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Let Others Work for You

If your local milk bar, video store and petrol station aren’t stocking basic hardware lines, perhaps it’s time to fill the void!

A Winter Lesson

Many Garden Departments in hardware stores go into hibernation in winter, simply because customers are unaware of outdoor tasks to perform – so teach them!

News Story: Two More MEGA Stores for Victoria

Two more Mitre 10 MEGA stores are set to open early next year in Victoria.

News Story: Biggest Thrifty-Link Announced

Plans for the largest Thrifty-Link store in Australia have been unveiled in the farming town of Colac, 150kms west of Melbourne.

News Story: An Industry Stalwart Steps Down

Veteran retailer, Burnie Kibbler, has retired after 54 years in the hardware business – well, semi-retired!

Newsletter Articles

US News: Sears Opens Its ‘Essentials’

Last month Bob Vereen reported on the controversial merger between Sears and Kmart. This month, Bob looks at a new store format for the company – Sears Essentials…

Profile: Pryda Aust. – Connections with Directions

Pryda, now fully owned by ITW Australia, is much more than a manufacturer of timber connectors and post anchors. In this article we take a closer look at Pryda and its future directions…

Retail Focus: Parachutes? Yes, We Stock Them …

George Taylor’s Stores, with six outlets operating in western Victoria and SA, are renowned nationally for stocking everything from hand tools to parachutes –

Plumbing & Bathroom Feature: Health Benefits of Copper

Copper piping has been a practical mainstay of the plumbing industry for ages – but did you know copper is also good for your health? John Williamson, Technical Officer with the Copper Development Centre Australia Ltd, explains…

Product Focus: Two Chucks Better than One

Conventional power drills have a single chuck to hold just one drill bit at a time – “Not good enough,” thought Australian inventor John Whitehead, who has just developed a twin-chuck system…