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Godfreys owner John Johnston dies aged 100


Godfreys owner John Johnston has died aged 100, just months after he bought back the vacuum cleaner retailer he first joined in 1936.

Godfreys suspends stock trading


​Trading of Godfreys stock will be suspended at the close of business Friday, 6th July, with the company officially exiting the ASX at the close of businesses the following Wednesday, 11th.

Godfreys co-founder bids to buy back business


Godfreys co-founder John Johnston has lodged a bid to purchase the beleagured vacuum retail chain and take it private.

Godfrey’s falls out of love with franchising


Godfrey’s new CEO Jason Gowie is winding back his predecessor’s focus on franchisee conversions and plans to double the proportion of the company’s sales coming from online.

Godfreys’ sales drop


Vacuum retail specialist Godfrey’s has reported a decline in sales in the first-half of fiscal 18.

Godfreys hoovers up $5.3m franchise fees


Vacuum retailer Godfreys converted 22 stores to franchised outlets in the 2016-17 financial year bringing in to the corporate chest initial franchise fees of $5.3m.

Why Godfreys is backing franchising again


Vacuum cleaner retailer Godfreys is turning to franchise expansion to deliver stronger financial results in the group.

Godfreys to franchise 18 stores in 2017


Vaccuum cleaner retail chain Godfreys is selling off up to 60 corporate stores to franchise buyers with 18 outlets up for grabs next year.

Godfreys opens up $77.7m IPO


The vacuum cleaning business Godfreys plans to galvanise the next stage of its expansion through an initial public offering. The chain of 209 outlets has 85 franchised stores. Four new company

Godfreys financials show profit


Sales at the retail chain Godfreys increased 3.5 percent to $90.6m, it has revealed in its half year financial results. In the six month period to December 2014 seven stores