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Game on as hardware brands weigh up options

Metcash, the publicly listed wholesaler, faces a crucial decision in the coming weeks – a decision that one way or another will recast its future. Metcash must decide whether it will follow Woolworths’ lead and divest its hardware business to return to its core business in food and grocery or, in contrast to Woolworths, to stay the course in hardware. There is a potential buyer in Anchorage Capital Partners, the private equity firm that also presents as a potential joint venture partner brin