Winning Group CEO, John Winning has confirmed a company restructure to ‘right size’ its workforce in response to economic pressures and current growth levels.

“Throughout Covid, the Winning Group experienced rapid growth, which resulted in our team expanding. Like most, our business is not immune to the current macroeconomic forces and inflationary pressures that businesses around the globe are currently facing and we have restructured to right size our workforce for our current growth,” Winning said in a statement shared with Appliance Retailer.  

He confirmed that Appliances Online achieved 19% sales growth for the month of January, driven by strong demand in cooking and whitegoods, following consecutive months of solid double-digit growth.

“This performance underscores our long-term investment and commitment to our world-leading Net Promoter Score (82 in January) and award-winning legendary service offering, which includes free next day delivery to 95% of the Australian population, 24/7 locally-based customer support, free removal and recycling of old products and our range of the world’s best appliances,” he said.

Winning also explained that the company is undergoing a transformation from a retail business to ‘an experience company’ over the next 12 months.

“Over the past 12 months we have launched Andoo in Australia and New Zealand, a feel-good online shopping experience for the home, focusing on care for our customers, communities and planet. More recently, we founded a non-for-profit summit, Human Kind, which will re-shape our collective future.”

Winning also announced that the first stage of the new Winnings Flagship Redfern showroom, part of the $10 million showroom development that will include three tenancies, is set to open shortly.

“Winnings, a new lifestyle and luxury destination for the home, will continue to set the pace for experiential retail globally and will redefine the way that people shop. Winnings will continue to inspire Australians around their homes, delivering the opportunity to sample and shop the world’s best and exclusive brands from our leading retailers, Winning Appliances, Spence & Lyda and Rogerseller in one location,” he said.

The Flagship Redfern showroom will be the first of many Winnings lifestyle and luxury destination stores.