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BFC RESPONDS TO FURNITURE AND FIRE RETARDANTS MEDIA STORY

April 12, 2017
In response to recent newspaper coverage linking certain fire retardant chemicals used in upholstery fabrics to an increase in some types of cancer, the British Furniture Confederation (BFC) has issued a statement.   The chemical it referred to, decaBDE, has been used in the furniture industry – mostly in upholstery…
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NBF RESEARCH REVEALS CONSUMER SPENDING HABITS

April 4, 2017
More consumers are shopping online for a new bed, research from The National Bed Federation (NBF) reveals. In the last six months (Sep 2016 – Feb 2017), 46% of new bed purchases were made online - a 17% increase from the previous survey (Mar 2016 – Aug 2016). Said Simon Williams, marketing manager at the NBF: “In-store bed…
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BED BUYING: ONLINE VS INSTORE

March 20, 2017
Know your facts before buying online or instore, says the National Bed Federation (NBF). “At one time, we would traditionally always go to a shop if we needed a new bed, but shopping online has become part of our everyday lives now,” said Simon Williams, marketing manager at NBF. “There…
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BEDS HEAD THE QUEST FOR ‘SUPERSOMNIA’

March 6, 2017
Brits are spending more on bigger and better beds, with an increasing number of couples even sleeping apart in their quest for ‘Supersomnia’ – a perfect night’s sleep. According to the National Bed Federation (NBF), the trade association for UK bed manufacturers, one in five people (21%) now spend between…
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The Furniture Makers’ Company launches new Apprentice Award

February 2, 2017
The Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing industry’s charity, is calling for entries for a new award that will recognise the efforts and career progression of apprentices working in the furnishing industry.   The Apprentice Award is open to anyone studying and working towards a retail, manufacture or service apprenticeship at…
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THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF BED BUYING

February 2, 2017
Need a new bed this National Bed Month (March 2017)? Make sure you are bed savvy before committing to a sale, advises The National Bed Federation (NBF). “Ahead of shopping for a new bed, think about what you want from it,” said Simon Williams, marketing manager at the NBF. “The…
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SAFE AS HOUSES – WHY BUY A BRITISH BED?

January 2, 2017
Buy British when choosing a new bed - that’s the message from the National Bed Federation (NBF), the only recognised trade association representing UK bed and mattress manufacturers. Said Simon Williams, marketing manager at the NBF: “We have a long history of producing the best beds in the world, and…
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BED CHAMPIONS CELEBRATE AWARD WINS 2016

September 21, 2016
Five bed industry champions were celebrating last night as they scooped the top awards at the National Bed Federation (NBF) Bed Show Gala Dinner in Telford. The winners were Kaymed UK for Bed Manufacturer of the Year; Vitafoam for Bed Component Supplier of the Year; Mattress Online for Bed Retailer…
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SECOND NBF MATTRESS RECYCLING REPORT PUBLISHED

July 29, 2016
The National Bed Federation, the trade association representing UK (and Irish) bed manufacturers and their component suppliers, has published its second report on the fate of mattresses at the end of their usable life. Produced on behalf of the NBF by environmental consultants Oakdene Hollins, the ‘2016 End of Life…
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