CEO: ‘Reports That Retail Is Dead Are Greatly Exaggerated’

CINCINNATI, OH, May 16, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — An Ohio-based retailer that is already one of the largest home recreational product retailers in the nation is doubling in size.

Watson’s flagship location in Cincinnati, Ohio, will span more than 100,000 square feet — the size of an entire city block in Manhattan.

It is also giving away a $50,000 home makeover to one lucky winner as part of its grand opening celebration, which kicks off May 29.

“We really feel like this is the furniture shopping experience of the future,” Watson’s CEO Erik Mueller said.

The expansion makes Watson’s one of the largest companies of its kind in the nation, featuring indoor furnishings, outdoor furnishings, home recreational products and water — all under one roof.

The new addition makes room for an expanded indoor furniture department — with hundreds of sectionals, sofa, recliners and home theater seating, from top brands like Natuzzi and Palliser.

Watson’s unveiled a new logo in April and will launch a brand-new website in May. It has increased its staff size about 20% in the last year.

“Reports that retail is dead are greatly exaggerated.” Mueller said.

Mueller credits Watson’s success to a number of factors — including an ever-changing selection of products, the above-average tenure of its sales staff and the store’s guarantee to be the lowest price in the U.S.

Watson’s was founded in Cincinnati in 1968. With new stores opening as recently as last fall, Watson’s now consists of eight retail showrooms and 11 accessory outlets across the Midwest.

Since 1968, Watson’s has grown a pool store in Cincinnati to the region’s premier indoor/outdoor home lifestyle center, with indoor furnishings, outdoor furnishings and water all under one roof. Our mission is to bring families together for fun, relaxation and a break from the stress of daily life. Our vision is to bring creativity to the recreational and leisure industry, providing leadership with cutting edge products, innovation and idea and world-class customer service. For more information visit

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