In late July, senior Mitre 10 personnel – some of them former Metcash executives – invited major suppliers to the Marriott Hotel on the Gold Coast so they could update them on their strategic direction over the coming months and years.
A recent Roy Morgan Retail Satisfaction Report made interesting reading, with Home Timber & Hardware topping the poll in the hardware category.
US tool manufacturers Danaher Tool Group and Cooper Tools have launched joint tool venture Apex Tool Group. The deal was announced earlier this year, and was finalised on July 4, 2010. The new company offers more than 30 leading brands to industrial, commercial and DIY customers.
With summer approaching, AHJ asked two of Australia’s biggest shade cloth suppliers what’s new.
Model provisions are expected to be adopted throughout Australia as the Work Health and Safety Act from January 1 next year, report Michael Tooma and Alena Titterton.
In the April 2010 issue of Australian Hardware Journal, we looked at how sales agents form an integral part of the hardware industry. This time, we cover the same topic, but from a supplier’s perspective.