The opening of Bunnings 200th warehouse store at Greenacre (NSW) exemplifies what it does best. It was a mixture of celebrating local communities and their heroes, raising money and strong corporate messaging with a large turnout of staff. The Bunnings story was played out in a positive way, at every level.
The big news in Clare, South Australia, is that Sanders H Hardware has taken the next step in its future.
A move from Thrifty Link to Home Hardware has helped boost trade for this small store on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula. But even bigger changes may soon be on the way.
The organisers of the Cologne International Hardware Show have done well to adapt to a new business environment, post-GFC. But have they gone far enough?