Newsletter Articles

Tanks for the Advice – A guide for Rainwater Tank Retailers

Helen Tuton from Sustainable Gardening Australia has contributed this retailers’ guide, to ensure you’re equipped to help customers make the right decision when it comes to purchasing rainwater tanks. Read the breakdown of commonly used, currently available rainwater tanks and their features. Oh, and remember to point people towards licensed plumbers for installation (or make installation a value-added service offered by your store) as it’s the only way to claim Government rebates on the purchase price.

Australians Unite at China International Hardware Show

Australian hardware companies join forces for the first time to exhibit at the China International Hardware Show 2009 (16-18 September) in a dedicated ‘Aussie’ pavilion.

Can metal lathes be made safe?

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE By Frank Schrever, a member of the AS4024.1 committee.

LSC unlocks the doors to its new Queensland branch

Locksmiths Supply Company (LSC) will be opening the doors to its new Queensland branch in Bowen Hills on 5 September signifying growth and support from its loyal customer base in this area.

Magazine Articles

Employee Health the Latest Business Investment Strategy

There’s a growing business case for workplace health programs. Medibank reports healthy employees are nearly three times as productive as their unhealthy colleagues. Stress is one of the largest contributors – costing the Australian economy a whopping $15 billion a year in lost productivity.

What do Women Want?

According to recent research 85% of decisions are made by women and lifestyle retailers major target market is 35 year old women.

In the Open at Last

Woolworths has announced its bid to takeover Danks, Australia’s second largest hardware retailer. The deal is a joint venture between US number two hardware giant, Lowes, and Woolworths. Lowes will get a one third stake in the deal, which has been unanimously recommended by the Danks board.