Newsletter Articles

2004 Retail Performance Figures in the US

Would you like to compare your profitability and operational skills with some of America’s leading chain retailers, as well as with better than average hardware retailers, lumber/building material dealers or home centres?

Hong Kong International Hardware and Home Improvement Fair

The hardware and lighting businesses are booming in Hong Kong. Lesley Hetherington reports…

NSW Hardware Industry Awards

In a night of nights, this year’s most outstanding hardware industry employees and stores were recognised at the 2005 NSW Hardware Industry Awards.

Disappointing Year for Mitre 10 and Danks

Mitre 10 Australia Ltd has announced a loss for its financial year 2004/05, due to substantial business restructuring and one-off write downs, in addition to a weaker retail market.

HASA Awards

This year’s Hardware Asssociation of South Australia Awards attracted a record number of guests – 321.

Newsletter Articles

US News: Magical Merchandising

Bob Vereen investigates American Girl, a brilliant retailing business that has customized a mass-market product and created almost endless add-on sales opportunities…

Profile: Cowdroy – Right on Track

When is an advertising agency not an advertising agency? When it is a major player in the hardware industry. Pauline Hoogen looks at the development of Cowdroy…

Retail Focus: The Little Store That Said It Could

Janice Ryan reports on how a little hardware store in Clayton (Vic) surrounded by six Bunnings stores has survived to tell the story…