13 December 2012

Bedshed franchisees sleep soundly

Bedshed franchisees are overwhelmingly content with their business’ balance sheets, rating the satisfaction of their financial performance higher than 84 per cent of the franchise sector.

Chief Operating Officer, Gavin Culmsee, said the feedback received as part of an independent survey demonstrated Bedshed franchises were not only meeting, but exceeding franchisees’ expectations.

30 October 2012

A seasoned performer in the sector

"Franchising is the perfect equilibrium for those who want to enjoy the benefits of big business on a small scale," says Bedshed's Chief Operating Officer Gavin Culmsee.

A seasoned retailer with two decades' experience in franchising, Mr Culmsee says that for many people, the chance to run their own show while capitalising on the benefits of a well-known brand was an appealing option.

04 September 2012

A technological first in Australian retailing

The retail landscape is poised for big change with one bricks and mortar retailer delivering Australian-first web-based capabilities in-store for the ultimate in shopping convenience.

Bedshed Chief Operating Officer Gavin Culmsee said no other retailer in Australia was bringing this complete customer service, delivered by the internet, to its in-store environment.

12 July 2012

The Franchising Veteran

Bedshed is a franchise industry veteran, having just clocked up 30 successful years. It has a long and proven history of partnering with successful franchisees and serving well-satisfied customers.

This leading bedding and bedroom furniture retailer is showing no signs of slowing down either. It is currently looking for franchisees in Tasmania and throughout Australia's eastern seaboard to grow its existing network of 40 stores.

07 June 2012

One sector glows in a tough retail environment

Australian electronic retail is taking a punch at every turn, and Retravision Southern is just one of the recent casualties, but there is a light shining from an unexpected retail sector.

Some industries and business models are faring better than others, despite challenges for all retailers with declining consumer confidence and rising living costs, growth of online shopping, an imminent carbon tax and mass job losses.

13 May 2012

Franchises one way to weather the retail storm

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07 May 2012

Finally, a positive story in the world of retailing

The brutality of Australia's retail sector is hitting hard and not all are weathering the storm, with some established names disappearing from our retail landscape altogether, both chains and independents.

Bedshed is defying the odds and performing well in one of the toughest retail environments its Chief Operating Officer, Gavin Culmsee has experienced during his 20 years in the industry.

31 January 2012

Raring to go: RARE wins national Bedshed advertising account

Perth-based RAREcreativethinking has won the lucrative national account for specialist bedding franchise, Bedshed, from incumbent Gatecrasher following a three-way pitch.

16 January 2012

Bedshed crunches the numbers

It is estimated there were over 1000 business format franchise systems operating in Australia in 2010 (Franchising Australia 2010 Survey).

Bedshed recognised it could be a real challenge for industry newcomers to objectively consider the options, which led them to develop Australia’s first easy-to-use franchise calculator tool.

05 September 2011

Southeast Queensland Entrepreneur to Entertain a New Bedroom Partner

Expanding specialist bedding franchise, Bedshed is seeking a local entrepreneur to join its fast growing business and open Brisbane's third Bedshed store.

Chief Operating Officer, Gavin Culmsee said the company was currently seeking a southeast Queensland site which would offer exceptional potential for a new franchisee.