The 2008 Hardware Journal ‘Product Of The Year’ goes to Cabot’s CFP Sandless Floor System Every year the Hardware Journal staff agonize at length over which product from our regular ‘Product Focus’ department should win the ‘Product Of The Year’ award. The winner is judged on many qualities, of which innovation is naturally the most important. However, a product’s overall effectiveness depends on more than one quality.
The ‘Retailer Of The Year’ is jointly judged by Hills Industries and the Australian Hardware Journal. This year’s award goes to Hardy’s Mitre 10 Mega in Pakenham, Victoria. Hardy’s Mitre 10 Mega in the outer Melbourne suburb of Pakenham was a latecomer to our ‘Retail Focus’ department (from which the winner is selected). In fact, we only profiled them last month after they won the prestigious Ian Nisbet award at the Mitre 10 Expo.
The ‘Young Retailer’ department was introduced in January this year as a way of recognising future talent. Every month we profile an up and coming young retail star and at the end of the year the Hardware Journal and HB Fuller painstakingly decide on a winner.