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Retailers – Get ready for DIY surge

Every time new housing construction eases, DIY activity and sales of hand tools rise. Australia is in for a bubble-bursting housing downturn, following unsustainable growth fuelled by low interest rates. John Power reports.

HBT honours Tim Starkey at 20th national conference

A standing ovation for the late Tim Starkey marked the beginning of HBT’s 20th annual conference, held at the newly built International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

Retail focus: HBT’s Store of the Year – A Wood Shed

A Wood Shed took home HBT’s store of the year award at the recent HBT conference held in Darling Harbour Sydney, from May 10-12. This is the first time the business has won a Store of the Year Award, and owner Richard Ford believes the support of the HBT group contributed towards the growth of his business.