Australian Hardware Journal July 2022

 

TIMBER UPDATE July 2022

The Forestry Corporation of New South Wales has begun its record 2022 replanting program, with 3.2 million seedlings set to be replanted into 2,950 hectares of Bombala pine plantations, previously harvested or affected by bushfires on the far south coast.

 

MITRE 10 MEMBERS EMBRACE NEW BRAND DIRECTION

Mitre 10’s cheeky new ‘the other hardware store’ campaign has not only reminded customers that there is an alternative hardware brand in the market, but has also instigated plenty of conversation within the industry. While everyone is having a giggle over the new campaign, it is also prompting consumers to jump out of auto-pilot and check out their alternate hardware choices. And it seems Mitre 10 members have plenty to report on the campaign already… 

 

RUIT AND VEG SEGMENTS GAIN MOMENTUM AS PRODUCE PRICES SOAR

As the price of iceberg lettuces skyrocket to over $12 per head and many other produce prices begin to follow suit, Australian consumers are now looking for the best way to cut grocery bills and save money by making the most of their back-yards.

 

MANAGING CONDENSATION – AN INSULATION AND VENTILATION ISSUE

Condensation continues to be an increasing problem in homes and can often cause mould growth which leads to damp, rotting walls and window frames, while also destroying furniture and personal items.

 

INSULATION DEMAND HEIGHTENS AS ENERGY PRICES SOAR

A combination of government financial stimulus packages along with low-interest rates have not only escalated new housing starts and renovations throughout the pandemic but significantly increased the demand for insulation products in Australia and around the world.

 

AG AND TRADE SALES GROWTH SHOWS NO SIGN OF SLOWING

Initially established as a farming business 20 years ago, ‘Farm and General’ primarily catered to the needs of the extensive farming community throughout Esperance, located 700 kilometers south-east of Perth. But it was not long before the owners saw a new niche within the business.

 

MGA TMA INDUSTRY EVENT RETURNS

After three years of delays, the MGA TMA finally held its industry breakfast on June 22, with many members and industry contacts excited to be together once again.