Bed industry Awards retailer winners revealed
The winners of the three Bed Industry Awards for retailers were revealed at the Bed Show Gala Dinner last night.
Dreams won the National Bed Retailer of the Year.
‘It was a close call in this contested category. However there could only be one winner and the judges were impressed with its fifth straight year of improvement including like-for-like growth. This company is also driven by its innovative approach to customer service and retail including investment in training and partnerships with the Olympic team GB athletes.’
Bensons For Beds was the finalist.
North-East of England retailer Linthorpe Beds won the Independent Bed Retailer of the Year.
‘The winner had an impressive sales increase in the qualifying period, with like-for-like sales at 17%, which stemmed from investment in marketing, the website and strong add on sales. It took a bold, brave move to refurbish its flagship store as well as a second store and committing to a new van fleet to defy the notion that traditional retailing is dead.’
Button & Sprung, Sound Sleep and The Winchester Bed Company were finalists.
Mattress Online was named as Online Bed Retailer of the Year.
‘In a year of change, Mattress Online was a strong winner enjoying double-digit profit increase on the back of mid-single digital sales growth and saw customers trading up. With a good clarity of entry, it showed great use of interactive features such as Live Chat and video series to enhance the customer shopping experience.’
Argos was the finalist.