Pocket spring maker Wolf Components is expanding its manufacturing footprint in South Yorkshire amid rapid growth that has seen it become a key supplier to the U.K. mattress industry.

The md of furniture components supplier Wade Spring says the combination of new export business and an expanded engineering offer were a major driver in increased profitability last year.

Profits were two-thirds lower at regional beds retail chain Sussex Beds through 2020/21 as narrower gross margin and higher administrative expenses countered record revenues.

National retailer Bensons for Beds will this weekend open a new concept store in Didcot with a return to the Orchard Shopping Centre, a site it vacated two years ago.

Cyclists from retailer Mattress Online have completed a 140-mile bike ride across the width of the country fundraising for Zarach, a charity that fights against child bed poverty in the U.K.

Mattress and upholstered beds brand Button & Sprung is to relocate into a new and larger showroom in London next week.

Quick-ship sofa brand Swyft has diversified with the launch of its first programme of upholstered beds and roll-pack mattresses.

Television and radio presenter Colin Murray will be the host of the National Bed Federation (NBF) Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony, taking place September 20 at the Telford International Centre.

About one in four products bought by the National Bed Federation (NBF) as part of its ongoing due diligence finished product testing programme revealed major flammability and trade descriptions issues.

Savoir Beds co-owner Alistair Hughes has stepped down as managing director having hired former Maker&Son executive Nicholas Alexandre as his successor. Mr Hughes remains a director, focussed on long term strategy and growth.

Ex-DFS executive Nick Collard has been promoted to CEO at Bensons for Beds with immediate effect, succeeding Mark Jackson, who is leaving the retail chain after three years at the helm. Group CFO John Sidebotham is also stepping down.

Rotherham based Mattress Online was the highest placed company from the home furnishings sector at the Northern Tech Awards, which recognised fast-growing companies.

Takeover followed winding up petition issued by a timber supplier to the mattress and beds vertical.

Premium bed maker Savoir repaid debt, built cash and found gross margin gains as it worked through a bulging worldwide order book last year.

Britain's leading bed makers are turning increasingly bearish amid the unwind of previously-bulging order books, rising costs and a less-rosy demand outlook.

National retailer Bensons for Beds has launched a new line of mattresses and beds under the historic Staples & Co brand with an option count north of 28,000 combinations.

Foam and sprung mattress imports into the U.K. continued their ascendancy at the beginning of the second quarter driven by a mix of established and emerging suppliers.

Devon bed manufacturer Vispring is to open a flagship store in central London, its first standalone showroom anywhere in the world.

Keen & Toms Holdings, parent to bed maker Hypnos and white glove delivery company Keen & Able, remained cashflow positive through the height of the pandemic as supply chain challenges hindered its ability to turn strong demand into profit.

The operators of bed brands that have no direct manufacturing of their own will be able to apply to join the National Bed Federation (NBF) after the U.K. trade body widened its membership criteria with a new category.

The value of U.K. furniture production remained at a historic high level in April but fell below revised record figures for the end for the first quarter.

A director of the business now trading the semi-national multichannel retail brand Bedworld has been fined and had his van seized and crushed after admitting fly-tipping.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) has named the eight independent judges for the 2022 Bed Industry Awards across the five manufacturer and component supplier categories.

A North West based direct-to-consumer manufacturer and retailer of children's mattresses and bedroom furniture lists a new trading entity following the insolvency of its former operating company.

Dreams, the U.K.'s biggest bed retailer, has appointed global creative network Iris as its new agency with a brief to create a new brand vision for the future, post-pandemic.

Leading British bed manufacturers have agreed a five-point commitment to take steps in unison that will address global environmental damage. It is part of a new National Bed Federation (NBF) initiative called Pledge for Our Planet.

Direct-to-consumer mattress and ancillary products retailer and wholesaler Eve Sleep has launched a review and formal sale process, saying it wants to explore its strategic and financing options.

Minimum high six-figure profits for West Yorkshire based ecommerce mattress and beds retailer with close ties to the manufacturing sector.

Furniture exports out of the U.K. continued their recovery in the first quarter of 2022 but still have some distance to travel to return to historic highs.

Restructuring advisors have achieved a third substantial return for creditors of the predecessor Silentnight company, more than eleven years after its business and assets were sold in a prepack deal to its current owner.

Britain's largest bed maker Silentnight has launched a marketing campaign to promote Sleepunique, the new interactive mattress recommendation tool it introduced last month.

Kent bed maker Sleepeezee says nearby Romney Marsh Wools is its new supplier of wool, and will be the provider for all mattresses containing wool material.

Former Debenhams and New Look executive holds shares in direct-to-consumer bedding brand following spring 2022 transaction that uprates the company valuation.

Net profits more than doubled for the second straight year for West Yorkshire mattress manufacturer Apollo Beds through 2020/21.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) says it expects to attract more than 1,500 visitors to the 2022 Bed Show, with online registration now open ahead of the autumn event.

Benelux investment fund chaired by floorcoverings manufacturing scion reallocates shareholdings to newly-created holding company.

Jim Gerety, md of bed maker Vispring, has been elected president of the National Bed Federation (NBF) at its Annual General Meeting. He succeeds David Moffitt, CEO of Kayfoam Woolfson.

The global bedding giant behind the Mlily brand enjoyed double-digit revenue growth in the first quarter, driven largely by success in North America. Sales in Europe were close to flat.

Furniture Village sleep and wellness ambassador Dr Ranj Singh is visiting schools across London to talk to pupils and parents about the importance of a good night’s sleep, as part of a new collaboration with The Sleep Charity.

Guest bed, mattress and sofabed maker Jay-Be said it limited supply to certain export markets to ensure its home market demands were met first as it grappled supply chain challenges through 2020/21.



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