Free Subscription

  • Access 15 free news articles each month

Professional

Try one month for $5
  • Unlimited access to news,insights and opinions
  • Quarterly and weekly magazines
  • Independent research reports and forecasts
  • Quarterly webinars with industry experts
  • Q&A with retail leaders
  • Career advice
  • Exclusive Masterclass access. Part of Retail Week 2021

Hardware

Hardware Archives

Metcash hastens Total Tools buy up, enjoys strong FY20

Metcash still looks to have complete ownership of Total Tools towards the end of FY24.

Bunnings snags Beaumont Tiles in latest acquisition play

The business' management team will remain in place to continue its 61-year history, should regulators approve the move.

Bunnings, Officeworks start FY21 off with a bang for Wesfarmers

While Kmart Group limps into the new financial year.

“Lowering emissions is just the beginning”: Bunnings commits to 100 per cent renewable power by 2025

Commitment will cut emissions by 257,000 tonnes and lead to around 110MW of new solar and wind investments.

Industry body warns retailers of volatile times ahead

ABS preliminary figures show a 3.3 per cent rise in retail sales in July.
Image of Total Tools storefront

Metcash’s Total Tools acquisition not a problem: ACCC

Consumer watchdog clears the way for the acquisition to move forward.

Bunnings and Officeworks drive “solid” full-year results at Wesfarmers

The company's retail division benefited from the uptick in spending on home tech and DIY.

Beacon Lighting profit up 38 per cent on DIY orders

Customers spending more time at home boosted Beacon's FY results.
Image of Total Tools storefront

Sydney Tools sues Total Tools over email hacking claims

Total Tools allegedly stole sensitive information about its competitor - a claim it denies.
Image of Total Tools storefront

Metcash enters binding agreement to acquire Total Tools

Wholesaler moves forward with acquisition of national tool retail franchise.

Bunnings joins in thanking, supporting their essential workers

DIY retailer handing out up to $1000 to employees that worked through the height of the pandemic.
Image of Total Tools storefront

Metcash to expand hardware arm with $57m Total Tools acquisition

Wholesale giant announces acquisition plan on the heels of a 3 per cent revenue increase in FY20.
Photo of Sydney Tools storefront

Sydney Tools to open first store in the Northern Territory

Specialist trade tool retailer pushes ahead with plans to expand into every state in Australia.

Road testing COVID-19 innovations from Bunnings, Mecca and more

Contributor Nathan Bush tests the latest services from retailers to see if the hype lives up to the experience.

Bunnings merger with Adelaide Tools gets green light

ACCC will not oppose the merger.
top50-closing-popup