Magazine Articles

Non-conforming building products. Jail? Not likely…

The Queensland Government has introduced legislation designed to come down hard on non-conforming building products, with ‘all parties’ in the supply chain – including hardware retailers and manufacturers – to be held accountable. Should the hardware industry be nervous? Not really, writes John Power.

Quality, performance and research drives garden sector

Searles Gardening continues to maintain a strong point of difference in the market due to its high quality products as well as its ability to continually research the market, according to Managing Director, Jason Searle.

Retail focus: Family run store with a big box offering

Johnson Brothers Hardware – Mitre 10 relocated and launched its new-look Mona Vale store earlier this year, and is a shining example of what may be achieved under Independent Hardware Group’s successful Sapphire Transformation Program. The program demands an elite standard of retail excellence, taking a holistic approach to improving the total operations of a business to build on what a store is famous for and lift it to ‘Sapphire Standards’.