Newsletter Articles

Danks Buys Magnet Mart and Flatman’s

Danks has taken a further step in the expansion of its business in the retail market with the acquisition of the Magnet Mart business and Flatman’s Timber & Hardware.

New Mitre 10 Stores

Mitre 10 has expanded its national network of more than 420 stores after the conversion of a Thrifty Link store in Inglewood, Victoria, and the addition of Hastings Co-op in Wauchope, NSW.

Fletcher’s Crane Bid

New Zealand-based Fletcher Building lodged a surprise $740 million hostile takeover offer for building supplies company, Crane Group, on December 15.

Magazine Articles

Sustainable Painting Practices

Key industry groups have been working together in an effort to improve the environmental credentials of the painting business.

Face Up to the Future

Social media is an opportunity to relate to customers and make your store stand out, reports Bob Vereen.

Total Tools Conference & Supplier Showcase 2010

Leading trade and industrial tool retailer, Total Tools, held its annual Conference & Supplier Showcase at the Hyatt Regency Coolum on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast in early December.

HAV Awards Night 2010

More than 200 people from Victoria’s hardware industry attended the annual HAV Awards Night at Powerhouse Function Centre on November 25.

HASA 2010 Gala Awards Night

Over two hundred retailers, suppliers and committee members celebrated the HASA 2010 Gala Awards Night at the Adelaide Convention Centre on November 13.

HAQ Hardware Industry Awards 2010

On October 23rd, HAQ members gathered for the annual Hardware Industry Awards Gala Dinner, held at the Southbank Rydges Hotel.