Brisbane Fasteners thrives under CSS group Brisbane Fasteners and Engineering Supplies Pty Ltd, joined CSS (Construction Supply Specialists) in 2004, after seeking to join a buying group full of like-minded business owners, as well as expand its showroom and deal with leading brands.
HBT tops 600 members during its 2016 National Conference With the Hardware & Building Traders (HBT) group topping 600 members this month, and growing by over 100 members in just 12 months, many in the industry are asking – how do they do it?
Total Tools Lonsdale doubles in size Originally establishing itself as an un-bannered independent hardware store, Total Tools Lonsdale, based in South Australia, joined the Total Tools group in 2001, after fi nding it was too diffi cult to make a profi t independently.
Since joining Total Tools, the store now carries the largest professional tool range in the region.
Hand, power and trade tools grow through innovation and safety With the U. hand and power tools market set to grow by 4.8 per cent annually, to $13.1 billion in 2016, recently reported this is a turn around from declines in sales in America from 2006-2011 and will no doubt be a reflection of what can be expected on the Australian market in the months to come.
Seamless trade store wins HTHG Store of the Year As Home Timber & Hardware Group’s newly awarded 2015 National Store of the Year (over 1,000m2), Bretts Home Timber & Hardware is a family owned and operated business with a clear trade focus and a history dating back to 1912.
Cleaning category raises bar in innovation With no shortage of innovation in general hardware – particularly the cleaning category – there is an abundance of new products flooding the market which are set to raise the bar over the next 12 months.
New general manager set to grow Tradelink members Tradelink stores are popular today – not only for its choice of bathroom, kitchen, laundry products, but also the plumbing and tools that are available within the trade stores.
With 211 stores located nationally and new general manager Alan Ball at the helm, Tradelink will no doubt catch the attention of its customers and its competitors over the coming months. The value of attending conferences With the conference season now in full swing, many retailers and suppliers have already been faced with the dilemma of finding the value in attending conferences over running their businesses.
Tradelink boasts new showroom in Bundaberg The new generation Tradelink Bundaberg branch is not only bigger than the previous store, but is also in a more prominent location than the former site.