Supply chain interruptions and irregularities are sweeping the retail hardware sector. From shipping delays to materials shortages in the wake of bushfires, floods, and an overheated building boom, there are plenty of factors contributing to the problem, writes John Power.
After working within the hardware industry for most of his life, including 15 years at Bunnings, Plumbing Plus Chief Executive Officer Tony Hurd is now spending all of his time shifting the Plumbing Plus group into an exciting new direction.
Just over 18 years ago, Justin Moore bought a small nuts and bolts store in the outer-Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Since this time Justin has grown and expanded the business to three successful fasteners stores that are well known and utilised by over one-thousand trades throughout Melbourne.