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Danks Buys Tait

John Danks & Son has agreed to acquire the business and assets of Tait Timber and Hardware in Victoria. Completion of the acquisition will occur once contract conditions are met.

Mega Bites in NZ

Mitre 10 New Zealand goes from strength to strength as it opens five new Mitre 10 Mega stores before Christmas. Four stores, range in size from 5000m2 to 10,500m2, were set open in consecutive weeks, starting with Masterton on October 14.

Bunnings Still Booming

Despite Wesfarmers boss Richard Goyder conceding that sales dropped in the Bunnings outlets closest to the Braybrook Masters store since the new competitor opened on September 1, Bunnings’ latest quarterly figures suggest that all’s well elsewhere.

United They Stand

United Tools brought their members and key suppliers together for their Annual National Conference in early September. New United Tools CEO, Stuart Clark, said the event was a great success, with over 140 people attending.

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How Secure is Your Identity?

Crime Stoppers and the attorney-general’s office both say that identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes, but steps can be taken to avoid it.

The hard facts

There’s more to concrete than meets the eye. And if you’re selling it, it pays to know as much as possible about it.

Swimming against the tide

Globalisation has forced many Australian manufacturers offshore in order to remain competitive. Not all have succumbed, however. Mark Daffey reports.

Living history

The past, present and future were acknowledged at the Hardware Journal’s event to commemorate its 125th year.

Change Merchants

Fagg’s started trading from a timber yard in 1854 before opening their first hardware store in South Geelong the following decade. The business is the eighth oldest family business in Australia, serving a large part of the expanding Geelong region. And it keeps on growing. Mark Daffey reports.