Main Menu
Home
In the News
Special Contributors
Special Report - Bedding
Sponsors
Events Calendar
Classifieds
Advertising
Contact HGO
Home
follow-on-twitter
Merchandiser Fall 2014
Merchandiser Summer 2014
2014 Product Guide
Research Store

Canada Counts
CanadaCounts-Badge-Sept2012.fw
A survey of Canadian buying intentions.
Purchase Report

 

Syndicate
DDI names new Ottawa franchisee PDF Print E-mail
Written by HGO Staff   

EASTON, Maryland (30 May 2012) - Decorating Den Interiors has announced that the owners of CPI Interiors will convert their 14-year old Ottawa-based design into a Decorating Den franchise while assuming the company's future development rights in Ontario.

CPI is owned and operated by Jerome and Catherine Pulcine and will take over the Decorating Den franchise from its current owners - Linda and John Fagg of Cambridge, Ontario.

The Pulcines are expected to begin recruiting new franchise owners immediately, adding to the province's 11 existing franchises.

"This is a major milestone in our expansion in North America," DDI president and chief operating officer James S. Bugg, Jr., said in a statement. "The Pulcines built a very successful business similar to ours. Joining with us will provide them with the means to expand their local business and create new opportunities for others in Ontario to have their own interior decorating business. Additionally, the Pulcines will bring solid experience and leadership for the existing Decorating Den Interiors franchises in Ontario."

"We have been exploring ways to expand and to add locations," Jerome Pulcine said, adding, "and we found an ideal match in Decorating Den Interiors. Our business concepts are very similar."

Pulcine said DDI's approach is consistent with his company's customer-oriented approach to interior design and home furnishings. "Decorating Den Interiors proven system will enable us to grow by providing the right kind of training and business operations for others who would like to have their own home furnishings and interior design business within a highly successful franchise network," he said.

The rebranding of CPI Interiors has already begun.

Bugg saluted Linda and John Fagg who have been operating the DDI franchise in Ontario and since 1989. They were the company's Region of the Year four times and developed franchises that are still operating in Brockville, Orangeville, Newmarket, Pickering, Cambridge, Mississauga, Vaughan, Midhurst, Etobicoke, Alton and Paris.

"We will be actively recruiting franchise candidates in all parts of the province, particularly in the eastern part," Pulcine said.

Decorating Den Interiors, which was founded in 1969, operates in more than 320 locales in the U.S. and Canada. Other Canadian franchises are located in British Columbia, Alberta and Nova Scotia, but are not included in this transaction. However, Bugg said master licenses for further development are available in those regions.

<Previous   Next>
Banner
Other News
Sears Canada loss widens as third quarter sales fall 15%
TORONTO (19 November 2014) - Sears Canada continues to struggle in an ever more competitive retail market place, reporting its 10th loss in 15 quarters, suggesting the turn-around plan it announced just over two years ago isn't gaining traction. There are also signs it is also losing ground as one of this country's furniture, mattress and major appliance juggernauts.
Read more...
The Brick sets out to raise $100,000 for the Children's Miracle Network
EDMONTON (17 November 2014) - The Brick wants to raise $100,000 for the Children's Miracle Network in Canada and has introduced a teddy bear into its product assortment, a first for the high impact promoter, to lead the effort.
Read more...
Huppé: On top being notorious

FROM THE HGO MERCHANDISER

Like many furniture companies, Huppé has been around for a long time - since 1967, to be exact. Like many of its counterparts and competitors, it started as a small family-run operation. It was founded by Raymond Hamel and his brothers Aurèle and Sylvio and initially specialised in cedar chests. As the years went on, the company outgrew Aurèle's basement and a barn before acquiring a bigger facility, more product offerings and country-wide distribution.

Read more...
23 resources expected to participate in first Toronto Winter Furniture Show
TORONTO (18 November 2014) - Some 23 furniture resources are expected to participate in the first-ever Toronto Winter Furniture Show (TWFS) when it opens for its four-day run on January 24.
Read more...
Banner

 

 .

Banner

Please, update your HGO profile

BRIGHTON, Ontario – To improve the efficiency of our newsletter delivery service and to bring ourselves in alignment with current Canadian legislation, we need our loyal readers to update their profiles.

If you’re in big ticket home goods, you can’t be without Home Goods Online – the only business-to-business news and information service for those working in Canada’s furniture, mattress, major appliance and consumer electronics industries.

Update Your Profile Now
Picture of the Day
Brickley-Bear-2

Jim Caldwell (far right), president of The Brick, kicks-off the retailer’s campaign to raise some $100,000 for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals in Canada. The campaign, which ends in February, is centred on the sales of Brickley Bear (left), a new stuffed toy created by Gund. Click here to read our full report.


 

 

Banner
 
Banner
Banner
Donald Cooper
My Turn!
HGO Merchandiser
Banner
Upcoming Events
There are no upcoming events within the search range currently scheduled.
View Full Calendar