25 March 2013

Bedshed Franchisees go global

International trade shows to witness the latest trends and supplier visits to inspect new products in the pipeline were among the highlights of two recent international business trips for Bedshed delegates.

Bedshed Chief Operating Officer, Gavin Culmsee, said a contingent of 15 Bedshed franchisees from around the nation visited Singapore, Malaysia and China as part of a two-phase international business trip.

“Our Merchandise Advisory Council comprises franchisees and senior staff who travel overseas regularly to ensure we remain at the forefront of product design and innovation,” said Mr Culmsee.

“We value the input from our franchisee partners because they know their customers’ needs better than anyone.

“They talk to suppliers about what customers are asking for and have substantial input into the products that will end up on their shop floor, translating to greater sales and business revenue,” he said.  

Mr Culmsee said international trade shows were an important component of the delegation’s international itinerary.

“We found the Singapore trade show to be particularly modern and a major step forward in terms of its influence from Europe,” he said.

Mr Culmsee said Bedshed would soon introduce new product innovations into stores, including technologically advanced bedroom furniture with concealed television brackets and Bluetooth technology.

“The bedroom is almost the last room in the house to be infiltrated by technology and our franchisees are thrilled to be bringing the latest from the international bedroom furniture scene to their Australian consumers,” he said.

For information on Bedshed’s franchise opportunities, please contact Rod Parker on 0419 494 480 or email [email protected].


About Bedshed:
Bedshed is one of Australia’s largest specialist bedding and bedroom furniture franchises with a network of more than 30 stores across the country. Bedshed has grown steadily since it started in Western Australia in 1980 and is currently expanding on the eastern seaboard.

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