The insolvency of Monomarket, the North East company that ran a number of regional bedding centres and a prominent online store selling beds, leaves creditors facing a high six-figure shortfall, according to a new report.

Foam and sprung mattress imports into the U.K. ended the third quarter on a high after increases from Poland and China, the two largest sources of foreign-made products sold here.

Spring maker Leggett & Platt, one of the biggest suppliers to the British bed manufacturing sector, booked lower profits in the U.K. after higher input costs combined with lower output.

Lawyers acting on behalf of premium British bed manufacturers Savoir and Vispring have shared correspondence, with the former frustrated with the latter over the naming of the models in a recently-introduced product line.

H Partners, the activist investment company that campaigned successfully for management change at Tempur Sealy International four years ago, has reduced its stake in the business.

Tempur Sealy International, the world's largest bedding producer, said the past quarter was its best ever as it delivered double-digit top and bottom line growth.

The CEO of Tempur Sealy International told analysts on its Q3 earnings call that rival Casper Sleep, said to be exploring an IPO, is less relevant to the company than other competitors.

The top and bottom lines diverged for the owner of motion bed and chair specialist Adjustamatic in the year to December 31, 2018.

Tempur Sealy International, the world's largest bedding manufacturer, has refinanced $850 million (£661m) of revolving and term debt in a move it says lowers its borrowing costs.

Discount and entry-level mattress vendors made the most of consumers trading down in the six months to September according to new research carried out on behalf of the National Bed Federation (NBF).

Five-store mattress retailer restructured via a prepack after losses at two of its stores prompted need to withdraw from leases, says administrator.

Wayne Nortjé has joined privately-owned bed manufacturer Breasley as operations director, with responsibility for both its East Midlands sites.

Beter Beheer, a subsidiary of Dutch bed retail group Beter Bed Holding, has agreed a sale-and-leaseback of its 783,000sqft distribution centre and headquarters at Uden, Holland.

Resurgent bed maker and retailer Warren Evans has begun manufacturing a range of wooden bed frames, expanding on the new mattress line introduced when the brand relaunched earlier this year.

Casper updates on U.K. financial performance amid speculation of stock market float in the U.S. to support planned physical store expansion.

Monomarket, the privately-owned company behind one of the largest regional mattress and beds chains in the U.K. and a significant ecommerce website, has been placed into liquidation.

Privately-owned southeast England retailer Sussex Beds is expanding to the north and east of its existing store base with its latest new showroom, slated to open next month.

Swedish beds conglomerate Hilding Anders has appointed Henrik Sjögren as its new chief executive, succeeding incumbent CEO and chairman Pepyn Dinandt.

Mattress and upholstery group Airsprung says its performance has picked up since April, putting it on track to reverse widening losses incurred in 2018–19.

Silentnight, the U.K.'s largest bed manufacturer, has launched its autumn marketing campaign and the first since appointing a new lead agency.

Latexco says the acquisition of a 7.5 hectare site near its existing plants in Belgium can aid its transition from a traditional latex supplier into a 'one stop shop of comfort.'

Profits doubled for the U.K. arm of global foam manufacturer and converter Carpenter in 2018, lifted by a "slight softening in some raw material costs" and higher sales.

Accumulated losses at Simba Sleep reached nearly £75 million by the end of 2018, just-filed accounts from the mattress-in-a-box and sleep accessories company reveal.

Mattress imports into the U.K. declined in August on weaker figures from Poland, Ireland and Italy, new figures show.

Creditors due to get £2 million over five-year CVA term, but could receive more dependent on profits.

The Chinese manufacturer behind the Mlily mattress brand has agreed to buy a California headquartered furniture chain with 36 stores across the U.S.

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Adam Henson is arguably the country's best-known farmer.
Leeds bed maker Harrison Spinks has launched a bed range in partnership with TV presenter and farmer Adam Henson, championing rare-breed Cotswold wool.

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Sebastian Mertes, Emma's new CFO. Photograph: www.tw-klein.com.
The German company behind the Emma mattress brand has appointed a former investment professional at British private equity company Permira as its new chief financial officer.

Broadcasters and national newspapers carried coverage of Sleeptember, the annual Sleep Council campaign to raise the profile of sleep among consumers to the benefit of the bed industry.

Britain's bed makers sold as many products in the second quarter of 2019 as they had the previous year but the value of those sales declined, according to the National Bed Federation (NBF).

Warren Evans has opened its first showroom since the brand was resurrected as an ecommerce business by its eponymous founder earlier this year.

Mattress maker Duflex, supplier to retailers such as IKEA, Eve, Asda and Argos, posted lower sales for the first time on public record last year. Group bed sales still advanced after parent Belfield opened a second factory.

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The company claimed the Bed of the Year award at the Bed Show 2019 for its new J. Marshall by Vispring range, which pitches the brand to a younger clientele.
Manufacturing efficiencies and exports helped offset weaker domestic U.K. sales last year at Vispring, the luxury Devon bed manufacturer.

Direct-to-consumer mattress and ancillary products brand Eve Sleep narrowed losses in the first half of 2019 after cutting the amount of money it spent on marketing. Sales declined.

High-end bed maker Hypnos has bolstered its ethical credentials by partnering Red Tractor Food and Farming Standards, an industry-first for the mattress sector.

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15 years ago, Highgrove sales were under £1m. Today it is one of the U.K.'s largest bed manufacturers.
West Yorkshire bed maker Highgrove posted a 15th straight top line rise in 2018 despite tough trading conditions. Underlying profits also climbed with statutory earnings down because of one-off expenses.

Direct-to-consumer mattress brand Eve Sleep says merger talks with Simba Sleep have ended with now "not the right time" to pursue a potential deal.

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Casper invested millions more in the U.K. and mainland European markets last year.
Last year saw another hefty investment in the British and European markets by direct-to-consumer mattress brand Casper, new figures indicate.

Profits climbed four-fold for the company behind the Vitafoam brand last year as it grew sales and annualised against high one-off expenses.

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Dormeo sells direct to the consumer and through third-party retailers.
Sales jumped 58 percent for the U.K. arm of European mattress brand Dormeo in 2018 as the company shrugged off wider concerns over the economy.



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