Newsletter Articles

Cologne Hardware Fair Open to DIYers

Starting in 2008, the giant International Hardware Fair/Practical World will open its doors to skilled trades and do-it-yourselfers.

New Year’s Wealth Resolutions

By Edward Chan With another year coming to a close, it is an opportune time to make resolutions and get into good habits for the New Year to manage personal financial performance for 2007. Doing so before the Christmas and New Year holiday season, means goals can be set and habits formed as soon as the new year working routine gets underway. Some considerations are:


The national accreditation symbol for products and services which save water outdoors is moving into a new phase following an injection of funding by the Australian Government’s Australian Water Fund.

Magazine Articles

Feature Article: Review Preview Overview

2006 was an ordinary year for the hardware industry. Consumer (DIYers and Trade) spending over the past year on hardware and building products remained static at $25.5 billion. This has been in an environment where a significant proportion of home owners have been hit by three consecutive interest rate rises and an escalation in living costs.

Crafty Move at Kmart

Sears is now selling the respected Craftsman brand of tools in Kmart stores. Bob Vereen reports…

RFID at Wal*Mart

Wal*Mart, the world’s largest retailer and one of several pioneers in retail use of RFID tags, along with Germany’s Metro, will welcome another 300 vendors into its RFID program in 2007, joining the first 300.

Howard Springs Into Life

A conversion to the Handy format has given a Northern Territory retailer a new lease of life…