Exhibitor and visitor numbers at this year’s International Hardware Fair in Cologne were down compared to two years earlier, but that didn’t mean those present weren’t happy with the outcome, reports Mark Daffey.
As we stumble out of the global recession, a close look at its largest DIY market, the United States, will provide retailers in other countries an opportunity to compare their own operations and survival strategies.
Insulation has been getting plenty of adverse publicity recently. Dennis Darcy, CEO of the Insulation Council of Australia and New Zealand (ICANZ), talks to AHJ about the stalled Home Insulation Program and what consumers should be looking out for when having their home insulated.
Flatpack kitchens have been around for decades in Europe and America, yet they’ve only made inroads in Australia during recent years. Simon Seear outlines some of the points you should consider for your hardware store before you join the growing trend.
Sales agents are the hidden players in retail markets, where their skills and cost-effectiveness are often underrated and overlooked. Here, we try to turn that perception around.