WINNING GROUP EOFY SALES TOTAL IN EXCESS OF $350M
Family owned retail group grows 25%
13th August, 2013: Family-owned, Australian retail entity, the Winning Group, has announced the Group experienced sales in excess of $350M for the year ending 30 June 2013.
· Winning Group – sales in excess of $350m and 25% year-on-year growth.
· Websites – Appliances Online & Big Brown Box – sales in excess of $150m and 35% year-on-year growth.
· Retail stores – Winning Appliances – sales in excess of $150m and 17% year-on-year growth.
John Winning, CEO of the Winning Group and Appliances Online, said the strong results, which mark Winning Appliances and Appliances Online’s biggest years on record, demonstrate the Group’s growing position in the appliance retail market.
“Employing upwards of 500 people across the nation, the Winning Group has continued to experience solid growth with total sales exceeding $350m. These figures highlight our growing market share, especially within the online space where our websites, experienced 35% year-on-year growth and sales in excess of $150m.
“The results also mark a significant milestone for my family’s century-old business Winning Appliances, which experienced its biggest year on record with sales from the nine showrooms exceeding $150m. This performance demonstrates that shopfront retail thrives when you listen to your customers and innovate. In the past two years, Winning Appliances has opened two new Queensland showrooms and recently launched its world-class Flagship Redfern Showroom.
“While the Group consists of offline and online entities, the single thread that ties our solid performances together is our focus on providing exceptional customer service. Being family-owned and run, we have the agility to innovate and implement new initiatives for our customers. To ensure we keep our service promise to customers we have invested in a 24/7 Australian based customer support centre and a national distribution network of trucks and warehouses.
“The debate between online versus offline is over – Australian retailers must perfect their business formula across all platforms to earn the trust and repeat business from savvy shoppers. The now customer needs to be engaged with a thoughtful and world-class approach. We look forward to continuing to pioneer new ways to interact with our customers,” said Mr Winning.
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About the Winning Group
Established in 1906, the Winning Group is a proudly family-owned, Australian company driven by a single-minded focus on the satisfaction of its clients and customers. The Group incorporates five distinct business entities including traditional bricks-and-mortar retailer Winning Appliances, online businesses Appliances Online and Big Brown Box, national installation company Handy Crew, and online food community Best Home Chef.
About Winning Appliances: Established in 1906, Winning Appliances is a family owned and run kitchen, laundry and bathroom specialist. The company is based in Sydney, Australia has nine showrooms across NSW and Queensland. The business, through its retail stores and commercial division, also works with architects, developers and the construction industry to provide appliances for commercial projects across Australia. Winning Appliances opened Winning Bathrooms in October 2011, with a showroom in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley and Winning Audio in late 2012, with a showroom in Indooroopilly.
About Appliances Online: Appliances Online was founded by John Winning in 2005 with a laptop, a rented truck, and a 1300 number diverted to a mobile phone. Also vital in the business start-up was an unfaltering belief in online retailing as the only way to service the growing number of time-poor consumers who appreciate the efficiency of shopping online. Appliances Online now employs upwards of 250 people and is Australia’s largest online retailer of appliances, delivering to majority of the population, and stocking more brands than any other online whitegoods or appliance retailer, at extremely competitive prices.