A sharp drop in foam and sprung mattress imports in November pushed the year-to-date total negative, threatening a first full-year decline in the value of foreign-made goods in seven years.

Mattress brand Casper Sleep has filed the paperwork for an initial public offering (IPO) in the U.S., with it to sell shares in the business to raise cash for growth, working capital and debt pay-down.

Revenue declined for a second straight year at Burnley bed manufacturer Sweet Dreams in 2018–19 but wider gross margin helped limit the impact on profits.

Britain's leading bed manufacturers shifted more product in the later months of 2019 but a fall in average order values held back the value of sales growth.

Stuart Hibbert, who co-founded and ran Breasley Consumer until selling his shares in 2017, is to return to the bed industry with GNG Group Yorkshire.

Bensons for Beds has expanded its range of products exclusively designed by Sir Terence Conran, adding what it calls a luxury hotel-style bedframe to its existing offer.

Mattress wholesaler and retailer Simba Sleep has procured new investment by way of U.S. private equity company Cartesian Capital, with it planning to use the cash injection to expand internationally.

The National Bed Federation (NBF), the industry trade association representing the bulk of the U.K.'s leading bed manufacturers, has unveiled its new brand identity.

Bed specialist Dreams ended 2019 with a flurry of store openings, adding five new shops and relocating another as it expanded its retail estate.

Mattress brand Dunlopillo faces an uncertain future in France after the manufacturer behind the company in the local market was placed into an insolvency process.

The National Bed Federation (NBF) has agreed a three-year research partnership with circular economy experts Zero Waste Scotland. It aims to increase mattress recycling and encourage more sustainable design.

Tempur Sealy International, the world's largest bedding manufacturer, has promoted three senior executive to key roles impacting its business across the U.S.

National bed specialist Bensons for Beds has named sleep scientist Dr Sophie Bostock as its new official sleep expert, saying she will become an integral part of the brand's plans next year.

Tempur Sealy International, the world's biggest bedding producer, is to donate 100,000 shares in the business in what it described as the "largest single charitable contribution in the company's history."

U.K. mattress makers collectively grew exports for the first time in eight months in October despite continued weak trade with E.U. countries.

Black Friday mattress sales jumped 80 percent year-on-year for direct-to-consumer bed brand Emma, with the Frankfurt-headquartered company saying it made a sale every eight seconds during peak hours.

Pan-European mattress retailer and distributor Beter Bed Holding has a new chief financial officer after the current incumbent, Hugo van den Ochtend, was released from his duties and responsibilities.

Mattress specialist Kaymed was a winner at the annual awards ceremony of major retailer Harvey Norman earlier this month, gaining success in two categories.

Former employees at the former Monomarket regional retail chain in the North East — which ran four prominent bed stores and the MrMattress online shop — have launched a new beds retail business.

Beter Bed Holding, the Dutch holding company that runs mattress retailers across Europe, has raised more cash to repay bank debt after completing another property sale-and-leaseback deal.

Dewsbury manufacturer Shire Beds created and donated a Leeds Rhinos branded bed for The Big Sleep 2019, helping raise thousands for good causes.

Mattress retailer and wholesaler Casper Sleep has made a number of senior hires including the appointment of a former Wayfair executive to the role of chief technology officer.

Record sales and a higher international profile have spurred greater interest from potential suitors in Savoir, the high-end British bed maker whose products retail for an average of £25,000 each.

The sale to Asian investors of Matratzen Concord, the circa 850-store beds retailer with shops across Central Europe, has moved a step closer after incumbent shareholders backed the deal.

West Yorkshire mattress maker Shire Beds has achieved ISO 9001: 2015, the worldwide recognised certification that recognises consistency of manufacturing operations and processes.

Ernst & Young (EY) has completed its work on one of the biggest insolvencies in the furniture trade of the past decade, divvying up the last proceeds from asset realisations to outstanding creditors.

Tempur Sealy International, the world's largest bedding company, has appointed IMG as its global licensing representative as it looks to secure lucrative deals to take its brands into new product categories.

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.



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