Success Stories


Posted by Chamber on 1 September 2015

Winner of the Retail Award

Westpac Otago Chamber Business Excellence Awards 2014

Bedpost Dunedin is part of the Bedpost franchise family (founded 1991), NZ’s leading independent specialist bedding retailer. The Dunedin store was established in 1995 by the current owners, Alan and Denise Preston. Along with standard mattress and base sets, Bedpost specialises in beds that recline, beds that fold into the wall, specialist pillows and linen to fit all.

Undeniably hands on operators Alan and Denise have seen many changes in retail over the 20 years they have been in business-

  • The entrenchment of 7 day trading
  • The internet’s evolution into ecommerce
  • Social media
  • The demise of small owner operators in conjunction with the rise and proliferation of generic outlets owned by national and international chains
  • The flood of imported versus NZ made product

All have presented challenges and opportunities while customers’ expectations and knowledge (including misinformation) constantly increasing.

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