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HBT tops 600 members during its 2016 National Conference

With the Hardware & Building Traders (HBT) group topping 600 members this month, and growing by over 100 members in just 12 months, many in the industry are asking – how do they do it?

Total Tools Lonsdale doubles in size

Originally establishing itself as an un-bannered independent hardware store, Total Tools Lonsdale, based in South Australia, joined the Total Tools group in 2001, after fi nding it was too diffi cult to make a profi t independently. Since joining Total Tools, the store now carries the largest professional tool range in the region.

Hand, power and trade tools grow through innovation and safety

With the U.S. hand and power tools market set to grow by 4.8 per cent annually, to $13.1 billion in 2016, Freedoniagroup.com recently reported this is a turn around from declines in sales in America from 2006-2011 and will no doubt be a reflection of what can be expected on the Australian market in the months to come.