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Blinds to Go

Blinds to Go

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Published by Sriram Kumar

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Published by: Sriram Kumar on Jun 25, 2012
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BLINDS TO GO
Arun Raj M Koushik BharathMagesh Kumar C Nandhini KSiva Kumar A (Team 16)
 
BLINDS INDUSTRY
Other retailers in All window coverings relied on 3tiered distribution
– 
retail outlet, fabricator &manufacturer 
Matured industry 
– 
slow growth
Customised blinds
– 
high price, 6-8 weeks waitingtime
Manufactured in Far east due to low cost 
 
BLINDS TO GO
Shiller Family started in 1954 by selling bedding products from
trunk of his family’s Chevrolet 
 
Started to sell carpets, floor coverings, draperies and fabrics
Mid 70s started selling blinds
Headquarters
– 
Montreal, Canada, 120 locations in NE states
During past 20 months revenue over US$100 million
Producer of Made to order window coverings
Retail Gross Margins were 45%

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