10 February 2014

Bedshed leads with Global Trends

Bedshed executives and franchisees have just returned from an international tour to ensure the brand remains a leader in and out of the bedroom.

Chief Operating Officer, Gavin Culmsee and National Merchandise Manager, Les Sevel visited a series of trade shows and retail flagships in Germany, the United Kingdom, New York and Los Angeles before joining a number of Bedshed franchisees at The Las Vegas Market show.

18 October 2013

King is the new Queen

More Australians are buying king size beds than at any other time in history, according to one of Australia’s longest running and most successful franchises.

Gavin Culmsee, Chief Operating Officer at Bedshed, said sales of king size beds had risen 20 per cent in the past five years.

09 October 2013

Bedshed wins superstar award for innovative in-store technology

Retail TouchPoints has awarded Bedshed a gold medal in its Customer Engagement category for the bedding franchise’s interactive, state of the art, in-store touch screens.

In its second annual Store Operations Superstar Awards, Retail TouchPoints recognised Bedshed’s touchscreen solution, which contains a motion detection device designed to directly respond to customers.

02 September 2013

Bedshed shortlisted in Melbourne design awards

Bedshed’s industry leading and interactive in-store touch screens have been shortlisted in the 2013 Melbourne Design Awards, celebrating design innovation and technology.

Bedshed Chief Operating Officer, Gavin Culmsee, said the Australian-first retailing technology has proven to be very successful in the two stores currently operating the 42” concierge screens.

13 August 2013

The quiet economic achiever

Australia’s franchising sector is the quiet economic achiever, according to Bedshed’s Gavin Culmsee, with PwC research showing it achieved double digit revenue growth of 10 per cent on last year against a backdrop of tough economic and retail trading conditions.

Chief Operating Officer Gavin Culmsee said would-be entrepreneurs should be looking at franchising for the potential economic and lifestyle rewards on offer.

27 June 2013

Bedshed forges new international supplier relationships

A contingent of Bedshed executives and franchisees has visited Vietnam and Malaysia to forge relationships with potential new international suppliers.

Bedshed’s Chief Operating Officer, Gavin Culmsee, said the trip was designed to establish partnerships with a small selection of quality new suppliers.

23 May 2013

Overseas buying trips help Bedshed set the trend

The Bedshed team has just returned from the company’s second buying trip of the year, bringing with them the freshest trends in bedroom furniture and technology advancements.

The Merchandise Advisory Council, made up of franchisees and senior staff, travels overseas at least twice each year to visit manufacturers, identify new products and meet with prospective new suppliers to ensure the company remains an industry leader. Last month, the group jetted to China, Vietnam and Malaysia.

17 April 2013

Bedshed goes mobile

Bedshed is capitalising on Australians’ growing obsession with mobiles and tablets, launching an intuitive new mobile compatible website.

Bedshed Chief Operating Officer Gavin Culmsee explained the sophisticated new site houses a wealth of knowledge for consumers and addresses the demand for on the go access.

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.

14 February 2013

One in 10 make bee-line for new retailing technology

Bedshed is forging ahead with the rollout of its Australian-first retailing technology, installing new IT functionality in stores for the benefit of customers and the business.

Bedshed’s new in-store internet touch screen kiosks provide customers with everything from product catalogues to a virtual wish list and the capacity to develop customised PDF brochures on their desired products.