Great news from our member, DFI Beds who has opened its first bricks and mortar store at The Quays, Newry and we were delighted to attend the official launch event last week.
DFI Beds are one of Ireland’s leading bed and mattress retailers. The family-run Tyrone-based company has invested a sum of over £225,000 in the development of the new store, a new website and a refreshed look for the brand.
The opening of the new store has also created 5 full and part-time jobs with the expansion, adding to its 24-strong workforce at the DFI Beds manufacturing facility and HQ based in Coalisland.
The store marks DFI Beds’ first foray into physical retailing. Having built its brand online since it was established in 2019, DFI Beds’ business grew by 300% during the pandemic, making the company Ireland’s biggest online bed retailer.
The decision to create a presence on the high street reflects the brands commitment to further growth both on and offline, building on its success to date with a prime store location in Newry on the key transport corridor between Belfast and Dublin.
The DFI Beds brand has become synonymous with 5* customer service, offering a seamless ordering system and FREE delivery anywhere in Ireland within five working days.
The new store held an official launch event on Thursday 29th September 2022, with brand collaborator, Erin McGregor, cutting the ribbon on the new premises to mark the occasion.
Brian McCann, Managing Director of DFI Beds said:
“We are thrilled to open our first retail store at The Quays Shopping Centre in Newry. Up until now, DFI Beds has operated predominantly online, building our brand first via social media and then through digital advertising, following a period of significant growth, we felt it was time to build our presence offline.”
“By opening our first bricks and mortar store, we are bringing the DFI Beds experience to potential customers, providing the opportunity for them to see the collections, try out the products for themselves and get to meet members of the DFI Team who can help them to find their perfect sleep solution.”
“We pride ourselves on offering great value on great products, the best customer service and quick, FREE delivery and this is something that will be replicated in our new store. We are really excited to have joined The Quays Shopping Centre, Newry. The location puts us in a great place to cater for customers on both sides of the border.”
Cathal Austin, Centre Manager at The Quays, Newry said:
“We are delighted at The Quays, Newry to welcome DFI Beds. The addition of DFI Beds further enhances the already diverse offering at the centre. We are sure that customers from Newry and beyond will be impressed with this unique retail experience and enjoy the superb customer service.”
Taking a new approach to retail experience, the store layout, provides an opportunity for customers to browse the company’s beds and mattresses in store and online with iPads placed throughout the store, allowing customers to place orders directly from the store and receive their order within 5 working days. Members of the DFI Sales Team are also on hand in-store to assist customers as required.
Brian McCann, Managing Director of DFI Beds continued:
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Grant Fit Out for all their fantastic work in helping us to develop the store. From start to finish, the Grant Fit Out Team have been a dream to work with, supporting us every step of the way and realising our vision for the store. Our Project Manager, Paul Grant, deserves a special mention for always finding answers and solutions to our questions and challenges – no matter how big or small.”
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Visit www.dfibeds.com to shop online or learn more.