Silentnight Makes Its US Debut, Bringing A Message Of Trust And Support By Gretchen Kast

One of the United Kingdom’s most prominent mattress brands has officially made its way across the pond. Silentnight recently inked a licensing deal with AW Industries to establish retail distribution in the United States. Un- veiled at the fall High Point Market, the com- pany’s new suite of products highlight the key assets the Silentnight brand can bring to any retail showroom. Offering market exclusivity, product flexibility and backed by a strong brand story, Silentnight is gearing up for con- tinued growth in the year ahead. While it may still be new to the US, the Silent- night brand has a strong presence in England. Not only has the company been around for nearly 75 years, it is touted as one of the UK’s “Superbrands.” This distinction is only awarded to the top brand within each field, as voted by a combination of consumers and business ex- ecutives—putting Silentnight alongside brands like Barclay’s, British Airways and Rolls Royce. These accolades provide added credence to the company’s positioning as the “most trust- ed” mattress brand in the UK. As Silentnight looks to expand its distribu- tion in the US, that story of trust and integrity will remain at the forefront. The company is committed to working with licensing partners that can live up to its exacting standards. “It’s one of the biggest positioning state- ments for the brand in the UK, and we’re go- ing to tap into it over here too,” said Mark Hob- son, Silentnight’s US representative. “First, by selecting the right partners, making sure they understand and can live up to that promise. And then, the consumers will be able to trust that whatever they’re presented in store will be performed the way they expected.” AW Industries debuted its Silentnight prod- uct portfolio at the fall High Point Market, showcasing an array of well-merchandised mattresses, including memory foam, hybrid and latex options. Offering attractive features and

eye-catching styling, the line was designed to deliver elevated gross margins and higher aver- age sales tickets—at a time when many retailers need them most. Not only are the products built with high quality materials, but they are backed by the sales service and support retailers have come to expect from AW Industries. By offering limited distribution and market

exclusivity, Silentnight provides its partners with the flexibility to curate product lines to meet their specific regional needs. This strat- egy also ensures that each retailer is able to control their own marketplace. At a time when both manufacturers and re- tailers are navigating new challenges and op- portunities, honesty and integrity have become more important than ever before. “When all things are equal, people do business with peo- ple they trust. And when things aren’t equal, they still do business with people they trust,” Hobson explained. “Trust is the cornerstone of all business. It’s the reason why people will pay more for products. It’s the reason why people

will continue to do business with a rep or a company or a manufacturer.

In this critical moment, Silentnight is building its US reputation around reliable regional sup- port, curated assortments and strategic distri- bution—and backing it up with an internation- ally-acclaimed branding story. Equipped with a reputable message of quality and trust, the Si- lentnight name delivers a key differentiator that will make an impact on the retail floor. Visit 35

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