in business, Durham Corporate News | June 15, 2018, 9:18 a.m.
DURHAM FURNITURE LAUNCHES ‘SOLID ACCENTS’ TO EMPHASIZE ITS BROAD ASSORTMENT BEYOND THE BEDROOM NEW ENHANCEMENTS TO CATALOG & WEBSITE BETTER HIGHLIGHT EXTENSIVE ACCENT & OCCASIONAL OPTIONS
DURHAM, Canada – Durham Furniture has rebranded “Solid Choices” to “Solid Accents” to better describe its broad assortment of customizable occasional and accent items. In addition to changing the collection name, the company has also developed new catalog pages and updated their website.
Known primarily as a solid wood bedroom manufacturer, Durham Furniture also produces a comprehensive assortment of accent items including occasional tables, writing desks, hall chests, multifunctional consoles, mirrors and benches and has recently placed greater emphasis on developing new occasional collections, with four new groups debuting at the two most recent High Point Markets.
“To support our new collections and our emphasis on this important product category, we felt it was time to revamp the program,” said Luke Simpson, president and CEO of Durham Furniture. “The three new groups we introduced in October 2017 – Dundy, Saugeen and Classic Foundry – hit retail floors in March, and Escarpment will be available in stores at the end of summer, so the timing couldn’t be better.
“We’ve been in this category for quite some time, but are still primarily known as a bedroom source,” he continued. “With the launch of our rebranded Solid Accents Program, our goal is to promote both to our retail partners and to our end consumers that we are a strong player in the occasional category, not only because of our solid wood quality story, but also because of the customization options we can provide as a domestic North American manufacturer.”
Many pieces in the Solid Accents Program are available in more than 40 finishes, with different levels of sheen, antiquing and burnishing, a benefit that the company touts as a competitive advantage, especially for the occasional category, which has largely shifted to imports with limited custom options.
The rebranded catalog was modernized to mimic the style of the recently updated PerfectBalance catalog and website, both of which include an updated presentation with detailed item information to help customers select the pieces that work best for their space.
“We received tremendous feedback on the updates we made to our PerfectBalance catalog and website last fall,” said Simpson. “The creation of the new Solid Accents Program was the next logical step in providing our dealers with easy-to-use sales aids to help make product selections at retail and drive additional sales.”
Since 1899, Durham Furniture has been committed to making adult and youth solid wood furniture of exceptional quality, design and enduring value. With a proven legacy of integrity and dependability, Durham, a winner of numerous design awards, is among the premier bedroom and occasional furniture manufacturers in North America. The Durham brand also includes PerfectBalance, offering furniture that is the right style, right finish and right size. All furniture is crafted at the Ontario, Canada plant using lean manufacturing methods, while still relying extensively on the human touch.Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
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