Bunnings has ordered suppliers to cease the purchase of Russian timber after recently taking a strong stance against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The decision comes in the wake of recent declarations by global forestry bodies on timber exports from Russia and Russian ally Belarus.
Australian merchandisers have had their work cut out for them over the past two years, not only tackling store closures but staff shortages as well. But the on-going challenges have only led to diversification and evolvement, as local service providers continue to deliver high-quality service to Australian and New Zealand retailers.
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Deepak Verma from Search Marketing Group explains.
The pinnacle of Independent Hardware Group’s (IHG) 2022 online Expo was once again its annual National Awards of Excellence ceremony, with members and suppliers invited to view a telecast of winners being announced across 15 award categories.
The theme of the conference focused on learning from the past and looking at when the group was most viable. Mr Liddicoat believes the group now has an incredible opportunity in retail just waiting to be discovered.
Bernie Crameri (Owner), Bob Arnold (Store Manager), Stewart Crameri (Operations Manager) Dan Regan (Administration Manager) and James Crameri have worked well together to evolve the store over many decades.