Marching forward with an ambitious international expansion plan, Kingsdown, Inc. celebrates its 83 company-branded stores in 58 Chinese cities. Through its ongoing licensing agreement with Asian-based bedding producer and retailer, Roth Bedding Technology—also known as Kingsdown China—Kingsdown can be considered one of the largest U.S. bedding manufacturers with retail operations in China.
The two companies joined forces in 2015, and since then, the partnership has continued to grow and expand Kingsdown branded stores throughout China. The latest openings include three additional stores in Beijing, taking the city’s total to six, as well as new locations in Changzhou and Xianyang. The move solidifies the companies’ growth strategy to have 500 branded stores open throughout China by 2020.
Kingsdown is growing its branded store network through a growing partnership with Roth. The strategy is to strengthen the brand’s presence in China, capitalizing on an appetite for the American brand with a history of luxurious style and handcraftsmanship. The Kingsdown branded stores sell the company’s popular lines along with products designed and developed specifically for the Chinese marketplace, a growing market for mattresses with an annual growth rate of more than 25 percent in the last five years.
“Our business in China is very strong and profitable. The Chinese consumer is attracted to our more luxurious offerings and have helped position Kingsdown at the higher end of the market in the country,” said Frank Hood, president and CEO of Kingsdown. “We continue to grow our market share with China’s luxury mattress consumer through our strategic plan and partnership with Roth. We’re on target with our continued expansion into this growing market.”
The company’s Asian expansion strategy is in tandem with Kingsdown’s U.S. growth strategy that includes broadening its reach with growing, independent retailers. As the premier, independent national brand, Kingsdown continues to deliver a wide breadth of quality product that allows retailers to differentiate themselves in the bedding marketplace.
“Our dual-pronged strategy with our international and domestic growth plans," Hood explained, "is to continue to deliver great products that help our retail partners stand out in their markets and secure a strong return on their investment in Kingsdown product.”
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About Kingsdown: Kingsdown, Inc., founded in 1904 and headquartered in Mebane, N.C., is a manufacturer of premium mattress systems serving leading retailers across the United States and more than 20 countries. Each product is manufactured using handcrafted techniques combined with state-of-the-art research, materials and equipment. Research and development, training and distribution facilities, as well as two manufacturing facilities, are also headquartered in Mebane. International offices are in Tokyo, and Melbourne, Australia. Additional manufacturing and distribution centers are in Waco, Texas; Winchester, Va.; Lakeland, Fla.; Stockton, Calif.; Tuscany, Italy; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Sereban, Malaysia; Shenzhen, China; Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, Australia.