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Hardware

Sydney Tools to open 10 new stores this year

Sydney Tools to open 10 new stores this year

Sydney Tools is on track to open 10 stores across Australia in 2020 and has plans to enter new local markets in the next few years. “We’re proud to say we’re on track with plans to double our eastern s...
Bunnings merger with Adelaide Tools gets green light
Metcash to expand hardware arm with $57m Total Tools acquisition
Sydney Tools sues Total Tools over email hacking claims
Bunnings looks to reach more tradies, online shoppers

Hardware Archives

Industry body warns retailers of volatile times ahead

ABS preliminary figures show a 3.3 per cent rise in retail sales in July.
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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.
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Sydney Tools sues Total Tools over email hacking claims

Total Tools allegedly stole sensitive information about its competitor - a claim it denies.
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Metcash enters binding agreement to acquire Total Tools

Wholesaler moves forward with acquisition of national tool retail franchise.
Bunnings garden worker

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.
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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.
Photo of Sydney Tools storefront

Sydney Tools to open 10 new stores this year

Specialty retailer says it's in a "bright spot" despite struggling economy.

Bunnings merger with Adelaide Tools could impact competition: ACCC

Proposed acquisition would likely stifle any local competition, ACCC warns.

ACCC says it needs more time to consider Bunnings acquisition

Hardware chain's acquisition of Adelaide Tools faces further delays.
Management

From the source: Michael McDonald, Weber Australia

We talk to managing director Michael McDonald about the sensory and emotional aspects of retail and the growth of the bu...

Bunnings’ online marketplace to impact eBay

Specialty retailer launches online marketplace in time for Christmas.

Bunnings coughs up over $3.8 million to underpaid team members

Almost 41,000 team members will see compensation for unpaid super.

Bunnings launches nine-part DIY series aimed at millennials

Bunnings launches YouTube series to teach small-space renovations.

Bunnings looks to reach more tradies, online shoppers

Retailer says it will launch a marketplace, just days after acquiring Adelaide Tools.

Bunnings reveals payroll error going back to 2011

Retailer made incorrect super payments to some part-time workers.