CLOSED: Bedshed stores closed two co-owned franchised stores in Mackay and Townsville without much notice.
CLOSED: Bedshed stores closed two co-owned franchised stores in Mackay and Townsville without much notice. Cas Garvey

Bedshed employees get answers about sudden closing

UPDATE:

Despite the closure readers on social media said the company has advertised for new positions.

Bedshed stores shut: http://ow.ly/UxTAd

Posted by Daily Mercury on Wednesday, November 11, 2015

EARLIER:

A week after Mackay Bedshed employees arrived at work to find the doors bolted shut and a sign saying the shop had closed, workers are finally getting answers about why the outlet shut down.

Offermans Partners, the owners of bedroom super-chain Bedshed, confirmed yesterday that the Mackay and Townsville store had both shut.

But Offermans Partners managing principal Michael Brennan said they were hoping they could re-open the shops soon.

The closures come off the back of an overall national double-digit growth seen during the financial period between 2014 to 2015.

The consolidated entity achieved revenue of about $35 million, according to the annual report of mother company Joyce Corporation Ltd.

However, Mackay and Townsville markets were not as lucky, according to Mr Brennan.

A lack of consumer confidence played a significant role in the closure of Bedshed stores in Mackay and Townsville, he said.

"We are currently working with the head franchisor of Bedshed to reopen the stores as quickly as possible, if that is at all possible," Mr Brennan said.

"The Bedshed Franchise Group has been very proactive since our appointment, and they are very focused on being able to minimise any distress for employees of the businesses and customers of the stores who have outstanding orders."

Customers were urged to contact the Townsville-based Offermans Partners, to organise outstanding orders, as well as trade creditors.

The first meeting of creditors will be held November 16, in Townsville.



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