Newsletter Articles

Feature: Through Franchise Eyes

The popularity of retail franchises – specialist, licensed outlets overseen by professionals in the field – raises a fundamental question about the way hardware store function:

Garden & Outdoor Feature: The Truth Watered Down

Householders have felt the full brunt of water restrictions – watering the garden is now a furtive, antisocial, night-time activity – but are domestic users really to blame for our water woes?

News: Bunnings’ Biggest Opens Its Doors

The biggest Bunnings Warehouse in the southern hemisphere opened in the outer eastern Melbourne suburb of Vermont South last month.

News: Hardware Industry Performance Benchmark Program

Sydney-based company, Resurg, have worked with retail groups to benchmark business profitability for more than a decade.

News: It’s All Go For Dastow

In April this year, Dastow, a new national merchandising services business was launched.

Newsletter Articles

Homewares Compete with Hardware

Two of America’s top homewares businesses are now providing competition to hardware outlets. Bob Vereen reports…

All Roads Lead to Roma Mitre 10

Set in the small town of Roma, Queensland, the Garvie family’s new Mitre 10 Home & Trade store is a tonic for the local farming community…

Repair Patch to “Hyde” Holes

One of the most useful products set to hit the Australian market this year is the US-made Hyde® Wet & Set® Wall and Ceiling Repair Patch – perfect for fixing unsightly holes and cracks in plasterboard…