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Adjustable Beds Aren’t Just For The Elderly Or Disabled

June 25, 2018
If you thought that electrically operated adjustable beds were just for the elderly or disabled - think again! Contrary to popular belief, it’s not just those particular sectors of the population that can benefit from adjustable beds - we all can. However, there seems to be a misconception in the…

Mattresses Top Poll of Most Regretted Purchases

May 23, 2018
In a recent poll of 2,490 people carried out by home interiors specialists Hillarys to discover what household product consumers most regretted buying, 29% of respondents said it was their mattress. The top five most regretted purchases were: Mattress 29% Sofa 25% Coffee machine 19% Kitchen gadget 15% Virtual assistant…

NBF Steps Up Fight Against Rogue Traders

May 22, 2018
The National Bed Federation (NBF) is stepping up its due diligence with the introduction of a random testing programme of both member and non-member products. The Due Diligence Testing Programme has been developed by the NBF to strengthen its Code of Practice after conducting a pilot exercise earlier this year.…

Trade Association Elects New President

May 8, 2018
  The National Bed Federation (NBF), the trade association for British and Irish bed manufacturers and their suppliers, has appointed a new president following election at its AGM. Tony Lisanti, CEO of Airsprung Group plc, will take over from Simon Spinks, managing director of Harrison Spinks, who has served a…

New Chairman For The Furniture Industry All Party Parliamentary Group

May 1, 2018
Maggie Throup, Conservative MP for East Midlands constituency Erewash, has been appointed new chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Furniture Industry Group (APPFIG). [caption id="attachment_3671" align="alignright" width="483"]             Jonathan Hindle, Maggie Throup, Stephen McPartland [/caption] Maggie’s election follows the decision by Stephen McPartland, MP for…

Online Overtakes Instore Mattress Purchases

April 28, 2018
More consumers are now purchasing their mattresses online rather than in a store. That’s according to The National Bed Federation (NBF) who has revealed the results of its latest consumer research report, undertaken twice a year to gauge consumer bed buying habits and trends. The survey*, carried out on a…

Surviving The ‘Lost Hour’

March 22, 2018
With the clocks going forward at 2am on Sunday 25 March 2018, our friends at The Sleep Council are offering advice on how to survive the ‘lost hour’. Said Lisa Artis: “Many people struggle with the ‘lost hour’ when British summertime begins and the clocks jump forward. Although it’s only…

New Video Released For National Bed Month

March 1, 2018
The National Bed Federation (NBF) has launched a new awareness video for National Bed Month (March) focussing on why a good bed is a key factor of a healthy lifestyle. The animated 50 second video clip is part of a month-long Facebook advertising campaign to challenge consumers to consider how…

Tell-Tale Signs That Your Bed Needs Replacing

February 28, 2018
As we head into Spring, our in-built human instinct tells us that it’s time to de-clutter our house and spruce things up ready for the longer days ahead. It’s also traditionally a time to start looking to buy new things for the home and garden. March is also National Bed…