Newsletter Articles

Enough Line Dancing!

It’s all become too much to bear: another hardware store birthday – another boot-scootin’, toe-tappin’, dust-swirlin’ regiment of line dancers…

Time to Start Thinking “Radially”…

Timber milling procedures have changed little over the centuries, with quarter sawn and back sawn cutting patterns as entrenched as death and taxes – but a Victorian company is winning favour with “radial” sawing…

Home Depot Trials Convenience Stores

Home Depot has announced plans to try out a convenience-store concept that will include a petrol station and deli.

Another Store For Magnet Mart

Magnet Mart has opened its ninth store in the NSW town of Shellharbour.

New Insurance Code of Practice

A new Code of Practice launched last month will mean general insurers will meet higher, measurable performance standards for dealing with customers, including settling claims in specific time periods and providing clearer information about policies.

Newsletter Articles

US News: How Does Your Store Stack Up?

Bob Vereen takes a look at the 2004 financial performances of some of America’s leading retailers…

Retail Focus: Largest Thrifty Announced

Plans have been unveiled for the largest Thrifty-Link store in Australia – and it’s a huge vote of confidence in rural hardware retailing…

Product Focus: ‘Deck King’ – a Right Royal Idea

The all-new Deck King decking tool, designed by Australian inventor Mark Behnecke and distributed by Stanley Tools, can halve the time it takes to lay outdoor decking…