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How viral DIYs on Facebook inspired Kmart Australia’s new product range

How viral DIYs on Facebook inspired Kmart Australia’s new product range

From plant pots transformed into side tables, to bread boxes turned into nightstands, Kmart Australia’s affordable products have long inspired customers to use glue, paint and their own ingenuity to create sty...
How family business Haymes Paint is taking on the hardware industry giants
“Mitre 10’ers care more”: Why Mitre 10 is calling on DIYers
‘The other store’ – Mitre 10 repositions itself from its giant archrival
Wesfarmers warns of more Covid disruption after first-half profit dives

Hardware Archives

Tint co-founder Djordje Dikic wearing a black blazer and smiling.

Nappies, hip-hop and millennial CEO goals: A chat with Djordje Dikic, Tint

We chat with millennial CEO Djordje Dikic about why he named the paints in his business after hip-hop songs and how he t...

Metcash benefits from customers’ local shift throughout first half

Group CEO Jeff Adams said the businesses food, liquor and hardware pillars had all benefitted from Metcash’s position in...

Barbeques Galore unveils loyalty program, ditches ‘spend and save’ approach

The loyalty scheme is part of a broader digital transformation strategy which aims to better engage and support customer...

Bunnings’ acquisition of Beaumont Tiles gets ACCC approval

Bunnings’ proposed acquisition of Beaumont Tiles has been given the green-light by the ACCC, which said the buy-up won’t...

Adelaide Tools rebrands ahead of expansion out of South Australia

The business was picked up by Bunnings in August of 2020, and will be launching four stores in Western Australia before ...

Wesfarmers: ‘When stores cannot trade, revenue declines’

Despite significant online sales growth and an overall increase in revenue, the retail conglomerate reported the impact ...

Wesfarmers results jump as Bunnings, Kmart and Officeworks boom

Wesfarmers has joined in the parade of businesses reaping the rewards of a strong year of trade, despite ongoing movemen...

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.