Back in 1906, Richard William Winning established RW Winning & Co, a business servicing the horse-and-carriage trade in Sydney. Recognising the increasing demand for labour-saving products in the wake of World War II, Richard’s sons Dick and Choc took the company in a new direction: kitchen and laundry appliances.
Having built a solid reputation as a supplier of quality appliances to industry, the Winning brothers became retailers themselves in the 1960s, establishing the first dedicated whitegoods showroom in the country.
More than 110 years on, the company remains a family-owned and operated business, renamed Winning Appliances in honour of its new specialty. Currently headed up by
John Winning Jr (left, with his father and former Winning Group CEO John Winning Sr), the company now has 13 showrooms across Australia plus a thriving online business, Appliances Online.
“We plan to have 20 bricks-and-mortar stores by 2020, focusing on regional areas in NSW, WA and Queensland,” says David Woollcott, CEO of Winning Appliances.
“Our stores are developed individually; this takes time, care and attention. But the reaction of our customers is well worth the extra effort.”
The 2600m2 Winning Appliances showroom in Canberra, which opened late last year, is one of the largest retail environments in the Southern Hemisphere. Yet despite its size, the space feels intimate and inviting. “There is always a chef in attendance in the active cooking area, preparing amazing food in a range of ovens, and culinary events are held in our stores monthly, if not weekly,” says David. “Our sales experts are passionate about cooking, lifestyle and home appliances
– and really know their subject matter.”
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