings built on a return to profit with an eight-fold rise in earnings in the past year, but cautioned of headwinds in the period since.

National retailer Bensons for Beds will later this week launch Bensons Outlet, a pilot store concept that will offer customers deep discounts and special buys.

Higher costs saw profits almost halve for bedding supplier Comfy Quilts in the year to end January despite sales having climbed thanks to it doing more business with a company under common control.

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.



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