(ZIZ News) — Shoppers in St. Kitts and Nevis now have access to the largest furniture manufacturer and retailer in the U.S.A, with Friday’s opening of the Ashley Furniture Homestore.
S.L. Hosfords and Company Limited had been working with Ashley to bring the first ever Homestore to the Federation.
Following the official ribbon cutting, dozens of shoppers flocked to the new store on West Independence Square Street.
Marketing Manager for Horsfords, Wallis Wilkin said he’s very excited about the value that Ashley Furniture brings to his company.
“This store is the only Homestore on the island and I think is one of three in the sub-region. It is the #1 distributor of furniture worldwide. It is the #1 furniture retailer. It’s really, really a pleasure for us to accommodate and represent Ashley on the island,” he said.
Minister of Commerce, the Hon. Lindsay Grant commended Horsfords on its partnership with Ashley Furniture.
“It showed the confidence that the Horsfords Group of Companies has put in the Government to open this store because obviously it is an expensive capital expenditure by them,” he said.
International Marketing Specialist for Ashley Furniture Industries, Jesus Dacal said his company is excited to be working in St. Kitts-Nevis.
“We’re really eager to continue to do business here with our dealers in St. Kitts and look forward to continued growth here. We really appreciate the efforts being made with this Homestore and the attention to detail that was provided by the team here to create an exciting retail location for the ladies of St. Kitts to do their shopping,” he said.
According to a recent survey, there are 520 Ashley Furniture Homestore retail stores operating worldwide.