Schewel Furniture Announces Rebranding As Schewels Home
Schewel Furniture Company, a 50-store furniture retail chain focusing on in house financing, announced that it is rebranding as Schewels Home.Since 1897, the company has offered affordable home furnishings to customers in Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia under the Schewels name. The company also sells appliances, electronics and lawn & garden equipment.”A lot of things have changed over 122 years, but what hasn’t is our commitment to go above and beyond for our customers,” said CEO Marc Schewel, who represents the fourth generation of the family to run the busi ness.”In order to further enhance that experience, we have decided to become Schewels Home. This change will bring new energy to our stores and new benefits for our customers ,” he said.The main new customer benefits are: lower prices, expanded 0% interest financing every day, and a $50,000 community investment. The community investment funds will be allocated to each store based on size, and a committee of store employees will help determine what local organizations to support.”At the same time, we are recommitting to our mission: providing affordable home furnishings and exceptional customer service to generations of families,” said Jack Schewel, also from the fourth generation.As part of the rebranding initiative, the company is remodeling the interiors and exteriors of its largest stores: Lynchburg, Va., Roanoke, Va., Danville, Va., and Charlottesville , Va. The grand opening for the flagship Lynch burg location will be on Friday, Aug. 23.The store signage and delivery truck exteriors at the other 46 stores will be converted to the new logo on a rolling basis over the next two years. In addition, the company will continue its ongoing store revitalization pro gram, which has remodeled a third of the stores since the fall of 2017.The new brand identity and store exteriors were designed by Martin Roberts Design of New York, a leading retail design firm.”We feel like the time is right to update our image,” said Matt Schewel, director of store operations, who repre sents the fifth generation. “We also want to create a brand that’s going to appeal to young people, while im proving the retail experience for our long-time customers.”
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