What they told AR.

Appliance Retailer has spoken to a number of suppliers who were present at the launch of the new Winning Appliances store at Kingston in Canberra last week to gauge their reaction to the largest showroom the southern hemisphere – measuring 2,300 square metres in total.

“This store offers the opportunity for consumers to walk around and get the total experience across the brands and when they finally land on a brand they can happily get into the brand and the specific display. This store on a global scale would rate close to five stars – in terms of the way the brands are presented and they get the space to present themselves and it all comes together nicely in this heritage building and a cool location – it’s the whole combination.” – Miele Australia and New Zealand managing director, Sjaak Brouwer

“It’s a wonderful example of what can be done with good planning. I think Canberra will feel valued having a company like Winnings invest like this. The norm is usually: ‘I have to go to Sydney to see a range…’ so I think it will really shake up the market. Winnings will give a premium service showcasing luxury brands with a fantastic customer experience.” – V-ZUG Australia sales and marketing director, Mark Tragear

“BSH congratulates the Winning Group on the opening of their flagship store in Canberra. We are proud to showcase our Bosch, Siemens, Neff and Gaggenau brands with leading edge displays and look forward to celebrating the success of the new store.” – BSH GM of commercial and GM for Gaggenau, Robert Warner

“Winnings yet again set a bench mark for the Appliance industry. I can’t wait for Fortitude Valley and beyond!” – ILVE national sales manager, Tristan Peters

“Best cooking showroom in Australia.” – Schweigen managing director, Anthony Fletcher