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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...
Tumu stores sale raises issues for Commerce Commission
How an Australian family paint brand is taking on hardware industry giants
“Mitre 10’ers care more”: Why Mitre 10 Australia is calling on DIYers
‘The other store’ – Mitre 10 repositions itself from its giant archrival

Hardware Archives

Wesfarmers warns of more Covid disruption after first-half profit dives

The company says global supply chain disruptions will lead to additional costs of products as well as impact availabilit...

Wet & Forget finds the human touch keeps stores alive in a digital age

Direct-to-consumer brand Wet & Forget has found physical stores are still dominating its trade, despite the online trend...

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...

Wesfarmers: ‘When stores cannot trade, revenue declines’

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

Bunnings MD Mike Schneider: “I have the best retail job in the country”

Last week, Bunnings managing director Mike Schneider chatted with Paul Zahra, Australian Retailers Association CEO, abou...

Mitre 10 partners with Cityhop to make DIY transport easier

Cityhop and Mitre 10 have teamed up to provide a way for shippers to get bulky purchases home.

Wanaka’s new Mitre 10 Mega store opens

New Zealand's newest Mitre 10 Mega is now open in Wanaka, in the South Island.
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Kiwis commit to shopping locally in pandemic’s wake

The Covid-19 pandemic has inspired Kiwis to shop locally, according to research from Mastercard.
Blackwoods flagship in Auckland

NZ Safety Blackwoods flagship sells ‘fashionable’ workwear for tradies

Wesfarmers-owned NZ Safety Blackwoods has opened a flagship store in Auckland merchandising ‘fashionable’ workwear.

Tauranga Special School, Shine win Mitre 10’s community project grants

Hardware chain Mitre 10 has revealed the winners of its Helping Hands community assistance program.
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Mitre 10 Wanaka store to be 50 per cent self powered

Hardware chain Mitre 10 says construction of its Wanaka Mega store is underway with its rooftop solar array now installe...
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Pricewise enters receivership, founders fired

The 16-store chain will continue to trade in receivership while expressions of interest are sought.

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.
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Bunnings has opened one of its biggest stores in the country

The 15,000sqm store has opened in Westgate, with the country's first Dream Kitchen Design Centre.

Mitre 10 tweaks loyalty program to be more customer-centric

The retailer has merged its two loyalty programs into one, and made it easier to join online and use in-store.