Newsletter Articles

Dulux Splits

On May 3, Orica announced that it intended to proceed with its demerger of DuluxGroup to create separate, ASX-listed companies. The demerger is expected to go ahead in July 2010, subject to shareholder and court approvals.

Oates Expands

ED Oates CEO David Birch announced the purchase of Research Products, the highly regarded and successful chemical business based in NSW marketing the brands Research Products, Citrus Resources and Dry Fusion.

Everhard Grows

Australian manufacturer and distributor, Everhard Industries, is to extend its already significant footprint in Geebung on Brisbane’s north side.

HASA Golf Day

The Hardware Association of South Australia (HASA) held its second Hardware Retailers & Suppliers Group Golf Challenge Day at the Adelaide Shore Golf Course on March 24.

Graffiti Action Day

Twenty Rotary Club volunteers from two graffiti clean-up teams combined to remove 203 square metres of graffiti in the Sydney suburb of Turramurra on May 2. Joining with the volunteers was Federal Member for Bradfield, Paul Fletcher, the State Member for Davidson, Jonathan O’Dea, and the head of the Australian Retailers Association (ARA), Russell Zimmerman.

Yates wins NGIA National Supplier of the Year Award

At the national Nursery & Garden Industry Australia (NGIA) Conference held in Darwin in April, Yates Australia was the proud recipient of the National Supplier of the Year Award.

Magazine Articles

Power Surge

Many factors have attributed to the rise and fall of battery voltages in power tools during the past two decades, reports Ben Van der Linde.

Smart Move

Water-saving products could gain a marketing boost by receiving Smart Approved WaterMark accreditation, reports Neville Sloss.

Bring it on Woolworths

Those were the words of Mitre 10’s outgoing CEO, Mark Burrowes, at the HFA Luncheon at Etihad Stadium on April 22, 2010. Read on for the full transcript…