Magazine Articles

Former store manager buys 85 year old store

Just four months ago, former general manager of Murphy’s Mitre 10, Gary Jenkins, left the Monbulk store he managed for over seven years and bought his own hardware store with his wife Sarah, in Melbourne’s far-east.

The Independent Hardware Group emerges as the new force in hardware

Mitre 10 CEO Mark Laidlaw has spent the past six years running the business since it was purchased by Metcash. Formerly General Manager Victoria for Metcash’s IGA Distribution operation, Mr Laidlaw intricately understands the supply chain model that works best for independents; no matter the channel they operate in.

Industry Insights

The Australian Hardware Journal recently interviewed four leading hardware group members for an inside look at what has been happening within the industry, and what growth and change is expected in the year to come.