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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.

“So far behind the award, it is not funny” – Godfreys agreement terminated


Workers at vacuum retailer, Godfreys are set for pay-spike following a decision by the Fair Work Commission to terminate the company’s non-union enterprise agreement.

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 pledges store support with turnaround campaign


​Ailing vacuum retailer Godfreys has announced an aggressive campaign advertising major discounts as a part of its ‘turnaround campaign’.

Godfreys co-founder wins back company


Iconic Australian vacuum cleaner retailer, Godfreys has announced that co-founder John Johnston has secured a 91 per cent stake in the group ahead of his 100th birthday.

Godfreys warns of cashflow concerns


Vacuum retailer Godfreys has predicted cash flow problems in early July 2018 without further financial support.

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.