HI News V3 No. 7: Bunnings Strategy Day
DuluxGroup first half 2016/17 results
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Clennett's Mitre 10 now owns K&D's trade business and Bunnings builds close to indies
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The latest edition of HI News focuses on the major corporates in Australian hardware/home improvement retailing: Bunnings and DuluxGroup.

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HI News V3 No. 7: Bunnings Strategy Day

In terms of independent retailers, Tasmania-based Kemp & Denning (K&D) has sold its trade business to Clennett's Mitre 10 and Newcastle's Toolies store is closing down.

Our regular section on statistics takes a look at the entries and exits of Australian businesses to see how hardware retailers and general retail is faring.

Klein Tools has acquired General Machine Products and in other US news, Sears is suing another tool maker.

Also, US home improvement retailer Lowe's outsources some of its tech jobs to India while experimenting with exoskeleton suits for store staff; Ace Hardware wins again on customer satisfaction; and True Value delivers its first quarter results.

In the UK, Bunnings opens its third store, names more locations and appoints a COO.

Product news in this issue includes the launch of graphene paint in the UK; a roofing tool that has been developed in WA; and the Everdure range of BBQs winning a prestigious Australian design award.

Other products featured are the Worx BladeRunner X2 portable benchtop saw and Loctite RE-NEW adhesive.
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