Fasteners market faces highs and lows

Fasteners market faces highs and lows

For every bit of ‘good news’ about the building sector’s post-pandemic recovery, there seems to be an equal and opposite force undoing all the good work! John Power investigates the highs and lows of the fasteners market as we negotiate our way through 2022 and...
Plumbing sector faces real challenges 

Plumbing sector faces real challenges 

As the world grapples with its respective battles against COVID-19 and Russia, industry sectors – including plumbing – are feeling the pinch. What can retailers do to overcome obstacles and remain profitable? John Power reports. Many hardware retailers, including...
Simple, textured & affordable…

Simple, textured & affordable…

SIMPLE, TEXTURED & AFFORDABLE… Architect Joe Snell, James Hardie Ambassador, believes recent design trends point to an increased demand for simple, textured, all-purpose building materials. As Australia emerges from COVID-19, new trends in home design and function...
Online sales: A new ‘normal way’ to buy

Online sales: A new ‘normal way’ to buy

Australians’ purchasing habits have changed dramatically over the last two and a half years, with increasing numbers of trade tools being sold with a ‘click’ rather than ‘cash’. John Power reports. Human psychology is as relevant to hardware-based sales processes as...
Fasteners hold tight during pandemic

Fasteners hold tight during pandemic

Fasteners hold tight during pandemic As Australia and New Zealand embrace a new post-pandemic normality, different industries are coming to grips with fresh realities and challenges. John Power talks to fastening industry experts about their experiences during and...