Furniture manufacturers' turnover was higher on a year-on-year basis for an eleventh straight month in January, but it was also the weakest growth recorded since March last year.

Diversified mattress and foam products manufacturer GNG Group has appointed Neil Kenderdine as operations manager. He will head up the expansion and operations of its medical and consumer mattress division.

Asset realisation specialists marketing The Foam Company cited rising raw material costs combined with the loss of its largest client as factors that prompted the hoped-for sale of the Oxfordshire mattress manufacturer.

Upmarket bedroom retailer Feather & Black has opened its first Midlands store since the brand was acquired by Dreams, in a unit co-located with its sister fascia.

National beds retailer Bensons for Beds will this Friday continue the reshaping of its retail estate with the opening of a new concept store at Northampton.

Global sales reached €645 million in 2021 for direct-to-consumer and wholesale mattress business Emma The Sleep Company, making it the world's leading DTC sleep brand, it claimed.

Oxfordshire OEM and branded mattress manufacturer placed into the hands of restructuring advisors.

Harrison Spinks has partnered with a Liverpool based not-for-profit social enterprise to tackle furniture poverty, donating more than 100 mattresses to support those in need in the local community.

One third of the total number of active U.K. mattress manufacturing companies have been formed since the beginning of the spring 2020 lockdown, and 59 percent of those are based in West Yorkshire.

The BFM Fabric Show London event has attracted almost a third more exhibitors than previous editions after an increase in supplier interest ahead of its return next week.

Adjusted profits at Belgian foam conglomerate Recticel more than doubled last year while its CEO says the business will continue to adapt pricing where necessary.

Comfortex, a maker of finished and semi-finished products across the mattress, upholstery and healthcare markets, remained profitable last year despite input cost pressures.

Bedding conglomerate Hilding Anders' latest venture into the U.K. beds market is gathering pace with its sixth showroom—all in southern England—now open.

Profits at the U.K. arm of foam pourer Recticel jumped in the period taking in the early months of the pandemic, just-filed accounts show.

The chairman and CEO of Dreams owner Tempur Sealy International (TSI) says the U.K. bed retailer strongly grew like-for-likes in the final three months of 2021 and has outlined group-wide store growth plans.

The expansion of sofa market leader DFS into other home categories will see it partner Eve Sleep (eve) to sell mattresses and bed frames, initially online.

Mattresses from direct-to-consumer and wholesale brand Emma are now available in all JYSK stores across the U.K. and Ireland after the two parties extended a partnership that has already flourished in mainland Europe.

Millbrook Beds built enjoyed double-digit sales growth in 2020/21 as it widened its independent retail customer base and continued to support the NHS' pandemic efforts.

Mammoth is to build on an existing partnership with Airsprung that will see the latter assume responsibility for manufacturing and distribution across the former's national and independent brick-and-mortar retail accounts. Benefits will include shorter lead times, it said.

Input cost inflation for U.K. furniture manufacturers last month eased to its lowest level since July 2021, but remains at a historically high level.

Paul Little has become deputy managing director at Airsprung Beds, the value beds division of the Wiltshire based Airsprung furniture group.

Family-owned bed maker Harrison Spinks has donated 40 single mattresses to Zarach, a Leeds charity that helps children living in poverty.

Mattress Online generated £4.09 million of EBITDA as revenue snowballed for the Rotherham based ecommerce retailer in the first year of the pandemic.

Mattress imports into the U.K. set a new record high after climbing for the eighth year in a row in 2021, with December figures confirming a recovery in momentum.

Bensons for Beds says its longstanding partnership with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has so far yielded £7.4 million of funds for the charity since it was launched in 2013.

John Cotton Group has become a corporate member of The Furniture Makers' Company (TFMC), the dedicated furnishing industry charity and City of London livery company.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has defended its decision to keep the £13 million in fines handed to KPMG following its conduct in the sale of Silentnight more than a decade ago amid increasing pressure to share the funds.

Full year furniture makers' combined turnover failed to recover all the revenue lost to lockdowns as supply chain challenges hindered producers' efforts to meet demand.

U.K. mattress sales growth accelerated amid the early months of the pandemic for the owner of the patented Octaspring technology, increasing its share of the British bed market.

National bed and mattress retailer Bensons for Beds has hired the7stars as its media agency to handle U.K. media planning and buying as it embarks on a brand-building programme.

The group behind the Komfi brand is to quadruple mattress manufacturing capacity with a new West Yorkshire factory and warehouse unit that is due to be operational within weeks.

Privately-owned retailer Mattress Online has recruited for a number of newly-created roles in response to industry shifts and in anticipation of further growth.

Spinks has secured grant funding to support a push into the automotive sector for its spring technology in a move it says could accelerate a shift away from the use of foam in automotive seating.

Ticking supplier BekaertDeslee says it has become the leading mattress fabric supplier in North America after it completed the takeover of Canada-based Maxime Knitting.

Longtime Silentnight owner H.I.G Capital sold Britain's largest bed manufacturer to a different fund under common control last year as part of a corporate reorganisation that saw it concurrently refinance its debts.

Britain's largest bed manufacturer Silentnight has revealed the financial impact of the ending of its longstanding licensing arrangement with the Sealy brand.

Uptake of Level 2 Furniture Standard Apprenticeships has snowballed amid worker shortages according to the Furniture and Interiors Education, Skills and Training Alliance (FIESTA).

Bed retailer Dreams will be the Official Sleep Partner of Great Britain's Olympic and Paralympic teams during the upcoming Winter Games after it renewed an earlier partnership that saw it support athletes during the summer versions in Tokyo.

Privately-owned retailer Sussex Beds is planning to open a new store every quarter for the next three years before accelerating its pace of growth in the period thereafter.

Financial metrics for the privately-owned company behind the ecommerce beds brand MattressNextDay climbed to record levels including a seven-fold rise in cash.



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