By Patrick Avenell
SYDNEY: Following the report yesterday on Current.com.au that Harvey Norman had suggested Voxson sell its salon-quality hairdryers to general consumers, Voxson general manager Andrew Loginnou contacted Current.com.au to clarify the comments.
Andrew Loginnou was keen to make it clear that it was only individual retailers, from a variety of leading stores, that had been so impressed with the hairdryers, and not Harvey Norman in particular either at a local or on a national level.
“This retailer was amongst a number of major retailers that Voxson was promoting its range to,” Loginnou said.
Loginnou went on to say that Voxson had been exhibiting their new high quality Chevaux hairdryers to a selection of retailers in order to get their views on the product. He explained that the hairdryers had been designed for professional use, but upon inspection, Loginnou explained, there was a consensus that the hairdryers could be a success in general retail.
“After talking to a range of retailers, we think there’s huge potential for our salon-grade hairdryers in the electrical retailers market,” Loginnou said.
Harvey Norman national marketing manager, electrical division, Hayden Myers, confirmed that no national distribution discussions had taken place.
“We [Harvey Norman] haven’t dealt with them on a national level in two years and were unaware that Voxson had spoken to individual retailers.” Myers said.